Wendle's grand slam lifts Athletics to 6-3 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Growing up near Philadelphia, Joey Wendle dreamed of coming to the plate and hitting a game-winning home run for the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

On Sunday, he beat his hometown team hitting a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-3 win over the Phillies.

''I've done that plenty of times in backyards, so it was certainly really fun today,'' he said.

He was one of three rookies to hit a home run for the Athletics. With the Athletics trailing 3-2 with two outs in the sixth, Wendle lined the first pitch he saw from reliever Edubray Ramos into the right-field seats, quieting the crowd of 28,054. Oakland had loaded the bases with two walks and a single. The grand slam was Wendle's first home run of the season and the second of his career.

Wendle, who went to high school in West Grove, Pa., said he barely remembered running around the bases.

''It's one thing to hit a grand slam to put your team ahead. It's another when you do it at home,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. ''And this is a close-knit group of guys, especially the younger guys that we brought up and Joey's been with them, so they were really happy for him.

Fellow rookies Chad Pinder and Matt Olson hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, erasing an early 2-0 deficit. Olson has homered in three consecutive games and has 17 home runs since Aug. 11.

Sean Manaea (11-10) lasted five innings to earn the win. He gave up three runs and struck out four. Five Oakland relievers combined to throw four hitless innings to preserve the win. Blake Treinen converted his 11th save after a scoreless ninth.

Phillies starter Henderson Alvarez (0-1) made his first start since May 22, 2015 when he was with the Miami Marlins. He worked into the sixth inning but allowed the first two batters he faced to reach base and was removed. Both runners scored on Wendle's grand slam.

''I liked the movement on his pitches. He had good life on his pitches,'' Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin said. ''He made a couple mistakes in that fourth inning, hanging curveball and a fastball.''

The Phillies scored first on a fielding error by Matt Chapman in the first inning. Maikel Franco had three hits, including two RBI singles.

Oakland improved to 66-83 with the victory and has won eight of its last 11 games. The Phillies dropped to 58-91.

LONG TIME COMING

Alvarez missed over two seasons while returning from shoulder surgeries. He signed with but never pitched for the Athletics last year and spent the beginning of 2017 with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League before the Phillies signed him.

Alvarez said through an interpreter that his return was ''almost like my first time in the big leagues.''

''A lot of people didn't believe in me,'' he said. ''A lot of people thought that my career was over. It's great to be here and I'm grateful to the Phillies for giving me the opportunity to show not only them, but everyone, that I'm still good, that I can still pitch.''

RECORD USAGE

Alvarez became the 31st pitcher used by the Phillies this season. That broke a team record set in 2015.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: OF Boog Powell missed the game after coming up limping while trying to rob a home run on Saturday night.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Jharel Cotton (8-10, 5.81) takes the hill Monday to start the Athletics' three-game set vs. the Tigers, who will throw RHP Buck Farmer (4-3, 6.62) in Detroit.

Phillies: RHP Nick Pivetta (5-10, 6.75) pitches Monday at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who toss National League ERA leader LHP Clayton Kershaw (17-3, 2.12). Pivetta debuted against the Dodgers in April, allowing two runs in five innings.

