Franco hits go-ahead homer, Kapler tossed in Phillies win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Rhys Hoskins and Scott Kingery scrolled their phones inside the clubhouse looking for popular hot spots in Philadelphia with ''Bamboo'' in the name.

Brad Miller had a beer in hand when he circled the area in front of his locker and stamped the imaginary setting, ''The Bamboo Bar.''

With the Phillies struggling this month, fans had reason to boo a team that had faded in the NL East race.

But could it be, perhaps a new boo is the new fad in Philly: Bamboo.

Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead two-run homer for the second straight game, and the Phillies beat the New York Mets 7-5 on Tuesday night.

Hoping to snap the Phillies out of their funk, Miller visited a store in Chinatown and bought a small bamboo plant. He put it in his locker Monday as a good-luck charm, and the Phillies snapped a seven-game losing streak.

So Miller purchased a larger bamboo plant on Tuesday and stuck it in the middle of the clubhouse, the floral centerpiece perhaps planting the seeds for a long winning streak.

''They're gonna think I'm crazy going back tomorrow,'' Miller said.

The Phillies could grow superstitious over their shrub and keep it around.

''I'm thinking about making a trip to Chinatown myself,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. ''I'll put some in my house.''

Whatever works, the Phillies will take it - and give it a big (green) thumbs up. Miller, Kingery and Hoskins also went deep for the Phillies, who have eight homers in the last two games.

Franco hit a shot to right off Wilmer Font (1-2) for his 18th homer, lifting the Phillies to a 6-5 lead in the sixth inning. Miller made it back-to-back shots when he went deep for a pinch-hit homer.

There was one more shot in the inning - Kingery was drilled high on the left shoulder near his face by a Font fastball. Home plate umpire Joe West immediately warned both teams, and Kapler burst out of the dugout to argue. Kapler was quickly ejected for the second time in four games.

''I felt like it was going to put us at a disadvantage, throwing up and in,'' Kapler said.

Jeff McNeil's fourth hit of the game for New York missed clearing the wall in right by inches, falling just short of a tying two-run homer in the eighth. After a review, McNeil's double against Juan Nicasio stood and Hector Neris came in with runners on second and third. Neris got rookie slugging sensation Pete Alonso to pop out and end the threat.

Neris put two more runners on in the ninth but struck out Dominic Smith and retired Wilson Ramos on a grounder for his 16th save.

Franco's two-run homer to center off Steven Matz put the Phillies ahead in a 13-7 win Monday, and he delivered again to bail out an ineffective Jake Arrieta (7-6). Arrieta allowed solo homers to Amed Rosario and Smith to help the Mets take a 5-2 lead into the sixth.

Arrieta gave up nine hits and five runs in six innings. He has allowed at least five runs in three of his last five starts.

''We were able to put it behind us in a positive way with the win,'' Arrieta said.

The Mets scored twice in the first but Kingery got one back off Walker Lockett with his first career leadoff homer. Hoskins' 18th homer of the season in the fourth made it 4-2 and the Phillies rallied when the Mets bullpen faltered late again.

''We still feel like we can turn this around,'' Smith said. ''You can't be disappointed, can't hang your head. It's a long year.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard struck out nine in a rehab start for Class A Brooklyn. He has been out with a strained right hamstring.

Phillies: RHP Tommy Hunter (elbow) pitched two scoreless innings Tuesday with Double-A Reading and will continue to make rehab appearances.

NO-GO, CANO

Mets second baseman Robinson Cano had an RBI single in the first as he tries to hit his way out of a season-long slump. Manager Mickey Callaway said 80 games was too soon to judge Cano's season but it was time for the former Yankees star to find his groove at the plate.

''I think at some point, we have to get him going,'' Callaway said. ''I think he's been swinging the bat better than his results. He's hit some hard line outs, some hard ground balls that haven't found the holes.''

Cano said he's just a victim of ''no luck.''

''When you see the ball good and hit the ball good, there's nothing else you can do,'' Cano said.

