08/24 22:02 CDT Joseph, Hernandez homer as Phillies beat White Sox 5-3
Joseph, Hernandez homer as Phillies beat White Sox 5-3
By ANDREW SELIGMAN
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) --- Tommy Joseph and Cesar Hernandez homered to back Jerod
Eickhoff, and the struggling Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago White Sox
5-3 on Wednesday night.
Philadelphia showed some spark at the plate and on the mound after getting
outscored a combined 18-1 over the previous two games against St. Louis and
Chicago. The Phillies came away with the win after dropping five of seven and
salvaged a two-game split in their first trip to Chicago's South Side since
Joseph and Hernandez both had two hits and went deep against James Shields
(5-16). Aaron Altherr added two RBI singles.
Eickhoff (9-12) did his part, allowing two runs and four hits over six innings.
Jeanmar Gomez worked the ninth for his 34th save in 38 chances. He gave up an
RBI single to Avisail Garcia before Dioner Navarro grounded out with runners on
first and third to end the game.