Phillies manager Pete Mackanin removed Odubel Herrera from the team's 5-4 loss to the Tigers after the outfielder failed to run out a grounder in the seventh inning.
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Ryan Howard has been a black hole in the Philadelphia Phillies' lineup this season. Given his age and declining production, it's time to let him go.
Miguel Cabrera hit two of Detroit's four solo homers, then scored on Victor Martinez's seventh-inning single to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.
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Lineup: Phillies (25-19) at Tigers (21-22)
- 1. Odubel Herrera, CF (L)
- 2. Cesar Hernandez, 2B (S)
- 3. Maikel Franco, 3B (R)
- 4. Ryan Howard, DH (L)
- 5. Tommy Joseph, 1B (R)
- 6. Cameron Rupp, C (R)
- 7. Freddy Galvis, SS (S)
- 8. Tyler Goeddel, LF (R)
- 9. Peter Bourjos, RF (R)
- SP: Vince Velasquez, RHP Daily notes
Phillies suffer small dip in rankings
The Phillies have won nine of their last 15 games, but their opponents over that stretch have been the Braves, Marlins and Reds. They'll need to beat better teams to keep impressing our voters. Week 7 Power Rankings
Jeremy Hellickson has been a pleasant surprise, but the Phillies may be willing to deal the right-hander as part of their rebuilding plan.
Pitching is key to Phillies turnaround
Philadelphia shut out Atlanta 5-0 on Sunday, its MLB-leading seventh shutout this season. The Phils had seven shutouts all of last season, ESPN Stats & Info notes.
Jerad Eickhoff pitched five-hit ball over seven innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies avoid a three-game sweep and beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Sunday.
Williams Perez took a two-hitter into the seventh, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Saturday for just their second series win this season.
Eric Longenhagen takes a comprehensive look at each NL East organization's strengths/weaknesses heading into the 2016 draft and possible draft fits.
Freddie Freeman homered twice and drove in four runs and Nick Markakis also hit a home run to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
Phillies biggest surprise of first quarter
When Philadelphia hit the 40-game mark, it was six games over .500 despite a minus-30 run differential. It's a completely different outcome from what this team was expected to accomplish. Stark: First-quarter awards
Phillies GM Matt Klentak said he will add at the trade deadline if the team still has a winning record but won't compromise its rebuilding effort.
Goeddel goes yard for the first time
Phillies rookie Tyler Goeddel blasted the first home run of his career off Marlins reliever Jose Urena on Wednesday. The solo shot traveled 418 feet, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Philly is king of 2016 drafts
Barring the 76ers inexplicably trading the No. 1 overall draft pick that they were awarded Tuesday, ESPN Stats & Info reports that Philadelphia becomes the first city that will draft within the top two in three major sports in one calendar year.
- Phillies: first on June 9
- Eagles: second on April 28
- 76ers: first on June 23
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Phillies are now tied for first place after beating the Marlins. They don't score many runs, but they're winning all the close games. Jeanmar Gomez has 16 saves -- closers can come from anywhere! -- and Hector Neris has been a dominant force in a setup role with 33 K's in 24 innings and a .125 average allowed. Hey, you never know ...
Tyler Goeddel hit his first career homer, Jeremy Hellickson pitched six sharp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Wednesday afternoon.
Phillies could have eyes on Puk
Keith Law's first attempt at projecting the first round of the MLB draft has the Phillies picking A.J. Puk from Florida. The LHP threw well on Saturday in front of a number of scouts, including three folks from Philadelphia. Keith Law's mock draft 1.0 (Insider)
The Miami Marlins ace had to suffer the consequences after stealing the keys to the Phillies mascot's ATV.
All K's, no innings for Vince Velasquez
Velasquez struck out 10 Marlins on Tuesday but only pitched five innings, making him the second Phillies pitcher since 1893 to accomplish that feat, per Elias Sports Bureau. Robert Person struck out 10 Cardinals in five innings in 2000.
While Noah Syndergaard and Max Scherzer got most of the hype Tuesday, Phillies starter Vince Velasquez dazzled to give surprising Philadelphia a win.
Phillies @ Tigers
Comerica Park - Tue 5/24