Aaron Nola, Freddy Galvis lead Phils to 6-1 win over Brewers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mastering a new pitch has turned Aaron Nola into an ace.

Nola tied a career-high with nine strikeouts in seven sharp innings, Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the reeling Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Friday night.

Nola (7-6) allowed one run and five hits. He has six straight quality starts, going 4-1 and lowering his ERA from 4.76 to 3.38 in that span.

A first-round draft pick in 2014, Nola made his major league debut exactly two years ago. He added a change-up to his repertoire this season and he's been dominant at times because of it.

''Nola was outstanding,'' manager Pete Mackanin said. ''He used all his pitches, spotted his fastball and changed speeds. He's better now than before. He has increased velocity. That change-up, he threw a ton of them. He was real excited about it. When he can do that with the rest of his arsenal, I expect a good performance each time he goes out.''

Nola threw mostly fastballs and curves before working on his change-up in spring training. It took time for him to feel comfortable throwing it and gain confidence in using it no matter the count on the batter.

''It's evolved,'' he said. ''The more I worked on it, it got better. It's a feel pitch for me.''

The NL Central-leading Brewers have lost six in a row and their lead over the defending World Series champion Cubs is only one game.

The Phillies have won three straight games for only the third time this season but still have the worst record in the majors.

Brewers starter Matt Garza (4-5) gave up two runs and three hits in five innings.

''He kept us in the game, battled through the first two innings and then pitched good,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Galvis gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead in the first inning when he ripped his 11th homer into the right-field seats.

Brett Phillips cut it to 2-1 when he hit an opposite-field drive to left in the second.

The Phillies broke it open against reliever Carlos Torres in the sixth.

Maikel Franco led off with a single and Daniel Nava hit a double. Tommy Joseph's two-run double off the center-field wall extended Philadelphia's lead to 4-1. Torres walked Cesar Hernandez with the bases loaded to force in another run.

Rob Scahill replaced Torres and Galvis hit a sacrifice fly to make it 6-1. Galvis has four homers and 12 RBIs in his last 19 games.

OFFENSIVE WOES

The Brewers have scored only 12 runs during their losing streak. This was the only loss in that span in which they didn't have a lead.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: LF Ryan Braun missed his third straight start because of a right wrist injury. Braun said he received a cortisone shot before the All-Star break. He could return to the lineup on Saturday.

Phillies: LF/2B Howie Kendrick was activated from the disabled list and 1B Brock Stassi was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Kendrick had been sidelined since June 28 with a strained left hamstring. ... Nava left the game with a slight left hamstring strain.

UP NEXT

LHP Brent Suter (1-1, 3.09 ERA) starts for the Brewers while RHP Jeremy Hellickson (6-5, 4.44) takes the mound for the Phillies on Saturday night.

