Philadelphia Phillies

San Diego Padres' Will Venable celebrates with third base coach Glenn Hoffman after hitting a three-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

Erlin, Padres bullpen stifle Phillies 7-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Robbie Erlin was certain of two things after going four months between starts. “I was pretty fresh and rested,” he said. Erlin pitched six strong innings as the San Diego Padres […]


San Diego Padres' Rymer Liriano reacts to striking out against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

Hamels dominates Padres again in Phillies 5-2 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels felt right at home on Wednesday night. And that’s never good for the Padres. Hamels, the Phillies’ ace who attended Rancho Bernardo High in San Diego, helped Philadelphia […]


Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon argues with Umpire Joe West after being ejected from the game against the Miami Marlins in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Marlins won 5-4. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

Umpire West suspended 1 game for grabbing jersey

NEW YORK (AP) — Umpire Joe West was suspended for one game without pay for grabbing the jersey of Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre said in a statement Wednesday […]


Philadelphia Phillies pitchers from left; Ken Giles, Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon  and  Jake Diekman  joke during a news conference after they combined efforts for a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves  in  baseball game Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Philadelphia won 7-0. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter. Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season’s fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday […]