PHILADELPHIA — Phillies starter Hans Crouse gave up a home run to Cole Tucker on his first major league pitch and Philadelphia’s playoff hopes took a hit with a 6-0 loss to Max Kranick and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Phillies had won five in a row. They began the day trailing NL East-leading Atlanta by 1 1/2 games.
Philadelphia visits the Braves for a three-game series starting Tuesday night.
Bryce Harper and Philadelphia finished the home portion of their schedule with a record of 47-34.
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