Hoskins hits another homer, Phillies top Nationals 5-4

WASHINGTON (AP) After watching Rhys Hoskins hit yet another home run, Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin wanted to talk about an at-bat where the rookie didn't even swing.

Hoskins went deep and drew three walks, Maikel Franco hit his 20th home run and the Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Saturday night.

One of Hoskins' walks came with the bases loaded in the fourth inning and produced what proved to be the winning run after Washington rallied from a 5-1 deficit. Facing reliever Sammy Solis, Hoskins worked a six-pitch walk without taking a swing.

''You could tell, and we talk about his plate discipline, he'll take a walk with the bases loaded rather than try to hit a grand slam,'' Mackanin said. ''If it comes up, he gets the right pitch, he can do that also.''

Hoskins hit his 14th homer in 30 games since making his major league debut on Aug. 10, and Franco went long two batters later in the second inning. Cesar Hernandez added three hits for the Phillies.

Edwin Jackson (5-5) allowed both homers while pitching on his 34th birthday and was charged with five runs in 3 1/3 innings.

''(The) bullpen comes in and shuts the game down and allows us to be able to come back in the game,'' Jackson said. ''We fought. But I still feel like if I go out and I do my job and I keep the game close that it's a different situation. ''

Washington's magic number to clinch the NL East dropped to two when Miami lost to Atlanta. The Nationals can clinch the division with a win and a Marlins loss Sunday, but manager Dusty Baker said he'll stick with his plan to rest his starters for a day.

''We've got some young players that are going to play tomorrow,'' Baker said. ''Twenty-one games in 20 days - these guys need a blow and tomorrow is the perfect time to give them one.''

Mark Leiter Jr. (3-5) allowed four runs and six hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out eight.

Luis Garcia struck out Daniel Murphy, Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon in the eighth, and Hector Neris pitched the ninth for his 20th save, working around a leadoff walk.

''Garcia just cut right through the middle of their lineup,'' Mackanin said. ''Outstanding performance.''

Odubel Herrera was 0 for 4 and ended his hitting streak at 21 games, the longest in the majors this season.

Michael A. Taylor had a two-run homer, an RBI single and a walk for Washington, and Howie Kendrick added a solo shot and a single.

The Nationals, who had won five straight, began the night five games behind the slumping Dodgers for the best record in the National League. The teams meet for three games next weekend at Nationals Park.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

''You don't eat money like Popeye eats spinach and get strength,'' Baker on people who say players get paid too much to be tired.

TIMELY POWER

Franco became the second Phillies player to reach 20 homers this season after Tommy Joseph (21). Franco has a team-high nine homers that have either tied the game or given Philadelphia the lead this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Baker said OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) won't return to the lineup until Tuesday at the earliest.

UP NEXT

Phillies: Rookie RHP Ben Lively (3-5, 3.92 ERA) faces the Nationals for the first time.

Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (12-4, 2.78 ERA) battled a leg cramp in his last start, but extended his scoreless innings streak to 26 by going six in a win over Miami. Strasburg is 9-2 with a 2.36 ERA in 20 career starts versus the Phillies.

