Nola fans 9 in 6 shutout innings, Phillies beat Brewers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Aaron Nola pitched six scoreless innings and matched his career high with nine strikeouts and the Philadelphia Phillies backed him with three home runs Sunday in an 8-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Makiel Franco homered in the third, then Jimmy Paredes and Cameron Rupp hit back-to-back shot during a five-run fifth.
Nola (5-4), who turned 23 on Saturday, maneuvered out of several jams. The Brewers stranded 10 runners against him, including seven in scoring position.
Wily Peralta (3-7) allowed five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. The last batter he faced was rookie Tommy Joseph, who hit an RBI double – it was initially ruled a home run before being overturned due to fan interference.
Reliever Neil Ramirez then gave up home runs to his first two batters as Rupp followed Paredes' three-run drive with another shot. It was the first time this season the Phillies hit back-to-back homers.