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Phillies In the Running for B.J. Upton

The Phillies are one of three teams that will most likely land free agent outfielder B.J. Upton.

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Phillies and Atlanta Braves are the top two candidates to land Upton, with a mystery team also involved. The mystery team could be either Cincinnati or Washington.

The Braves are said to have a slight edge on the Phillies, with the final offers being issued this week. Where Upton will land could be determined in that time.

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Series Preview: at Colorado Rockies

PHI: 37-50, 5th in NL East; COL: 33-52, 5th in NL West

When: July 13-15
Where: Coors Field (Denver, CO)

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Cliff Lee (1-5, 3.98) vs Christian Friedrich (4-6, 5.98)
Saturday: Vance Worley (4-5, 3.54) vs Jeremy Guthrie (3-8, 6.05)
Sunday: Cole Hamels (10-4, 3.20) vs Drew Pomeranz (1-3, 3.06)

Broadcast Info
Friday, 8:40, CSN
Saturday, 8:10, CSN
Sunday, 3:10, PHL 17
All Games on 94.1 FM

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Late homers complete come back

Phillies starter Cole Hamels allowed two runs in six innings while striking out five in his no decision on Monday. (Chris Schneider/AP Photo)

Shane Victorino knew it was gone once it left his bat.

The switch-hitting All-Star, who was flipped to his right side – the stronger of the two – ripped a solo home run to lead off the 10th, capping a come back win over the Rockies. The 4-3 win expanded the Phils winning streak to four games, starting the 10-game road trip off with a win.

John Mayberry’s two-run blast off closer Huston Street in the 9th inning tied the game up at 3-apiece. Street’s blown save was his fifth on the season, erasing the chance at a huge win over a hot Phillies team. After sitting down the first two batters, Street gave up a two-out double to Carlos Ruiz before Mayberry’s two-run blast.

Hamels was strong in his six innings of work, allowing two runs, both on a mistake to the Rockies Seth Smith. He even worked his way out of a bases loaded, one out jam in the 5th inning as he gave up six hits and a walk while striking out five in the no-decision.

The lack of run support early erased an opportunity for the left-hander to get his 13th win. Instead, he was slated with the no-decision.

The left-handed hitting Smith for the Rockies got the scoring going in the 2nd, when he took Hamels’ 2-1 offering into the centerfield grass to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead. It was only his 9th home run of the season.

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