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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 Classic Comeback: Phillies rally from 5-run deficit, win on Howard walk-off

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The Phillies trailed 6-1 after five innings and had one hit, a first-inning home run by Chase Utley. It was a story familiar to fans this season.

But in the final four innings, the rally was on and the deficit was gone in the ninth when Marlon Byrd tied the game with a single. Three batters later, Utley was walked with two outs to get to Ryan Howard, just like on Tuesday night against the Astros.

Howard ended the game with a walk-off single, giving the Phillies a 7-6 come-from-behind win over the Mets on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Sorry Charlie: Mets get to Phillies again, win in 11

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The night belonged to Charlie Manuel in the beginning. By the end of the night, after 11 innings, it once again belonged to the Phillies opponent.

Antonio Bastardo surrendered the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Lucas Duda in the 11th, giving the Mets a 2-1 win over the Phillies on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Walk This Way: Howard single beats shift, Phillies walk off in 15

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Long games are trending in 2014 for the Phillies. On Aug. 5, with 49 games still left on the schedule, the Phillies played their fifth game that went into the 14th inning, tying a franchise record.

Ryan Howard was at the plate with a chance to avoid that lengthy game in the eighth. Instead of driving in the go-ahead run with a hit, he grounded into a double play to end the inning. In the 15th, with just one hit – the one that plated the Phillies only run of the night – Chase Utley was intentionally walked in front of Howard.

Howard singled through the shift and Grady Sizemore came around third to score, giving the Phillies a 2-1 win in 15 innings over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night 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 Hamels great again, plate struggles, bullpen let game slip late

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On some days, if Cole Hamels could do it all, he would. But he is just one piece of a nine-piece puzzle that must perform.

An error in the third helped lead to the first run of the game. That was the only run that mattered.

Once Hamels exited the game after seven solid innings, the Nationals piled three more runs on the Phillies in a 4-0 loss on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Crash And Burn: Phillies routed by Mets in final game before deadline

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As the Phillies closed a series in New York in an afternoon matinee, Ruben Amaro Jr. had nothing to offer the media prior to the game regarding trade talks.

There are just 24 hours left. There are doubts the Phillies get any deal done by this time tomorrow. Amaro’s silence was symbolic. There are no words left.

The same went for the Phillies play on the field. A two-run game snowballed into a seven-run deficit as the Mets piled five runs on the Phillies bullpen in the seventh to easily claim an 11-2 win on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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PostHeaderIcon Game 108 Preview: Phillies at Mets

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Cole Hamels dominance continued on Tuesday night in a Phillies win, setting up a rubber match on Wednesday. It is also the Phillies last game before the trade deadline expires at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The Phillies (47-60) go for a series win in New York for the second time this season. The Mets (51-56) attempt to claim the series as well after a four-game winning streak against the Phillies was snapped on Tuesday. First pitch is at 12:10 p.m.

Kyle Kendrick (5-10, 4.87 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Kendrick allowed three runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks on Friday to pick up the win. Kendrick faced the Mets twice this season on May 10 and May 31, taking two no-decisions. In 24 games and 18 career starts against the Mets, Kendrick is 8-8 with a 3.71 ERA. At Citi Field, he is 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA in nine games and seven starts.

The Phillies will face right-hander Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.64 ERA). Wheeler allowed two runs – one earned – on three hits in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday. Wheeler faced the Phillies on May 29, allowing one run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings to earn the win. In three career starts against the Phillies, Wheeler is 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA. At Citi Field, he is 4-8 with a 4.48 ERA in 16 starts.

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PostHeaderIcon Into The Sunset: Hamels dominates potential final start as Phillies win

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Amidst trade rumors, Cole Hamels has been dealing his best games of the season and possibly his career. On Tuesday night, he took the trip to the mound in New York for what could be his last start with the Phillies.

He made the most of it.

Hamels domination continued as he threw eight shutout innings, retiring the final 13 batters he faced. He also got some offensive help by virtue of three home runs as the Phillies claimed a 6-0 win over the Mets at Citi Field. Read the rest of this entry »

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