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  • W: S. Manaea (11-10)L: H. Alvarez (0-1)S: B. Treinen (11)
  • HR: OAK - M. Olson (21), J. Wendle (1), C. Pinder (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS40100010.248.331.376.7071.5
M. Joyce LF31100111.239.338.476.8143.5
C. Pinder RF42211021.236.289.461.7497.0
M. Olson 1B41111012.266.354.6511.0055.5
M. Chapman 3B40000012.235.311.477.789-0.5
M. Canha CF21000220.223.285.410.6952.0
J. Wendle 2B41141001.333.400.7781.1789.0
J. Phegley C40000010.197.250.336.586-0.5
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a- J. Smolinski PH10000000.250.250.250.5000.0
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R. Dull P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Hatcher P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Nunez PH10000010.000.167.000.167-0.5
B. Treinen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Hendriks in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Hatcher in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B51100013.290.359.416.7761.5
J. Crawford SS21000312.275.362.375.7373.5
R. Hoskins LF-1B50000034.287.415.7361.152-1.5
A. Altherr CF-LF31000101.276.348.514.8622.0
N. Williams RF40100023.291.344.485.8290.0
M. Franco 3B40320000.233.286.402.6885.0
T. Joseph 1B30000005.236.287.427.7140.0
H. Milner P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.500.667.500.000-
a- F. Galvis PH10000000.256.308.390.6980.0
R. Pinto P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Rupp C40100011.217.299.420.7191.5
H. Alvarez P20000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
O. Herrera CF20000000.288.333.463.7970.0
  • a-grounded out for Morgan in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Semien (17), M. Joyce (30)
  • HR - C. Pinder (15), M. Olson (21), J. Wendle
  • RBI - C. Pinder (40), M. Olson (40), J. Wendle 4 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Wendle 4 (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Rupp (16)
  • RBI - M. Franco 2 (69)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco 2 (23)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Chapman 2 (12)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Manaea (W, 11-10)5.06312404.561.4215.0
L. Hendriks (H, 14)1.00000204.551.314.0
D. Coulombe0.00001003.671.29-1.0
R. Dull (H, 18)0.20000104.501.180.5
C. Hatcher (H, 7)1.10000104.101.293.5
B. Treinen (S, 11)1.00001104.331.389.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Manaea (W, 11-10)5.0
L. Hendriks (H, 14)1.0
D. Coulombe0.0
R. Dull (H, 18)0.2
C. Hatcher (H, 7)1.1
B. Treinen (S, 11)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Alvarez (L, 0-1)5.04442427.201.202.0
H. Milner (H, 6)0.10000101.711.480.5
E. Ramos (BS, 3)1.22221414.701.610.0
A. Morgan1.00000103.961.283.5
R. Pinto1.00000107.451.863.5
PITCHERSIP
H. Alvarez (L, 0-1)5.0
H. Milner (H, 6)0.1
E. Ramos (BS, 3)1.2
A. Morgan1.0
R. Pinto1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Manaea 2 (8)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 101-71, L. Hendriks 8-7, D. Coulombe 4-0, R. Dull 11-5, C. Hatcher 13-12, B. Treinen 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 5-8, C. Hatcher 3-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 25, L. Hendriks 3, D. Coulombe, R. Dull 2, C. Hatcher 4, B. Treinen 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Alvarez 85-55, H. Milner 6-3, E. Ramos 35-21, A. Morgan 10-9, R. Pinto 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Alvarez 8-3, A. Morgan 2-0, R. Pinto 2-0
  • Batters Faced - H. Alvarez 21, H. Milner, E. Ramos 8, A. Morgan 3, R. Pinto 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Semien SS40100010.248.331.376.7071.5
M. Joyce LF31100111.239.338.476.8143.5
C. Pinder RF42211021.236.289.461.7497.0
M. Olson 1B41111012.266.354.6511.0055.5
M. Chapman 3B40000012.235.311.477.789-0.5
M. Canha CF21000220.223.285.410.6952.0
J. Wendle 2B41141001.333.400.7781.1789.0
J. Phegley C40000010.197.250.336.586-0.5
S. Manaea P20000010.000.250.000.250-0.5
L. Hendriks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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R. Dull P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Hatcher P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Nunez PH10000010.000.167.000.167-0.5
B. Treinen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Hendriks in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Hatcher in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B51100013.290.359.416.7761.5
J. Crawford SS21000312.275.362.375.7373.5
R. Hoskins LF-1B50000034.287.415.7361.152-1.5
A. Altherr CF-LF31000101.276.348.514.8622.0
N. Williams RF40100023.291.344.485.8290.0
M. Franco 3B40320000.233.286.402.6885.0
T. Joseph 1B30000005.236.287.427.7140.0
H. Milner P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.500.667.500.000-
a- F. Galvis PH10000000.256.308.390.6980.0
R. Pinto P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Rupp C40100011.217.299.420.7191.5
H. Alvarez P20000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
O. Herrera CF20000000.288.333.463.7970.0
Total3536204922-----
  • a-grounded out for Morgan in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Semien (17), M. Joyce (30)
  • HR - C. Pinder (15), M. Olson (21), J. Wendle
  • RBI - C. Pinder (40), M. Olson (40), J. Wendle 4 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Wendle 4 (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Rupp (16)
  • RBI - M. Franco 2 (69)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco 2 (23)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Chapman 2 (12)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Manaea (W, 11-10)5.06312404.561.4215.0
L. Hendriks (H, 14)1.00000204.551.314.0
D. Coulombe0.00001003.671.29-1.0
R. Dull (H, 18)0.20000104.501.180.5
C. Hatcher (H, 7)1.10000104.101.293.5
B. Treinen (S, 11)1.00001104.331.389.5
Total9.0631490---
PITCHERSIP
S. Manaea (W, 11-10)5.0
L. Hendriks (H, 14)1.0
D. Coulombe0.0
R. Dull (H, 18)0.2
C. Hatcher (H, 7)1.1
B. Treinen (S, 11)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Alvarez (L, 0-1)5.04442427.201.202.0
H. Milner (H, 6)0.10000101.711.480.5
E. Ramos (BS, 3)1.22221414.701.610.0
A. Morgan1.00000103.961.283.5
R. Pinto1.00000107.451.863.5
Total9.06663113---
PITCHERSIP
H. Alvarez (L, 0-1)5.0
H. Milner (H, 6)0.1
E. Ramos (BS, 3)1.2
A. Morgan1.0
R. Pinto1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Manaea 2 (8)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 101-71, L. Hendriks 8-7, D. Coulombe 4-0, R. Dull 11-5, C. Hatcher 13-12, B. Treinen 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 5-8, C. Hatcher 3-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 25, L. Hendriks 3, D. Coulombe, R. Dull 2, C. Hatcher 4, B. Treinen 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Alvarez 85-55, H. Milner 6-3, E. Ramos 35-21, A. Morgan 10-9, R. Pinto 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Alvarez 8-3, A. Morgan 2-0, R. Pinto 2-0
