By Sam Bush

If only the Phillies could arrange to play the San Diego Padres more often!

After getting manhandled by the high-flying New York Mets, the Phils have once again taken their frustration out on the Pads.

The 4-3 win over San Diego Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park was their fifth straight over the Padres this season and seventh consecutive victory against San Diego at the Bank, their longest home winning streak against the Padres since a seven-game streak from July 1976 to May 1977.

The Phillies also are 55-23 (.705) against the Padres since 2004. It is their best winning percentage against any opponent in that span.

Phillies second baseman Darnell Sweeney hit a two-run homer in the second whileFreddy Galvis had an RBI double and Adam Morgan notched an RBI single in the fourth. Morgan allowed two unearned runs in six innings to pick up the win.

“I take a lot of pride in that,” Morgan said about not walking a batter in 22 2/3 innings in the past four starts. “Being able to control the ball and throwing where you want it is huge to me. I don’t try to give up any free bags because that’s when stuff starts getting out of hand.”

Padres right-hander Colin Rea allowed four runs in five innings in the loss.

“[The Phillies] seem to get the big hit against us, catch the line drives and this game could have been very different,” Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said. “[Morgan] had a great plan against us and a couple of the balls we hit hard were caught.”

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