Nick Castellanos
Nick Castellanos delivered a standout performance with a two-run homer and three hits, while Cristopher Sánchez dominated on the mound, striking out seven over six scoreless innings, as the MLB-leading Philadelphia Phillies triumphed over the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Wednesday, ending their three-game losing streak. 
Castellanos’ offensive showcase, which included a double and a single, was pivotal in helping the Phillies avoid a series sweep and snap a nine-game losing streak at Oracle Park. Sánchez (3-3) was masterful, yielding just four hits and one walk, and lowering his ERA to 2.83 in the process. 
Kyle Schwarber set the tone early with his 36th career leadoff homer, his fifth this season, and later contributed an RBI single in the eighth inning. 
Cristian Pache added to the offensive output with two hits, including an RBI single, as Philadelphia wrapped up their six-game road trip with a 2-4 record. 
Tensions flared in the fourth inning when benches and bullpens cleared after Giants left-hander Kyle Harrison threw two consecutive high-and-tight fastballs at Phillies star Bryce Harper. The first pitch prompted an exchange of words between Harper and Harrison, while the second pitch grazed Harper's bat for a foul ball. Harper ultimately grounded out in the at-bat and no one was ejected. 
With this victory, the Phillies look to build momentum as they enjoy a day off before hosting the St. Louis Cardinals for a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park starting on Friday.

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