Schwarber, Hall help Phillies rout Braves

Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos, left rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against Atlanta Braves pitcher Ian Anderson during the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kyle Schwarber finished off the month with another June homer, Darick Hall went deep twice and the Philadelphia Phillies avoided a three-game sweep with a 14-4 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

Rhys Hoskins and Nick Castellanos also homered for the Phillies, who reached a season high in runs and were without star Bryce Harper in the lineup for the fourth straight game. The 2021 NL MVP is out indefinitely after having successful surgery on his broken left thumb on Wednesday.

"Everybody is getting hits, runs are scoring and the game of baseball is fun," Castellanos said. "Nights like tonight are fantastic."

Adam Duvall and Michael Harris II went deep for the defending champion Braves, who ended June with a 21-6 mark to equal the most victories in a calendar month since the club moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966.

"Hopefully