Sosa, Segura, Walter Bauer Phillies beat Marlins 4-3

Philadelphia (AP) – Edmundo Sosa came back for game two in a row and finished with three hits and three RBIs, Billy Walter’s fourth straight starting win and lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.

Jan Segura also finished with Phillies, who are four games ahead of Milwaukee and half a game ahead of San Diego in the race for the last two Premier League points. Padres faces Arizona later Wednesday. The Phillies have a playoff breakout over the Brewers based on their 4-3 season series record, factoring in this year’s first without a regular season tiebreaker to determine playoff points.

The Phillies have not played in the playoffs since 2011, the longest drought in the National League and the second longest drought in the MLS after 21 seasons in Seattle.

Jacob Stallings had two hits, including Homer’s solo in ninth from undercut Conor Brugdon who pulled Miami in one round. Brogdon allowed an even run on base before ending his second rescue of the season.

Charles LeBlanc and Garrett Cooper have two hits for Miami, who have lost nine in a row for the first time since May 2013.

The 26-year-old Sosa, who was acquired in a July 30 deal with St. Louis for minor league savior Jogo Romero to boost Philadelphia Stadium depth, was 3-for-3 off Marlins writer Trevor Rogers. He added another RBI in the seventh inning on a ball that rebounded from loyal Huascar Brazoban’s glove and into the short right field for two goals, and Matt Vierling scored with a lockout period.

“I feel very happy here,” Sosa said. “Everyone treated me well and welcomed me with open arms. I have no complaints. He really motivates you to do a good job and help the team win.”