Found July 20, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Those wondering if the four-day All-Star break would have an adverse effect on the momentum that the Phillies had gained in a seven-win homestand before the break got an early answer Friday night. It had no effect. The Phils came out with guns blazing. They scored 11 runs in the first three innings en route a 13-8 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. The final score probably should not have been that close, but Kyle Kendrick, the beneficiary of an early 11-0 lead, seemed to wilt in the 95-degree heat and had trouble putting away hitters in the middle innings. Nonetheless, it was a win for a team that can’t afford anything less as it tries to convince management to keep the team together with the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching. “Obviously, I needed all those runs,” Kendrick said. “I felt good early, but I missed over the plate a lot in the middle innings. The offense picked me up. I’ll take the win.” The victory was the Phillies’ 10th in 14 games in Jul...
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