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Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Oct. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its offseason...

Difo hits tie-breaking RBI single, Nats beat Phillies 5-2

Sep. 25, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals took a little while to get going against the Philadelphia Phillies following a night of celebrating their return to the playoffs. Wilmer Difo drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the seventh inning and Anibal Sanchez pitched seven solid innings as the...

Turner's slam helps Nats sweep Phils, clinch wild card

Sep. 24, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez's words were drenched with emotion as he stood in a booze-soaked clubhouse, Washington Nationals players celebrating all around after clinching an NL wild card exactly four months after they woke up with a 19-31 record and calls for him to be replaced as manager. Quite a...

Indians beat Phillies 5-2, remain tied for 2nd AL wild card

Sep. 21, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are thriving under the pressure of playoff-race baseball. Philadelphia? Not so much. Carlos Carrasco got his first save in five years, and Cleveland beat the Phillies 5-2 Friday night to remain tied with Tampa Bay for the second AL wild card at 91-63. Cleveland trails AL...

Braves beat Giants 6-0, clinch 2nd straight NL East title

Sep. 20, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last year as San Francisco manager. Acuña scored three runs...

Indians move into a tie for wild-card spot, beat Tigers 7-0

Sep. 20, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have work to do on their postseason push, and no games left against their favorite pushovers. Mike Clevinger pitched six shutdown innings, Franmil Reyes homered in his return to the lineup and Cleveland moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 7-0 win over the Tigers...

Acuña hits 40th HR, Braves clinch tie for first in NL East

Sep. 19, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. was pumped to join a very exclusive club. He's even more thrilled about the chance to properly celebrate a division title. Acuña became the second-youngest player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season, Freddie Freeman also drove in two runs and the...

Hernandez helps lead Phillies past Braves

Sep. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A playoff chase has J.T. Realmuto feeling energized. Realmuto hit one of four Philadelphia home runs to help the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-5 on Thursday night. Cesar Hernandez had a homer and an RBI single and Jean Segura and Adam Haseley also went deep for the Phillies, who...

Flowers, Keuchel help Braves beat Phillies 3-1

Sep. 12, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dallas Keuchel made the Philadelphia Phillies look foolish for not calling him when he was available. Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homer, Keuchel struck out eight in six innings and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 3-1 Wednesday night. The Braves reduced their magic...

Smyly goes 7; Phillies grind down Stroman, Mets defense, 5-0

Sep. 7, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phillies and Mets are short on time in the NL wild-card chase — and their fans are surely short on patience, too. A night after Philadelphia's bullpen walked home the winning run in the ninth inning, it was New York's glove work that looked unfit for October. Drew Smyly pitched...