MIAMI (AP) — J.T. Realmuto homered twice against his former team, Bryce Harper also went deep and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.
Philadelphia holds the second NL wild-card spot by 2 1/2 games after third-place San Diego lost earlier at Seattle.
“Even though I’m not worried about the standings, I feel this team is in a good place the way we’re playing the game right now,” Realmuto said. “The guys are jelling. It’s a lot of fun.”
Kyle Gibson (10-6) threw six innings of one-run ball. The right-hander gave up six hits, struck out seven and reached double-digit victories in a season for the seventh time in his career.
“Any victory I get probably has to do with the offense doing really well and the defense playing good defense,” Gibson said. “It’s cool to be able to pile those up and maybe something to look back at the end of your career and see where you finished up.”
Harper, the reigning NL MVP, hit his 100th homer with the Phillies.
For the second straight night, the Phillies spotted Miami a run before they erased the deficit with homers. Harper and Realmuto hit consecutive shots in the sixth against starter Edward Cabrera.
Harper’s drive over the wall in left-center field tied it 1-all, and Realmuto’s go-ahead homer to center chased Cabrera.
“It’s been a struggle trying to get it going,” said Harper, who hit his second homer since returning from the injured list Aug. 26 after a two-month absence because of a broken thumb. “I was just trying to hit a pitch over the plate and get us going right there.”
Jean Segura’s RBI double off Marlins reliever Richard Bleier in the sixth made it 3-1.
Realmuto, who played with the Marlins from 2014-18, connected again in the seventh with a…