Phillies Fire Kapler

Philadelphia Phillies' Odubel Herrera connects for a single to center that scored Cesar Hernandez during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)


UNDATED (AP) -- The Phillies have fired Gabe Kapler after disappointing finish to a season of big expectations. Kapler was dismissed today after going 161-163 in two seasons. Philadelphia failed to live up to the hype following an offseason spending spree highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. The team went 81-81, its first non-losing season since 2012. The Phillies were only two games behind in the NL wild-card standings after beating Atlanta on Sept. 18 but lost eight of the next nine, including a five-game sweep at Washington.



 
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