— Odúbel Herrera hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia's six-run first inning and the streaking Phillies beat Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves 12-2 on Friday night in their top-scoring game this season.
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— Zack Wheeler struck out eight and tossed a three-hit shutout and Alex Bohm homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-0 win and four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.
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— Didi Gregorius hit his eighth career grand slam and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Wednesday night for their third straight win.
— Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of solo homers and Brad Miller slammed a three-run shot to back Aaron Nola, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Tuesday night.
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— Vince Velasquez threw six sharp innings, J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Monday night.
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— Pete Alonso capped New York's six-run eighth inning with a three-run double, and the Mets used a defensive meltdown by Philadelphia and a replay reversal to beat the Phillies 8-7 on Sunday night.
In a game in which their suspended reliever allowed three runs, the Phillies endured a critical, overturned home run call during a dramatic 8-7 loss to the Mets on Sunday night.
— Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth inning and the New York Mets benefited from a very questionable call by the second base umpire Saturday night in a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Dominic Smith wasn't backing down from Phils reliever Jose Alvarado after the game. "Come meet me then if you really got a problem, and we can really handle it," the Mets outfielder said.
Phillies star Bryce Harper, held out Friday as a precaution after getting hit in the face by a 96.9 mph fastball, said he felt "blessed" that the incident didn't result in a more serious injury.
— Tyler O’Neil scored on David Hale's game-ending wild pitch in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Thursday to split their four-game series.
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Bryce Harper exited after taking a fastball to his face on Wednesday against the Cardinals.
On Base Percentage.30423rd
Earned Run Average4.1919th