Home runs for Rhys Hoskins in 11 games since being called up by Phillies

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Posted by Eric Fisher On August - 20 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

A quick look at 10 sports stories in the news…  

1. Dolphins coming to town Eagles will practice with Dolphins on Monday, Tuesday before facing them Thursday (7 p.m.) at Lincoln Financial Field.

2. Barnett sits with injury First-round draft pick Derek Barnett, with 3 sacks in first 2 preseason games, sits out Sunday’s practice with “lower-body” injury. LT Jason Peters, who missed practice, preseason game against Bills for personal reasons, returns to practice, as do  OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee), CB Ron Brooks (hamstring), TE Anthony Denham (calf).. Backup QB Nick Foles full participant in practice. Receivers Bryce Treggs (leg soreness), Paul Turner (shoulder) and OL Josh Andrews (hand) miss practice.

3. Eagles, Darby defeat Bills Ronald Darby intercepts pass, returns it 48 yards against his former team as Eagles defeat visiting Bills, 20-16, in preseason game. Eagles intercept 3 passes, including CB Mitchell White’s interception at goal line on final play to preserve victory. First-team offense doesn’t pick up first down until its 4th series. Carson Wentz completes 6 of 9 passes for 56 yards. Alshon Jeffery catches 2 passes for 23 yards in his 1st game as Eagle. Steven Means has 2 sacks. First-round draft pick Derek Barnett has sack. Corey Clement, Byron Marshall score rushing TDs.

4. Phillies rally past Giants Phillies score 3 runs in 8th inning to defeat host Giants, 5-2, achieve split of 4-game series at end of West Coast trip. Phillies string together 5 straight singles with 1 out in 8th inning, with Jorge Alfaro delivering game-tying single, and Pedro Florimon stroking go-ahead 2-run single. Florimon finishes with 2 hits, 3 RBI. Rhys Hoskins adds insurance run in 9th with solo homer, his 5th in 11 games since being called up. Ben Lively limits Giants to 2 runs in 6 innings. Phillies off Monday before hosting Marlins in doubleheader on Tuesday. Aaron Nola will pitch first game (4 p.m.) Tuesday.

5. Who’s on third? Crawford J.P. Crawford starts at 3b for first time Sunday with Lehigh Valley. With Freddy Galvis playing well at shorstop and Maikel Franco struggling at 3b, Crawford may be playing third to prepare for being called up.

6. Herrera goes to DL Sore left hamstring lands Odubel Herrera on 10-day disabled list. Herrera, who had missed previous 3 games due to the injury, has 17-game hitting streak. Phillies recall pitcher Ben Lively from Class AAA Lehigh Valley. He is expected to start Sunday against Giants, with Mark Leiter Jr. returning to bullpen.

7. Penn State rewards Franklin Penn State extends contract of head coach James Franklin 6 years, guaranteeing him $34.7 million through 2022. After 2-2 start last year, Penn State won 9 straight games before losing to USC in Rose Bowl. Nittany Lions, who were 7-6 in Franklin’s first 2 years, finished season 9-3, ranked 6th in nation.

8. Union squander opportunity Union allow goals early and late, settle for 2-2 tie with host San Jose. Union (8-11-6) have only won once on road this season, but held 2-1 lead for most of 2nd half, but Chris Wondolowski scores on penalty kick in stoppage time to tie game. Earthquake take lead 3 minutes into game, but Union even score on Jack Elliott’s 1st career goal in 35th  minute, then Roland Alberg gives Union lead in 55th minute. Union, who gain no ground in playoff race in Eastern Conference standings, visit first-place Toronto FC, which is undefeated at home, on Wednesday (8 p.m.).

9. NFLPA appeals Cowboys’ Elliott’s suspension National Football League Players Association, citing due process, appeals 6-game suspension given to Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott for 6 games for allegations of domestic violence. Tiffany Thompson, described as Elliott’s girlfriend, alleges Elliott assaulted her 5 times during 1 week in July of 2016. Letter from NFL states that photographic and forensic evidence corroborate Thompson’s claims. If suspended, Elliott, who rushed for 1,631 yards, 15 TDs last season, would return before either of Cowboys’ games with Eagles.

10. Soul advance to ArenaBowl Dan Raudabaugh completes 23 of 35 passes for 324 yards and 9 TDs, 6 of them to Darius Reynolds, as the defending-champion Soul defeat visiting Baltimore, 69-54, to advance to ArenaBowl XXX. Soul (14-1) will face Tampa Bay, which defeated Cleveland in semifinals, in ArenaBowl XXX on Aug. 26 at Wells Fargo Center, where Soul have won 17 straight games. Reynolds has 171 receiving yards on 9 receptions.

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San Francisco 10, Phillies 2

Phillies 12, San Francisco 9
Union 2, San Jose 2

Phillies 5, San Francisco 2


No games scheduled

Marlins at Phillies, 4 p.m. (DH)

Marlins at Phillies, 7 p.m.
Union at Toronto FC, 8 p.m.

Marlins at Phillies, 1 p.m.
Dolphins at Eagles, 7 p.m.

Cubs at Phillies, 7 p.m.

Cubs at Phillies, 7 p.m.
Atlanta United FC at Union, 7 p.m.
ArenaBowl XXX
Tampa Bay at Soul, 7 p.m.

Cubs at Phillies, 1:30 p.m.



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