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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about the first game of a doubleheader between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-alex-cobb-jersey , The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Mets broke a franchise record for runs set on Aug. 16, 2017, during their 24-4 win over the Phillies. The Mets’ previous record for runs of 23 was set on Aug. 16, 1987, against Chicago Cubs.A corrected version of the story is below:Hoskins homers again, Phillies beat Mets 9-6 to earn splitRhys Hoskins hit a three-run homer, Scott Kingery had a solo shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 9-6 to earn a doubleheader spitBy ROB MAADDIAP Sports WriterPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins erased an ugly start with one big swing.Hoskins hit a three-run homer, Scott Kingery had a solo shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 9-6 on Thursday night to split their doubleheader.In the first game, Jose Bautista hit a grand slam and had a career-high seven RBIs as the Mets set a franchise record for runs Wade Boggs Jersey , prompting the Phillies to use two position players to pitch the final three innings of a 24-4 rout.Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler defended the decision to use Roman Quinn and Kingery on the mound in the opener and took plenty of heat from fans and media on social media.His players backed him up.“You trust Gabe,” Hoskins said. “It’s worked. We don’t see any madness in his method.”The Phillies moved within 1½ games of NL East-leading Atlanta.The Mets began the nightcap with three straight doubles on Zach Eflin’s first four pitches. Michael Conforto’s two-run double made it 2-0.But then Hoskins crushed one high off the foul pole to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead in the bottom half against Steven Matz (5-10), just activated from the disabled list. Hoskins, who went deep in both ends of the twinbill, has 11 of his 25 homers since the All-Star break — and three in the last four games.“Rhys set the tone,” Kapler said. “We’re not down for long. We can take a punch and come out swinging.”The Phillies added three runs in the second. Kingery homered, Wilson Ramos had an RBI single and Cesar Hernandez swiped home on a double steal.Eflin (9-4) gave up four runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. Seranthony Dominguez got the last two outs.“I was in a funk the whole night and didn’t have my best command, but my slider saved me,” Eflin said.In the opener http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-wilson-ramos-jersey , Corey Oswalt (2-2) allowed four solo homers in six innings, Amed Rosario hit a leadoff homer and had three RBIs and the Mets took advantage of four errors to score 11 unearned runs.Even reliever Jerry Blevins got his first career hit, a line-drive RBI single off Kingery.“There’s nothing better,” Blevins said. “It’s something you dream about as a kid. When I tell the story, I’ll say I turned around a 95 (mph fastball). It’s pretty awesome.”The Mets scored more than 15 runs in consecutive games for the first time in franchise history. They beat Baltimore 16-5 Wednesday night.Hoskins, Maikel Franco, Nick Williams and Jorge Alfaro went deep for the Phillies.Quinn, the team’s fourth outfielder, gave up a homer to Conforto on his second pitch — a 79 mph fastball. Quinn got five outs Mallex Smith Jersey , gave up seven runs and threw 42 pitches. Kingery went the final 1 1/3 innings and allowed two runs.Mets right fielder Brandon Nimmo left the game after injuring his left index finger hitting a grounder to third base with two outs and the bases loaded in the third. Nimmo fell to the ground as the ball rolled to Franco, who was late tagging third but threw to first to easily get the out.X-rays on Nimmo’s finger were negative and he said he’ll have an MRI on Friday. Bautista replaced him.“I just said, ‘Oh, crud,'” Nimmo said. “It hit my knuckle.”Phillies starter Ranger Suarez (1-1) gave up eight runs — four earned — and 11 hits in four innings. Mark Leiter Jr. allowed seven unearned runs and four hits in one inning.After Alfaro’s shot cut it to 5-4, the Mets broke loose for a 10-run fifth. Suarez balked in a run and exited after Bautista followed with an RBI single. Another run scored on Alfaro’s throwing error on Oswalt’s sacrifice, and Rosario drove one in on a fielder’s choice grounder.Hoskins then dropped Austin Jackson’s two-out fly ball for an error, and another run scored. After Wilmer Flores’ RBI single, Bautista connected for his 10th homer. Bautista had a chance to hit another slam when he faced Quinn in the eighth but walked on a 3-2 pitch over his head. Bautista added an RBI double off Kingery.RUN BARRAGEThe Mets’ previous record was 23 runs at the Cubs on Aug. 16 http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-blake-snell-jersey , 1987.DOMINATING PHILLYThe Mets are 42-19 over their past 61 games at Citizens Bank Park since 2012.GOING DEEPBautista has 13 seasons of double-digit homers since 2005. Only Albert Pujols has more with 14.TRAINER’S ROOMMets: David Wright went 0 for 3 in his latest rehab game for Class A St. Lucie. In six innings at third base, he had one assist and one putout.Phillies: LHP Aaron Loup (left forearm strain) and lefty Austin Davis (low back tightness) were placed on the 10-day disabled list. Suarez and right-hander Mark Leiter Jr. were recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.UP NEXTRHP Noah Syndergaard (8-2, 3.22 ERA) goes for the Mets and RHP Aaron Nola (13-3, 2.28) starts for the Phillies in a marquee matchup Friday night. ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves didn’t have to face David Price during a May series in Boston and now they’ll miss the Red Sox left-hander again just when he has been pitching his best baseball of the season.Price was on schedule to start the opener of the three-game interleague series between the Red Sox and the Braves on Monday, but he was hit on the left wrist by a line drive in the third inning against Miami last week.Although Price said afterward that he hoped he wouldn’t miss a start and didn’t want to, the Red Sox decided to be safe rather than sorry.Article continues below ...Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will start in Price’s place at SunTrust Park, with the Braves calling on right-hander Touki Toussaint for his second major league appearance.The Braves plan to go with a six-man rotation the final month of the regular season as they try to hold off Philadelphia in the National League East. Toussaint was promoted from Triple-A on Saturday when rosters could expand.Atlanta’s lead is back to four games after the Braves (76-60) took two of three from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a weekend series while the Phillies were losing two of three to the Chicago Cubs.Eovaldi didn’t allow a run in 15 innings of his first two starts after being acquired from Tampa Bay, but he has struggled since. He is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA in seven starts for the Red Sox The last one on Friday was limited to two innings because of rain. He has surrendered 13 runs in his past three games.Eovaldi is 2-3 with a 2.82 ERA in 13 career starts against Atlanta and is 2-1 with a 2.06 ERA in six interleague starts for the Rays and Red Sox this season.Price will throw off the mound while the Red Sox are in Atlanta and could start against Houston next weekend in Boston.“It should be Houston or the next series,” Boston manger Joey Cora said on Sunday before the Red Sox concluded a series against the White Sox in Chicago. “We’re not worried. He’s in good spirits. He should be fine.”Toussaint made an impressive debut on Aug. 13 in a spot start Rob Refsnyder Jersey , limiting Miami to two hits and a run in six innings. He struck out four and walked two.“Very excited to see him again,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “When he left here, he continued to pitch really, really good. He’s had some kind of year and come a long way.”The 22-year-old made eight starts for Triple-A Gwinnett after starting the season in Double-A and was 5-0 with a 1.43 ERA. He struck out 56 and walked 17 in 50 1/3 innings.Facing the Red Sox, who have the best record in the majors at 94-44 and a 7 1/2-game lead in the American League, will be a step up for Toussaint after facing the Marlins in his debut.“You dream of this as a little kid,” he said. “You want to be in the World Series pitching against the best.”The Red Sox took two of the three games against the Braves in Boston. The Red Sox are 11-3 in interleague games and the Braves are 8-9.
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