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Joseph homers to rally Phillies past Rockies, 5-3

By BRENT W. NEWJuly 9, 2016
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez delivers to Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 8, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez delivers to Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 8, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Tommy Joseph hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run in the seventh inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Friday night.

Vince Velasquez (8-2) allowed two runs over six innings and won his third straight decision since coming off the 15-day disabled list with a right biceps strain on June 27. He struck out six and walked two on 98 pitches.

The Phillies snapped a five-game losing streak to the Rockies and have won eight of their last 10 overall.

Rockies starter Jon Gray left the game with a 2-0 lead and runners on the corners with one out in the seventh. The Phillies put up four runs in their next two at-bats off reliever Jake McGee (0-3), starting with Cesar Hernandez’s RBI single followed by Joseph’s home run to left field.

Jeanmar Gomez got four outs to earn his 24th save.

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