LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have a slew of good young players. Their nearly-40 trio can still come up big, too.
Rich Hill scattered three hits over seven innings, David Freese went 2 for...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco keeps producing like a cleanup hitter from the bottom of the lineup.
Franco hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh, Rhys Hoskins homered and the...
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Philadelphia Phillies (12-9, first in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (11-10, third in the NL East)
Flushing, Queens; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Jake Arrieta (3-1,...
Philadelphia Phillies (11-7, first in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (7-12, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Vince Velasquez (0-0, 2.25...
Phillies face off against the Mets in division play
New York Mets (10-7, second in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (10-6, first in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Zack Wheeler (1-1, 7.47...
Kingery, Realmuto pace Phillies in 14-3 win over Mets
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Kingery is earning more playing time with every hit.
Kingery and J.T. Realmuto each had three hits and five RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies cruise to a 14-3...
Harper homers in DC return, Phils beat Nats 8-2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper crushed a long home run for his third hit while performing to jeers in his return to Washington, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 8-2 Tuesday night...
Phillies avoid arbitration with six players, not Aaron Nola
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have avoided arbitration with six players, including second baseman Cesar Hernandez and third baseman Maikel Franco.
All-Star right-hander Aaron Nola didn't reach an agreement with the team. The Phillies offered $4.5 million and Nola is seeking $6.75 million. He finished third in NL Cy Young award voting last year after going 17-6 with a 2.37 ERA. The 25-year-old earned $573,000 in 2018.
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’ Franco to undergo further evaluation on sore wrist
MIAMI (AP) — Phillies infielder Maikel Franco has reported worsening soreness in his right wrist, and he's expected to return to Philadelphia for evaluation by a specialist.
Earlier X-rays were negative, but Franco missed his second game in a row Tuesday in Miami, and he'll likely undergo an MRI. He's batting .267 with 22 homers and 66 RBIs.
The Phils recalled infielder J.P. Crawford from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Morales homers in 7th straight game as Jays fall to Phillies
TORONTO (AP) — Kendrys Morales became the seventh player in major league history to homer in at least seven consecutive games, going deep in the third inning of the Toronto Blue Jays' 8-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Morales hit a two-run shot off Vince Velasquez, his 21st homer of the season. He has a chance to equal the major league record of homers in eight consecutive games, shared by Ken Griffey Jr., Dale Long and Don Mattingly.
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.
Mets’ Brandon Nimmo exits game with finger injury
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo left Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies after he injured his left index finger hitting a grounder to third base.
Nimmo checked his swing and fell to the ground as the ball rolled all the way to third base with the bases loaded and two outs. Maikel Franco fielded the ball and was late tagging the bag but threw to first to easily retire Nimmo, who remained on the dirt for a couple of minutes.
Nola gets 13th win, Phils top Padres 5-1 to sit atop NL East
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies got their offense jump-started. Aaron Nola took care of the rest.
Nola pitched six scoreless innings, Maikel Franco and Cesar Hernandez homered, and the Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Saturday night.
The Phillies had been shut out in their previous two games and went 18 consecutive innings without scoring at Petco Park, dating back to last season, before they put two on the board in the first inning.
Franco’s 3-run homer lifts Phils over Marlins 5-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco launched a towering drive, watched the ball clear the left-field wall and flipped his bat high in the air backward before his jubilant trot around the bases.
Franco's three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Phillies to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night and kept Philadelphia a half-game ahead of Atlanta in the NL East.
Reds make it 2 straight over Phillies with 6-2 win
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds didn't exactly smash the ball, but they didn't have to while again beating first-place Philadelphia.
Joey Votto drove in the go-ahead run with a sharp single that glanced off second baseman Cesar Hernandez's glove, helping Cincinnati to a 6-2 victory over the Phillies on Saturday night.
Phillies’ 7-homer binge produces 9-4 win over Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are having so much fun right now that Nick Williams compared them to kids at recess.
Williams, Rhys Hoskins and Maikel Franco each hit two of Philadelphia's record-tying seven home runs, and the Phillies overpowered the Cincinnati Reds 9-4 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.
Carlos Santana added a two-run homer as the NL East leaders tied the franchise record for home runs in a game, set on Sept. 8, 1998, against the Mets.
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Dodgers hit 4 homers in 7-6 win over Phillies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Power got the Los Angeles Dodgers started. Patience gave them a win.
Max Muncy, Yasmani Grandal, Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson hit solo homers and Alex Verdugo scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning, lifting Los Angeles to a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in a matchup of division leaders Monday night.
Maikel Franco hit a pair of solo homers and Rhys Hoskins and Odubel Herrera also went deep for the Phillies.
MIAMI (AP) — All-Star Aaron Nola gave up two runs in the first inning and the punchless Philadelphia Phillies never recovered, losing Saturday to the Miami Marlins 2-0.
The NL East-leading Phillies have scored only 24 runs in their past nine games.
Nola (12-3) needed 31 pitches to get through the first. After he loaded the bases with none out, one run scored on a groundout, and another came home on Martin Prado's two-out single.
De Los Santos wins MLB debut, Phillies beat Mets 7-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Phillies prospect Enyel De Los Santos was slated to be the International League's starting pitcher in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday. Instead, he joined the big club and made the most of an unexpected opportunity.
De Los Santos won his major league debut and Philadelphia got home runs from Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrera in a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zach Eflin and the Phillies are on a roll.
Eflin pitched seven strong innings for his sixth straight victory, Andrew Knapp had the winning hit for the second straight game and Philadelphia beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night for its 11th win in 16 games.
Franco has 4 hits as Phillies defeat Nationals 5-3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicked in the first inning, Aaron Nola figured he'd be fine if could find his form.
He did, and the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage.
