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Marquez is set to start Monday’s playoff game.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Confidence is a big deal for Aaron Altherr.A couple more games like Friday night should help out a lot.Altherr homered twice and drove in five runs George Foster Jersey , leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 14-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.The 27-year-old Altherr was expected to be a regular contributor for Philadelphia after he had 19 homers and 65 RBIs in 107 games last season. But the outfielder struggled with his swing all spring and was sent down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on July 22 after hitting just .171 with six homers.Altherr connected for a two-run shot in the second for his first homer since June 6. He added a three-run drive in the fifth and finished with four hits.“I didn’t make any mechanical adjustments, didn’t think about anything like that,” Altherr said. “Just confidence was the biggest thing. I feel whenever you’re confident up there at the plate, good things are going to happen.”Roman Quinn, Rhys Hoskins and Mitch Walding also connected for the Phillies, who snapped a five-game losing streak.Philadelphia stayed 7 1/2 games back of NL East-leading Atlanta, which beat Washington 10-5 for its sixth straight win. The Phillies were in prime position to make the postseason before stumbling in recent weeks.Zach Eflin (10-7) pitched 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball in his first win since Aug. 16. The right-hander was 0-3 with an 8.64 ERA in his last four appearances.Eflin utilized his four-seam fastball more against the Marlins than in recent outings.“You see how brilliant he can be,” manager Gabe Kapler said.J.T. Realmuto homered for Miami http://www.redsfanproshop.com/authentic-tom-seaver-jersey , which dropped its fourth straight. Wei-Yin Chen (6-11) was tagged for five runs and seven hits in four innings.Quinn finished with two hits and three RBIs after being sidelined by a small fracture in his right foot. He hit a solo drive in the second and drove in two runs with a bases-loaded fielder’s choice in the fourth.Chen struck out four and walked two in another slugging performance on the road. The left-hander is 5-3 with a 1.77 ERA in 12 home starts, but just 1-8 with a 9.29 ERA in 12 road starts.“I guess I probably need to do some more homework for the games on the road,” Chen said. “Maybe that’s what I need to do.”DROUGHT’S OVERAfter going 0 for 14 with 10 strikeouts, Walding recorded his first career hit when he homered off catcher Bryan Holaday in the ninth.“I was speechless,” Walding said. “Probably one of the happiest moments I’ve ever had in my life. “It was very special and something, obviously, I’ll never forget the rest of my life.”HOMER HAPPYRealmuto’s homer was his 21st of the season — and 18th when he is in the lineup as a catcher. He’s one shy of matching the Marlins record for homers by a catcher in a season; Charles Johnson had 19 in games where he was behind the plate in 1997.TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: Rookie OF Austin Dean returned to the lineup after missing both games of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Mets due to illness. Dean went 2 for 4.UP NEXTRHP Vince Velasquez (9-11, 4.30) goes for Philadelphia on Saturday night in the second of a three-game set against the Marlins http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey , who will be using a bevy of relievers. The Dodgers are about to play another end-of-season tiebreaker. It’s a scenario that hasn’t been kind to them over the years.Los Angeles will take on Colorado for the NL West title Monday, one of two one-game playoffs that day in the National League. The Cubs and Brewers also need to break a tie for the NL Central.These aren’t elimination games — the losers will end up as the NL wild cards — but there will still be some pressure, since the division winners head straight to the Division Series. The tiebreakers are considered part of the regular season, and stats are counted accordingly.For the Dodgers, these not-quite-postseason games have been fraught with peril. When they were in Brooklyn, the Dodgers finished tied with the rival Giants for the 1951 NL pennant, and then famously lost a three-game series to New York on a home run by Bobby Thomson . The 1946 pennant was also decided by a best-of-three tiebreaker, with the Cardinals beating Brooklyn in two straight .After moving to Los Angeles http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-omar-vizquel-jersey , the Dodgers did win a best-of-three series against the Milwaukee Braves for the 1959 pennant, but three years later, it was the Giants again who stood in the way. San Francisco scored four runs in the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium for the decisive victory of a three-game tiebreaker series for the 1962 pennant.A one-game playoff in 1980 was no better for the Dodgers, who were beaten 7-1 by Houston for the NL West championship.The Rockies have a much happier (and shorter) history with these games. They won a wild card in 2007 by beating San Diego in a one-game playoff. That game went 13 innings, with Colorado prevailing 9-8 when Matt Holliday may or may not have touched the plate when he was credited with the winning run .The Cubs won the NL wild card in 1998 by beating San Francisco 5-3 in a one-game playoff.Elsewhere around the majors:LIKE CLOCKWORKAssuming Nolan Arenado doesn’t hit 12 in Colorado’s playoff game Monday, Oakland’s Khris Davis will be this year’s major league home run leader with 48. Davis, however, was getting attention for a different reason Sunday. He finished the season with a .247 batting average — the same figure he had in each of the previous three years. His career average is .248.HIGHLIGHTThe Atlanta Braves are NL East champions and will play in the NL Division Series against … somebody. Once Monday’s playoff games are over Jason Kipnis Jersey , the Braves will know their opponent — it’s whoever wins the NL West. The postseason will be a chance for a wide audience to see star rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who showed off his talent Sunday with a leaping catch high against the wall in left field on a drive by Philadelphia’s Carlos Santana.LINE OF THE WEEKThe Rockies forced their way into that playoff for the NL West title by routing Washington 12-0 on Sunday. Charlie Blackmon hit for the cycle with a triple in the first inning, a homer in the third, a single in the fifth and a double in the eighth.Colorado had another impressive individual performance earlier in the week when German Marquez began a start against Philadelphia with eight straight strikeouts , tying a record. Jim Deshaies set the modern record by striking out his first eight batters in a 1986 game, and Jacob deGrom matched the feat in 2014. Marquez is set to start Monday’s playoff game.
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