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Alec Bohm
Edmundo Sosa’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning snapped a tie, and Whit Merrifield’s clutch RBI single provided the cushion as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the struggling Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, 5-3.
Trea Turner, with his trademark speed, raced home from third on Sosa’s 261-foot fly ball. The throw from rookie center fielder Pete Crow-Armstrong drifted up the first base line, far from a play at the plate. Crow-Armstrong, battling through cuts on his left and throwing hand from a fourth-inning slide, couldn’t make the throw he needed.
The Phillies and manager Rob Thomson seized the moment. 
Alec Bohm lit the spark for their rally. Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Turner ignited the offense with a leadoff infield single, clocking a blistering 31.1 feet per second—his fastest sprint since returning from a strained left hamstring on June 17.
Bohm followed with a towering two-run homer to left-center, bringing his season tally to 70 RBIs. He became the first Phillie to reach the 70-RBI mark in the team’s first 86 games since Ryan Howard in 2008.
Though the Cubs clawed back to tie the game in the seventh, Turner and Bohm once again set the table in the eighth with back-to-back singles. They advanced on a passed ball, and Turner scored on Sosa’s sacrifice fly. Bohm, showing keen baserunning, scored on Merrifield’s two-out single, sealing the victory.
Before Wednesday's content, Bohm received news that he will start at third base for the National League in the All-Star Game. He joins Bryce Harper (first base) and Turner (shortstop) as starters, marking the first time since 1982 that the Phillies have three infielders starting the All-Star Game. 
The last trio to achieve this feat were legends Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, and Manny Trillo.

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