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Phillies expect to have SS Trea Turner back vs. Padres

The Philadelphia Phillies are expecting to have shortstop Trea Turner back in the lineup on Monday night for the opener of a three-game series against the San Diego Padres, manager Rob Thomson told reporters on Sunday. Turner was hitting .343 before landing on the 10-day injured list on May 4 due to a left hamstring strain. He has not played since May 3, when he sustained the injury while scoring on a passed ball in a game against the San Francisco Giants.

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In 33 games this season, Turner has two home runs and nine RBIs. Edmundo Sosa has been filling in at shortstop during Turner’s absence, and he is hitting .275 with four homers and 17 RBIs since May 4. Turner, 30, is a two-time All-Star and career .298 hitter across 1,037 major league games with the Washington Nationals (2015-21), Los Angeles Dodgers (2021-22) and Phillies (2023-24). He has 152 homers, 519 RBIs, 715 runs and 270 stolen bases.

Philadelphia leads the National League East at 47-24. It is eight games ahead of the second-place Atlanta Braves.

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San Diego Padres (37-38, second in the NL West) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (47-24, first in the NL East)

Philadelphia; Monday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Randy Vasquez (1-3, 4.93 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 26 strikeouts); Phillies: Cristopher Sanchez (3-3, 3.07 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 61 strikeouts)

: LINE Phillies -180, Padres +148; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The San Diego Padres, on a three-game losing streak, take on the Philadelphia Phillies.

Philadelphia has a 47-24 record overall and a 27-10 record at home. The Phillies have the best team ERA in the NL at 3.18.

San Diego is 19-17 in road games and 37-38 overall. Padres hitters have a collective .325 on-base percentage, the fifth-best percentage in MLB play.

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Monday’s game is the fourth time these teams match up this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Schwarber has six doubles, 14 home runs and 43 RBI for the Phillies. Nicholas Castellanos is 7-for-43 with two doubles, a triple and two home runs over the last 10 games.

Ha-Seong Kim has nine doubles, three triples and nine home runs for the Padres. Jackson Merrill is 13-for-36 with four doubles and four home runs over the past 10 games.

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