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Phillies' 6-run ninth tops Cardinals in 6-3 wild-card win

Oct. 07, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Philadelphia scored six times in the ninth inning off the stingy St. Louis bullpen, highlighted by a bases-loaded single by Jean Segura, and the Phillies beat the NL Central champion Cardinals 6-3 on Friday in the opening game of their National League wild-card series. ...

Cardinals closer Helsley OK for wild-card round vs Phillies

Oct. 07, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals hard-throwing closer Ryan Helsley is available for Game 1 of their National League wild-card series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Helsley hurt his finger in his final regular-season tune-up this week but was included on manager...

MLB's postseason is here: A guide to the 12-team playoffs

Oct. 06, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

Major League Baseball’s postseason has a little more heft this season. The playoffs are here, with the first games played on Friday. The postseason begins with a field of 12 teams — up from last year’s 10 — and includes a best-of-three format for the opening wild-card round. ...

Phillies, Cardinals meet in playoffs; first time since 2011

Oct. 06, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than a decade ago, the talented triumvirate of Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright helped power the St. Louis Cardinals past the Philadelphia Phillies in the divisional round of the playoffs, and ultimately to a World Series title. A lot has...

MLB playoff picture all set, best-of-3 matchups start Friday

Oct. 05, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

Albert Pujols taking his final swings in October, Julio Rodríguez stepping in for the first time. Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom facing Manny Machado and Juan Soto. Bryce Harper, back at last. José Ramírez and his Cleveland teammates trying to break a long drought — with a new...

Verlander, bullpen keep Phils hitless until 9th in 10-0 win

Oct. 05, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After capping his magnificent comeback season with another stellar start Tuesday night, Justin Verlander was too busy looking ahead to reflect too much on what he's accomplished already. “I wouldn’t be who I am or in this position now if I just was happy with...

Third wild card creates opportunity for another playoff team

Oct. 04, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

The Philadelphia Phillies grabbed baseball's last playoff ticket on Monday, and Bryce Harper and company partied into the night. “ We're in! We did it! We did it! ” slugger Rhys Hoskins yelled as the celebration kicked into high gear. It's the first playoff appearance for Philly...

Phillies down Astros for 1st playoff berth since 2011

Oct. 04, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi after a 22-29 start to the season, it was hard to imagine that Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and interim manager Rob Thomson would be dancing in a champagne shower come October. But this team persevered through...

Phillies lose 5th straight, Cubs sweep season series 6-0

Sep. 29, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Struggling to end an 11-year playoff drought, the slumping Phillies lost their fifth straight game Thursday as the Chicago Cubs swept the season series from Philadelphia with a 2-0 victory. Philadelphia remained a half-game ahead of Milwaukee for the final National...

Nola gives up key homer as Phillies lose 3-1 to Cubs

Sep. 29, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Nola surrendered Christopher Morel's three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies lost 4-2 to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Philadelphia (83-71) dropped its fourth consecutive game. Trying for their first playoff appearance since...