The Phils, who entered the day with the worst record in the majors, pulled off a 4-3, walk-off win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday (see Instant Replay). The Phils won it on a hit by Tommy Joseph after Aaron Altherr made a heads-up baserunning play to advance to second on a wild pitch that bounced just a few feet away from Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart. The win was just the Phillies' sixth in the last 27 games inching them out baseball's basement but it was their second in the last three and both of them have been walk-off specials with Joseph delivering the winning run with a single up the middle.
The Toronto Blue Jays have been terrible so far this season. They have come up short a lot and have not reached their potential at all. Their supposed ace, Aaron Sanchez, has gone on the DL three times with the same injury, and the hitters have just not produced. Jose Bautista has been pretty good over the past two weeks or so, but other than that no one is getting on base or getting the big hit. They currently sit 7.5 games off of first place with a 23-27 record. They could easily catch up with a big winning streak and put themselves right back into the race, but as of right now, this just does not seem likely. Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki are back from injury now, but they combined for
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