Galvis hits 2 of Phillies’ 6 homers in win

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PHILADELPHIA — Heading into the All-Star break with the worst record in baseball, the Phillies needed any jolt, any indication of better things to come. In Sunday’s first-half capping, sweep-avoiding, 7-1 win over the Padres, their bats provided that promise with the club’s first six-homer game since Aug. 11, 2004.

Among those who homered for the Phillies were Cameron Rupp and Odubel Herrera, who each hit their sixth homer of the season. Freddy Galvis hit a pair, in the third and seventh innings, while Aaron Altherr knocked his team-leading 14th homer.

Despite failing to complete the sweep after a pair of one-run wins to begin the series, San Diego finished their first-half strong with wins in five of their last seven games and 10 of their last 16.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Many firsts: In his 10th game as a Phillie, Nick Williams launched his first career home run, into the flower beds down the left-field line, measured by Statcast™ at 334 feet. Trevor Cahill‘s offering, a first-pitch sinker on the outside corner that Williams powered to left, resulted in the first of the Phillies’ six homers on the day.

Back-to-back jacks: With two outs in the seventh, Altherr and Galvis hit consecutive homers to extend the lead to 7-0. By that time, the Phillies had tallied six homers to the Padres’ seven hits. San Diego finished with nine hits.

Ben Harris is reporter for MLB.com based in Philadelphia.

AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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