PHILS JUST A GAME BEHIND BRAVES IN NL EAST — THANK THE PITCHING!

By Peter Marks

The Phillies swept the woeful White Sox to get to 14-8, just one game behind the Braves for first place in NL East.

Thank the pitching.

Spencer Turnbull carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and Zack Wheeler took one into the eighth in consecutive starts to open the series. The Phillies rotation entered the game having gone 31 1/3 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run, their longest streak since 1969.

Aaron Nola (3-1) allowed a one-out single to the second batter of yesterday’s game and Eloy Jiménez followed with a two-run homer for the quick lead.

That was it for the White Sox. Chicago extended its franchise-worst start to 3-18 and have lost nine of its last 10 games.

Nola walked only one and threw 91 pitches.

“It’s nice when we’re able to put up some runs and let the starters kind of get settled in and keep going deep in games for us,” Schwarber said.

 

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