December 7, 2022

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Eflin, Philly bats deliver in blowout of Rox

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PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies’ offense could be getting on track.

It would be a formidable 1-2 punch. The Phils rolled to a 10-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. It is their fourth win in their last six games. The Phillies scattered 11 hits, including a two-run home run from Odúbel Herrera in the sixth.

Right-hander Zach Eflin pitched well in six innings. He allowed just two hits and one run to improve to 1-1 with a 3.20 ERA. He struck out three and walked one.

Eflin has walked two or fewer batters in 28 consecutive starts, a streak dating back to Aug. 29, 2020. The only Phillies starters in the modern era with a longer stretch are Robin Roberts (36 starts from 1960-61), Roy Halladay (35 starts from 2010-11) and Syl Johnson (30 starts from 1937-40).

Entering Tuesday, Eflin’s 1.44 walks per nine innings average in that span ranked second to only Clayton Kershaw (1.35) among pitchers with 150-plus innings.

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