Scott Lauber covers the Phillies.

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Bryce Harper has little interest in defending Home Run Derby crown, but Phillies teammate Rhys Hoskins hopes to compete

Harper is unmoved to compete in the homer-hitting contest this year in Cleveland after doing so last season in his then-home ballpark in Washington.

Aaron Nola’s brother Austin makes MLB debut with Seattle Mariners after eight years in minor leagues

The Nolas become the fourth set of brothers to play in the majors this season, joining Kevin and C.J. Cron, Yuli and Lourdes Gurriel and Corey and Kyle Seager.

Phillies get shelled by Braves, further exposing their starting rotation’s flaws

Velasquez and Irvin combined to allow 10 runs on 13 hits in six innings of a 15-1 annihilation that restored the Braves’ division lead to 2 1/2 games.

Jay Bruce, J.T. Realmuto both injured, out for series finale against Braves

Neither Jay Bruce nor J.T. Realmuto was in the Phillies' lineup Sunday for the series finale against the Braves. But neither is expected to have to spend time on the injured list either.

Cesar Hernandez helps Phillies rebound with late rally against Braves

The second baseman hit a two-run single in the ninth inning that lifted the Phils. He also had a solo home run.

Jay Bruce leaves Phillies game vs. Braves with tight hamstring

The outfielder might have tweaked the hamstring when he tried to score from first base on a double to right field by Scott Kingery.

Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto, on ironman pace, leaves game in sixth inning

The catcher is making his 14th consecutive start for the Phillies and is on pace to start 138 games this season.

Phillies’ Roman Quinn feels some discomfort after getting hit by a pitch in a rehab game

The luckless outfielder isn’t playing for Reading on Saturday night, but he went through his normal pregame routine.

Phillies lose to Braves on walk-off hit as bullpen implodes against NL East rival

The Phillies bullpen, missing several key contributors, was bound to fall apart at some point, and they picked the worst time to do it in a 9-8 loss to a division rival.

Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen has surgery; Jean Segura moves into leadoff spot

McCutchen is expected to recover and play next season.