It's a start.
The Phillies scored eight runs and got 10 hits last night in an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park.
That's the first time the Phillies have had at least 10 hits in a game since Aug. 11, when they got 10 against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. It's just the third time this month they have had at least 10 hits. They could use more nights like last night the rest of the season, if they expect to catch the New York Mets in the National League East.
Big start for Kyle Kendrick, who allowed three hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings. Charlie Manuel said Thursday that Kendrick was on solid ground, but if he had continued to struggle it's fair to wonder if the Phillies would have considered J.A. Happ.
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