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Schwarber homers twice, Turner gets 2 singles in return for IL to lead Phillies past Padres 9-2

Schwarber homers twice, Turner gets 2 singles in return for IL to lead Phillies past Padres 9-2

PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Schwarber homered twice, Trea Turner had two singles in his return to the lineup and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres 9-2 on Monday night.

Alec Bohm added a three-run homer and two singles, and Rafael Marchán had four hits and an RBI for Philadelphia, which had 18 hits — seven for extra bases. The NL East leaders played at home for the first time since June 5 after an eight-game, three-city intercontinental road trip, including two games in London against the Mets.

“It felt like we had been on the road for a month,” Schwarber said. “It’s nice to be able to go home again. It’s a good start for the homestand.”

Donovan Solano had an RBI double for the Padres, who have lost four straight overall and eight straight on the road.

“No worries about this club,” manager Mike Shildt said. “This too shall pass.”

Turner missed 38 games with a strained left hamstring after being injured while scoring from second base on a passed ball on May 3. The four-time All-Star looked comfortable in the field running the bases.

“I feel really good,” he said before the match.

Schwarber always feels good in June. His two home runs gave him 60 in 613 career at-bats for the month, and he ranks first in Major League history with a home run every 10.27 at-bats in June.

“I wish I had an answer,” he said. “Baseball is such a crazy game.”

Schwarber’s 400-foot, two-run drive to center field in the third inning off Randy Vásquez (1-4) gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead. The slugger went deep again in the sixth off Adrian Morejon, a three-run shot that gave Philadelphia an 8-1 lead.

“He doesn’t have to hit a homer in every game I play,” Shildt said. “It’s just ‘uncle’.”

That was enough of a cushion for Cristopher Sánchez (4-3), who allowed one earned run in seven innings. Sánchez struckout five, walked one and gave up six hits.

“I love pitching at home,” Sánchez said through an interpreter.

Bohm started playing second in the NL in RBIs and increased his total to 60 with a three-run drive just over the wall in the fifth inning.

Turner received a loud 21-second standing ovation from the sold-out crowd of 43,134 prior to his first at-bat. He popped out in the first and grounded out in the third, then singled in the fifth and sixth. He also made several good defensive plays at shortstop.

In addition to getting Turner back, the Phillies were excited to return home after a grueling road trip in which they went 3-5 against the Mets in London and in Boston and Baltimore. They improved to 28-10 at Citizens Bank Park.

“We knew London was going to be a bit tricky,” Turner said before the match. “We probably felt it a little bit in the next two series and we played against two good teams. To get back home, reset and hopefully get back on a good schedule and play like we played earlier this year will be big.

Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos and Brandon Marsh also had two goals each for the Phillies. Castellanos hit a pair of doubles, and Harper and Marsh had one each.

Vásquez gave up six runs and 12 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Padres RHP Yu Darvish threw a bullpen on Wednesday in preparation for a rehab start at Class A Fort Wayne. Darvish (groin) has not pitched since May 29.

Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (8-3, 3.48 ERA) will face RHP Michael King (5-4, 3.58) in the mid-game of the series on Tuesday night.

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