Zack Wheeler carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, and Kody Clemens delivered a walk-off single to lift the Phillies past the Tigers in a 3-2 win on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. 
The victory marked the fifth straight win for the Phillies. Bryce Harper led off the final frame with a double off of reliever Alex Lange. Trea Turner then worked a walk, and Bryson Stott hit an infield single deep to the hole near shortstop. Brandon Marsh followed with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to left to even the contest in the ninth, then Clemens ripped a 96-mph sinker to right to push Turner home with the winning run. 
Wheeler retired Akil Baddoo on a grounder to begin the eighth. Jonathan Schoop then hit a ball down the third-base line and Josh Harrison attempted to make a play, but his throw was in the dirt and Schoop was safe on the error. Tyler Nevin followed with a single to right to break up the no-hit bid. 
Wheeler hurled 108 pitches over 7 1/3 innings. He whiffed eight, walked one and hit a batter. Clemens finished 2-for-4 on the night, raising his average to .267 on the year. 
Roster Update 
José Alvarado (left elbow inflammation) will be activated prior to Friday’s game against the Dodgers. Alvarado has been out since May 8. 
Up Next 
The Phillies welcome the Dodgers to South Philadelphia for a three-game set. Ranger Suarez will start Friday's opener while the Dodgers counter with righty Michael Grove.

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