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Dodgers throw 2-hitter, beat Phillies after long rain delay

Jul. 18, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — David Freese didn't want a long night to drag out even longer. Freese hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, six Dodgers pitchers combined on a two-hitter spanning a 2 hour, 37 minute rain delay, and Los Angeles completed a 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies early Thursday...

Dodgers' Roberts surprised Jansen changed mind on injury

Jul. 17, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it's "a little bit tough to swallow" that closer Kenley Jansen changed his mind about the severity of a foot injury after blowing a save Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Jansen was struck in the foot by Adam Haseley's...

Phillies place Bruce on 10-day IL with strained oblique

Jul. 17, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies placed veteran outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list with a strained right oblique on Wednesday and recalled outfielder Nick Williams from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Bruce was injured on a checked swing in the third inning of the Phillies' 9-8 comeback...

Phillies closer Héctor Neris suspended for 3 games

Jul. 17, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies closer Héctor Neris has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of David Freese of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jul. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Altoona Mirror on allegations of sexual abuse by members of the clergy July 11 Trust that Roman Catholic Church officials will do the right thing about allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy is in question in...

Seniors fence themselves in to protest migrant child deaths

Jul. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over two dozen senior citizens fenced themselves into a makeshift "detention center" on Philadelphia's Independence Mall in the sweltering heat to call attention to the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the ElderWitness group set up the...

Simmons backflips, withdraws from Australia's Word Cup squad

Jul. 17, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ben Simmons' new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans: The Melbourne-born NBA All-star won't play for the Boomers at the World Cup. Hours after Simmons and the 76ers agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract...

Double shooting spurs high-speed pursuit in Philadelphia

Jul. 17, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say two people were shot and wounded in Philadelphia by a shooter in a van whose driver then led authorities on a high-speed chase. But it's not yet known what sparked the shooting, which occurred around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on North Broad Street. Witnesses told responding...

Harper's 2-run double in 9th rallies Phillies past Dodgers

Jul. 17, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper threw his helmet off rounding the bases, thrust his arms in the air and screamed while teammates stormed out of the dugout to mob him. That's what Philadelphia has been waiting for from its $330 million man. Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with...

Harper drives in 5 runs, Phillies rally past Dodgers 9-8

Jul. 17, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with one out in the bottom of the ninth after pinch-hitter Matt Beaty hit a three-run homer off Philadelphia closer Hector Neris in the top half, rallying the Phillies to a 9-8 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday night....