UP NEXT

The Mets hope LHP Jason Vargas (3-3, 3.75 ERA) won't be an unfortunate distraction when he takes the mound against Phillies RHP Nick Pivetta (4-2, 5.54 ERA) on Wednesday.

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PHI41-38
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  • W: J. Arrieta (7-6)L: W. Font (1-2)S: H. Neris (16)
  • HR: NYM - D. Smith (6), A. Rosario (9), PHI - M. Franco (11), B. Miller (2), R. Hoskins (18), S. Kingery (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil RF51410001.348.410.498.9087.0
P. Alonso 1B51100006.279.370.6341.0052.0
R. Cano 2B40210113.228.277.369.6464.5
M. Conforto CF40010024.260.375.508.8820.0
T. Frazier 3B40000102.265.354.459.8131.0
J. Lagares PR00000000.185.250.267.5170.0
D. Smith LF41111123.321.419.566.9856.0
W. Ramos C50100004.278.353.427.7801.0
A. Rosario SS42211001.261.299.427.72610.0
W. Lockett P20100101.333.500.333.8332.0
W. Font P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
R. Gsellman P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
a- J. Davis PH10000011.269.333.452.785-0.5
C. Flexen P00000000.500.500.5001.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Gsellman in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Kingery CF-LF41111012.331.376.6301.0066.5
J. Segura SS40000012.273.320.443.763-0.5
B. Harper RF31000100.248.363.462.8252.0
R. Hoskins 1B31111101.270.399.536.9357.0
J. Realmuto C41100021.259.317.432.7502.0
J. Bruce LF40110012.232.291.566.8571.5
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Hernandez 2B41210001.283.336.433.7704.0
M. Franco 3B41121002.215.284.399.6837.0
J. Arrieta P10000110.133.161.133.2950.5
a- B. Miller PH11111000.289.373.533.9066.0
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Quinn CF10000011.122.217.146.364-0.5
  • a-homered for Arrieta in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. McNeil (20), R. Cano (17)
  • HR - D. Smith (6), A. Rosario (9)
  • SF - M. Conforto (4)
  • RBI - J. McNeil (28), R. Cano (17), M. Conforto (41), D. Smith (12), A. Rosario (40)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. McNeil (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Alonso 3 (3), R. Cano, M. Conforto 2 (2), D. Smith, W. Ramos 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (14)
  • HR - S. Kingery (10), R. Hoskins (18), M. Franco (11), B. Miller (2)
  • RBI - S. Kingery (24), R. Hoskins (52), J. Bruce (47), C. Hernandez (35), M. Franco 2 (37), B. Miller (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez (16), M. Franco 2 (16), B. Miller (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Kingery, J. Segura 2 (2), J. Bruce, C. Hernandez, M. Franco
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rosario (10)
FIELDING
  • E - R. Cano (5)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Arrieta (3), J. Realmuto (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Lockett5.154424211.741.706.0
W. Font (L, 1-2) (BS, 1)0.13330025.261.43-11.0
R. Gsellman1.10001204.681.423.0
C. Flexen1.00000106.171.973.5
PITCHERSIP
W. Lockett5.1
W. Font (L, 1-2) (BS, 1)0.1
R. Gsellman1.1
C. Flexen1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (W, 7-6)6.09552224.331.4110.0
A. Morgan (H, 14)1.00001103.150.852.5
J. Nicasio (H, 6)0.22000103.861.53-1.5
H. Neris (S, 16)1.11001202.480.989.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (W, 7-6)6.0
A. Morgan (H, 14)1.0
J. Nicasio (H, 6)0.2
H. Neris (S, 16)1.1
PITCHING
  • HBP - W. Font
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Lockett 82-52, W. Font 19-11, R. Gsellman 17-12, C. Flexen 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Lockett 7-5, W. Font 1-0, R. Gsellman 2-0, C. Flexen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - W. Lockett 23, W. Font 5, R. Gsellman 5, C. Flexen 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 85-50, A. Morgan 22-12, J. Nicasio 16-8, H. Neris 25-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 10-6, A. Morgan 1-1, H. Neris 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 29, A. Morgan 4, J. Nicasio 4, H. Neris 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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NYM37-43
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PHI41-38
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil RF51410001.348.410.498.9087.0
P. Alonso 1B51100006.279.370.6341.0052.0
R. Cano 2B40210113.228.277.369.6464.5
M. Conforto CF40010024.260.375.508.8820.0
T. Frazier 3B40000102.265.354.459.8131.0
J. Lagares PR00000000.185.250.267.5170.0
D. Smith LF41111123.321.419.566.9856.0
W. Ramos C50100004.278.353.427.7801.0
A. Rosario SS42211001.261.299.427.72610.0
W. Lockett P20100101.333.500.333.8332.0
W. Font P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
R. Gsellman P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
a- J. Davis PH10000011.269.333.452.785-0.5
C. Flexen P00000000.500.500.5001.0000.0
Total38512524626-----
  • a-struck out for Gsellman in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Kingery CF-LF41111012.331.376.6301.0066.5
