Trea Turner displayed energy and pace and delivered some neat work at shortstop, too. Simply the type of all-around efficiency the Phillies envisioned when he signed an enormous contract.
Turner homered and had three hits, Brandon Marsh additionally went deep and Philadelphia beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Wednesday.
Taijuan Walker pitched into the seventh inning, and the Phillies had higher luck in opposition to Mike Clevinger after being held to 1 hit by Lucas Giolito and three relievers within the second sport of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
Lured to Philadelphia from the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 0 million, 11-year contract, Turner hit his first residence run for the Phillies with a solo shot within the first.
“It’s been a minute,” the two-time All-Star stated. “I clearly need to drive the baseball, and right now, I type of bought again to that, hit some balls onerous. It felt good.”
Turner additionally singled, stole a base and scored within the third. And he capped a two-run fourth with an RBI double in opposition to Tanner Banks, making it 5-2.
“Triple in need of the cycle,” supervisor Rob Thomson stated. “Stolen base, performed nice protection. Made a play up the center that was a very good play. He had an ideal ballgame.”
Marsh led off the second together with his third residence run; he had Philadelphia’s lone hit in Tuesday’s nightcap.
Walker (2-1) gave up two runs and 5 hits in 6 1/3 innings. He exited after strolling Jake Burger to place runners on first and second.
Gregory Soto retired pinch-hitter Romy González on a fly and struck out Lenyn Sosa to finish the menace.
Craig Kimbrel pitched round an infield single by Elvis Andrus main off the eighth. José Alvarado retired all three batters within the ninth for his second save in three possibilities.
“We have now a very good bullpen,” Walker stated. “As starters maintain going deeper into video games, they’ll have extra relaxation, and so they’ll be capable to are available in when they should are available in, as an alternative of coming in early within the video games.”
WHITE SOX STRUGGLE
Clevinger (2-1) lasted simply three innings, permitting three runs and 6 hits on 75 pitches in one other tough outing in opposition to the defending Nationwide League champions. The correct-hander didn’t report an out beginning for San Diego in Sport 4 of final yr’s NLCS, and Philadelphia went on to win the sequence 4-1.
Andrew Vaughn hit a two-run homer within the first. However the White Sox misplaced for the sixth time in eight video games.
Phillies: LHP Ranger Suárez (left forearm tightness) is scheduled to throw about 35 pitches in a simulated sport Saturday, Thomson stated. Suarez, who has been sidelined all season, threw 25 pitches to Bryce Harper and Cristian Pache in a simulated sport Tuesday.
White Sox: 3B Yoán Moncada (decrease again soreness) will in all probability must go on a rehab project earlier than he returns from the 10-day injured record, supervisor Pedro Grifol stated. “If he does go on one, it’s as a result of he performs either side of the ball and third base is a reactionary place,” he stated. “There’s some diving concerned. There’s plenty of motion.” Moncada is eligible to be activated Friday. He has not performed since April 9.
Phillies: LHP Matt Strahm (1-1, 2.13 ERA) seems to bounce again from a tough outing because the Phillies open a four-game residence sequence Thursday in opposition to the Colorado Rockies. Strahm didn’t make it out of the third inning in a 13-0 loss at Cincinnati on Saturday.
White Sox: RHP Michael Kopech (0-2, 6.32) seeks his first win when the White Sox open a three-game sequence at Tampa Bay on Friday. LHP Josh Fleming (0-0, 6.10) begins for the Rays.
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