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MLB Annouces Start Times For First Two Phillies’ Playoff Games

Game #1 will be Saturday at 5:07pm, at Citizens Bank Park.


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In Boston, Red Sox Fans Ponder What Might Have Been

As the Phillies head into the post-season, there is misery and despair in Boston, where Red Sox fans are trying to come to grips with their once mighty team’s epic late-season collapse.


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Phils Top Yanks In Attendance

After finishing second to the New York Yankees last season, the Phillies will finish this regular season with the highest attendance in Major League Baseball.


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Phillies: Joe Savery Happy To Have MLB Debut Under His Belt

Savery gave up a hit in a scoreless appearance in the 7th inning — an inning Brad Lidge finished up, getting the two final outs.


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Telford’s Erik Kratz Soaking In September Call-Up to Phillies

Telford, Pa. native Erik Kratz on Friday got the call to serve as the Phillies’ third catcher for the remainder of the regular season.


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Worley And Phillies Top Atlanta, 6-3

The major league-leading Phillies won their 90th game and reduced their magic number for clinching their fifth straight NL East title to 14 games. They have won 90 games in four consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history.


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Baseball: Freddy Galvis Continuing Development At Reading

Freddy Galvis was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2006 at the age of 16, and his offensive skills seem to be catching up with his good glovework.


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Phillies: Drew Carpenter Hoping To Stick In The Bigs

Righthander Drew Carpenter had his best performance with the Phillies this season in yesterday’s 5-4 loss to the Padres.


(Roy Halladay beat the heat -- and San Diego -- on Sunday.  Photo credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Tom McCarthy Recaps The Phillies

Phillies’ broadcaster Tom McCarthy was on KYW Newsradio this morning to talk about the current status of the Phillies and where they’re headed.


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Phillies: Brad Lidge Activated Off DL; Danys Baez Sent Down

The Phillies have activated reliever Brad Lidge off the 15-day disabled list and have designated Danys Baez for assignment.


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Baseball: Telford, Pa. Native Erik Kratz Hoping for Shot With Phillies

Erik Kratz has logged more than 2,200 at-bats in minor league baseball since 2002, plus a brief time with the Pittsburgh Pirates.



Phillies Encourage Fans To Check Out Minor League Clubs

With the big league club practically sold out for the season, Phillies marketing director Michael Harris says the team is airing new TV commercials promoting its minor league teams.


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Baseball: Villanova’s Kyle McMyne Drafted by Reds in 4th Round

McMyne’s dominance caught the attention of a lot of pro scouts, but it was the Cincinnati Reds that were most impressed, as they picked McMyne in the fourth round of the draft.


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Stutes A Key Arm In Phillies’ Pen

While many times, rookie arms on good teams are relegated to mop-up duty, Stutes has stepped right in to get key 7th and 8th inning outs for the Phils since being called up from AAA in late April.


Wilson Valdez pitched a scoreless 19th and became the first position player to earn a win since 2000.

Phils Beat Reds 5-4 In 19-Inning Marathon

After Charlie Manuel used nine pitchers, Wilson Valdez took the mound in the 19th and picked up the win when Raul Ibanez hit a sac fly to drive in the winning run.