SCHWARBS AND JT END PHILS LOSING STREAK: 2 1/2 OUT OF WILD CARD!

By Sam Bush

Kyle Schwarber and JT Realmuto homered for the Phillies, who handed the Padres Joe Musgrove his first loss and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory.

“We hit some balls hard,” Schwarber said. “The guy’s a good pitcher. He’s got the stuff and he’s got four or five pitches; two really-plus breaking balls. We were able to capitalize on some mistakes. We threw some good at-bats together and that’s how you’re going to beat guys like that.

“I’ve seen him for quite a while going back to his Pittsburgh days,” Schwarber added. “It’s always been good stuff. I’m not shocked by the year that he’s having, but it was obviously really nice to go out there and beat him.”

Musgrove cruised through four hitless innings before an RBI single by Odubel Herrera tied it at 1.

The Phillies then jumped all over Musgrove in the sixth, including two long balls that barely got out of Petco Park.

Bryson Stott hit a leadoff double ahead of Schwarber’s homer to center field, which hit something behind the fence and bounced back onto the field. It was his 20th. Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos hit consecutive one-out singles before Realmuto hit an opposite-field shot off the top of the right-field wall. It was his fourth overall and first since May 26.

“We just laid some good at-bats on him,” interim Phillies manager Rob Thomson said. “We grinded a little bit and once we got some momentum we just kept it. We got some energy and just kept rolling with it.”

Musgrove allowed six runs and seven hits in six innings, with only one strikeout and a walk. It was the first time this year he’s allowed more than two earned runs.

The big inning made a winner of Ranger Suárez (6-4), who pitched into the eighth for the first time this season. He allowed two runs and seven hits in 7 1/3 innings, struck out three and walked two.

Eric Hosmer homered leading off the second, his sixth. The Padres added a run in the eighth on Jorge Alfaro’s groundout.

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