Alfaro, bullpen lead Phillies past Athletics after delay

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jorge Alfaro homered and Philadelphia's relievers pitched six strong innings after a rain delay to lead the Phillies over the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Saturday night.
 
J.P. Crawford had two RBIs and Cesar Hernandez also drove in a run for the Phillies, who improved to 5-14 against the AL.
 
Matt Olson and Jed Lowrie homered for Oakland, which lost for just the third time in its last 10.
 
The game was delayed 1 hour, 46 minutes by rain during the third inning.
 
Hector Neris pitched the ninth for his 21st save in 24 chances to cap an impressive performance by Philadelphia's bullpen. Victor Arano (1-0) pitched two innings to earn his first major league victory.
 
Simon Castro (1-3) gave up two runs in two innings.
 

© 2017 Associated Press


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