Philadelphia Phillies

Phils watching glimpse of the future in Altherr
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On paper it was just an inning-ending double play, but Aaron Altherr’s howitzer throw home after hauling in a would-be sacrifice fly is yet another sign that the young outfielder, and his uniquely well-rounded game, could be a staple in Philadelphia’s outfield for years to come.

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Nola's growth hinges on minimizing mistakes
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It’s just a mistake here and there standing in the way of Aaron Nola taking the next step. In Friday’s 5-4 loss to the D-backs, the Phillies right-hander turned in a solid first six innings, allowing two runs on six hits before returning for the seventh.

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Lively's success a blueprint for Phils pitchers
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Sixty-five games into the season, the Phillies have shuffled through eight starting pitchers who combined to post the third-highest ERA of any rotation in baseball.

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Rough 7th inning costs Phillies in loss
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It was the quantity, not quality, of hits in the D-backs’ series-opening 5-4 win that pushed them past the Phillies in a back-and-forth contest on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.

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Nola faces Corbin in opener, free on Facebook
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Patrick Corbin gets the call Friday looking to take another step in the right direction as the Arizona Diamondbacks open a three-game series against Aaron Nola and the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The game will be broadcast live on the official MLB Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mlb), and include an exclusive MLB.com pregame show.

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No pressure: Kelly comes up clutch vs. ace
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The evasive spark the Phillies have been in search of may have come from the unlikeliest of places in Thursday night’s emotional 1-0 win against one of the baseball’s most ascendant pitchers.

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Phillies best Sale, end 8-game losing skid
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For seven shutout innings, Nick Pivetta logged the best outing for a Phillies starter all season and held his own against one of the game’s best pitchers in Red Sox ace Chris Sale.

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GM: Phils won't rush prospects to fill spots
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Although two former everyday position players have lost out on playing time, Phillies fans clamoring for prospects to be shuttled to the big leagues won’t get their wish.

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Phils draft pair of locals in Warren, Sullivan
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The Phillies found a couple players with local connections in the 2017 MLB Draft. They selected University of Tennessee left-hander Zach Warren in the 14th round and St. Mark’s High School (Del.) right-hander Bill Sullivan in the 28th round. Warren hails from Vineland, N.J.

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Talent at fore, Phils prioritize untapped value
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The Phillies completed the 2017 Draft on Wednesday. They selected 29 college players, 10 high school players and one player not affiliated with a school (eighth-round left-hander Jhordany Mezquita). They selected 27 college players in the first 32 rounds.

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Pivetta takes on Sale, Red Sox in finale
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Chris Sale, the Major League leader in strikeouts, will take the mound Thursday at Citizens Bank Park as the Red Sox attempt to sweep the four-game home-and-home series from the Phillies.

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Altherr homers, but Hellickson off as Phils fall
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Less than four innings into Wednesday night’s 7-3 Red Sox win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, Mookie Betts, rounding the bases after a solo home run that put Boston up by three, found himself a triple shy of his first cycle. Instead of completing the cycle, Betts launched another homer, his 11th, for […]

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