Nick Williams' 1st career slam lifts Phils over Brewers 5-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) Philadelphia Phillies rookie Nick Williams walked up to the plate with the bases loaded in the sixth and recognized a familiar name on the mound after the Milwaukee Brewers made a pitching change.

The previous time Williams faced Brewers reliever Tyler Webb was in Triple-A on June 11, when Williams hit a home run off a first-pitch slider.

Different level, even better result for Williams.

Williams hit his first career grand slam on the first pitch that Webb threw in the sixth, powering the Phillies' 5-2 win on Sunday to avert a three-game series sweep.

''First pitch again, slider and another homer. It's crazy,'' Williams said.

This wasn't quite the debut that Webb had envisioned with the Brewers after being acquired Thursday from the Yankees for minor-league first baseman Garrett Cooper.

''It was a lefty going up against a lefty. It was a good matchup for him,'' manager Craig Counsell said about Webb. ''He threw a breaking ball in the strike zone and the guy put a good swing on it.''

Just as five weeks ago, when Williams was with the Phillies' top farm club at Lehigh Valley and Webb was pitching for the Yankees' Triple-A team at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

''I just had some playbacks in my mind,'' Williams said.

He capitalized at Miller Park after the Phillies opened the sixth with three straight singles off Rob Scahill (1-3).

Four Phillies relievers combined to shut out the Brewers' potent lineup over the final four innings, getting out of jams in the eighth and ninth when the Brewers put the tying run at the plate.

Closer Hector Neris opened the ninth by allowing two singles before retiring the next three hitters for his eighth save, capped by slugger Eric Thames' game-ending popout .

BRETT'S BLAST

The Brewers scored their only runs on pinch-hitter Brett Phillips' two-run shot for the rookie's first career homer. Phillips was pumped and bounced around the dugout among giddy teammates after crossing the plate for a 2-1 lead in the fifth.

Phillips' latest stay in Milwaukee could be short with starting pitcher Junior Guerra on track to return from the disabled list. But the left-handed hitter could play a bigger role in the rebuilding Brewers' future.

''It's a great moment for whatever happens with Brett the rest of the year,'' Counsell said.

WEBB'S FINISH

Webb allowed singles to the next two hitters after Williams before getting out of the jam with two strikeouts and a popout. The Brewers are hoping that Webb can be an effective left-handed presence out of the bullpen as they try to hold on to the lead in the National League Central.

STARTING TIME

Phillies: Jeremy Hellickson (6-5) struck out six and allowed four hits and two runs over five innings for his first win since June 4. He came out of the game because of a tight right calf that bothered the right-hander when he pushed off the mound.

''For the last six weeks or so our starters have been giving us innings and keeping us in games,'' manager Pete Mackanin said.

Brewers: Matt Garza allowed three hits, three walks and a run over five innings. He was on deck with two outs in the fifth when eight-place hitter Orlando Arcia singled. Counsell called Garza back and inserted Phillips, who delivered the pinch-hit homer.

QUOTABLE

''Besides his family, there's nothing that the commissioner cherishes more than the Milwaukee Brewers.'' - Team owner Mark Attanasio about former owner and baseball commissioner Bud Selig. Attanasio spoke at a news conference before the game about Selig's induction on July 30 into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Guerra (right shin) threw a bullpen session Saturday and remains scheduled to start Tuesday at Pittsburgh. The right-hander was placed on the 10-day disabled on July 8.

UP NEXT

Phillies: Jerad Eickhoff (1-7) makes his first start after the All-Star break, opening a three-game series on Monday in Miami. The right-hander has a 3.30 ERA in five starts against the Marlins.

