LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Catcher Cameron Rupp has been acquired by the Detroit Tigers from the San Francisco Giants for cash.
The 30-year-old, a veteran of five major league seasons, spent last...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $5.1 million, one-year deal with Cesar Hernandez, avoiding arbitration with the second baseman who has led the team in batting average each of the past two seasons.
The Phillies also reached one-year agreements with third baseman Maikel Franco ($2.95 million), reliever Luis Garcia ($1.2 million) and catcher Cameron Rupp ($2.05 million). Philadelphia has no remaining players eligible for arbitration.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins didn't homer, but he found a way to help the Phillies continue their dominance of the Braves.
Hoskins ended his homer streak but did drive in the go-ahead run with a sixth-inning double, Aaron Nola pitched seven strong innings and Philadelphia beat Atlanta 6-1 on Monday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki thought about bunting before swinging away and hitting the ball a long way.
Suzuki's pinch-hit three-run homer broke a tie in the seventh inning, Giancarlo Stanton added his major league-leading 46th homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-8 in the opener of a traditional doubleheader Tuesday.
Manager Don Mattingly didn't send Suzuki to the plate to sacrifice so he's happy he took a cut.
DENVER (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies were running out of chances after having two runners cut down at home plate. Cameron Rupp made sure there wasn't a third time with a clutch hit against one of the best closers in the majors.
Rupp hit a two-run double in the ninth inning off Greg Holland, and Philadelphia rallied to beat the Rockies 3-2 on Sunday.
The unlikely comeback against a Rockies team that was 59-0 when leading after eight innings gave the Phillies a happy plane trip to Atlanta.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrelton Simmons could see clearly from third base that reliever Luis Garcia's eighth-inning pitch was sailing high, and then higher still.
"It froze me for a second the way it came out of the pitcher's hand," Simmons said, "I thought, OK, it's over (catcher Cameron Rupp's) head, I've got to go. Then you see how quick the catcher kind of got to it."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Thompson didn't have time for nerves or negative thoughts.
Thompson pitched five scoreless innings in an emergency start and Aaron Altherr homered twice to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 10-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Tommy Joseph and Cameron Rupp also homered and Freddy Galvis had three hits for the Phillies, who have scored 19 runs on seven homers and 14 extra-base hits while winning the last two.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The surprise wasn't seeing a team pound out nine extra-base hits, just that it was the Phillies doing it.
Cameron Rupp hit two home runs and had four RBIs and Aaron Nola set a career high with 10 strikeouts over six innings to lead Philadelphia to a 9-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Maikel Franco homered and doubled and Tommy Joseph had two doubles for the Phillies, who had 14 hits while setting season highs for doubles (5) and extra-base hits.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies manager Pete Mackanin was pleasantly surprised by his team's power display on Sunday.
"I normally don't bring notes with me," Mackanin said at the podium after the game, "but I got to try to remember all those home runs we hit. That was really something."
Freddy Galvis hit two of his team's six home runs, Jerad Eickhoff threw five shutout innings, and the Phillies topped the San Diego Padres 7-1 to break their five-game slide.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's animal welfare agency is celebrating its 150th birthday, and one special gift it has received is new legislation strengthening laws against animal cruelty.
The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held a birthday party for itself Wednesday at its Philadelphia headquarters
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson allowed just two hits over six innings before leaving with an injury and the Philadelphia Phillies pulled away from the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak.
Hellickson (5-1) struck out two and walked one, retiring 16 of the final 17 batters he faced to win for the first time in more than three weeks. He left after grabbing his right side while running out an RBI double in the seventh.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg toughness stood out for Washington manager Dusty Baker.
With the Nationals' bullpen ailing and struggling, Baker needed a deep outing for Strasburg. And while the pitcher had a leg cramp and failed to reach the seventh inning for the first time this season, Strasburg pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and hit his second major league home run in a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — The rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies haven't had much luck at Citi Field the past few years. They caught a break Tuesday night courtesy of Mets third baseman Jose Reyes.
