Final: Phillies 4, Indians 3 ❖ Attendance: 23,636
PHILADELPHIA — Thanks to a three-RBI performance from shortstop Freddy Galvis, the Philadelphia Phillies (14-10) were able to secure their third consecutive series victory — and fifth consecutive win overall — as they defeated the Cleveland Indians (10-11) Saturday evening at Citizens Bank Park, 4-3.
With 245 strikeouts over 216 1/3 innings, the Phillies pitching staff has set a Major League Baseball record for strikeouts-per-nine innings ratio in the month of April, 10.19. The previous record was set by the Boston Red Sox in 2013, 9.94 (255 strikeouts in 231.0 innings pitched).
Right-hander Jeanmar Gomez recorded his eighth save of the season in as many opportunities in the ninth, tying with five other players for second-most in the category.
The Indians have now lost five straight one-run contests. The Phillies, on the other hand, have won eight of their last nine.
WP: Andrew Bailey (1-0, 0.00 ERA) ❖ LP: Tommy Hunter (0-1, 9.00 ERA) ❖ SV: Jeanmar Gomez (8)