Edmundo Sosa smacks a two-run homer as the Philadelphia Phillies secure a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals

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Edmundo Sosa reacts after hitting a home run

Edmundo Sosa hit a home run, Bryce Harper doubled and singled, and the Philadelphia Phillies won against the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Friday night, extending their winning streak at home to seven games.

Aaron Nola pitched until the seventh inning for the Phillies, who had the same number of wins as the Yankees, the most in baseball. Philadelphia now has a record of 40-18.

Sosa’s two-run home run in the second inning against Miles Mikolas put the Phillies ahead 3-0. It was a massive hit that landed in Ashburn Alley in center field, marking the first time a ball reached that area since July 22, 2022.

“Nola was really good,” Phillies manager Rob Thomson commented, praising Nola’s performance.

Although Nolan Arenado and Brandon Crawford hit home runs for the Cardinals, they lost for only the fourth time in their last 16 games.

Miles Mikolas throws to the batter in the second inning

Returning home after a road trip in Colorado and San Francisco, the Phillies were greeted by a sellout crowd of 44,742 fans. The game, which lasted 2 hours and 14 minutes, saw the Phillies open the three-game series against the Cardinals with a win.

“The Phillies have been playing well and giving their best effort every day,” Thomson remarked. Jeff Hoffman secured the win with a scoreless ninth inning, earning his fifth save in eight tries.

The Phillies also showcased impressive defense, particularly from second baseman Bryson Stott, who made a remarkable catch in the fifth inning and then made a crucial play in the eighth.

“Tremendous,” Thomson praised Stott’s performance, suggesting he’s deserving of a Gold Glove. J.T. Realmuto’s 17-game hitting streak came to an end as he went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

Cardinals rookie Masyn Winn’s 18-game hitting streak also ended when he entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and flew out to left.

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