Maikel Franco went 4 for 4, Carlos Santana homered and the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday.
"The way (we've) been swinging lately, I just felt like if I kept putting up zeros and battling out there they were going to come through and score some more runs," Nola said.
Franco HR, 4 RBIs as Phillies hold off Brewers 10-9
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Maikel Franco didn't know he'd be in Philadelphia's starting lineup until he arrived at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers likely wish he'd been on the bench.
Franco homered and drove in four runs and the Phillies held off Milwaukee's ninth-inning rally for a 10-9 victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vince Velasquez was cruising with a 4-0 lead while holding the Los Angeles Dodgers hitless into the sixth inning.
Then the bottom dropped out. Yasiel Puig broke up the no-hit bid and the Phillies piled up miscues in the late innings to hand the Dodgers a 5-4 victory that spoiled manager Gabe Kapler's return to Los Angeles.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom lasted only one inning in his return from the disabled list despite not allowing a hit or a run.
DeGrom needed 45 pitches to get through the first, which included 20 foul balls by Philadelphia. The pitches were his most ever in an inning.
New York said he was removed from Sunday's start as a precaution because of the length of the inning and the 59-minute rain delay that preceded it.
Herrera’s triple in 8th lifts Phillies over Pirates 2-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On yet another chilly April night in their ballpark, the Phillies stayed hot at home.
Odubel Herrera hit a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning to lift Philadelphia to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Herrera, Cesar Hernandez, Carlos Santana and Maikel Franco each had two hits for the Phillies, who have won nine of 11 overall while improving to 7-1 at home. It is Philadelphia's best start at home since it won seven of eight to begin the 1981 season.
Phillies score 4 runs in 10th, beat Braves 5-1
ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies kept squandering chances.
Finally, in the 10th inning, they came through in the clutch.
Rhys Hoskins doubled home two runs with two outs to break a 1-1 tie, Maikel Franco added another two-run double before the inning was done and the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Tuesday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have put together an impressive early-season run.
Aaron Altherr hit a three-run homer, Scott Kingery had a three-run double and the Phillies won their sixth in a row, topping the Tampa Bay Rays 10-4 Sunday.
"We're rolling right now and having fun with it," Kingery said. "I think one of the big things is everyone is positive out there no matter if we're down a couple runs or up a couple runs."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Long counts and long drives helped the Philadelphia Phillies to an easy win.
Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr each hit a grand slam, Carlos Santana and Jorge Alfaro also went deep and the Phillies routed the Miami Marlins 20-1 Saturday night.
Vince Velasquez (1-1) allowed one run and four hits, striking out six in six innings.
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Phillies beat Mets 11-0 in finales for Mackanin, Collins
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Mackanin ended his tenure as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies with a win, Terry Collins exited the New York Mets with a loss.
Maikel Franco hit a three-run homer in a six-run fourth inning Sunday in Philadelphia's season-ending 11-0 rout.
"A great day for the Phillies, a great day for me," said Mackanin, who found out this week that he would not return as manager after 2 1/2 seasons. "It was really special, probably one of the best days of my career."
Phillies get 3 homers to beat Mets 6-2 on day Mackanin fired
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are doing their best to make sure that Pete Mackanin's managerial tenure ends on a high note.
Maikel Franco, Jorge Alfaro and Cesar Hernandez all homered to support six strong innings from starter Ben Lively as the Phillies defeated the New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night.
Earlier in the day, the Phillies (65-95) announced that Mackanin would not return to the dugout in 2018. Mackanin was given a role as a senior advisor to general manager Matt Klentak.
Hoskins hits another homer, Phillies top Nationals 5-4
WASHINGTON (AP) — After watching Rhys Hoskins hit yet another home run, Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin wanted to talk about an at-bat where the rookie didn't even swing.
Hoskins went deep and drew three walks, Maikel Franco hit his 20th home run and the Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Saturday night.
Phillies score twice in 9th to beat slumping Marlins 2-1
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's not giving the tape measure much of a workout this week.
His final swing Friday night produced a dribbler that traveled less than 10 feet, and he went hitless as the Miami Marlins blew a ninth-inning lead and were beaten by Philadelphia, 2-1, extending their losing streak to five games.
The Phillies were shut out for seven innings by major league newcomer Dillon Peters, and Miami's Brad Ziegler (1-3) took a 1-0 lead and a 13-inning scoreless streak into the ninth.
Rookies Leiter Jr., Hoskins help Phillies blank Marlins
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mark Leiter Jr. allowed one hit over seven innings, Rhys Hoskins homered and drove in five runs and the Philadelphia Phillies rode that rookie tandem to an 8-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
Herrera’s 2-run HR helps Eflin, Phillies top Braves 5-2
ATLANTA (AP) — Don't ask the Atlanta Braves to explain how the Philadelphia Phillies have the worst record in the National League.
Against Atlanta, the Phillies look like a powerhouse.
Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin pitched seven strong innings following his recall from the minors, and the Phillies beat Atlanta 5-2 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long mastery of the Braves.
Phillies beat Braves 7-6 win, complete 4-game sweep
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Another veteran traded and another win for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco hit homers, Nick Pivetta threw six sharp innings and the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 on Monday afternoon to complete a four-game sweep.
Rupp, Nola help Phillies blank Astros 9-0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The surprise wasn't seeing a team pound out nine extra-base hits, just that it was the Phillies doing it.
Cameron Rupp hit two home runs and had four RBIs and Aaron Nola set a career high with 10 strikeouts over six innings to lead Philadelphia to a 9-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Maikel Franco homered and doubled and Tommy Joseph had two doubles for the Phillies, who had 14 hits while setting season highs for doubles (5) and extra-base hits.
MIAMI (AP) — Maikel Franco had a different approach during batting practice before the game and it paid off.
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.