Phillies agree on 1-year deals with pitchers Neris, Eickhoff
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies avoided arbitration with a pair of right-handed pitchers, agreeing to one-year deals with former closer Hector Neris and starter Jerad Eickhoff.
Neris will earn $1.8 million while Eickhoff gets $975,000.
Phillies do not tender contracts to Justin Bour, Luis Avilan
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies did not tender contracts to first baseman Justin Bour and left-hander Luis Avilan, allowing the players to become free agents.
Both players were acquired in trades during the season and saw limited action in Philadelphia.
Bour hit .224 with one homer and five RBIs in 49 at-bats after batting .227 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs in 112 games for the Marlins.
Phillies hit four HRs, beat Jays 8-3 for second win in eight
TORONTO (AP) — Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana hit back-to-back home runs, Maikel Franco and Wilson Ramos each had two-run shots and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep.
Ramos had four hits. He singled in the first, doubled home a run in the second, singled in the sixth and homered off Tyler Clippard in the eighth, his 15th.
K-Rod signs minor league deal with Phillies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Francisco Rodriguez and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training.
A six-time All-Star closer, K-Rod ranks fourth on the career list with 437 saves, including the single-season record of 62 in 2008 for the Angels. But the 36-year-old right-hander is coming off his worst season in the majors. He had a 7.82 ERA in 28 appearances with Detroit last year.
Williams drives in 2 in 12th to help Phils beat Marlins 3-1
MIAMI (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies pitched around Giancarlo Stanton twice with the game on the line, and the Miami Marlins failed to foil the strategy.
Stanton was stranded in the ninth and 12th innings, and Nick Williams hit a two-run single with two out in the 12th to send the Phillies to a 3-1 win on Sunday.
Lively and Phillies blank Stanton, beat Marlins 3-2
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's amazing August ended with his worst game of the month.
The major league home run leader flied out in the ninth with two on to punctuate an 0-for-5 night, and the Philadelphia Phillies sent the Miami Marlins below .500 by winning 3-2 Thursday.
Stanton failed to get the ball out of the infield in three plate appearances against Ben Lively. Facing Phillies closer Hector Neris, Stanton squandered a chance to put the Marlins ahead.
Kelly slam, Phillies beat Giants 12-9 to end 6-game skid
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ty Kelly doesn't play much, but he's learned to make the most of his opportunities.
"He's my secret weapon," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.
Mackanin summoned him at the most opportune of times on Saturday night, and Kelly delivered.
Kelly had a pinch-hit grand slam, Rhys Hoskins hit a three-run homer and Philadelphia snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the San Francisco Giants 12-9.
"I take anything positive, but that was pretty amazing," Kelly said.
Amed Rosario’s first homer leads Mets over Phillies 7-6
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amed Rosario's first career homer was clutch.
Rosario hit a tiebreaking, solo shot leading off the ninth inning, Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto also went deep and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 on Friday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Maikel Franco had three hits, including a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning, to help lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
National League home run leader Giancarlo Stanton hit his 29th for the Marlins, who have lost four of five.
Franco's homer to left field off Dustin McGowan (5-1) was his 14th of the season and it broke a 2-all tie.
Nick Williams added a two-run homer in the ninth to cap the scoring.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Austin Hedges got excited when he saw the bunt sign with the game on the line. That plan didn't work out, but the San Diego Padres backstop still came through.
Hedges hit a pair of solo homers and had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth, Jose Pirela also went deep and the Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Friday night.
Cardinals rally from 5-0 deficit, beat Phillies 7-6
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Cardinals used the long ball to rally and small ball to win.
Tommy Pham's second solo homer off Hector Neris in the ninth inning tied it and the St. Louis Cardinals came back from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 in 10 innings Wednesday night.
Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run homer and pinch-hitter Jose Martinez also connected for St. Louis.
"Any time you come back like that, it feels real good, shows we have a lot of character," Pham said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Ty Kelly doubled home the only run in the eighth inning of a duel between Philadelphia's Nick Pivetta and Chris Sale to lead the Phillies to a 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
Sale (8-3) was cruising until a one-out single by Andrew Knapp and Kelly's hit, which ended an eight-game losing streak.
Phillies remove Hector Neris from closer’s role
ATLANTA (AP) — Hector Neris is out as the Philadelphia Phillies' closer.
Manager Pete Mackanin says Neris needs to work on his splitter and Pat Neshek will take over in the ninth inning, at least on an interim basis.
Neris was pulled after giving up two hits in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's 3-1 win over the Braves. Neshek recorded the final two outs for his first save of the season.
Joseph’s hit sends Phillies past Reds 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tommy Joseph knew he was about to get soaked - and he couldn't wait for it.
The Phillies first baseman hit a solo homer in the fourth inning and a game-ending RBI single in the ninth, leading Philadelphia to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He was mobbed in between first and second base by his excited teammates, who emptied water bottles over his head.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddy Galvis elevated the ball at just the right time.
Galvis hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 comeback win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Dodgers scored 4 in the ninth to beat Phillies 6-5
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his team having homered twice to pull within a run in the ninth inning, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts sent Justin Turner to the plate to keep the rally going.
Turner did just that, hitting the third consecutive homer off Hector Neris to open the inning and the Adrian Gonzalez's tiebreaking RBI single capped the four-run rally to lift Los Angeles to a wild 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Just a few bob-and-weaves from the Rocky Balboa statue, the NFL set the stage for the draft that turned a chunk of the city into gridlock for future stars of the gridiron.
Lost in the hoopla just a few miles down the road, "Eye of the Tiger" blared again for Philadelphia closer Hector Neris, the theme song from "Rocky III" and the movie that inspired the statue — and just may be the fight anthem for the suddenly solid Phillies.
Phillies blow eighth-inning lead, fail to sweep Marlins
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin still isn't sure why reliable reliever Hector Neris didn't throw his best pitch in a big spot.
With the Phillies leading by two runs in the eighth and closing in on a three game-sweep of the Miami Marlins, Neris allowed a two-run homer to Christian Yelich and a go-ahead infield single to J.T. Realmuto as the Marlins rallied for a 5-4 victory Sunday.
Realmuto, Yelich lead Marlins to come-from-behind 5-4 win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Miami Marlins weren't ready to give up — on Sunday's game or their flickering playoff hopes.
J.T. Realmuto delivered a go-ahead infield single in the eighth, Christian Yelich belted a game-tying home run earlier in the inning and the Marlins rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies to avoid a three-game sweep.
Derek Dietrich reached base three times and added an RBI for the Marlins, who came into the day six games off the pace in the NL wild-card race.