Hopkins homers again as Phils beat Marlins 8-1


Hopkins homers again as Phils beat Marlins 8-1
  1. Hopkins homers again as Phils beat Marlins 8-1
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    Philadelphia rookie Rhys Hoskins continued his record home run pace, connecting on his 17th in just his 33rd major league game, the Phillies' 8-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on…
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Philadelphia rookie Rhys Hoskins continued his record home run pace, connecting on his 17th in just his 33rd major league game, the Phillies' 8-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.

Hoskins, who was called up to the Phillies on Aug. 10, is the fastest player in major league history to get to 17 career homers. The record was 42 games by Wally Berger, an outfielder for the Boston Braves in 1930.

The latest home run came in the fifth inning, when Hopkins hit a fastball from Dan Straily into the left field bleachers for a two-run homer that gave the Phillies some breathing room.

Aaron Nola kept the Marlins off balance, mixing a slow change-up with a fastball to strike out a career-high 11 in seven innings. Nola's only mistake of the night was a solo home run allowed to Miami's Christian Yelich in the third inning.

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Philadelphia rookie Rhys Hoskins continued his record home run pace, connecting on his 17th in just his 33rd major league game, the Phillies' 8-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.

Hoskins, who was called up to the Phillies on Aug. 10, is the fastest player in major league history to get to 17 career homers. The record was 42 games by Wally Berger, an outfielder for the Boston Braves in 1930.

Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Altherr follows through on an RBI double off Miami Marlins starting pitcher Dan Straily during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Miami Marlins' Dan Straily pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The latest home run came in the fifth inning, when Hopkins hit a fastball from Dan Straily into the left field bleachers for a two-run homer that gave the Phillies some breathing room.

Aaron Nola kept the Marlins off balance, mixing a slow change-up with a fastball to strike out a career-high 11 in seven innings. Nola's only mistake of the night was a solo home run allowed to Miami's Christian Yelich in the third inning.

Nola and reliever Adam Morgan managed to keep Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins slugger who has not homered since hitting his major league-leading 54th last Saturday in Atlanta, to an 0-for-3 night with one walk.

The Phillies' resurgent lineup managed to get to Straily after Yelich had tied the game. Aaron Altherr brought Hoskins home in the bottom of the third, then just managed to beat a throw from Marcell Ozuna home to score on a single by Maikel Franco to make it 3-1.

Odubel Herrera would add his 13th home run of the season in the sixth inning.

Miami has lost four in a row and 14 of 16. Philadelphia has won two straight in its bid to avoid its first 100-loss season since 1961.

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