Phillies snap losing skid in final game before trade deadline

The Phillies used home runs by two players rumored to be on the trade market to beat the Giants.

 


 

The Phillies snapped a season-high eight-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

 

The Phillies (50-56) used home runs by two players rumored to be on the trade market — catcher Carlos Ruiz and third baseman Michael Young — to get the win.

 

Speculation that Young will be dealt before this afternoon's non-waiver trade deadline ramped up Tuesday afternoon when the Phillies brought up third base prospect Cody Asche from the minors.

The speculation clearly didn't bother Young, who smacked a two-run home run in the sixth inning. He went 2-for-4 on the night, also singling and scoring in the first.

Ruiz hit his first home run of the season in the fourth inning to give the Phillies a 4-2 lead.

John Lannan pitched seven solid innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, to pick up the win for the Phillies. He's now 3-4 on the year.

Tuesday's game was Giants right fielder Hunter Pence's first in Philadelphia since the Phillies traded him to San Francisco (46-59) at the deadline last year. Pence was 1-for-4 in his return.

 
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