Phils 6-0 under Thomson, a new manager’s best since ’88

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and Odúbel Herrera homered as interim manager Rob Thomson and the streaking Philadelphia Phillies won their season-high seventh straight game, beating the sagging Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Thursday.

Thomson, 6-0 since replacing Joe Girardi, is off to the best start by a first-time major league manager since Boston’s Joe Morgan won his first 12 games from July 15-25, 1988, the Elias Sports Bureau said.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and Odúbel Herrera homered as interim manager Rob Thomson and the streaking Philadelphia Phillies won their season-high seventh straight game, beating the sagging Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Thursday.

Thomson, 6-0 since replacing Joe Girardi, is off to the best start by a first-time major league manager since Boston’s Joe Morgan won his first 12 games from July 15-25, 1988, the Elias Sports Bureau said.

The NL Central-leading Brewers lost their season-worst sixth in a row.

Didi Gregorius singled, tripled, doubled and drove in a run, and Seranthony Dominguez (3-1) pitched one inning Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes (3-4) allowed three runs — one earned — in 4 1/3 innings.

DODGERS 11, WHITE SOX 9

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Muncy broke open the game with a three-run homer in the sixth inning after White Sox manager Tony La Russa ordered an intentional walk to Trea Turner with a 1-2 count against left-hander Bennett Sousa.

Muncy had five RBIs in his return after missing 11 games with left elbow inflammation. He entered hitting .150 to Turner’s .303.

Los Angeles trailed 4-0 before a six-run fifth. Brusdar Graterol (2-2) won, and Dylan Cease (4-3) was the loser.

DIAMONDBACKS 5, REDS 4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Rojas hit a two-run, single for a 4-3 lead four-run rally in the ninth as the Diamondbacks gained a four-game split.

Arizona went into the ninth trailing 3-1, but got help when Tony Santillan (0-1) threw a wild pitch, then threw away a bunt for an error,

Mark Melancon (2-6), the second of three relievers for the Diamondbacks, got the win. Ian Kennedy pitched the ninth for his fourth save, despite allowing Matt Reynolds’ solo homer.

A foul ball in the fourth inning broke the right thumb of Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson, who is expected to miss four to six weeks.

ROCKIES 4, GIANTS 2

DENVER (AP) — Yonathan Daza looped a tiebreaking single into right field, capping a three-run fourth inning fueled by three errors. San Francisco made a season-high four errors, including a pair in the fourth by second baseman Thairo Estrada.

Charlie Blackmon had three hits for the Rockies, who are 3-6 against the Giants this season.

Austin Gomber (3-6) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, and Alex Colomé pitched a one-hit ninth for his third save. Logan Webb (5-2) allowed three runs — two earned — and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

RAYS 2, CARDINALS 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane McClanahan (7-2) allowed an unearned run and two hits in eight innings and struck out nine, winning his fifth consecutive start as Tampa Bay completed a three-game sweep.

Ji-Man Choi hit a two-run homer in the fourth off Miles Mikolas (4-4), who pitched a three-hitter.

Jason Adam worked the ninth for his second save, finishing a game that took 1 hour, 54 minutes as the Rays moved a season-high 11 games over .500.

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