Odubel Herrera, Freddy Galvis and Cameron Rupp all homered as the surging Philadelphia Phillies set a season high for scoring in a 12-2 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Final: Phillies 12, Braves 2
The Phillies scored a season-high in runs and moved to .500 on the year at home with their third win in a row and 12th victory in 14 games. Box score
Phillies continue rout in the 6th inning
Freddy Galvis' homer capped off another strong inning, as Philadelphia has scored 11 runs against the Braves over the last 3 frames. The Phillies' 12 runs tonight are the most they've scored this season. Follow live
Phillies prove to be effective salesmen
It's difficult to win as a seller at the deadline, but the Phillies found a way. They got quality value for players who needed to go and, most importantly, nailed the Cole Hamels trade. Michael Baumann gives Philly high marks. Grantland: Deadline winners, losers
MLB August trade candidates
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reminds you that Friday was the non-waiver trade deadline, meaning it's still possible to trade in August. At the top of Crasnick's candidate list: struggling Phillies 2B Chase Utley. Seven more possibilities
In today's notes, Buster Olney looks back at the trade flurry of the past week with some thoughts and relevant links on the primary teams involved.
Phillies improve farm system
Philly made smart financial decisions with the Jonathan Papelbon and Cole Hamels trades that will help the team to get better prospects for the future. Trade deadline rankings (Insider)
Baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is behind us, but there still could be more moves coming in August. Jerry Crasnick identifies players who could change teams this month.
Not every MLB trade deadline deal is of the earth-shattering variety. Here are several minor deals made Friday worthy of mention.
Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Friday night.
Phillies put up 4-run 1st inning
Ryan Howard's bases-clearing double to deep right gave the Phils the first three runs, and Freddy Galvis' sac fly added another vs. the visiting Braves as Philadelphia leads 4-0 heading into the second. Follow live
Eric Karabell examines the trades that helped fantasy owners this week, and those that did not.
Fantasy impact of trade deadline deals
Most of the big names who switched teams retain their value, but it's those under-the-radar players taking over spots left by the stars who gain, like Ken Giles becoming the Phillies' closer. Winners, losers (Insider)
Teams such as the Blue Jays and Royals fulfilled their short- and long-term goals -- while others, such as the Padres, Red Sox and seemingly all of the NL Central, stood pat.
The Toronto Blue Jays added another piece to their revamped roster, acquiring speedy OF Ben Revere from the Philadelphia Phillies for a pair of minor league pitchers.
Ben Revere traded to Toronto
By adding Revere, the Blue Jays' powerful offense fills its only void: a true leadoff hitter. Revere has hit .298 with 24 steals as the Phillies' primary leadoff hitter this year.
The Rangers have gotten another ace, completing their trade to acquire pitcher Cole Hamels from the Phillies. Hamels will make his Texas debut at home Saturday.
Cole Hamels to Rangers official
Texas and Philadelphia agreed to swap Hamels on Wednesday, and now it's official. Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman go to Texas for SP Matt Harrison, and five others Rangers including top catching prospect Jorge Alfaro.
Domonic Brown homered and Aaron Harang snapped his losing streak at eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
Final: Phillies 4, Braves 1
Carlos Ruiz hit a 2-run single and the Phillies' bullpen tossed 4 scoreless innings to win for the 10th time in 12 games. Box score
Brandon Phillips tonight: 2 homers, 7 RBI
Phillips just clubbed his second shot of the evening to give the Reds a 14-2 lead over the Pirates. Oh, and Phillips' spot is guaranteed to bat at least once more. Follow live
When the Rangers traded for Cole Hamels, they picked up one of the best pitchers in the bigs over the last six seasons.
Phillies vs Braves
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