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Poor Drafts, Big Contracts Lead To Phillies’ Fall

The Phillies are last in the NL East and headed toward their second straight losing season.

07/19/2014

A. J. Burnett #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a first inning pitch against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on July 18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Phillies Lose To Braves, 6-4

Returning from the All-Star break, the Braves moved one game ahead of Washington in the NL East. Last-place Philadelphia dropped 11 games behind Atlanta.

07/18/2014

Grady Sizemore #24 of the Philadelphia Phillies fields a Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals single in the first inning of the game at Citizens Bank Park on July 13, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Nationals Get 10-3 Victory Over Phillies

Jayson Werth homered and drove in four runs, and Tanner Roark pitched seven strong innings to lead the Washington Nationals to a 10-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

07/13/2014

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after hitting a foul ball in the bottom of the first inning against the Washington Nationals on July 12, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Phils Win Streak Snapped In 10-Inning, 5-3 Loss To Nats

The Phillies five-game winning streak came to an end Saturday night in extras against the Nationals.

07/12/2014

Grady Sizemore #24 of the Philadelphia Phillies congratulates teammate Jimmy Rollins #11 on a two-run home run in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on July 11, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Rollins’ HRs Lead Phillies Over Nationals, 6-2

Domonic Brown doubled and drove in two runs for Philadelphia, which matched its longest winning streak of the season. It has been a surprising run for the Phillies, who had lost 13 of 16 before a four-game sweep of the NL Central-leading Brewers in Milwaukee.

07/11/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/11/2014

Roberto Hernandez #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 9, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Hernandez Cruises, Phillies Beat Brewers, 4-1

Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley homered to support Roberto Hernandez’s solid start, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday night for their third straight win over the NL Central leaders.

07/09/2014

Domonic Brown #9 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the top of the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 08, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Brown Helps Phillies Rally For 9-7 Win Over Brewers

Domonic Brown homered and had a two-run single and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied from a big early deficit to outlast the struggling Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 Tuesday night.

07/09/2014

Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a two run homer in the top of the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 07, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Utley, Hamels Lead Phillies Over Brewers, 3-2

Chase Utley hit a two-run homer, and Cole Hamels allowed one earned run over 6 2-3 innings for his first victory in a month as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Monday night.

07/07/2014

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Phils Swept By Pirates, Fall 14 Games Under .500

Jeff Locke gave up just three hits and a walk in eight innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed their first series sweep of the season with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

07/06/2014

Marlon Byrd #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after striking out with the bases loaded in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on July 5, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Phillies Fall To Pirates, 3-2

Philadelphia dropped a season-high 13 games below .500 at 37-50.

07/05/2014

Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates streals second base against Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning during the game at PNC Park on July 4, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Credit:  Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Phillies Can’t Slow Down McCutchen, Pirates In 8-2 Rout

Andrew McCutchen went 4 for 5 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-2 rout of the Phillies on Friday.

07/04/2014

Kyle Kendrick #38 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins in the second inning at Marlins Park on July 3, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Phillies Rally To Beat Marlins, 5-4

Tony Gwynn Jr. led off the ninth with a walk and eventually scored the tying run against Miami closer Steve Cishek (4-4). Revere scored easily when Chase Utley hit a grounder and Solano could only get the out at first.

07/03/2014

Pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws against the Miami Marlins during the second inning at Marlins Park on July 2, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Phillies Drop 6th Straight In 5-0 Loss To Marlins

The Phillies were shut out for the 11th time, which is tied for second-most in the majors.

07/02/2014

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies puts out Christian Yelich #21 of the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Marlins Park on July 1, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Phillies Fall To Marlins, 5-4, In 11 innings

Ed Lucas’ single scored the winning run from second base with one out in the 11th inning Tuesday night and the Miami Marlins broke a four-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4.

07/01/2014

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