PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Garrett Hampson homered twice and knocked in all five runs as the Colorado Rockies dealt another blow to the Philadelphia Phillies’ playoff hopes with a 5-4 victory Sunday.
Both of Hampson’s homers came on 0-2 pitches — a three-run shot in the fifth inning on a hanging curveball by Phillies starter Aaron Nola and tiebreaking a two-run blast in the seventh off Hector Neris (2-6). Philadelphia pitchers have allowed 16 homers on 0-2 counts this season, the most in the majors.
The Phillies fell 4 1/2 games behind NL East-leading Atlanta with 18 games to play.
The Rockies — who are 30 games below .500 (21-51) on the road — took three of four at Philadelphia and won the season series, 5-2.