Final: Phillies 4, Padres 3
WP: Adam Morgan (5-4, 4.03 ERA) LP: Colin Rea (2-2, 5.95 ERA) SV: Ken Giles (11)
Philadelphia, PA - The first runs of the night were scored by the Philadelphia Phillies (52-78) in the bottom of the second inning. Behind timely hitting and an effective bullpen, the Phillies went on to hold the lead for the rest of the evening against the San Diego Padres (62-67), as rookie left hander Adam Morgan earned his 5th career victory.
Following a lead-off single by first baseman Ryan Howard in the bottom of the second inning, second baseman Darnell Sweeney drove a 91 mph, two-seam fastball into the center field stands for the second home run of his major league career.
Sweeney, 24, was acquired on August 19 in the trade that sent perennial Phillies' second baseman Chase Utley to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tonight's victory for the Phillies secured their seventh consecutive win against the Padres at Citizens Bank Park, and their 12th series victory of the 2015 season.