Hellickson, Herrera lead Phillies to 4-3 win over Royals
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson threw six sharp innings, Odubel Herrera hit a leadoff homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
Hellickson (6-6) allowed one run and five hits in six innings, striking out six. He was 0-9 in his previous 15 starts against AL opponents.
Royals starter Ian Kennedy (6-7) gave up three runs in five innings.
Kendrys Morales hit a two-run homer off David Hernandez in the eighth before the right-hander settled down to retire the next three batters. Jeanmar Gomez finished for his 22nd save in 24 tries.
Back home after sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phillies snapped a seven-game home losing streak.