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  • W: A. Nola (7-6)L: M. Garza (4-5)
  • HR: MIL - B. Phillips (2), PHI - F. Galvis (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B30100111.223.287.350.6372.5
E. Thames 1B-LF40100012.251.369.541.9110.5
D. Santana RF40200021.292.382.502.8841.0
J. Hader P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Shaw 3B40000014.292.359.559.918-0.5
H. Perez LF-RF40000010.264.297.442.739-0.5
M. Pina C30000120.295.336.454.7900.0
B. Phillips CF31111001.227.292.545.8376.0
O. Arcia SS30000021.279.320.411.731-1.0
M. Garza P10100000.120.154.120.2741.0
a- K. Broxton PH10000010.218.294.430.725-0.5
C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Scahill P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Aguilar PH-1B10000010.295.358.536.893-0.5
  • a-struck out for Garza in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Scahill in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B21010203.277.343.391.7345.0
F. Galvis SS41131015.251.302.426.7287.5
N. Williams RF40100012.311.343.590.933-0.5
M. Franco 3B41100001.233.289.406.6962.0
D. Nava LF21100100.303.400.408.8084.0
C. Perkins LF10000010.196.240.239.479-0.5
T. Joseph 1B41120011.249.310.449.7584.5
O. Herrera CF31100110.262.304.417.7212.5
A. Knapp C30100110.263.372.380.7521.5
A. Nola P20000023.038.138.038.176-1.0
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- H. Kendrick PH10100000.354.407.480.8871.0
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Neshek in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Villar (12)
  • HR - B. Phillips (2)
  • RBI - B. Phillips (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Phillips (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Nava (7), T. Joseph (17)
  • HR - F. Galvis (11)
  • SF - F. Galvis (4)
  • SH - A. Nola
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (17), F. Galvis 3 (41), T. Joseph 2 (45)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - N. Williams (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Garza (L, 4-5)5.03223413.831.264.0
C. Torres0.14442104.651.57-9.5
R. Scahill1.20000104.431.393.5
J. Hader1.01000201.201.133.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Garza (L, 4-5)5.0
C. Torres0.1
R. Scahill1.2
J. Hader1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (W, 7-6)7.05112913.381.1927.5
P. Neshek1.01000201.140.843.0
H. Neris1.00000103.211.173.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (W, 7-6)7.0
P. Neshek1.0
H. Neris1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Hader (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Garza 90-60, C. Torres 26-15, R. Scahill 19-13, J. Hader 28-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Garza 5-6, R. Scahill 2-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Garza 21, C. Torres 7, R. Scahill 5, J. Hader 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 96-61, P. Neshek 13-10, H. Neris 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 6-4, P. Neshek 1-0, H. Neris 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 26, P. Neshek 4, H. Neris 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Villar 2B30100111.223.287.350.6372.5
E. Thames 1B-LF40100012.251.369.541.9110.5
D. Santana RF40200021.292.382.502.8841.0
J. Hader P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Shaw 3B40000014.292.359.559.918-0.5
H. Perez LF-RF40000010.264.297.442.739-0.5
M. Pina C30000120.295.336.454.7900.0
B. Phillips CF31111001.227.292.545.8376.0
O. Arcia SS30000021.279.320.411.731-1.0
M. Garza P10100000.120.154.120.2741.0
a- K. Broxton PH10000010.218.294.430.725-0.5
C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Scahill P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Aguilar PH-1B10000010.295.358.536.893-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Garza in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Scahill in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B21010203.277.343.391.7345.0
F. Galvis SS41131015.251.302.426.7287.5
N. Williams RF40100012.311.343.590.933-0.5
M. Franco 3B41100001.233.289.406.6962.0
D. Nava LF21100100.303.400.408.8084.0
C. Perkins LF10000010.196.240.239.479-0.5
T. Joseph 1B41120011.249.310.449.7584.5
O. Herrera CF31100110.262.304.417.7212.5
A. Knapp C30100110.263.372.380.7521.5
A. Nola P20000023.038.138.038.176-1.0
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- H. Kendrick PH10100000.354.407.480.8871.0
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Neshek in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Villar (12)
  • HR - B. Phillips (2)
  • RBI - B. Phillips (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Phillips (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Nava (7), T. Joseph (17)
  • HR - F. Galvis (11)
  • SF - F. Galvis (4)
  • SH - A. Nola
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (17), F. Galvis 3 (41), T. Joseph 2 (45)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - N. Williams (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Garza (L, 4-5)5.03223413.831.264.0
C. Torres0.14442104.651.57-9.5
R. Scahill1.20000104.431.393.5
J. Hader1.01000201.201.133.0
Total8.0866581---
PITCHERSIP
M. Garza (L, 4-5)5.0
C. Torres0.1
R. Scahill1.2
J. Hader1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (W, 7-6)7.05112913.381.1927.5
P. Neshek1.01000201.140.843.0
H. Neris1.00000103.211.173.5
Total9.06112121---
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (W, 7-6)7.0
P. Neshek1.0
H. Neris1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Hader (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Garza 90-60, C. Torres 26-15, R. Scahill 19-13, J. Hader 28-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Garza 5-6, R. Scahill 2-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Garza 21, C. Torres 7, R. Scahill 5, J. Hader 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 96-61, P. Neshek 13-10, H. Neris 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 6-4, P. Neshek 1-0, H. Neris 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 26, P. Neshek 4, H. Neris 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Galvis hit sacrifice fly to left, Herrera scored16
    Hernandez walked, Joseph scored, Herrera to third, Knapp to second15
    Joseph doubled to deep center, Franco and Nava scored14
  • 2ND INNING
    Phillips homered to left12
  • 1ST INNING
    Galvis homered to right, Hernandez scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Neris pitching
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Shaw grounded out to second
    • H. Perez: Ball, Ball, Perez flied out to center
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pat Neshek relieved Aaron Nola
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Rob Scahill
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Villar doubled to deep left
    • E. Thames: Thames grounded out to first, Villar to third
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Josh Hader pitching
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Knapp struck out looking
    • Howie Kendrick hit for Pat Neshek
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Kendrick singled to center
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez hit by pitch, Kendrick to second
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Cameron Perkins in left
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Perez grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Pina: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pina walked
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Phillips flied out to left
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Scahill Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Franco grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Perkins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Perkins struck out looking
    • T. Joseph: Foul, Ball, Foul, Joseph lined out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Keon Broxton hit for Matt Garza
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • E. Thames: Ball, Thames singled to center
    • D. Santana: Pickoff attempt, Santana singled to center, Thames to second
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Ball, Shaw grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Carlos Torres pitching
    • M. Franco: Franco singled to left
    • D. Nava: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Nava doubled to left center, Franco to third
    • T. Joseph: Strike swinging, Joseph doubled to deep center, Franco and Nava scored
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Herrera singled to right, Joseph to third
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Knapp walked, Herrera to second
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nola struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked, Joseph scored, Herrera to third, Knapp to second
    • Rob Scahill relieved Carlos Torres
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Foul, Galvis hit sacrifice fly to left, Herrera scored
    • N. Williams: Foul, Williams grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Ball, Phillips flied out to left
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded bunt out to catcher
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • N. Williams: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Herrera popped out to second
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Foul, Ball, Knapp flied out to center
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • M. Garza: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garza singled to shallow right
    • J. Villar: Villar grounded into double play second to first, Garza out at second
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Williams singled to center
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Franco flied out to deep right
    • D. Nava: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Williams caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Nava walked
    • T. Joseph: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Pina: Ball, Foul, Pina flied out to deep center
    • B. Phillips: Phillips homered to left
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Arcia flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Joseph grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Herrera walked
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Foul, Knapp singled to left, Herrera to second
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Nola safe at first on fielding error, Herrera to third, Knapp to second
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to first, Herrera out at home, Knapp to third, Nola to second
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Thames reached on fielder's choice to second, Villar out at second
    • D. Santana: Ball, Santana singled to left, Thames to second
    • T. Shaw: Shaw grounded into double play shortstop to first, Santana out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Garza Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Galvis homered to right, Hernandez scored
    • N. Williams: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Williams grounded out to second
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Franco lined out to left
    • D. Nava: Ball, Strike looking, Nava flied out to deep right
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)