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Phillies: Slugfest win at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — In desperate need of some good news, the Philadelphia Phillies pounded out 15 hits and survived the Minnesota Twins’ rally on Wednesday, snapping a three-game skid with a 9-8 win.

Cole Hamels (9-3) pitched into the seventh inning and got much-needed run support for the Phillies, who remain 9 1/2 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East.

John Mayberry Jr. and Jim Thome homered for the Phillies, who had lost nine of their previous 10 games.