Realmuto homers as Phillies top lowly Reds 7-5

by | Aug 24, 2022 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — J.T. Realmuto homered, Rhys Hoskins drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Wednesday night.Jean Segura added three hits for the Phillies, who will go for the four-game series sweep on Thursday night. Cristopher Sánchez (2-1) struck out seven in six innings, and David Robertson got three outs for his 18th save.“It wasn’t a lot of homers tonight or big hits, it was keeping the line moving,” said Philadelphia’s Alec Bohm, who had an RBI single. “Nobody was trying to do too much or be a hero.”Philadelphia is in second place in the NL wild-card standings, and it looks as if help is on the way.Bryce Harper had three hits and two RBIs on Wednesday night in his second rehab start at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, including a game-ending double in the ninth.“Not surprised,” Bohm said. “We’re looking forward to getting him back.”The 2021 NL MVP, who has been out since June 25 with a broken left thumb, is eligible to return from the injured list on Thursday. The original plan was for Harper to remain in Triple-A until Saturday, but it’s possible that the timetable could be moved up, Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson said.“I haven’t talked to him yet,” Thomson said of Harper. “I heard that he had another big night, …

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