Brewers: LHP Brent Suter (1-1) is 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA in two starts since joining the rotation for injured righty Chase Anderson. Suter will open a four-game road series on Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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  • W: J. Hellickson (6-5)L: R. Scahill (1-3)S: H. Neris (8)
  • HR: PHI - N. Williams (2), MIL - B. Phillips (1)
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T. Kelly 2B31100111.179.227.313.5402.5
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  • a-struck out for Garcia in the 9th
  • b-singled for Hellickson in the 6th
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  • a-singled for Drake in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Broxton in the 9th
  • c-homered for Garza in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Herrera 2 (28)
  • HR - N. Williams (2)
  • SH - J. Hellickson (3)
  • RBI - O. Herrera (33), N. Williams 4 (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Santana (19)
  • HR - B. Phillips
  • RBI - B. Phillips 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Phillips 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Villar (18), R. Braun (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Torres, E. Thames, O. Arcia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hellickson (W, 6-5)5.04221614.441.2318.0
R. Pinto (H, 1)1.00000104.091.553.5
P. Neshek (H, 10)1.00000101.210.863.5
L. Garcia (H, 3)1.01001202.411.132.0
H. Neris (S, 8)1.02000103.431.228.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Hellickson (W, 6-5)5.0
R. Pinto (H, 1)1.0
P. Neshek (H, 10)1.0
L. Garcia (H, 3)1.0
H. Neris (S, 8)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Garza5.03113103.841.278.5
R. Scahill (L, 1-3)0.03330004.871.52-11.0
T. Webb (BS, 1)1.03110215.141.430.0
C. Torres2.01001104.131.504.5
O. Drake1.00000104.341.423.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Garza5.0
R. Scahill (L, 1-3)0.0
T. Webb (BS, 1)1.0
C. Torres2.0
O. Drake1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - L. Garcia (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hellickson 85-56, R. Pinto 18-12, P. Neshek 13-10, L. Garcia 17-8, H. Neris 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hellickson 4-5, P. Neshek 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Hellickson 20, R. Pinto 3, P. Neshek 3, L. Garcia 5, H. Neris 5
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Garza (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Garza 71-43, R. Scahill 7-5, T. Webb 24-16, C. Torres 24-13, O. Drake 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Garza 5-9, C. Torres 1-3, O. Drake 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Garza 21, R. Scahill 3, T. Webb 6, C. Torres 7, O. Drake 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Kelly 2B31100111.179.227.313.5402.5
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  • a-struck out for Garcia in the 9th
  • b-singled for Hellickson in the 6th
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T. Shaw 3B40000024.291.360.563.924-1.0
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  • a-singled for Drake in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Broxton in the 9th
  • c-homered for Garza in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Herrera 2 (28)
  • HR - N. Williams (2)
  • SH - J. Hellickson (3)
  • RBI - O. Herrera (33), N. Williams 4 (6)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Santana (19)
  • HR - B. Phillips
  • RBI - B. Phillips 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Phillips 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Villar (18), R. Braun (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Torres, E. Thames, O. Arcia
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J. Hellickson (W, 6-5)5.04221614.441.2318.0
R. Pinto (H, 1)1.00000104.091.553.5
P. Neshek (H, 10)1.00000101.210.863.5
L. Garcia (H, 3)1.01001202.411.132.0
H. Neris (S, 8)1.02000103.431.228.5
Total9.07222111---
PITCHERSIP
J. Hellickson (W, 6-5)5.0
R. Pinto (H, 1)1.0
P. Neshek (H, 10)1.0
L. Garcia (H, 3)1.0
H. Neris (S, 8)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Garza5.03113103.841.278.5
R. Scahill (L, 1-3)0.03330004.871.52-11.0
T. Webb (BS, 1)1.03110215.141.430.0
C. Torres2.01001104.131.504.5
O. Drake1.00000104.341.423.5
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PITCHERSIP
M. Garza5.0
R. Scahill (L, 1-3)0.0
T. Webb (BS, 1)1.0
C. Torres2.0
O. Drake1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - L. Garcia (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hellickson 85-56, R. Pinto 18-12, P. Neshek 13-10, L. Garcia 17-8, H. Neris 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hellickson 4-5, P. Neshek 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Hellickson 20, R. Pinto 3, P. Neshek 3, L. Garcia 5, H. Neris 5
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Garza (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Garza 71-43, R. Scahill 7-5, T. Webb 24-16, C. Torres 24-13, O. Drake 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Garza 5-9, C. Torres 1-3, O. Drake 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Garza 21, R. Scahill 3, T. Webb 6, C. Torres 7, O. Drake 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Williams homered to center, Franco, Knapp and Joseph scored52
  • 5TH INNING
    Phillips homered to right, Arcia scored12
    Herrera doubled to deep right, Kelly scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Oliver Drake relieved Carlos Torres
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis grounded out to shortstop
    • Brock Stassi hit for Luis Garcia
    • B. Stassi: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Stassi struck out looking
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Franco grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Hector Neris pitching
