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Phillies slump continues

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 23, 2019 8:45 AM
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, right, yells as umpire Mike Everitt looks on after Kapler was ejected during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Philadelphia.

(Philadelphia) -- Wilkin Castillo hit a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh inning in his first game back in the majors in 10 years, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 5-3 victory over the struggling Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

Castillo hadn't played in the big leagues since June 20, 2009 with the Cincinnati Reds.

The 35-year-old catcher suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder and bounced around the minors before he was called up from Triple-A on Friday.

The Phillies have lost six in a row and 15 of 21.

As a team they've hit just .225 over the last ten games and have been outscored by 25 runs.

They've fallen five games behind NL East-leading Atlanta after holding a 31/2-game lead before their skid began on May 29.


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