Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Harper Homers, Wheeler Strikes out 11 as Phillies Complete Sweep of Reeling Giants
gvw_ap_news
By Associated Press
Published 2 weeks ago on
May 6, 2024

Philadelphia's Bryce Harper, second from left, celebrates with J.T. Realmuto, left, and Kyle Schwarber, front right, after hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants pitcher Mason Black, Monday, May 6, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP/Matt Rourke)

Share

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

PHILADELPHIA — Zack Wheeler struck out 11 in seven innings, Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer, and Kyle Schwarber added a solo shot to help the Philadelphia Phillies complete a four-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 6-1 win on Monday.

The major league-leading Phillies (25-11) won their sixth straight and have won 10 of 11 and 17 of 20 to open a three-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East.

The Phillies have also won 10 straight games at Citizens Bank Park, just two wins shy of matching the team record set in 2012. Philadelphia also set a franchise record with 11 straight wins against NL West opponents.

Meanwhile, the Giants have lost four straight and six of their last seven games. They’re 6-14 on the road and 15-21 overall — eight games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

Up Next

The Giants stay on the road with three games at Colorado starting Tuesday. The Giants send LHP Kyle Harrison (2-1, 3.79 ERA) to the mound against Rockies RHP Dakota Hudson (0-5, 5.93).

The Phillies open a two-game set against Toronto on Tuesday. They will send LHP Cristopher Sánchez (1-3, 3.68) to the mound against Blue Jays RHP José Berríos (4-2, 1.44).

Harper’s Performance

Harper homered for the second straight game and his eighth of the season made it 4-0 against Giants rookie Mason Black (0-1). Black made his major league debut in front of his parents, younger brother, girlfriend, and scores of friends and relatives who made the trip to watch him pitch against his boyhood favorite team.

The 24-year-old Black — named the seventh-best prospect in baseball, per MLB.com — was the Giants’ third-round pick in the 2021 draft out of Lehigh University. Black recorded a 1-2-3 first inning that included strikeouts of J.T. Realmuto and Harper, the latter caught looking at an 88 mph changeup.

Black gave up eight hits, five runs and three walks. He struck out four in 4 1/3 innings.

Wheeler’s Dominance

Wheeler (4-3) showed the rookie how it was done. He rebounded from an 0-3 start — he allowed six runs total in his first three starts — to win his fourth straight start. Wheeler allowed one run, walked one and lowered his ERA to 1.62.

Matt Strahm tossed a scoreless eighth and Orion Kerkering pitched the ninth to complete the five-hitter.

Team Effort

With shortstop Trea Turner out at least six weeks with a left hamstring strain, his replacements are starting to fill the void. Bryson Stott moved from second base to shortstop and made a great grab on a grounder by Wilmer Flores in the first to start an inning-ending double play. Whit Merrifield started at second and gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the fourth.

Harper had a three-run shot in the fifth and Nick Castellanos, who hit 37 doubles last season, hit his first one of the year later in the inning for a 5-0 lead.

Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm went 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 18 games.

RELATED TOPICS:

DON'T MISS

Opinion: How Urban Renewal Ruined Everything

DON'T MISS

California Wine Squeezed Dry: Insiders Say It’s Time to Pull up Acreage

DON'T MISS

Alabama Mercedes Employees Overwhelmingly Vote Against Joining Union, Slowing UAW Effort in South

DON'T MISS

Stock Market Today: Dow Finishes Above 40,000 to Cap Wall Street’s Latest Winning Week

DON'T MISS

Where Do State Lawmakers Stand on War in Gaza, Campus Protests?

DON'T MISS

High-Speed Rail Now Working to Extend Valley Line to 171 Miles

DON'T MISS

Beautify Fresno Combines Dog Adoption, Litter Removal in Unique Saturday Event

DON'T MISS

Bulldogs’ Gilmore Named MW Softball Pitcher of the Year

DON'T MISS

The Latest | Dozens of Israeli Protesters Attack a Truck in an Apparent Effort to Block Gaza Aid

DON'T MISS

Computer Science, History Students Selected for Fresno State’s Highest Academic Honors

UP NEXT

NFL Distances from Chiefs Kicker Butker’s Commencement Remarks

UP NEXT

Timberwolves Force Game 7 by Blowing out Nuggets by 45 Points

UP NEXT

De La Cruz Goes 4 for 4 With Career-High 4 Steals in Reds’ 7-2 Win Over Dodgers

UP NEXT

Scottie Scheffler Arrested at PGA Championship, Returns in Time to Tee Off

UP NEXT

Bulldogs Fall to Air Force in Opener of Crucial Baseball Series at Air Force

UP NEXT

12 Bulldogs Earn All-Mountain West Honors in Track and Field

UP NEXT

LeBron James Shows up to Watch Son Bronny Play at NBA Draft Combine

UP NEXT

NFL’s Late Sunday Afternoon Doubleheader Window Gets the Most Scrutiny and Viewers

UP NEXT

Giants Finally Vanquish Dodgers Behind Yastrzemski HR, Webb’s Pitching

UP NEXT

Giants’ Jung Hoo Lee Will Seek Second Opinion On Injured Shoulder

Stock Market Today: Dow Finishes Above 40,000 to Cap Wall Street’s Latest Winning Week

2 hours ago

Where Do State Lawmakers Stand on War in Gaza, Campus Protests?

3 hours ago

High-Speed Rail Now Working to Extend Valley Line to 171 Miles

3 hours ago

Beautify Fresno Combines Dog Adoption, Litter Removal in Unique Saturday Event

4 hours ago

Bulldogs’ Gilmore Named MW Softball Pitcher of the Year

5 hours ago

The Latest | Dozens of Israeli Protesters Attack a Truck in an Apparent Effort to Block Gaza Aid

6 hours ago

Computer Science, History Students Selected for Fresno State’s Highest Academic Honors

6 hours ago

$20 Billion: The Delta Tunnel’s New Price Tag

6 hours ago

NFL Distances from Chiefs Kicker Butker’s Commencement Remarks

6 hours ago

Some UC Regents Sit Down with Pro-Palestinian Protesters at UC Merced

6 hours ago

Opinion: How Urban Renewal Ruined Everything

“America can’t build anything,” my co-worker, a talented data scientist from China, remarked as we rode a BART train through a suburb of Oak...

36 mins ago

36 mins ago

Opinion: How Urban Renewal Ruined Everything

1 hour ago

California Wine Squeezed Dry: Insiders Say It’s Time to Pull up Acreage

2 hours ago

Alabama Mercedes Employees Overwhelmingly Vote Against Joining Union, Slowing UAW Effort in South

2 hours ago

Stock Market Today: Dow Finishes Above 40,000 to Cap Wall Street’s Latest Winning Week

3 hours ago

Where Do State Lawmakers Stand on War in Gaza, Campus Protests?

Hanford Viaduct High-Speed Rail Construction
3 hours ago

High-Speed Rail Now Working to Extend Valley Line to 171 Miles

4 hours ago

Beautify Fresno Combines Dog Adoption, Litter Removal in Unique Saturday Event

5 hours ago

Bulldogs’ Gilmore Named MW Softball Pitcher of the Year

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend