Philadelphia Phillies

Williams drives in 2, but 5-run 1st costs Lively
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The Braves opened a game with six consecutive hits for the first time in 22 years and Kurt Suzuki extended his unexpected power barrage during Friday night’s 7-2 win over the Phillies at SunTrust Park.

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Phils youth movement on full display vs. LA
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Rhys Hoskins delivered the Phillies’ biggest hit, Nick Williams launched his 11th homer of the season and J.P. Crawford showed a keen eye at the plate and a smooth glove at third base.

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Bullpen unable to hold lead for Leiter in finale
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The Dodgers finally cut their magic number to one to clinch a fifth consecutive National League West title with a 5-4 comeback win over the Phillies on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, snapping a four-game losing streak and setting up a likely celebration during a homestand that opens on Friday night.

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Leiter aims to lead Phils to 4-game sweep of LA
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In a continuing audition for a postseason bullpen role, Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda will start Thursday’s series finale against the Phillies, with the Dodgers’ magic number sitting at 2 for clinching their fifth straight National League West title. Mark Leiter gets the call for the Phillies.

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Altherr's clutch hits rally Phils past Dodgers
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The Dodgers’ vexing division clinching was deferred until Friday at the earliest with another bullpen loss to the last-place Phillies on Wednesday night, 7-5, extending the latest losing streak to four while the Nationals pulled to within 3 1/2 games of Los Angeles for home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs.

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Phils use 4-run 7th to stay tough on Dodgers
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The magic number for a fifth consecutive National League West title fell to two for the Dodgers on Tuesday night, despite Rhys Hoskins’ three-run double and four RBIs that rallied the Phillies to a 6-2 win at Citizens Bank Park.

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Thompson aiming to deliver in clash with LA
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With a magic number of two, the Dodgers can clinch the division with a win over the Phillies and a D-backs loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

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Hats on: Neris will continue to wear filthy cap
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Phillies closer Hector Neris has a filthy baseball cap. He knows this, but Neris said before Tuesday night’s game against the Dodgers that he has no plans to clean the old one or use a new one.

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Altherr's slam off Kershaw wins it for Phillies
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Aaron Altherr launched the first grand slam Clayton Kershaw has allowed with two outs in the sixth inning Monday night as the Phillies stunned the Dodgers with a 4-3 comeback win at Citizens Bank Park.

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Coming off 11-K gem, Nola set to face Dodgers
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With the Dodgers looking to take a step closer to clinching the NL West, Yu Darvish gets the nod Tuesday against Aaron Nola, who is coming off a career-high 11 K’s, and the Phillies.

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Altherr not taking slam off Kershaw for granted
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Phillies left fielder Aaron Altherr tried to treat Monday night’s game against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw like any other. His efforts proved futile.

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LIVE Color Feed: Dodgers vs. Phillies
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Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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