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Nola lifts Phillies back over .500, beats reeling Yanks 7-0

Aaron Nola allowed three hits and struck out nine, leading Philadelphia over the New York Yankees 7-0 Sunday for a two-game sweep that moved the Phillies back over .500.

Odubel Herrera, Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto combined to go 7 for 13 with a double, a triple, four runs scored and five RBIs. Philadelphia has won four straight games and three straight series, giving the Phillies a winning record for the first time since they were 22-21 before play on May 20.

Domingo Germán (4-4) fell behind 4-0 by the second inning, a day after Jameson Taillon trailed 4-0 in the first.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Enyel De Los Santos, right, and catcher J.T. Realmuto celebrate after the Phillies won a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)

The Yankees have lost seven of nine and 13 of 18. They are in fourth place, 8 1/2 games behind AL East-leading Tampa Bay, their largest deficit since September 2018, and at 32-21 are one game above .500 for the first time since they were 17-16.

The Yankees grounded into their 64th double play — they started the day tied with Houston for the major league lead. Rougned Odor was caught off second base on Gleyber Torres' seventh-inning grounder to shortstop, the Yankees 31st runner out on the bases this season. No other team started the day with more than 23.

Nola (5-4) had been 1-3 with a 5.68 and .299 opponents' batting average in his previous six starts. He allowed two singles to DJ LeMahieu and a double to Odor, and he walked one, throwing 103 pitches.

Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew McCutchen, left, reacts past New York Yankees second baseman Rougned Odor after hitting a double off pitcher Domingo German during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)

New York, missing Aaron Judge due to back spasms, finished with four hits against Nola and relievers Connor Brogdon or Enyel De Los Santos.

The Yankees were shut out for the third time this season, and the Phillies pitched their fifth shutout.

LeMahieu became the fourth-fastest Yankee to 100 multihit games, his 256 games trailing only Joe DiMaggio (208), Mickey Ricers (250) and Bob Meusel (255).

Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper, right, and first baseman Rhys Hoskins celebrate after the Phillies won a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)

Germán allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings. The Phillies went 4 for 7 with two doubles against his curveball.

Germán and Taillon combined to last just 4 2/3 innings in the series, allowing 15 hits and 11 earned runs, for a 21.22 ERA.

Segura had three hits and became the first Phillies player since 1953 with three or more hits and two or more RBIs in three straight games. He is hitting .424 with seven RBIs in June, raising his average to .339

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier reacts after striking out against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)

Andrew McCutchen doubled twice,

Rhys Hoskins was 0 for 4 and is hitless in 26 at-bats.

Realmuto singled in the opening run in the first, and Herrera's RBI double and Segura's two-run single built the 4-0 lead.

New York Yankees' Rougned Odor, left, is tagged out by Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Jean Segura after getting caught in a rundown on a fielder's choice by Gio Urshela during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)

TRAINER’S ROOM

Yankees: Judge experiencing back spasms while going 1 for 5 Saturday. ... Boone said he had not received the results of the MRI on the right groin RHP Luis Severino injured Saturday while pitching for High-A Hudson Valley. ... INF Luke Voit (left oblique strain) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre and went 1 for 3 with a double off Buffalo's Anthony Kay.

Phillies: SS Didi Gregorius was not in the lineup for Triple-A Lehigh Valley after making rehab appearances since Wednesday in an attempt to return from a month absence with an elbow injury.

UP NEXT

Yankees: LHP Jordan Montgomery (3-1) starts Tuesday's series opener against Toronto in Buffalo, N.Y.

Phillies: RHP Spencer Howard (0-1) starts Monday's series opener at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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