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NationalsWAS87-55
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  • W: M. Leiter (3-5)L: E. Jackson (5-5)S: H. Neris (20)
  • HR: PHI - M. Franco (20), R. Hoskins (14), WAS - H. Kendrick (8), M. Taylor (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B51310000.291.363.424.7875.0
F. Galvis SS40000102.255.306.387.6941.0
N. Williams RF50200014.288.342.496.8381.5
R. Hoskins 1B21121301.308.433.7501.18312.0
O. Herrera CF40000027.288.334.462.796-1.0
M. Franco 3B42211011.226.281.398.6797.5
H. Kim LF31000101.234.312.298.6092.0
A. Altherr LF00000000.285.357.536.8940.0
C. Rupp C40110030.220.302.426.7280.5
M. Leiter P30000022.095.095.095.190-1.0
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Crawford PH10000010.176.176.235.412-0.5
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Ramos in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS40000032.277.330.434.7630.5
H. Kendrick LF42211022.332.385.500.8857.0
D. Murphy 2B40100020.321.381.547.9280.0
R. Zimmerman 1B40000022.301.358.557.915-1.0
A. Rendon 3B31100112.302.401.536.9382.5
M. Taylor CF31231101.274.322.497.81910.0
A. De Aza RF20000001.156.184.244.4280.0
a- A. Lind PH10000002.302.357.498.8550.0
R. Bautista RF0000-000.267.313.267.000-
b- W. Difo PH10000001.280.330.388.7180.0
R. Read C40100011.375.375.375.7500.5
E. Jackson P10000011.118.118.118.235-0.5
S. Solis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- A. Stevenson PH10000010.180.255.220.475-0.5
A. Cole P0000-000.000.091.000.000-
d- A. Sanchez PH10000011.288.302.365.667-0.5
J. Blanton P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
O. Perez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for De Aza in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Bautista in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Solis in the 5th
  • d-struck out for Cole in the 7th
  • e-grounded out for Albers in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - R. Hoskins (14), M. Franco (20)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (30), R. Hoskins 2 (32), M. Franco (66), C. Rupp (32)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins (10)
BATTING
  • HR - H. Kendrick (8), M. Taylor (16)
  • RBI - H. Kendrick (39), M. Taylor 3 (48)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Taylor 3 (19)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Hoskins
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Turner (39)
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Hernandez, R. Hoskins, F. Galvis
  • E - M. Franco (14)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Turner, R. Zimmerman, D. Murphy
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Leiter (W, 3-5)6.06441824.841.2918.0
E. Ramos (H, 6)1.01000204.721.683.0
L. Garcia (H, 9)1.00000302.631.174.5
H. Neris (S, 20)1.00001103.061.309.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Leiter (W, 3-5)6.0
E. Ramos (H, 6)1.0
L. Garcia (H, 9)1.0
H. Neris (S, 20)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Jackson (L, 5-5)3.17553524.141.44-8.5
S. Solis1.20001207.171.503.0
A. Cole2.01001103.791.514.5
J. Blanton1.00000206.131.514.0
O. Perez0.11000004.201.30-1.0
M. Albers0.20000001.660.880.0
PITCHERSIP
E. Jackson (L, 5-5)3.1
S. Solis1.2
A. Cole2.0
J. Blanton1.0
O. Perez0.1
M. Albers0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leiter 95-67, E. Ramos 15-10, L. Garcia 12-9, H. Neris 21-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leiter 5-5, E. Ramos 1-0, H. Neris 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Leiter 25, E. Ramos 4, L. Garcia 3, H. Neris 4
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Cole
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 72-42, S. Solis 22-15, A. Cole 42-27, J. Blanton 16-9, O. Perez 7-5, M. Albers 3-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 3-2, S. Solis 2-1, A. Cole 1-4, M. Albers 1-0
  • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 20, S. Solis 6, A. Cole 8, J. Blanton 3, O. Perez 2, M. Albers
  • Balks - A. Cole
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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PhilliesPHI54-88
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NationalsWAS87-55
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B51310000.291.363.424.7875.0
F. Galvis SS40000102.255.306.387.6941.0
N. Williams RF50200014.288.342.496.8381.5
R. Hoskins 1B21121301.308.433.7501.18312.0
O. Herrera CF40000027.288.334.462.796-1.0
M. Franco 3B42211011.226.281.398.6797.5
H. Kim LF31000101.234.312.298.6092.0
A. Altherr LF00000000.285.357.536.8940.0
C. Rupp C40110030.220.302.426.7280.5
M. Leiter P30000022.095.095.095.190-1.0
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Crawford PH10000010.176.176.235.412-0.5
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Ramos in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS40000032.277.330.434.7630.5
H. Kendrick LF42211022.332.385.500.8857.0
D. Murphy 2B40100020.321.381.547.9280.0
R. Zimmerman 1B40000022.301.358.557.915-1.0
A. Rendon 3B31100112.302.401.536.9382.5
M. Taylor CF31231101.274.322.497.81910.0
A. De Aza RF20000001.156.184.244.4280.0
a- A. Lind PH10000002.302.357.498.8550.0
R. Bautista RF0000-000.267.313.267.000-
b- W. Difo PH10000001.280.330.388.7180.0
R. Read C40100011.375.375.375.7500.5
E. Jackson P10000011.118.118.118.235-0.5
S. Solis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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A. Cole P0000-000.000.091.000.000-
d- A. Sanchez PH10000011.288.302.365.667-0.5
J. Blanton P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
O. Perez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
e- V. Robles PH10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for De Aza in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Bautista in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Solis in the 5th
  • d-struck out for Cole in the 7th
  • e-grounded out for Albers in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - R. Hoskins (14), M. Franco (20)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (30), R. Hoskins 2 (32), M. Franco (66), C. Rupp (32)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins (10)
BATTING
  • HR - H. Kendrick (8), M. Taylor (16)
  • RBI - H. Kendrick (39), M. Taylor 3 (48)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Taylor 3 (19)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - R. Hoskins
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Turner (39)
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Hernandez, R. Hoskins, F. Galvis
  • E - M. Franco (14)
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Turner, R. Zimmerman, D. Murphy
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Leiter (W, 3-5)6.06441824.841.2918.0
E. Ramos (H, 6)1.01000204.721.683.0
L. Garcia (H, 9)1.00000302.631.174.5
H. Neris (S, 20)1.00001103.061.309.5
Total9.07442142---
PITCHERSIP
M. Leiter (W, 3-5)6.0
E. Ramos (H, 6)1.0
L. Garcia (H, 9)1.0
H. Neris (S, 20)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Jackson (L, 5-5)3.17553524.141.44-8.5
S. Solis1.20001207.171.503.0
A. Cole2.01001103.791.514.5
J. Blanton1.00000206.131.514.0
O. Perez0.11000004.201.30-1.0
M. Albers0.20000001.660.880.0
Total9.09555102---
PITCHERSIP
E. Jackson (L, 5-5)3.1
S. Solis1.2
A. Cole2.0
J. Blanton1.0
O. Perez0.1
M. Albers0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leiter 95-67, E. Ramos 15-10, L. Garcia 12-9, H. Neris 21-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leiter 5-5, E. Ramos 1-0, H. Neris 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Leiter 25, E. Ramos 4, L. Garcia 3, H. Neris 4
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Cole
