PETERSBURG, Fla — The Rays secured one of the top seeds in the MLB playoffs last week when they clinched the American League East Championship for the first time in a decade. Tonight, they could take it a step further. The Rays can clinch the American League’s No.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:21 am
Joey Wendle’s go-ahead hit lifts Rays past Phillies
Posted: September 26, 2020, 2:58 am
Joey Wendle had a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning and the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays rallied to hurt Philadelphia’s playoff hopes, beating the Phillies 6-4 on Friday night. The Rays would clinch the top seed in the American League with an Oakland loss later Friday night; the A’s were hosting Seattle. Tampa Bay is looking to finish with the AL’s best record for the second time, after topping the league in 2010.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 2:37 am
Hunter Renfroe strikes out swinging. Brett Phillips singles. Mike Brosseau to second.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 1:57 am
The Phillies blew another big lead in a painful loss in Tampa, while every team they’re battling with in the NL playoff race won. Disaster. Playoff hopes on life support. By Corey Seidman
Posted: September 26, 2020, 1:55 am
The Phillies, with a bullpen that has no margin for error, could not overcome a blown call and lost a must-win game. By Corey Seidman
Posted: September 26, 2020, 1:19 am
Alec Bohm and Bryce Harper are both on fire. They keyed two Phillies rallies in three innings Friday to set the Phillies up in a must-win game.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 11:51 pm
We’ll take 12.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 11:35 pm
Alec Bohm flares an RBI single to right field that scores Scott Kingery and ties the game at 1 in the top of the 3rd inning
Posted: September 25, 2020, 11:29 pm
With six playoff-hopeful NL teams still bunched up to begin the final weekend, here’s how the Phillies need Friday night to play out around MLB. By Corey Seidman
Posted: September 25, 2020, 2:27 pm
Andrew Knapp has been one of the Phillies’ success stories in this condensed season, playing more than usual and making important contributions. By Jim Salisbury
Posted: September 25, 2020, 2:08 pm
Joe Girardi needs to treat the final three games of the season against the Rays as a playoff series and shake up the Phillies’ rotation. By Dan Roche
Posted: September 24, 2020, 4:11 pm
It feels like a plot hole. Mike Trout and Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto are performing, but the Angels and Phillies are below .500. Why can’t the star-studded teams win?
Posted: September 24, 2020, 3:58 pm
The Phillies are spending their last off day of the season right back where this crazy, unforeseen, unprecedented 2020 season began seven months ago. By Jim Salisbury
Posted: September 24, 2020, 2:56 pm
The coronavirus pandemic keeps them from going into Citizens Bank Park to root on the Phillies. But this dedicated troupe of fans is still at the game every night.
Posted: September 23, 2020, 5:03 pm
Last year, Brandon Workman was one of baseball’s best relievers for the Red Sox. But as John Tomase writes, sending him to Philadelphia (where he’s been an unmitigated disaster) has been a home run trade for Chaim Bloom.
Posted: September 23, 2020, 3:10 pm
J.T. Realmuto’s future in Philadelphia is tenuous – and if it breaks a certain way, it could break Phillies fans’ hearts. By Adam Hermann
Posted: September 23, 2020, 1:44 pm