By Sam Bush
Rhys Hoskins homered in the 9th last night as the Phils improved to 40-42 and moved into a temporary three-way tie with the Braves and Nationals for second place in the National League East.
They are 4 1/2 games behind the first-place Mets.
Hoskins is hitting only .231 but has an OPS of .784.
“I think it starts with this week,” Hoskins told MLB.com.
“I think it really does start with this week. There’s kind of that natural line, obviously, with the [All-Star] break, but there’s this week and a couple weeks before the Deadline. We know where we stand. We know the Mets are 4 1/2 games up. We know there are a couple teams between us. But there have been crazier things that happened in baseball. That’s a good week. So, we know that. I think everybody in baseball knows that.
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