By Sam Bush
Kyle Gibson struck out 10 and tossed two-hit ball over seven shutout innings to lead the Phillies to a 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics.
Nick Castellanos hit his first home run for the Phillies, and Rhys Hoskins and Jean Segura hit back-to-back homers to support Gibson. Gibson (1-0) threw only 82 pitches and walked none in his fourth-career double-digit strikeout game.
The A’s scored twice off the Phillies bullpen. Corey Knebel still picked up his first save.
The Phillies haven’t made it to the postseason since 2011, and a 4-0 start last season ended with an 82-80 record. The Phillies opened with a three-game sweep of Atlanta — and the Braves won the 2021 World Series.
Hoskins hit a solo shot to left in the sixth and Segura followed with his first of the year for a 4-0 lead.