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HOUSTON (AP) -- Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff homer, Domonic Brown had a two-run shot and John Mayberry and Ryan Howard each had three RBIs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Houston Astros 12-6 on Friday night.
The Phillies rebounded from Thursday night's 6-4 loss to Houston, which broke a seven-game winning streak and left them four games back for the second NL wild-card spot.
Rollins' homer keyed a four-run first inning on a night when the Phillies came one run shy of a season high.
A two-run homer by Matt Downs got Houston within 5-3 in the fourth. Mayberry's two-run single in the fifth stretched the lead to 7-3.
Justin Maxwell added a solo shot in the fifth for the last-place Astros.
Cole Hamels (15-6) gave up four runs and seven hits over seven innings, and tied a career high for wins set in 2007. It was the first victory over the Astros for the left-hander in his last five tries, and his first win overall since Aug. 18 after not factoring into the decision i...
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Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies Shortstop, is batting .306 with 4 HR and 9 RBI in the past two weeks. Not coincidentally, the once dead Phillies are back in the thick of the playoff race.Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies
A few weeks ago Jimmy Rollins was public enemy #1. Rollins has always been a lightning rod for controversy and this season has been no exception. After signing...
Recognize this guy? Well, the Phillies made his final line look a lot better than he pitched tonight. Photo: AP
In this life, three things are guaranteed: Death, taxes and the Phillies struggling against an inferior Astros team in September. Phillies fans were subjected to another expose on the latter tonight, as the Phils fell to the Astros 5-0–their second loss in three games...
The fortunes of the Philadelphia Phillies have shifted for them and Cliff Lee to name one. Who would you pick to highlight their sudden emergence into a race for another October opportunity?
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Tyler Cloyd now occupies the bottom slot of the rotation, making starts like yesterday’s for the Philadelphia Phillies. Are recent additions in the west getting the job done? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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The Phillies winning streak came to an end and the Cardinals moved to 4 games ahead of the Phillies. The Brewers also moved a half game ahead of the Phillies even though they did not play.
Is all lost?
No, absolutely not!
As predicted here, the Phillies need to go 15-5 in their last 20 games to get to the playoffs. With 18 games remaining they now need to go 14-4 (Tough but...
Roy Halladay is poised to be the stopper for the Philadelphia Phillies, as they plan on remaining 3 games behind 2 troubled teams. When you look beyond the standings, do you see a real opportunity for Cholley’s boys?
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How is the hunt for the playoffs in the National League shaping up? Well, the Nationals are going to win the East, the Reds got it in the Central, and San Fran has the West. At 20 games above .500 (83-63), the Atlanta Braves have essentially assured themselves one of the NL Wild Cards. The second Wild Card, well that's a cluster-you-know-what. The Dodgers and St. Louis are...
Cole Hamels gain his 15th win of the year as the Phils’ offense scored early and often to defeat the Astros, 12-6.
The Phils took the lead in the first as Jimmy Rollins hits a lead-off home run, his twentieth home run of the season, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. Two batters later, the Phils took a 2-0 lead as Chase Utley hits an RBI single, knocking in Juan Pierre, who had earlier...
The Houston Astros Facebook page read "Both Jose Cruz and Joe Niekro will be at next weekend's LEGENDS WEEKEND! It's not too late to purchase your tickets to eat lunch with the legends." yesterday....
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Jimmy Rollins is the tribal leader with for the Philadelphia Phillies. Can Cholley’s boys ride his wave of enthusiasm to the final 2012 MLB victory?
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Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter arrived at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday to interview with Houston Astros officials as the club searches for its next manager.
Astros owner Jim Crane picked up Porter at the airport.
Both Crane and Porter declined comment to FOX 26 Sports and MLB.com.
Porter becomes the first known candidate to interview...
HOUSTON -- Jed Lowrie hit a two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning to give the Astros the lead, and Houston held on for a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. Matt Dominguez homered for the Astros, who ended the Phillies' winning streak at a season-high seven games and dropped Philadelphia to 3 1/2 games back in the National League wild-card race...
The Phils are red hot. Last nights win was intense. Everyone
was on edge as they all wanted to keep the winning streak alive. At the top of
the sixth the score was stuck at 0-0.
Lee gave up a hit to Carlos Lee, which brought home Solano. The score
was now 1-0, Marlins.
The Fightings weren’t giving up this easily, keeping the
attitude they’ve had all season and...
An improbable run by the Philadelphia Phillies has pulled them within three games of the second NL wild card after being on pace to miss the playoffs just a few months ago.
Helped by a favorable schedule, the Phillies will face a third straight division cellar dweller as they open a four-game series against the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
After looking like it was out of...