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The Phillies batted around in the first and ninth innings to cruise to a 16-1 win over the New York Mets on Thursday.
With the win the Phillies swept the Mets, but stayed four back on the second Wild Card.
The Phillies had nine hits and eight runs in the first inning alone.
Their 16 runs and 21 hits were season-highs for the Phillies.
A night after winning the game for the Phillies with a winning home run, Ryan Howard hit a grand slam in the ninth inning.
If the Phillies are to make a playoff run, Howard will be a big part of the run.
Juan Pierre got five hits on the night.
Mike Baxter hit a solo home run to account for the Mets’ only run.
Mets’ starter Jeremy Hafner did not make it out of the first inning.
Tyler Cloyd went eight innings, striking out 6 and walking two.
BEST OF MAXIM
In the fourth inning of the Phillies - Braves game on Saturday, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard reached another career milestone, hitting the 300th home run of his career. Howard sits alone behind Mike Schmidt's 548 for career home runs as a Phillie. Here are a number of tidbits surrounding the home run today:
The home run was the second-fastest any player has...
As the Phillies continue their hot ways, so does Ryan Howard. Howard hit his third home run in as many nights tonight to help lead the way against the Braves. The Phillies used four long balls and some good pitching from Kyle Kendrick to win 6-2 and move up another game in the Wild Card hunt.
Carlos Ruiz, Chase Utley, Kevin Frandsen chipped in with solo home runs of their own...
Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard homered on opposite ends of the night to give the Phillies a 3-2 win over the New York Mets.
Two home runs on opposite sides of the night prolonged the Phillies hopes for a playoff berth last night. Not much happened in between.
Jimmy Rollins, for the 43rd time in his career and 6th time this season led the game off with a home run for the Phillies....
NEW YORK -- Ryan Howard has been battling thoughts lately of trying to do too much in one at-bat. For most of Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Phillies' slumping first baseman acknowledged he had trouble doing anything. He had been "chasing the fastball" from New York Mets rookie starter Matt Harvey unsuccessfully, continuing a homer-less September through a 0-for...
Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Wednesday night, adding a dramatic victory to their late-season playoff push.
Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff home run but the Phillies went into the ninth with only two hits. Chase Utley worked a two-out walk against rookie Josh Edgin (1-2), filling...
Wow. That’s all you can really say about the Phillies 16-1 win over the Mets to finish off the sweep in Queens. They put together 21 hits and stay afloat in the NL Wild Card race.
Ryan Howard knocked in five runs, four of them on a grand slam in the ninth inning. Chase Utley drove in four runs. Juan Pierre went 5-for-6 with five singles and Jimmy Rollins had three more hits, staying...
In a September of increasing hope, Ryan Howard and the Philadelphia Phillies are winning by the slimmest margin at times. Have you been watching the scoreboard lately to notice the same dynamic on other contending teams?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces...
APNewsNow. Phillies 3, Mets 2. With AP Photos. By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Wednesday night, adding a dramatic victory to their late-season playoff push.
Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff home run but the Phillies went into the ninth with only...
On Saturday night, the Phillies may have seen their 2012 playoff hopes disappear. While the Phillies made the last month of baseball exciting, they are now 4 games back in the Wildcard standings. I am a very optimistic person, but they will need a miracle.
One positive note that came out of the game, Ryan Howard joined the 300 homerun club. Howard hit a solo homer in the bottom...
On Wednesday night, the Phillies won the game over the Mets in 2 bookend innings, the 1st and the 9th. In between, not much happened.
Jimmy Rollins led the game off with a solo home run. That turned out to be the only hit for the Phillies until John Mayberry Jr. singled in the 8th. It was also the only run of the game for the Phils until there were 2 outs in the 9th inning.
<pThe Phillies kept pace in the race for the National League Wild Card race with a 6-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
The Phillies did it the old fashion way, collecting four home runs, one each from Kevin Frandsen, Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard.
The most important was Howard, who hit his 13 of the year, but more important, his third in three games.
The Phillies and Braves opened up a three-game series tonight in Philadelphia. This series will be the last time Braves third baseman Chipper Jones sees Philadelphia in his final season of major league baseball. So what better way to congratulate Chipper on a Hall of Fame career than with a smattering of boos, a few "Larry!" chants, and a 6-2 victory over his team?...
Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley sparked an eight-run first inning, Ryan Howard added a late grand slam and the Philadelphia Phillies routed the inept New York Mets 16-1 before a few hundred fans Thursday night at quiet Citi Field.
Rookie right-hander Tyler Cloyd (2-1) pitched eight innings of three-hit ball and the Phillies stayed four games behind St. Louis for the second NL wild...