Cameron Rupp drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly and Philadelphia scored four times in the 10th inning for a 6-2 victory over New York.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — While the future Philadelphia Phillies in the minors get all the hype, the big leaguers have plenty to prove.
Manager Pete Mackanin and the front office have modest goals for the rebuilding Phillies this season, but the players have loftier expectations. They won't be content holding down a spot until a prospect is ready to take their job.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Cameron Rupp is a fan favorite in Philadelphia until football season starts.
Rupp had a breakout year for the Phillies in 2016, smacking 43 extra-base hits as he replaced Carlos Ruiz as the starting catcher.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Five years is a long time between wins. That's why this one meant so much to reliever Frank Herrmann.
Pinch-hitter Jimmy Paredes singled home the winning run with one out in the 13th inning to give Herrmann and the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 victory over Miami on Friday night, dropping the Marlins (73-74) five games behind the New York Mets for the second NL wild card.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies got a clutch home run to erase a three-run deficit and received a decent outing from a rookie pitcher who's had trouble winning.
As the Phillies slide toward another losing season, they'll take any positive they can get.
And so, after a 5-4 defeat at the hands of the Washington Nationals on Friday night, Philadelphia savored a few standout performances in a losing cause.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Carlos Ruiz from Philadelphia in a trade of popular backup catchers Thursday, getting a player with a world of postseason experience.
The Phillies also sent $1 million to the Dodgers for A.J. Ellis, minor league pitcher Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named or cash.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cameron Rupp homered and tied a career high with four RBIs to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Friday night.
Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson (9-7) allowed three runs, six hits and two walks. Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth for his 28th save in 30 chances.
Christian Friedrich (4-7) lost for the sixth time in his last seven decisions, surrendering four runs and five hits. He had four strikeouts and hasn't won since...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco drove home the winning run with one out in the 12th inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-4 victory over the struggling San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.
Ryan Howard homered among his three hits and Cameron Rupp also connected for Philadelphia. Franco finished with three RBIs, including one on the unusual play that ended the game.
With the bases loaded and one out, Franco lined what appeared to be a clean single into...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Altherr had a homer and five RBIs, Maikel Franco homered and went 4 for 4 and the Philadelphia Phillies used a five-run eighth inning to beat the San Francisco Giants 13-8 in a wild game Tuesday night.
Altherr broke a tie with a two-run single in the eighth, Cameron Rupp hit a three-run homer and Cesar Hernandez added four hits for the Phillies. They blew a six-run lead before rebounding to hand the NL West-leading Giants their 12th loss in 16...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates rookie right-hander Tyler Glasnow was removed from his second major league start in the fourth inning Saturday with shoulder discomfort in his throwing arm.
While facing the Philadelphia Phillies' Peter Bourjos with no outs and runners on first and second base, Glasnow stepped off the mound and was met by manager Clint Hurdle and team trainers.
Glasnow was then was taken out without attempting a warmup pitch and replaced by...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zach Eflin pitched his first major league shutout in his eighth start and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Friday night.
Eflin (3-3) had six strikeouts, allowed three hits and did not walk a batter as he threw 100 pitches for his second complete game this month. In the majors for just 39 days, the 22-year-old is one of only seven pitchers to have multiple complete games this season.
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado acknowledged it was tough for Colorado Rockies to recover after the Philadelphia Phillies hit two of the season's longest home runs in the majors.
At least the Rockies have a few days now to regroup.
Maikel Franco and Cameron Rupp hit long home runs off a slumping bullpen and the Phillies beat the Rockies 10-3 Sunday in their final game before the All-Star break.
DENVER (AP) — Maikel Franco and Cameron Rupp hit long home runs, rookie Zach Eflin got his second big league win and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 on Sunday in their final game before the All-Star break.
The Phillies have won 10 of 13 games. Rupp tied his career high with four RBIs, which included a two-run homer that traveled 465 feet, per Statcast, in the seventh inning. Franco followed with a three-run shot in the eighth that went 471...