Hoskins hits 2 HRs in return, Phils beat slumping Padres 7-4
Rhys Hoskins homered twice in his return from the injured listing and Kyle Gibson pitched eight improbable innings because the Philadelphia Phillies beat San Diego 7-Four on Sunday, knocking the skidding Padres out of playoff place.
Odubel Herrera went Four for five with a house run and three RBIs to assist the second-place Phillies stay 5 video games behind Atlanta within the NL East.
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San Diego has misplaced 9 of 11 and dropped a sport behind Cincinnati within the race for the second NL wild card. The Reds beat Miami 3-1 to finish a four-game sweep.
Hoskins, positioned on the injured listing Aug. 10 with a left groin pressure, hit a solo shot to straightaway middle area off reliever Ryan Weathers (4-6) within the fourth and one other lengthy drive to left within the fifth in opposition to Miguel Diaz. Regardless of lacking time, the primary baseman leads the Phillies in residence runs (26) and RBIs (70).
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Gibson (9-5) gave up one run and 6 hits. He labored out of jams in every of the primary three innings after which cruised for the following 5.