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Padres rally, end Phillies' win streak


Dinelson Lamet pitched six quality innings and the San Diego Padres rallied from an early three-run deficit to defeat the host Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Saturday night.

J.T. Realmuto homered for the Phillies, who had a four-game winning streak snapped and fell a game behind the Chicago Cubs in the chase for the National League's second and final wild-card playoff berth.

Lamet (2-2), a right-hander making just his eighth start of the season after a 15-month recovery from Tommy John surgery, allowed three runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out six to improve to 2-0 in three starts this month.

Lamet helped his own cause with a single in a three-run fourth inning and came around to tie the score.

Padres left-hander Matt Strahm and right-handers Andres Munoz and Kirby Yates combined for three hitless innings of relief. Yates pitched the ninth for his 34th save of the season.

The Phillies took an early 3-0 lead, scoring in the second and third innings.

Jean Segura led off the bottom of the second with a double and scored an out later on Scott Kingery's double. With two outs, starting pitcher Zach Eflin grounded a run-scoring single to center to plate Kingery.

With one out in the third, Realmuto hit a solo shot to left field, his 19th home run of the season.

The Padres rallied in the fourth. With two outs and Ty France on first, Lamet lined a single to left field. Manuel Margot then grounded a single to left, scoring France and sending Lamet to second. Josh Naylor's line-drive double to left brought home both runners and tied the score at 3-3.

San Diego took the lead in the next inning. Eric Hosmer led off the fifth with a single to left off right-hander Nick Pivetta (4-5) and advanced to second on a one-out walk to Hunter Renfroe. France grounded a single to center to score the go-ahead run and Luis Urias lined a run-scoring single to right to make it 5-3.

Eflin, who was a 2012 first-round draft pick by the Padres, lasted just 3 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

--Field Level Media

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