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.
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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.