Your Philadelphia Phillies Win 100 Games

Your Philadelphia Phillies Win 100 Games

Not only did the Phillies win their second game in as many days behind a real solid six innings from Cliff Lee but they also reached the eye-popping number of one hundred wins for the season.

It's only the third time in the organization's entire storied existence that they've reached that triple-digit plateau and the first since 1977, long before we were born. They can tie the franchise record of 101 wins with one more victory over the Braves or set a new high of 102 by finishing the season winning out.

They earned the W this evening at the expense of the Braves, whose once seemingly stone-cold lock as a playoff team is now flirting dangerously close to a meltdown of epic proportions.

You have to love seeing the Phillies pen shutout the Braves in a playoff-like atmosphere for the Braves. Joe Savery got a big out against a lefty and made way for Stutes who looked like the fanbase fell in love with earlier this summer. Brad Lidge and Ryan Madson shut it down in the eight and ninth.

Raul Ibanez had a pair of big hits, both for RBIs and Jimmy Rollins, who jacked a solo shot to right,  looks like he's hitting a nice stride just in time for the postseason. Shane Victorino in the five-hole as switch hit protection for Howard appears to work like a charm as Vic kills lefty relievers.

Cliff Lee had a hiccup or two early, but once he settled in and got his curve working he was filthy. He could have easily gone another couple of innings were this a postseason game.

The Phillies reach 100 wins and are finding a nice groove over the past couple games. Was there a recent losing streak? Can't seem to remember one.

As a fan who grew up watching some of those most atrocious Phillies teams at the Vet, watching our current squad win five-straight NL East Championships and reach 100 wins on the season does not go unappreciated.

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

MIAMI -- Mike Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday, and the Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him, losing 9-2 to the Miami Marlins.

Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth. X-rays were negative, and there was no immediate timetable regarding his return.

The reigning American League MVP was 0 for 2 when he departed with the Angels trailing 4-2. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337 (see full recap).

Aaron Judge hit first-career grand slam in Yankees' win
NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam and the New York Yankees took full advantage of Oakland's shoddy defense Sunday in a 9-5 victory over the Athletics.

Michael Pineda (6-2) tossed six innings of three-hit ball to win his third straight start. Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter each had an early sacrifice fly as the AL East leaders scored five unearned runs and took two of three in a well-pitched series.

Judge connected with two outs in the third for his 16th home run, tying Mike Trout of the Angels for the big league lead. The drive landed in the right-field seats, not far in front of The Judge's Chambers cheering section installed by the Yankees for the start of this 4-2 homestand.

Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for the A's, who committed two more costly errors to raise their season total to 49. They began the day with 10 more than any other team in the majors.

The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in tough situations. He went six innings and gave up one earned run (see full recap).

Miguel Gonzalez loses perfect game in seventh, but pitches White Sox to win
CHICAGO -- Miguel Gonzalez took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Sunday.

Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson also connected, helping the White Sox take three of four in the series. David Robertson got two outs for his seventh save.

Gonzalez (4-5) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings while snapping a five-start losing streak. The right-hander struck out six and walked none.

Gonzalez retired his first 18 batters before Andrew Romine led off the seventh with a hard one-hop liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who couldn't field the ball cleanly and was originally charged with an error. Alex Avila followed with a single into to right field, and Romine's ball was later changed to a hit (see full recap).

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone, but not forgotten … as long as Sixers superstar center Joel Embiid has his way.

On the one-year anniversary of Harambe's death, Embiid remembered the slain gorilla on Instagram with the caption: "Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe."

The Instagram post was accompanied by a picture of Harambe along with a longer message and acquired over 22,700 likes within the first 37 minutes of its posting.

Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe

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There are some factual errors in Embiid's post, however. The picture stated that Harambe "would've been 18 today," which was posted Sunday.

Harambe's birthday was May 27, 1999. He would have been 18 years and one day old Sunday.

This was not Embiid's first participation in the Harambe Internet meme.

Regardless, the tragic killing of Harambe, a popular male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, sparked outrage and then Harambe became an Internet meme.