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The Phillies were in New York closing out their series with the Mets yesterday. Daniel Murphy had a great day at the plate going 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Lucas Duda went deep too. He was 2-for-5 on the day with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs as the Mets cruised to an 11-2 victory. More here.
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon will only waive his no-trade clause to go to a team in which he will be the closer. Reports surfaced last week the Los Angeles Dodgers would be interested in Papelbon. Los Angeles could move closer Kenley Jansen to a set-up role where he flourished in years prior and move Papelbon in to close but with Jansen's recent success, the Dodgers might not want to shake up the back-end of their bullpen too much. More here.