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 72-42, S. Solis 22-15, A. Cole 42-27, J. Blanton 16-9, O. Perez 7-5, M. Albers 3-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 3-2, S. Solis 2-1, A. Cole 1-4, M. Albers 1-0
  • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 20, S. Solis 6, A. Cole 8, J. Blanton 3, O. Perez 2, M. Albers
  • Balks - A. Cole
  • 6TH INNING
    Taylor singled to center, Kendrick scored, Murphy to second54
  • 4TH INNING
    Taylor homered to left center, Rendon scored53
    Hoskins walked, Hernandez scored, Galvis to third, Williams to second51
    Hernandez reached on an infield single to second, Kim scored, Rupp to second41
    Rupp singled to right, Franco scored, Kim to third31
  • 2ND INNING
    Franco homered to center21
    Hoskins homered to left center11
  • 1ST INNING
    Kendrick homered to left center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Oliver Perez relieved Joe Blanton
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galvis lined out to right
    • N. Williams: Strike (foul tip), Williams singled to center
    • Matt Albers relieved Oliver Perez
    • R. Hoskins: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Hoskins grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Williams out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Aaron Altherr in left
    • Hector Neris relieved Luis Garcia
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
    • Wilmer Difo hit for Rafael Bautista
    • W. Difo: Foul, Difo grounded out to first, Taylor to second
    • R. Read: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Read struck out looking
    • Victor Robles hit for Matt Albers
    • V. Robles: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Robles grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Joe Blanton pitching
    • C. Rupp: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rupp struck out swinging
    • J.P. Crawford hit for Edubray Ramos
    • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Garcia pitching
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • R. Zimmerman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rendon struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Rafael Bautista in right
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Herrera struck out looking
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Franco flied out to deep center
    • H. Kim: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hoskins stole second, Foul, Kim flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Edubray Ramos relieved Mark Leiter
    • R. Read: Ball, Read singled to center
    • Adrian Sanchez hit for A.J. Cole
    • A. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Turner reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Read out at second
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Turner stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A.J. Cole pitching
    • M. Leiter: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Leiter grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez singled to shallow center
    • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Hernandez to second on balk, Strike looking, Galvis flied out to deep center
    • N. Williams: Ball, Hernandez to third on wild pitch, Ball, Williams flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leiter Pitching:
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kendrick singled to center
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Murphy singled to right, Kendrick to second
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Zimmerman flied out to center
    • A. Rendon: Rendon flied out to center
    • M. Taylor: Taylor singled to center, Kendrick scored, Murphy to second
    • Adam Lind hit for Alejandro De Aza
    • A. Lind: Lind grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Solis Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • H. Kim: Strike looking, Kim grounded out to third
    • C. Rupp: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rupp struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leiter Pitching:
    • R. Read: Ball, Foul, Read popped out to second
    • Andrew Stevenson hit for Sammy Solis
    • A. Stevenson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Stevenson struck out swinging
    • T. Turner: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • E. Jackson Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Franco singled to center
    • H. Kim: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kim walked, Franco to second
    • C. Rupp: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rupp singled to right, Franco scored, Kim to third
    • M. Leiter: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Leiter struck out bunting foul
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez reached on an infield single to second, Kim scored, Rupp to second
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked, Rupp to third, Hernandez to second
    • Sammy Solis relieved Edwin Jackson
    • N. Williams: Williams reached on fielder's choice to first, Rupp out at home, Hernandez to third, Galvis to second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins walked, Hernandez scored, Galvis to third, Williams to second
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Herrera flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leiter Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Strike looking, Zimmerman flied out to center
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rendon walked
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Taylor homered to left center, Rendon scored
    • A. De Aza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, De Aza grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Jackson Pitching:
    • M. Leiter: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Leiter struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez singled to center
    • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis flied out to left
    • N. Williams: Pickoff attempt, Williams singled to right, Hernandez to third
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Hoskins walked, Williams to second
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leiter Pitching:
    • R. Read: Strike looking, Read safe at first on 3rd baseman Franco fielding error
    • E. Jackson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Jackson struck out bunting foul
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Jackson Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hoskins homered to left center
    • O. Herrera: Herrera grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Franco: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Franco homered to center
    • H. Kim: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Kim grounded out to second
    • C. Rupp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rupp struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leiter Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rendon singled to center
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Taylor reached on fielder's choice to third, Rendon out at second
    • A. De Aza: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, De Aza grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Taylor out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Jackson Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez lined out to left
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis grounded out to second
    • N. Williams: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leiter Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kendrick homered to left center
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Murphy fouled out to left
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)