Phillies 10, Rays 4
Game 14 - Sunday Afternoon, April 15th in St. Petersburg
Record - 9-5, 2nd place, 3 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Scott Kingery and Aaron Altherr each had three RBIs in this 10-4 rout of the Rays.
What It Means: This is getting fun. The Phillies have won six in a row and eight of their last nine. They'll open a three-game series in Atlanta tonight and if they win they'll have their first seven-game win streak since 2012. (Tweet from Matt Breen.)
What Happened: Kingery gave the Phils their lead for good with a bases clearing double in the third. With the Phillies ahead 5-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Altherr preserved the lead with a diving catch in right to save two runs from scoring. Altherr, who was hitting only .065 entering the game, then hit a three-run bomb in the eighth.
Yacksel Rios picked up his second win of the season with 1 1/3 scoreless innings relieving Ben Lively. Lively went only four innings, allowing three runs on seven hits.
In honor of the annual Jackie Robinson Day, both teams wore Robinson's #42 for this game.
Featured Card: J.P. Crawford recently busted out of his slump and hopefully Altherr has now too.