Cole Hamels coasted through seven strong innings against his hometown club as the Phillies beat the Padres, 5-2, on Wednesday.
The Phillies have a legitimate interest in Yasmani Tomas, the latest Cuban defector whose big bat could command nearly $100 million.
6dRyan Howard and Chase Utley have seen their power numbers drop off during the second half of the 2014 season.
6dMaikel Franco is back in the two-hole for the Phillies against southpaw Francisco Liriano, while Chase Utley and Domonic Brown are out of the lineup.
6dThe Phillies and Pirates conclude their four-game series at Citizens Bank Park as A.J. Burnett looks to build on his strong start in Washington.
1wAndrew McCutchen is a very fast man.
1wJerome Williams put the Phillies ahead with his bat before allowing a pair of costly homers in the fifth inning of the club's 6-3 loss to the Pirates.
1wThe Royals beat the Tigers, 3-0, to reclaim sole possession of first place in the AL Central. Here's a recap of Wednesday's action around baseball.
1wJerome Williams allowed an inside-the-park homer to Andrew McCutchen that got things headed south in the Phillies' 6-3 loss to the Pirates.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.