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Like It Ruf: AA Prospect’s Two-Run Triple in 2nd Leads Phillies Past Nats

Phillies 2, Nationals 0
WP – Kyle Kendrick (
LP – John Lannan (
SV – Phillippe Aumont (2)

WASHINGTON — “That’s the first time I ever won and got beat.”

Those were the words Charlie Manuel used to describe the Phillies 2-0 win over the Nationals Monday night. Despite Philadelphia’s win, the Braves’ 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh clinched the Nationals their first NL East division crown.

Darin Ruf hit a two-run triple in the 2nd inning and that was all Kyle Kendrick needed.

Kendrick, who all but cemented a spot in the 2013 rotation, pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only four hits and a walk, striking out four. His effort dropped his ERA to 3.90, the fourth time in six years he had an ERA under 4.00.

Manuel said it himself that Kendrick, “is in there. Unless we get Price or someone like that.”

Phillippe Aumont recorded his second save of his career.

2B: Brown (11). 3B: Ruf (1).

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Phillies Win Fifth Straight On Arm of Kendrick

Phillies 3, Marlins 1
WP – Kyle Kendrick (9-10, 3.83)
LP – Wade Leblanc (2-4, 2.95)
SV – Antonio Bastardo (1)

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies are going streaking.

Kyle Kendrick took a no-hitter into the 6th inning and the offense produced just enough in the Phillies 3-1 win over the Marlins, Monday night.

Kendrick lasted seven innings, allowing a run on two hits and three walks, striking out a career-high-tying eight. Antonio Bastardo pitched in the save situation, his first of the season while Jonathan Papelbon was unavailable.

In the 5th, Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Michael Martinez scored on a passed ball after doubling, giving the Phillies a 3-0 lead.

In the top of the 6th, Kendrick lost his no-hit bid with Rob Brantly’s lead-off single.

2B: Utley (12), Martinez (1). HR: Brown (2).

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Hang ‘Em and Bang ‘Em: Kendrick Surrender’s Huge Homer to Bruce in 6th

Reds 2, Phillies 1
WP – Mat Latos (12-4, 3.69)
LP – Kyle Kendrick (8-10, 3.96)
SV – Aroldis Chapman (35)

CINCINNATI — All Kyle Kendrick had to do was keep his pitches down against Jay Bruce.

But one pitch stayed up and Bruce sent it over the right field wall, giving Cincinnati a 2-1 lead in the 6th and the eventual win over the Phillies. The homer broke up a 1-0 lead that was being preserved by Kendrick in an otherwise great start.

The only run Philadelphia managed to score came in the 4th inning. Domonic Brown drew a bases-loaded walk that enabled Chase Utley to score.

The Phillies were then robbed of a second run when Nate Schierholtz hit a liner into center field. Drew Stubbs clearly trapped the ball but it was ruled a catch. He then threw it to second for the third out.

Two different umpires made different calls and it cost the Phillies an important run.

Jimmy Rollins earned his 200oth hit in the 5th inning with a double down the right field line.

2B: Utley (11), Rollins (32).

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Kendrick, Phillies Overcome Early Runs

Phillies 3, Mets 2
WP – Kyle Kendrick (8-9, 4.01)
LP – Jon Niese (10-8, 3.55)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (30)

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies managed to prevent a sweep of the Mets with their 3-2 victory Thursday afternoon.

Kendrick overcame a rocky start in the first two innings as his offense backed him for his sixth win since the All-Star break. He lasted 7 2/3 innings, allowing only two runs on seven hits while striking out six.

Both runs surrendered by Kendrick were solo homers. The first came from Mike Baxter to lead off the game and the second came the following inning off the bat of Scott Hairston.

The Phillies cut the lead in half in the 3rd inning. After doubling, Jimmy Rollins scored on a Kevin Frandsen single to make it 2-1.

They tied the game up the next inning on Ty Wigginton’s RBI double. They broke the lead in the 5th inning on Ryan Howard’s sacrifice fly.

Rollins was pulled from the game after the 6th inning, most likely due to him not hustling on a Frandsen pop up. If this is the case, it’s the second time in the past month Rollins will be guilty of not hustling.

2B: Rollins (30), Wigginton (9), Frandsen (3), Mayberry (18), Kendrick (2).

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Phillies Kendrick Looks Sharp In Win

Phillies 4, Nationals 2
WP – Kyle Kendrick (7-9, 4.12)
LP – Edwin Jackson (7-9, 3.72)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (28)

PHILADELPHIA — Another fantastic outing from Kyle Kendrick fueled this win.

The number six starter pitched into the 7th, allowing only two runs in the Phillies 4-2 win over the first place Nationals on Friday night.

The scoreless streak may have ended but it didn’t erase the great outing Kendrick had once again. The two-run homer allowed to Tyler Moore snapped Kendrick’s 21-inning scoreless streak, but it was all Kendrick allowed.

Kendrick went 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three. He improved to 7-9 in his third straight win.

The Phillies scored in the first on a Chase Utley RBI single. Jimmy Rollins made it 3-0 in the 4th with his two-run single and Ryan Howard had an RBI single in the 8th that made it a 4-2 game.

