The Philadelphia Phillies produced four runs in the ninth inning for the bullpen to easily shut the door from there to defeat their interleague rival New York Yankees 7-1 yesterday in the Bronx. Kyle Kendrick was stellar on the mound, allowing just one run on four hits in seven innings of work. The young right-hander is 4-1 with a 3.20 ERA in his last eight starts. “I feel like I’m getting better every time I’m out there,” he said. “I think it’s just learning and maturing.”
Ryan Howard started things off for the Phillies in the top of the fourth with a single to right to score Shane Victorino and Placido Polanco. Victorino then stepped back up to the plate in the fifth to belt a two-run homer for Philadelphia to gain the initial 3-1 advantage. The Yankees could only follow up with one run, courtesy of Robinson Cano’s single to right to bring in Mark Teixeira.
The Phillies are now scheduled to return to Citizens Bank Park for a weekend series against the Minnesota Twins. The club will then play host to the Cleveland Indians for three games starting Tuesday, June 22nd. Philadelphia Phillies tickets are available now with us at Ace!