PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler threw seven innings of four-hit, no-run ball, and Rhys Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto slugged home runs as the Philadelphia Phillies powered their way past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0.

The Phillies won two of three games in the series against one of the teams they are chasing for a National League wild-card spot.

Since Rob Thomson took over as interim manager following the firing of Joe Girardi on June 3, Philadelphia has gone 20-9 and made up five games on the Cardinals in the wild-card standings.

The teams will meet up for four games next weekend in St. Louis.

By KEVIN COONEY, AP Sports Writer