The Phillies are hot.
The boys won their sixth-straight game on Sunday with a 10-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. In sweeping the Rays, the Phils move to 9-5.
There were two big blasts in this game: Down 2-1 in the third inning, Scott Kingery smoked a bases-loaded double off the center field fence. Then, in the eighth inning, Aaron Altherr added some insurance via a three-run home run to left field. The Phils worked walks, came up with big hits, and kept innings humming.
Ben Lively pitched like a No. 5 starter, going just four and giving up three runs. The bullpen did a fine job filling out the game, with Hoby Milner, Yacksel Rios, Luis Garcia and Edubray Ramos proving successful.