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4/22/2014 | Burnett looks to step up against Dodgers

A.J. Burnett, who learned last week he will need to pitch the entire season with a hernia, faces the Dodgers on Tuesday in the second game of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium, Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu, who is 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA, will take the mound for Los Angeles.


4/22/2014 | Lee retires 20 straight Dodgers in four-hit gem

Cliff Lee pitched brilliantly in a 7-0 victory over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Monday night, allowing four hits and striking out 10 in eight scoreless innings in the first game of a four-game set.


4/21/2014 | Phillies give struggling Asche a breather

The first 18 games of the season have been a struggle for Phillies third baseman Cody Asche, so it was no surprise that the left-handed hitter was not in Monday's lineup against Dodgers left-hander Paul Maholm at Dodger Stadium.


4/21/2014 | Phils seek retroactive cycle for Howard

The Phillies have submitted Ryan Howard's seventh-inning single on Sunday at Coors Field to Major League Baseball for review. If it's ruled a double as they hope, Howard will have hit for the cycle.


4/21/2014 | Stairs returns to site of 2008 NLCS heroics

Phillies broadcaster Matt Stairs opened Monday's broadcast in the right-field bleachers at Dodger Stadium, where he crushed a game-winning home run in Game 4 of the 2008 National League Championship Series. Stairs said he hears about the home run every day.


4/20/2014 | No memory pays off for Papelbon at Coors Field

The first time Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon saw Coors Field was back in June 2010. It wasn't pretty.


4/20/2014 | Mayberry replaces Howard at first late in win

Ryan Howard had a huge game offensively Sunday at Coors Field, but with a two-run lead Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg had John Mayberry Jr. replace him at first base in the bottom of the eighth inning.


4/20/2014 | Phils hope scoring change will give Howard cycle

First baseman Ryan Howard fell a double short of the cycle Sunday afternoon at Coors Field in the Phillies' 10-9 win over the Rockies. But the Phillies hope to have his hit in the seventh inning changed from a single to a double, which would give him the belated cycle.


4/20/2014 | Phils, Rox use replay three times in eventful finale

The Phillies and Rockies had three replay challenges Sunday in a wild game at Coors Field that ended in a 10-9 win for Philadelphia.


4/20/2014 | Dodgers try to solve Lee; Phils lefty looks for help

Good luck to Don Mattingly filling out a lineup Monday night against Phillies left-handed starter Cliff Lee. The Dodgers manager often defaults to matchups when he explains how he settled on which outfielder to leave out of his lineup each game. If that's the case against Lee, maybe he'll start some pitchers in the outfield.


4/20/2014 | Hoping to spur lagging offense, Phils take extra work

Held without an extra-base hit since Monday, the Phillies took batting practice on Sunday morning to get some extra work in.


4/20/2014 | Phils enduring collision rule growing pains

Twice in one week the Phillies had a play at home where a catcher blocked the plate before he received the ball. Both times the home plate umpire called out the baserunner, and both times a manager asked the play to be reviewed under Collision Rule 7.13 to see if the catcher blocked the plate illegally.


4/20/2014 | Phillies break out of offensive funk in wild affair

Ryan Howard finished a double shy of the cycle while Jimmy Rollins tallied three hits and two RBIs as the Phillies edged out the Rockies, 10-9, on Sunday in Colorado.


4/19/2014 | Phillies continue to struggle at the plate, drop series

The Phillies continued their offensive hibernation in a 3-1 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday night, dropping them to 7-10 and into last place in the National League East.


4/19/2014 | Play at plate overturned on collision rule

The Rockies scored first Saturday night in Coors Field after a bang-bang play at the plate was overturned when it was determined that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz violated the new collision rule.


4/19/2014 | Hamels will bring Phillies rotation to full strength

Cole Hamels is set to make his first start of the season Wednesday against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. He opened on the disabled list because of inflammation in his left shoulder. His recovery following a setback March 1 cost him three starts.


4/19/2014 | Phillies plan to ease Adams in slowly

Mike Adams pitched in a big league game for the first time since having surgery July 31. He threw a perfect inning with two groundball outs on Friday. The Phillies plan to ease in Adams slowly until he shows he is capable of returning to a late-inning role.


4/19/2014 | Phils look to Camp to buoy bullpen

The Phillies promoted ShawnCamp to the big leagues Friday night, optioning right-hander Jonathan Pettibone to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for him on the 25-man roster.


4/19/2014 | Hernandez, Nicasio face off in series finale

Roberto Hernandez gets the start for the Phillies today, facing Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio, who will try for a series sweep.


4/19/2014 | Lyles, Kendrick set to face off at Coors

Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles faces Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick on Saturday in the second game of a three-game series at Coors Field.


4/18/2014 | Pettibone's troubles at Coors Field continue

Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone allowed nine hits, eight runs, two walks and one home run in four innings in a 12-1 loss to the Rockies.


4/18/2014 | Prospect Biddle shaves ERA with best start of season

After not making it out of the fourth inning in his last start, left-hander Jesse Biddle delivered his best start of the season Friday, leading Double-A Reading to a 6-2 victory against Harrisburg.


4/18/2014 | Hamels likely to face Dodgers on Wednesday

When Cole Hamels comes off the DL, he is most likely to start Wednesday against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium because it would allow the Phillies to split up left-handers Cliff Lee and Hamels with right-hander A.J. Burnett.


4/18/2014 | Howard working on improving walk rate

Ryan Howard, who is hitting .231 with three home runs and seven RBIs, is averaging a walk every 6.20 plate appearances this season, which is the second-best rate of his career. He averaged a walk every 6.06 plate appearances since 2007, but had averaged a walk only every 10.29 plate appearances from 2010-13.


4/18/2014 | Phils finally get starting lineup on field together

Struggling third baseman Cody Asche also has had a few days off, including the previous two games. Asche entered Friday hitting .184 (7-for-38) with one home run and three RBIs.




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