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Phillies pound out 18 hits to crush the slumping Padres

Phillies pound out 18 hits to crush the slumping Padres
Phillies pound out 18 hits to crush the slumping Padres

MLB: San Diego Padres at Philadelphia PhilliesJune 17, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third base Alec Bohm (28) hits a three-run home run during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs and drove in four runs, while Alec Bohm homered, singled twice and drove in three runs to lift the host Philadelphia Phillies past the San Diego Padres 9-2 on Monday.

Rafael Marchan added four hits and two RBI for the Phillies, who had 18 hits. Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos, Trea Turner and Brandon Marsh each had two hits.

Philadelphia starter Cristopher Sanchez (4-3) pitched seven innings and gave up six hits and two runs (one earned) with five strikeouts and one walk.

Manny Machado had two goals for struggling San Diego, which scored four straight.

Padres starter Randy Vasquez (1-4) allowed 12 hits and six runs with two strikeouts and two walks in 4 1/3 innings.

Schwarber blasted a two-run home run 450 feet to left center field for a 2-0 Phillies lead in the bottom of the third. Marchan hit an RBI single in the fourth for a 3-0 lead.

Machado led off the fifth with a single and moved to second on an error by Marsh in center field. He advanced to third base on a fly ball to center and scored on Jake Cronenworth’s groundout to close San Diego within 3-1.

Bohm blasted a three-run homer to left in the bottom of the fifth to open a 6–1 lead before Schwarber crushed his second two-run shot an inning later to make it 8–1.

Donovan Solano hit an RBI double in the seventh to pull the Padres within 8-2. Marchan answered for Philadelphia at the bottom of the frame with a check-swing RBI single that made it 9-2.

Castellanos capped an 0-for-17 slump with a double in the second inning, but he missed an RBI when Bohm was thrown out at home by center fielder Jackson Merrill.

Ha-Seong Kim was thrown out by Marchan trying to steal second base for the third out in the top of the third inning.

The Phillies turned three double plays in the first four innings.

–Field-level media