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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...

Vázquez homers twice, drives in 5, Red Sox beat Phillies

Sep. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A little lunchtime wisdom served Christian Vázquez well. Vázquez homered twice, including his first career grand slam, and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Red Sox catcher had gone...

Benintendi's sac fly lifts Red Sox past Phillies 2-1

Sep. 14, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitching their ace every fifth day to boost their postseason hopes hasn't worked out for the Philadelphia Phillies. Pinch-hitter Andrew Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night. The Phillies were...

Dickerson homers twice, leads Phils to 6-5 win over Braves

Sep. 11, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Kingery timed a diving catch just right. He hustled around the bases for a thrilling inside-the-park home run. Kingery was in the right place for the Phillies — except in the clubhouse. "Go stand in your locker. Have you ever done this before," J.T. Realmuto kidded his...

LEADING OFF: Astros romp, Trout out, Hoerner in, Cueto back

Sep. 10, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOUSTON HAMMERS Rookie Yordan Alvarez and the Houston Astros have set a franchise record by totaling 36 runs in their last two games, helped by exceptionally fast starts. On Sunday, the AL West leaders built a whopping 13-0 cushion in the first three innings on...

Foltynewicz sharp again, Braves beat Phillies 7-2

Sep. 10, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz is almost back to his All-Star form of a year ago. Foltynewicz threw seven impressive innings, Josh Donaldson and Ronald Acuna Jr. hit homers and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 on Monday night. Atlanta won its 90th game, increased...

Ervin's 11th-inning homer lifts Reds over Phillies 4-3

Sep. 5, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — J.T. Realmuto almost lifted the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League wild-card race. Phillip Ervin sent them in the other direction. Ervin homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia 4-3 Thursday to drop the Phillies four games behind the Chicago...

Lorenzen homers, gets win, plays field as Reds top Phillies

Sep. 4, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — With a homer, a win and an appearance in the outfield, Michael Lorenzen pulled off a feat last accomplished by The Babe. Cincinnati's versatile reliever also blocked the Phillies from gaining ground in the playoff chase. That last part stung the most for Philadelphia. Lorenzen hit a...

Ramos has 4 hits to lead Mets past Phillies 6-3

Aug. 31, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilson Ramos is focused on being relaxed at the plate. His hitting streak? Don't even mention it. Ramos matched his career high with four hits and extended his hitting streak to 24 games, helping the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Saturday. Ramos had three singles...

Frazier hits a pair of 3-run homers, Mets beat Phillies 11-5

Aug. 30, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Todd Frazier just needed to see his favorite opponent to end his slump. Frazier hit a pair of three-run homers and tied his career-best with six RBIs, and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-5 Friday night, snapping a six-game losing streak. Michael Conforto also went...