  • Batters Faced - H. Alvarez 21, H. Milner, E. Ramos 8, A. Morgan 3, R. Pinto 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Wendle homered to right, Joyce, Pinder and Canha scored63
  • 5TH INNING
    Franco singled to right, Crawford scored, Altherr to third, Franco to second23
  • 4TH INNING
    Olson homered to center22
    Pinder homered to left center12
  • 1ST INNING
    Franco singled to center, Altherr scored, Williams to third02
    Altherr safe at first on 3rd baseman Chapman fielding error, Hernandez scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Ricardo Pinto pitching
    • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Wendle grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Phegley: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Phegley grounded out to third
    • Renato Nunez hit for Chris Hatcher
    • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Blake Treinen pitching
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Herrera lined out to left
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez lined out to third
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford walked
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Adam Morgan relieved Edubray Ramos
    • M. Olson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Olson grounded out to first
    • M. Chapman: Strike swinging, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Hatcher Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Foul, Franco grounded out to pitcher
    • Freddy Galvis hit for Adam Morgan
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Galvis grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Rupp: Rupp grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jake Smolinski hit for Liam Hendriks
    • J. Smolinski: Strike looking, Ball, Smolinski flied out to left
    • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Semien struck out looking
    • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Joyce doubled to left center
    • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Daniel Coulombe pitching
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked
    • Ryan Dull relieved Daniel Coulombe
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Altherr lined out to right
    • Chris Hatcher relieved Ryan Dull
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • H. Alvarez Pitching:
    • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Joyce walked
    • C. Pinder: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pinder singled to left, Joyce to second
    • Hoby Milner pitching
    • Odubel Herrera in center
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
    • Edubray Ramos relieved Hoby Milner
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
    • M. Canha: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Canha walked, Joyce to third, Pinder to second
    • J. Wendle: Wendle homered to right, Joyce, Pinder and Canha scored
    • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Phegley struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Liam Hendriks relieved Sean Manaea
    • C. Rupp: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rupp struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Herrera flied out to left
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • H. Alvarez Pitching:
    • J. Phegley: Foul, Phegley grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Manaea: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Manaea grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Semien: Foul, Ball, Semien grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Crawford walked
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Hoskins flied out to deep right
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Crawford to second on wild pitch, Ball, Altherr walked
    • N. Williams: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco singled to right, Crawford scored, Altherr to third, Franco to second
    • T. Joseph: Joseph flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • H. Alvarez Pitching:
    • C. Pinder: Pinder homered to left center
    • M. Olson: Foul, Ball, Olson homered to center
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Chapman popped out to second
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
    • J. Wendle: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Wendle grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Franco singled to left
    • T. Joseph: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Joseph flied out to right
    • C. Rupp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Rupp safe at first on 3rd baseman Chapman fielding error, Franco to second
    • H. Alvarez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rupp out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • H. Alvarez Pitching:
    • J. Phegley: Ball, Strike looking, Phegley flied out to center
    • S. Manaea: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Manaea struck out looking
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien doubled to deep center
    • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Joyce struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • A. Altherr: Foul, Strike swinging, Altherr grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Williams: Williams flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • H. Alvarez Pitching:
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Olson grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Canha walked
    • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Wendle grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • C. Rupp: Rupp doubled to deep right
    • H. Alvarez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Alvarez grounded out to second, Rupp to third
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Hernandez lined out to third
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Crawford popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • H. Alvarez Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Ball, Semien grounded out to third
    • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Foul, Joyce flied out to deep left
    • C. Pinder: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pinder struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez singled to right
    • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hoskins lined out to center
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Altherr safe at first on 3rd baseman Chapman fielding error, Hernandez scored
    • N. Williams: Ball, Williams singled to center, Altherr to third
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Franco singled to center, Altherr scored, Williams to third
    • T. Joseph: Joseph fouled out to first
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)