J. Segura SS40000012.273.320.443.763-0.5
B. Harper RF31000100.248.363.462.8252.0
R. Hoskins 1B31111101.270.399.536.9357.0
J. Realmuto C41100021.259.317.432.7502.0
J. Bruce LF40110012.232.291.566.8571.5
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Hernandez 2B41210001.283.336.433.7704.0
M. Franco 3B41121002.215.284.399.6837.0
J. Arrieta P10000110.133.161.133.2950.5
a- B. Miller PH11111000.289.373.533.9066.0
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Quinn CF10000011.122.217.146.364-0.5
Total3378743712-----
  • a-homered for Arrieta in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. McNeil (20), R. Cano (17)
  • HR - D. Smith (6), A. Rosario (9)
  • SF - M. Conforto (4)
  • RBI - J. McNeil (28), R. Cano (17), M. Conforto (41), D. Smith (12), A. Rosario (40)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. McNeil (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Alonso 3 (3), R. Cano, M. Conforto 2 (2), D. Smith, W. Ramos 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Realmuto (14)
  • HR - S. Kingery (10), R. Hoskins (18), M. Franco (11), B. Miller (2)
  • RBI - S. Kingery (24), R. Hoskins (52), J. Bruce (47), C. Hernandez (35), M. Franco 2 (37), B. Miller (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez (16), M. Franco 2 (16), B. Miller (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Kingery, J. Segura 2 (2), J. Bruce, C. Hernandez, M. Franco
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rosario (10)
FIELDING
  • E - R. Cano (5)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Arrieta (3), J. Realmuto (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Lockett5.154424211.741.706.0
W. Font (L, 1-2) (BS, 1)0.13330025.261.43-11.0
R. Gsellman1.10001204.681.423.0
C. Flexen1.00000106.171.973.5
Total8.0877374---
PITCHERSIP
W. Lockett5.1
W. Font (L, 1-2) (BS, 1)0.1
R. Gsellman1.1
C. Flexen1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (W, 7-6)6.09552224.331.4110.0
A. Morgan (H, 14)1.00001103.150.852.5
J. Nicasio (H, 6)0.22000103.861.53-1.5
H. Neris (S, 16)1.11001202.480.989.0
Total9.01255462---
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (W, 7-6)6.0
A. Morgan (H, 14)1.0
J. Nicasio (H, 6)0.2
H. Neris (S, 16)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - W. Font
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Lockett 82-52, W. Font 19-11, R. Gsellman 17-12, C. Flexen 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Lockett 7-5, W. Font 1-0, R. Gsellman 2-0, C. Flexen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - W. Lockett 23, W. Font 5, R. Gsellman 5, C. Flexen 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 85-50, A. Morgan 22-12, J. Nicasio 16-8, H. Neris 25-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 10-6, A. Morgan 1-1, H. Neris 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 29, A. Morgan 4, J. Nicasio 4, H. Neris 6
  • 6TH INNING
    Miller homered to right center57
    Franco homered to right center, Hernandez scored56
    Hernandez reached on an infield single to second, Realmuto scored54
    Bruce grounded out to shortstop, Harper scored, Realmuto to third53
    McNeil singled to deep right center, Rosario scored52
  • 4TH INNING
    Hoskins homered to left42
  • 3RD INNING
    Smith homered to left center41
  • 2ND INNING
    Rosario homered to right31
  • 1ST INNING
    Kingery homered to right center21
    Conforto hit sacrifice fly to center, Alonso scored20
    Cano singled to center, McNeil scored, Alonso to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • H. Neris Pitching:
    • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cano doubled to deep left
    • M. Conforto: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
    • Juan Lagares ran for Todd Frazier
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Foul, Ramos grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Juan Nicasio relieved Adam Morgan
    • W. Ramos: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ramos singled to center
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Rosario flied out to left
    • J.D. Davis hit for Robert Gsellman
    • J. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Ball, McNeil doubled to deep right, Ramos to third
    • Hector Neris pitching
    • Roman Quinn in center field
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Alonso fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chris Flexen pitching
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez safe at first on 2nd baseman Cano fielding error
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Franco flied out to deep left
    • R. Quinn: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Quinn struck out looking
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery lined out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Morgan pitching
    • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cano walked
    • M. Conforto: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Conforto popped out to third