2B: Kendrick (1), Howard (7).

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Kendrick Dominant As Phils Earn Split

Phillies 8, Brewers 0
WP – Kyle Kendrick
LP – Randy Wolf

MILWAUKEE – It appears Kyle Kendrick has found himself in another groove.

The right-hander pitched his second straight scoreless start, going eight innings in the Phillies 8-0 win over the Brewers Sunday afternoon. The win enabled the Phillies to manage a split in the series.

Kendrick tied a career high with seven strikeouts, going eight innings and allowing only three hits and a walk. His shutout streak now stands at 15 innings.

The Phillies opened up the scoring in the 2nd inning when Michael Martinez hit a two-run homer off Randy Wolf. They blew the game wide open in the 3rd inning with a three-run double by Domonic Brown to give Philadelphia a 5-0 lead.

They added two more runs in the 8th on Brian Schneider’s two-run double and one more in the 9th on Brown’s RBI single.

2B: Brown (4), Schneider (5). HR: Martinez (2).

Rollins’ Lead-Off Homer Leads Phillies Past Marlins

Phillies 1, Marlins 0
WP – Kyle Kendrick (5-9, 4.53)
LP – Josh Johnson (7-9, 3.73)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (26)

MIAMI — Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a solo home run for the 41st time in his career.

It turned out to be the only run scored in the game. Kyle Kendrick pitched seven shut out innings to support Rollins’ homer and the Phillies beat the Marlins, 1-0.

Kendrick scattered five hits through seven innings, striking out six while throwing only 87 pitches.

After the game, manager Charlie Manuel had one request for the reporters:

“I have something for you guys,” he said. “I want it on the front page. If the other team don’t score, we can’t lose.”

2B: Schneider (4). HR: Rollins (14).

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Runs Come After Delay In Phils Win

Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick was strong once again, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings during a rain-shortened start. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Phillies 6, Marlins 4
WP – Kyle Kendrick (2-4, 4.02)
LP – Mark Buehrle (5-5, 3.53)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (15)

PHILADELPHIA — With the rain came runs for the Phillies.

Following up a rain delay in which the Phillies led 2-1, the Phillies scored four runs in the final half of the game to beat the Marlins, 6-4, Friday night.

Both bullpens did a good job at trying to ruin the strong outings created by starter’s Mark Buehrle and Kyle Kendrick before the delay. Both pitchers resumed pitching after the 48-minute delay but only Kendrick managed to get out of the it alive.

Hunter Pence was able to get to Buehrle right away. After Placido Polanco’s lead-0ff hit to start the bottom of the 5th, Pence smashed his 12th home run of the season, expanding the Phillies lead to 4-1.

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Kendrick Pitches First Career Shutout

Phillies 4, Cardinals 0WP – Kyle Kendrick (1-4, 4.10)
LP – Jaime Garcia 3-3, 3.78)

ST. LOUIS — Last season, the Phillies had seven individual complete game shutouts, six by Cliff Lee and one by Roy Halladay.

Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick pitched a 4-0 shutout over the Cardinals, the first in his career. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

This season they have two, and none of them belong to Lee, Halladay, Cole Hamels or Vance Worley. Instead, Joe Blanton has one and now Kyle Kendrick has the other.

Kendrick pitched his first career shutout, and first complete game since July 2010. His seven-hitter provided the Phillies with a 4-0 win over the Cardinals, earning them a series win as well as expanding their winning streak to four games.

It was Kendrick’s first win of the season, allowing seven hits and striking out four while throwing 94 pitches. In Kendrick’s last five starts, he has allowed only six earned runs through 33 innings pitching in the place of Lee and Worley respectively.

The Phils got to Jaime Garcia in the 4th inning on an RBI double by Shane Victorino. They poured it on in the 6th inning when John Mayberry drove in two on a double to left field and Victorino scored on a ground out by Freddy Galvis to make it 4-0.

After that, Kendrick coasted the rest of the way to preserve his milestone victory.

2B: Schneider (2), Victorino (11), Polanco (9), Mayberry (7).

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Phillies Could Possibly Worry About Worley

Phillies SP Vance Worley (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

There is one name in all of baseball that is feared when it’s uttered: Dr. James Andrews.

Phillies injured starting pitcher Vance Worley visited Dr. Andrews Monday afternoon, seeking a second opinion on his elbow. UPDATE (via Todd Zolecki): Worley back from 2nd opinion. Said same diagnosis as Phillies doctors. No Tommy John. Will have to pitch rest of year with bone chip.

 Usually when Andrews is involved, it’s because he’s the best doctor in sports, specializing in the Tommy John surgery.

It was reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer that Worley has a small bone chip in his right elbow.

“He has a small body embedded in the lining of his joint,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. “We don’t think it’s the reason why he had inflammation, but it’s possible. This is something that’s not very uncommon. But it could be the cause of some of the inflammation. We haven’t heard from Andrews.”

Worley originally went on the disabled list with elbow inflammation. Before the injury, Worley was 3-2 with a 3.07 ERA in seven starts.

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