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PostHeaderIcon Kendrick, Ruiz lead Phillies shutout win over Braves

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The first batter to face Kyle Kendrick following a no-hitter on Monday was Jason Heyward. He lined a pitch into right field for a double.

Monday was a distant memory as the Braves loaded the bases off Kendrick in the first inning. But back-to-back strikeouts set off a strong outing by Kendrick.

Backed by two RBI from Carlos Ruiz, the Phillies claimed a series for the fourth time in the last five series, beating the Braves on Tuesday by a score of 4-0 at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Holiday Weekend History: Phillies combine for no-hitter in Atlanta

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The Phillies season ultimately took a turn south in late May when they were the victims of a no-hitter for the first time since 1964. On Monday, in the midst of their best stretch of winning all season, they made a little history of their own.

Cole Hamels pitched six no-hit innings before exiting after throwing 108 pitches. Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon finished off the first combined no-hitter in Phillies history in a 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon at Turner Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Home Recker: Mets sink Phillies with 4-run 7th

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It was David Buchanan‘s game through six innings. As he started his seventh, the game started to unravel.

It came completely undone on a three-run shot by Anthony Recker, propelling the Mets into the lead.

The margin would hold up as the Phillies attempted another ninth-inning rally that fell short, falling in Monday afternoon’s series finale against the Mets, 5-3, at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 113 Preview: Phillies vs. Astros

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Through the last 10 years, the Phillies had formed a healthy rivalry with the Houston Astros. That rivalry was broken when the Astros moved to the American League in 2013.

The Phillies (49-63) return home and are welcomed by another round of interleague play. The Astros (47-65) make the trip to Philly for the first time as an AL team. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (5-11, 4.92 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings in a loss to the Mets. In six games and four career starts against the Astros, Kendrick is 1-3 with a 5.33 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 36-35 with a 4.36 ERA in 108 games and 91 starts.

The Phillies will face left-hander Dallas Keuchel (10-7, 2.97 ERA). Keuchel allowed one run on four hits in a complete-game win over the Athletics in his last start. Keuchel allowed five hits in 5 1/3 scoreless innings in his only career start against the Phillies, earning a win. This is his first appearance at Citizens Bank Park.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 109 Preview: Phillies at Nationals

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The trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. this afternoon with nothing from the Phillies. We’ve reached Game 109 of the season. The rest of the season is essentially meaningless. But there’s still a game tonight.

The Phillies (47-61) open the post-deadline portion of the schedule in Washington. The Washington Nationals (58-47) look to build on their division lead against the last-place Phillies. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.78 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Lee allowed three runs on nine hits in five innings against the Diamondbacks in his last start, taking a no-decision. Lee faced the Nationals on May 2, allowing two runs – one earned – on four hits in seven innings, taking a no-decision. In 12 career starts against the Nationals, Lee is 6-4 with a 2.74 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 3-2 with a 3.57 ERA in six starts.

The Phillies will face left-hander Gio Gonzalez (6-6, 3.56 ERA). Gonzalez allowed one run on four hits in seven innings in his last start against the Reds but took the loss. Gonzalez also took a loss on May 4 in a start against the Phillies, allowing one run on four hits in 7 1/3 innings. In nine career starts against the Phillies, Gonzalez is 5-3 with a 2.48 ERA. At Nationals Park, he is 18-9 with a 2.80 ERA in 37 starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Game 105 Preview: Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

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Trade deadline week is upon us. Sunday marks the Phillies final home game before the trade deadline. The team will not return home until Aug. 5. The roster could look completely different by then.

The Phillies (45-59) take the field for the final time at home in July in search of a series win. The Arizona Diamondbacks (45-59) go for their second series win since the All-Star Break. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m.

Roberto Hernandez (4-8, 4.25 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hernandez allowed three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings in his last start, taking a no-decision against the Giants. Hernandez faced the Diamondbacks on April 25, allowing four runs on seven hits in six innings and taking the loss. In two career starts against the D-Backs, Hernandez is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 1-6 with a 3.72 ERA in 13 games and 11 starts.

The Phillies will face left-hander Vidal Nuno (0-1, 3.78 ERA). Nuno allowed three runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings in his last start against the Tigers, taking a no-decision. This is Nuno’s fourth start with the Diamondbacks since being traded from the New York Yankees on July 6. Nuno is making his first career start against the Phillies and at Citizens Bank Park.

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PostHeaderIcon Sizemore, Brown lead Phillies to win over D-Backs

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The Phillies have been piecing together a roster for some time. Two pieces were Grady Sizemore and Darin Ruf.

The two played a key roles in a two-run first inning that got the Phillies going on Friday night.

Sizemore’s three hits and Domonic Brown’s three RBI paced the Phillies through the night, as they took the series opener from Citizens Bank Park with a 9-5 win. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 103 Preview: Phillies vs. Diamondbacks

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The Phillies closed out a four-game series with the best in the NL West with a gem from Cole Hamels. For the weekend, the final three home games before the trade deadline, the Phillies welcome in a team at their level.

The Phillies (44-58) snapped a four-game losing streak with Thursday’s win and look to turn that into back-to-back wins. The Arizona Diamondbacks (44-58) enter the series with the same record as the Phillies. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (4-10, 4.87 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick allowed six runs on five hits in five innings in his last start, taking the loss against the Braves. In eight games and seven career starts against the Diamondbacks, Kendrick is 0-2 with a 5.45 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 35-35 with a 4.35 ERA in 107 games and 90 starts.

The Phillies will face left-hander Wade Miley (6-6, 4.16 ERA). Miley picked up his third straight win in his last start, allowing three runs on seven hits in seven innings against the Cubs. In two career starts against the Phillies, Miley is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he allowed three runs on five hits in six innings in his only start.

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PostHeaderIcon Report: Phillies ‘trying hard’ to trade Howard

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Ryan Howard spent Thursday afternoon’s Phillies win against the Giants the same way he spent Wednesday night’s loss – sitting on the bench for the game’s entirety.

Prior to Thursday’s game, Howard had a private meeting with manager Ryne Sandberg. Following the game, Howard offered no comment.

“Talk to him,” Howard said upon leaving the clubhouse. “Bye. Talk to the manager.”

Less than two hours later, Howard’s name showed up on the trading block as a high priority. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Phillies are “trying hard” to trade the struggling first baseman and are willing to take on most of his remaining $70 million owed through 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 102 Preview: Phillies vs. Giants

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The Giants got to Jonathan Papelbon for a second straight night to send the Phillies to another late-inning loss. Entering Thursday’s series finale, the Giants look for more than a series win.

The Phillies (43-58) attempt to snap a four-game losing streak on Thursday afternoon. The Giants (57-44) go for a series sweep following back-to-back wins in their final at-bat. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

Cole Hamels (4-5, 2.83 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Hamels allowed one run on four hits in seven innings against the Braves in his last start to earn the win. In 12 career starts against the Giants, Hamels is 5-3 with a 3.75 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 52-41 with a 3.32 ERA in 128 starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Tim Hudson (8-6, 2.78 ERA). Hudson allowed one run on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings in his last start against the Marlins. In 29 career starts against the Phillies, Hudson is 11-9 with a 3.72 ERA. At Citizens Bank Park, he is 4-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 10 starts.

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