Perfect fill-in: Camargo, Phillies top Rockies 9-6 to end skid

Johan Camargo had four hits, including a three-run home run in a five-run seventh inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 9-6 on Wednesday to stop a three-game losing streak.

Kyle Schwarber added a rare homer into the right field third deck at Coors Field, and Nick Castellanos and Alec Bohm also went deep . The Phillies finished a 2-5 trip with their second win in nine games.

The switch-hitting Camargo, starting at shortstop for the injured Didi Gregorius, had three singles before his shot to left against lefty Lucas Gilbreath, who forced in the tiebreaking run when he hit Schwarber with a pitch with the bases loaded. Jhoulys Chacin (2-1) allowed a walk and two singles in the fifth.

Ryan McMahon doubled twice and drove in three for the Rockies, who couldn't complete the three-game sweep.

Schwarber crushed Germán Márquez's 0-2 slider 468 feet to right in the sixth for his fourth homer to tie it at 4, the third-longest home run of Schwarber's big league career. Márquez finished the sixth and allowed four runs and eight hits.

Castellanos hit his third homer to lead off the fourth as the Phillies closed to 2-1. Three batters later, Bohm hit his first, a two-run shot to right-center.

The Rockies jumped on Zach Eflin with three hits in the first, including McMahon's two-out double to right. They retook the lead with a two-run fifth capped by C.J. Cron's two-out single. Cron's double in the seventh gave him 16 RBIs.

Eflin allowed four runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. Brad Hand (1-0) got the final out of the sixth and Corey Knebel got the three outs for his second save as the Phillies avoided falling five games below .500 for the first time since Aug. 22, 2020.


Phillies: Gregorius was out with swelling in his left hand a day after getting hit by a pitch. Manager Joe Girardi said Gregorius was sore but "the preliminary reports are good." ... OF Bryce Harper remained at DH due to a sore right elbow. "He threw a little bit in the cage (Tuesday)," Girardi said.

Rockies: RHP Chad Kuhl (right hip flexor) is scheduled to make his normal start Sunday after an early exit Monday. ... Márquez stayed in after taking Johan Camargo's one-hop comebacker off his lower back in the second.


Phillies: After an off day, LHP Ranger Suárez (1-0, 5.87 ERA) starts Friday night against Milwaukee RHP Freddy Peralta (0-1, 11.57) to open a seven-game homestand.

Rockies: Start a seven-game trip Friday night in Detroit with RHP Antonio Senzatela (1-0, 2.16) making his third start.