• Anderson bounces back in start for Reading
  • Ryan McMahon continues to impress, racking up hits at a rapid rate for Triple-A Albuquerque.

  • Inbox: Will Hellickson be dealt before Deadline?
  • Could the Phillies trade Jeremy Hellickson before the Deadline? What caliber of prospects did the club receive in the deal for Pat Neshek? Beat reporter Todd Zolecki answers those questions and more in the Inbox.

  • Crawford among top performers
  • Jose Siri extend his hitting streak to 31 games, the longest in the Minor Leagues this season, on Wednesday, and he did so in style, hitting a pair of home runs and going 3-for-4 with four RBIs for Class A Dayton.

  • Competition ahead, Rupp breaks free of slide
  • Next season, decisions will need to be made at catcher for the Phillies. To that end, Cameron Rupp hit a pair of two-run home runs in Wednesday night's 9-0 victory over the Astros at Citizens Bank Park. In doing so, he became the first Phillies catcher with a multihomer game since Mike Lieberthal on Sept. 17, 2006, at Houston's Minute Maid Park.

  • Hellickson aims to rebound, live on Facebook
  • Some Trade Deadline buzz will fill the air as the Phillies send right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the mound to oppose Braves right-hander Julio Teheran in the opener of a four-game series at Citizen Bank Park Friday night.

  • Trade target Kendrick exits with bruised hand
  • A pitch that struck Howie Kendrick's left hand on Wednesday night might have sunk his chances to be traded before Monday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline. Kendrick sustained a bruise in the third inning of a 9-0 victory over the Astros at Citizens Bank Park and left the game in the fourth. It is unclear if he will miss any time because of it.

  • Phillies deal Neshek to Rox for 3 prospects
  • The Phillies traded right-handed reliever Pat Neshek and cash to the Rockies on Wednesday night for three Minor Leaguers: shortstop Jose Gomez and right-handers Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer. All three were named South Atlantic League All-Stars this year.

  • Facing AL's best, Nola fans 10 to lead Phils
  • Baseball's best offense met its match on Wednesday night in Aaron Nola. Nola struck out a career-high 10 batters in six stellar innings, and Cameron Rupp blasted a pair of two-run homers for his first career multihomer game to lead the Phillies to a 9-0 win over the first-place Astros at Citizens Bank Park. The loss was just the 13th in 50 road games this year for the Astros, who own the Majors' best road winning percentage (.740).

  • J.P. Crawford hits epic inside-the-park slam
  • That was something else.

  • Mackanin on meeting with Herrera: 'He gets it'
  • Phillies manager Pete Mackanin and outfielder Odubel Herrera met again on Wednesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, less than 24 hours after Mackanin pulled Herrera from a 5-0 loss to the Astros when Herrera didn't run to first base on a dropped third strike.

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