Phillies edge Reds in series opener, 6-5
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Nick Williams hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Tucker Barnhart hit a two-run homer for the Reds.
Williams drove one deep into the right-center field seats off Kevin Quackenbush (0-1) for his first career pinch-hit homer. Luis Garcia (1-1) tossed a scoreless inning in relief for the win and Hector Neris finished for his first save.
The Phillies have won three of four while the Reds have dropped four of five.
Hoskins gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead in the first when he ripped a line drive into the left-center field seats. Kingery connected in the second to make it 3-1, sending a liner into the flower bed above the left-field wall.
Scooter Gennett lined an RBI double in the fourth and Billy Hamilton drove in the tying run with an infield single in the sixth. Hamilton tried to score from second base on reliever Adam Morgan‘s wild pitch, but catcher Jorge Alfaro threw to the pitcher covering the plate in time for the out.
The Reds opened the scoring in the first when Adam Duvall walked with the bases loaded, but Ben Lively pitched out of the jam. Barnhart lined out to shortstop and Phillip Ervin and Cliff Pennington struck out.
Reds: Cody Reed gave up five runs — three earned — and four hits in three innings.
Phillies: Lively allowed five runs and nine hits, striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings.
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Reds first baseman Joey Votto hustled after a foul ball to prevent it from rolling to a fan. He was booed all night.
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Reds: 3B Eugenio Suarez (fractured right thumb) and OF Scott Schebler (right ulnar nerve contusion) were placed on the 10-day disabled list. Both were injured when they were hit by pitches. Schebler’s stint is retroactive to April 6.
RHP Homer Bailey (0-2, 4.22 ERA) starts for the Reds while RHP Aaron Nola (0-0, 2.61 ERA) goes for the Phillies on Tuesday night. Bailey is 1-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 10 starts vs. Philadelphia. Nola is 1-1 with a 3.15 ERA in three starts vs. Cincinnati.
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