By Mary Cunningham
The Phillies finally broke out of their slump yesterday.
Odubel Herrera set the tone, doubling on a liner to left-center to lead off the game. Cameron Rupp followed the next inning with a solo shot, and the Phils added a pair of three-baggers.
They tripled twice in a game for the first time this season and recorded more than three extra-base hits for the eighth time in 44 games.
The Phils hadn’t scored five runs since May 12, and yesterday marked only the ninth time this season it’s scored five or more in a game.
“It was good to see the guys get some hits,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. “Yesterday two hits, today, what, 13? … We swung the bats pretty good today.”