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Watch: Homers by Hoskins, Bohm give Phillies early lead


Rhys Hoskins hit his first home run of the season on Wednesday. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire)

The Phillies’ bats had been relatively quiet in the first five games of the season, despite their 4-1 record. Maybe they were saving up for Wednesday.

Rhys Hoskins put the Phillies on the board in the bottom of the first with a one-out, opposite-field shot off Mets starter David Peterson. The ball traveled 362 feet at an exit velocity of 100 miles per hour, and it was just enough to sneak into the first row over the right-field wall at Citizens Bank Park.

Then, after a screaming 116 mph double by Bryce Harper off the same right-field wall and a walk by J.T. Realmuto, third baseman Alec Bohm provided a blast that beat Hoskins’ in both distance and RBIs. His titanic 436-foot homer to left-center field, the deepest part of the ballpark, gave starter Aaron Nola a four-run cushion in the first frame.

The homers by Hoskins and Bohm were the first of the season for each. They gave the Phillies as many big flies in the first inning Wednesday as they had in the first five games of the season.

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