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Frazier grounded out to first, Cano to second
    • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Harper grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Realmuto struck out on foul tip
    • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Foul, Bruce grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ball, Ramos grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Rosario singled to center
    • W. Lockett: Lockett flied out to deep center
    • J. McNeil: Foul, Ball, Rosario stole second, Rosario to third on catcher Realmuto throwing error, McNeil singled to deep right center, Rosario scored
    • P. Alonso: Alonso lined out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • W. Lockett Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Harper walked
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Hoskins fouled out to catcher
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto doubled to left center, Harper to third
    • Wilmer Font relieved Walker Lockett
    • J. Bruce: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce grounded out to shortstop, Harper scored, Realmuto to third
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Hernandez reached on an infield single to second, Realmuto scored
    • M. Franco: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Franco homered to right center, Hernandez scored
    • Brad Miller hit for Jake Arrieta
    • B. Miller: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Miller homered to right center
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kingery hit by pitch
    • Robert Gsellman relieved Wilmer Font
    • J. Segura: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier lined out to center
    • D. Smith: Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Lockett Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Franco grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Arrieta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Arrieta walked
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Segura grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • W. Lockett: Strike looking, Ball, Lockett singled to left center
    • J. McNeil: Ball, McNeil reached on fielder's choice to first, Lockett out at second
    • P. Alonso: McNeil to third on pitcher Arrieta throwing error, Strike swinging, Foul, Alonso reached on fielder's choice to third, McNeil out at home
    • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Cano grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • W. Lockett Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Harper lined out to right
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Hoskins homered to left
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • J. Bruce: Bruce singled to right
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Frazier grounded out to third
    • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smith homered to left center
    • W. Ramos: Ramos grounded out to third
    • A. Rosario: Rosario grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • W. Lockett Pitching:
    • J. Arrieta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arrieta struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery flied out to center
    • J. Segura: Ball, Segura flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rosario homered to right
    • W. Lockett: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lockett walked
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Ball, McNeil singled to right, Lockett to second
    • P. Alonso: Alonso flied out to left
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Cano struck out on foul tip
    • M. Conforto: Conforto grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Lockett Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez reached on an infield single to second
    • M. Franco: Franco reached on fielder's choice to third, Hernandez out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • J. McNeil: McNeil singled to left center
    • P. Alonso: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Alonso reached on an infield single to shortstop, McNeil to second
    • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cano singled to center, McNeil scored, Alonso to third
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Conforto hit sacrifice fly to center, Alonso scored
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier lined out to left
    • D. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked, Cano to second
    • W. Ramos: Ramos reached on fielder's choice to second, Smith out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Lockett Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kingery homered to right center
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Segura grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Harper: Foul, Strike swinging, Harper grounded out to first
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hoskins grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)