• Rollins, Brown help Phillies rebound, top Astros

    Summary of 13 articles · Updated Sep 17, 2012
    With one swing of the bat from Jimmy Rollins on Friday night, the Philadelphia Phillies put a tough loss to the Houston Astros a night before behind them. Rollins hit a leadoff homer, Domonic Brown had a two-run shot and John Mayberry and Ryan Howard each had three RBIs as the Phillies beat the Astros 12-6. Rollins' homer keyed a four-run first inning on a night when the Phillies came one run shy of a season high. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said losing three of four to the Astros really hurts, but ad...
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Rollins providing steady production leading off

      Overlooked a bit in Philadelphia's upswing has been the production of shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who has 20 home runs and 61 RBIs from the leadoff spot entering Saturday's game at Houston.
      Source: MLB.com
  • Concession Speech: 2012 Houston Astros

    As the regular season winds down, many teams are already facing an offseason filled with golf rounds and hot-stove strategy. But we're not going to let them get off that easy. No sir. No way. In an attempt to bring some closure between franchise and fol…
    Source: yahoo.com
    • Astros take full advantage of expanded roster in 7-6 win

      What the Astros couldn’t do as a 25-man team all season, they are suddenly doing with flair as they number 35 with September roster expansion.
      Source: chron.com
    • Maybe Luhnow is right! Astros can compete in every game and every series

      “I continue to believe that we have enough talent here to be able to compete in every game and every series.” -- Jeff Luhnow after this year's sell off of players like Carlos Lee, J.A. Happ, Wandy Rodriguez and Brett Myers. Maybe Luhnow is right after
      Source: chron.com
    • Astros plate 4 in 7th to rocket past Phillies

      Justin Maxwell hit a two-run double and Matt Dominguez added a two-run single in Houston's four-run seventh inning as the Astros rallied for a 7-6 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Astros clinch series win against Phillies, put off loss No. 100

      The Astros avoided hitting the century mark in losses yet again.
      Source: chron.com
    • Four-run seventh lifts Astros over Phils in finale

      Jordan Lyles went five innings to keep it close, and the Astros struck for four runs in the seventh before holding on for a 7-6 win over the Phillies in Sunday's finale at Minute Maid Park.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Astros avoid 100th loss of season, beat Phillies

      Dallas Keuchel pitched five-hit ball into the sixth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 on Saturday and avoided their 100th loss of the season.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Astros shut out Phillies behind Keuchel’s strong effort

      Keuchel was wild early, throwing 12 of his first 17 pitches for balls but settled down very nicely with 5 1/3 shutout innings.
      Source: chron.com
  • Inside the Phillies: Phillies' run has affected these seven the most

    The final 21/2 weeks of this Phillies season were supposed to be an audition for next season. Shockingly, they have become an improbable push for the postseason.
    Source: philly.com
    • Phillies' Path to the Postseason: Sept. 16, 2012

      Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Astros damaged the Phillies' chances of getting the second Wild-Card spot on Saturday. The loss dropped Philadelphia to .500 at 73-73 and they're now chasing the Cardinals, Dodgers, Pirates and Brewers for the final Wild-Card …
      Source: MLB.com
    • Kendrick, Phillies Handyman, Sparks Playoff Push as Starter

      Kyle Kendrick, a pitching handyman since 2007, became a regular starter in August and sparked a Phillies playoff push.
      Source: nytimes.com

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