    • Hernan Perez hit for Oliver Drake
    • H. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Perez singled to right
    • M. Pina: Ball, Pina singled to left center, Perez to second
    • Stephen Vogt hit for Keon Broxton
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Foul, Arcia popped out to first
    • E. Thames: Thames popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • C. Torres Pitching:
    • T. Kelly: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Kelly struck out looking
    • C. Perkins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Perkins flied out to deep right
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Herrera fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Garcia relieved Pat Neshek
    • E. Thames: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Villar struck out on foul tip
    • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
    • R. Braun: Braun singled to center, Santana to third
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Ball, Braun to second on wild pitch, Shaw flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Carlos Torres pitching
    • Eric Thames at first
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Franco flied out to left
    • A. Knapp: Knapp singled to center
    • T. Joseph: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Joseph walked, Knapp to second
    • N. Williams: Williams grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Joseph out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Pat Neshek relieved Ricardo Pinto
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pina popped out to shortstop
    • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Broxton grounded out to first
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Rob Scahill pitching
    • M. Franco: Franco singled to left
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Knapp singled to left center, Franco to second
    • T. Joseph: Foul, Ball, Foul, Joseph singled to center, Franco to third, Knapp to second
    • Tyler Webb relieved Rob Scahill
    • N. Williams: Williams homered to center, Franco, Knapp and Joseph scored
    • T. Kelly: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kelly singled to left
    • Cameron Perkins hit for Jeremy Hellickson
    • C. Perkins: Cameron Perkins facing Tyler Webb
    • J. Hellickson: Ball, Foul, Perkins singled to left, Kelly to second
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Galvis popped out to third
    • D. Nava: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Nava struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ricardo Pinto pitching
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Braun flied out to deep right
    • T. Shaw: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Aguilar popped out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • T. Kelly: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kelly walked
    • J. Hellickson: Ball, Ball, Hellickson hit sacrifice bunt to first, Kelly to third
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Herrera doubled to deep right, Kelly scored
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Galvis popped out to shortstop
    • D. Nava: Nava flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Foul, Pina fouled out to left
    • K. Broxton: Foul, Broxton grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Arcia singled to left center
    • Brett Phillips hit for Matt Garza
    • B. Phillips: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Phillips homered to right, Arcia scored
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar singled to right
    • D. Santana: Ball, Villar stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Ball, Knapp lined out to center
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Joseph popped out to second
    • N. Williams: Ball, Williams grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Santana lined out to left
    • R. Braun: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Braun walked
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
    • J. Aguilar: Pickoff attempt, Aguilar lined out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Herrera doubled to right
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Galvis flied out to left
    • D. Nava: Ball, Foul, Nava lined out to left
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Franco popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • M. Garza: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Garza grounded out to second
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Williams singled to center
    • T. Kelly: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Kelly flied out to deep left
    • J. Hellickson: Strike swinging, Hellickson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Williams out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Aguilar flied out to center
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Pina lined out to left
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Herrera grounded out to second
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Galvis popped out to shortstop
    • D. Nava: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nava walked
    • M. Franco: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Franco walked, Nava to second
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Knapp grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
    • D. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Santana doubled to deep center
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Braun reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Santana out at second
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Ball, Braun stole second, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Shaw grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)