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Alec Bohm delivered an RBI single in the eighth inning to finalize a comeback for the Phillies in a 6-5 victory over Seattle on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. 

Nick Castellanos led the offense for the Phils. He crushed a two-run homer in the opening frame and finished 3-for-4 on the evening. 

Bryson Stott chipped in with two hits of his own and scored twice. Brandon Marsh hit a single in the eighth, extending his career-high on-base streak to 21 games. 

"We really just don't like losing," Castellanos said. "It goes to the character of our team and the guys here in this clubhouse." 

Taijuan Walker departed after four frames with right forearm rightness. He cruised through the first inning but stumbled in the second, surrendering a pair of homers, including a grand slam to former Phillie J.P. Crawford. He walked two in the frame and gave up a broken-bat single before Crawford's blast. 

Walker walked two, whiffed six, and threw just 68 pitches. 

"It was more precautionary than anything," said Phillies skipper Rob Thomson. "It was after the second inning, but at that point we didn't have any concerns. Then it lingered, and so we wanted to be smart about it and get [Walker] out." 

Walker will be reevaluated on Thursday, though he's optimistic it's nothing more than some soreness. 

"I'm not concerned," Walker said. "I wanted to get ahead of it. I probably could have kept going, but we didn't want to make it worse." 

The Phillies' bullpen combined for five scoreless innings while scattering three hits. They didn't walk a batter and whiffed eight. "I was just trying to do my job, get ground balls and get outs," said reliever Luis Ortiz. 

Seattle scored all five of its runs in the second inning. 

The Phillies chipped away with Kyle Schwarber driving home Edmundo Sosa in the third, Castellanos pushing Stott across in the fifth, and J.T. Realmuto tying the game in the eighth with an RBI single. Marsh scored the winning run on a Bohm single to left. 

The two clubs conclude their three-game set on Thursday afternoon. Matt Strahm will be on the bump for the Phillies while the Mariners counter with righty George Kirby. 

"Because of tonight, now we can go out and win the series tomorrow," Castellanos said.
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