The Philadelphia Phillies stopped the bleeding on Sunday afternoon defeating the Boston Red Sox, 6-1, to end a six-game losing skid.
Kyle Schwarber had his best game in weeks, breaking an 0-for-21 streak in the 4th inning with an RBI single. He followed in the 6th with a 434-foot, upper deck “Schwarbomb” to extend the Phillies lead to 4-1.
Phils’ starting pitcher Taijuan Walker also had his best game in weeks. The righty issued no walks over 6-innings and only allowed one run while striking out six Sox. The Phillies bullpen settled down with Jose Alvarado throwing a scoreless inning and Matt Strahm earning a two-inning save against his former team.
Here’s a closer look at how they scored, stats and facts from the game, and what’s on deck for the Phillies.
How They Scored
PHI B4: Nick Castellanos fielder’s choice to 3B, Bryson Stott scores (BOS-0, PHI-1)
PHI B4: Kyle Schwarber singles to RF, Bryce Harper scores (BOS-0, PHI-2)
BOS T5: Triston Casas homers (4) to CF (BOS-1, PHI-2)
PHI B6: Schwarber homers (8) to RF, Harper scores (BOS-1, PHI-4)
PHI B8: J.T. Realmuto singles to LF, Trea Turner & Castellanos score (BOS-1, PHI-6)
|Boston Red Sox||1||5||0|
WP: Taijuan Walker (3-2, 5.97 ERA) | LP: Tanner Houck (3-2, 5.26 ERA) | SV: Strahm (1, 3.14 ERA)
TOG: 2:14 | Attendance: 44, 669 (sellout)
Broad Street Baseball “Player of the Game”
PHI OF Kyle Schwarber: 2-for-3, HR (8), BB, R, 3 RBI
What’s on Deck?
The Phillies are off on Monday before welcoming the Toronto Blue Jays to Philadelphia for a quick two-game series beginning on Tuesday evening. First pitch on Tuesday is set for 6:40 PM.