Franco's 2nd straight 5-RBI game rips Yankees

Franco's 2nd straight 5-RBI game rips Yankees

NEW YORK -- Maikel Franco ripped a two-run double off Dellin Betances in the top of the ninth inning, capping a second consecutive five-RBI night for the rookie infielder and lifting the Phillies to an 11-6 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

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Franco's go-ahead hit came after Ben Revere opened the ninth with a double and Cesar Hernandez was hit by a pitch while attempting a bunt. Andres Blanco ripped a three-run triple off Nick Rumbelow as the Phillies improved to 9-28 on the road this season, while Betances absorbed his first career loss.

Blanco's three-run triple

"I don't even know," Franco said, after being asked when he has felt this good at the plate. "I'm just like locked in right now, and I'm just in a good moment. I see a lot of good pitches to hit, and that's what's happening right now."

The Yankees hit four home runs off Philadelphia starter Sean O'Sullivan, who surrendered 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings. Garrett Jones and Brett Gardner cleared the fences in the second and third innings, respectively, while Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez hit back-to-back shots in the fifth to set up Chris Young's game-tying RBI double.

Jones' solo blast

New York's mid-game surge took CC Sabathia off the hook after an ineffective outing. Sabathia permitted six runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings, the third time this season that he has allowed five runs or more.

Gardner's solo home run

Cameron Rupp hit his first Major League homer and Franco slugged a three-run blast, powering a five-run Phillies fourth inning against the former Cy Young Award winner.

Rupp's two-run dinger

"It's tough, especially the way we've been swinging the bats," Sabathia said. "These guys are on fire, and you just want to get them in here and try to score some runs. It hasn't been working out for us."

The game started after a rain delay of 1 hour and 21 minutes.

Girardi on 11-6 loss


Franco keeps rolling: Franco hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, his third homer of the series. He has 10 home runs in 37 games this season, making him the first Phillies rookie to hit 10 homers in 37 or fewer games since Buzz Arlett (33 games) in 1933. He then ripped the game-winning double down the left-field line in the ninth. More >

Franco on his great game

Yanks battle back: Headley opened the fifth inning with the 100th home run of his career, depositing it into the Yankees' bullpen, and A-Rod followed with his 15th of the season to put the Yanks within one.

Headley's 100th career homer

Carlos Beltran legged out a double to chase O'Sullivan and scored the tying run as Young ripped a run-scoring double into the left-field corner. The Yanks had the go-ahead run at third with one out in the sixth but were unable to score when Gardner was thrown out at home by Freddy Galvis.

Young's RBI double

"We had opportunities and we didn't get it done, and that's frustrating," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Guys are fighting, they're scoring runs, and they're having good at-bats. We just didn't get it done."

Galvis preserves the tie

Giles heats up: Phillies right-hander Ken Giles struck out the side in the eighth inning, flashing a 99.5 mph fastball at one point. Giles' velocity has been inching upward since the beginning of the season, which is a good sign for the Phillies' bullpen.

Giles strikes out the side

CC chased quickly: Sabathia said recently that it is difficult for him to accept that he is no longer the ace-caliber pitcher that he once was. That form seemed long gone on Tuesday, as his struggles continued, particularly against hitters in the right-handed box. Cesar Hernandez had three hits, Franco visited the short porch in right field and Rupp delivered the first long ball by a Phillies catcher all season off Sabathia, who is sporting an 8.80 ERA at home.

"It's definitely frustrating. My stuff is there," Sabathia said. "I've just got to pitch smart. It's not a case of my stuff being short or anything like that. It's just, pitching smarter, pitching better." More >

Hernandez's RBI double

The Phillies announced after the game that they have placed Chase Utley on the disabled list with inflammation in his right ankle. Utley will receive a cortisone injection in the ankle Wednesday. Utley's trip to the DL frees up regular playing time for Hernandez. More >

"It's frustrating. We've been scoring a lot of runs here. I was trying to do the best I can to keep it that way, give our hitters a chance in the bottom of the ninth. Unfortunately I wasn't able to do that. Tomorrow will be a better day." -- Betances

The Phillies have won their first road series since Sept. 5-7, 2014, in Washington. They were 0-13-1 in 14 road series since then. They had not won a road series against an American League East opponent since July 1-3, 2011, in Toronto.

Phillies: Cole Hamels returns to the mound in the finale against the Yankees on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. ET after missing Friday's start against the Cardinals because of a tight right hamstring. He is fine and ready to roll, which is good news for the Phillies, who need him healthy and pitching well if they expect to trade him before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. More >

Yankees: Ivan Nova returns from the disabled list to make his first big league start following Tommy John surgery. It will be Nova's first outing in the Majors since April 19, 2014. Nova has never faced the Phillies.

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