Nick Williams' pinch homer lifts Phillies over Reds 6-5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Nick Williams' patience paid off.

Williams hit a tiebreaking solo homer as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Scott Kingery homered for the first time in his career and Rhys Hoskins also went deep for the Phillies.

Tucker Barnhart hit a two-run homer for the Reds.

Williams drove a 3-1 pitch deep into the right-center field seats off Kevin Quackenbush (0-1) for his first career pinch-hit homer. A notorious first-pitch swinger, Williams took a breaking ball out of the strike zone and let a fastball go with the green light on a 3-0 count.

''I had a plan and I told myself I'd stick with it,'' Williams said. ''I took one and when he threw it again, I did some damage.''

Manager Gabe Kapler was impressed with Williams in batting practice.

''When he took 3-0, you knew he felt really comfortable,'' Kapler said. ''He picked a pitch to drive and did a great job.''

Luis Garcia (1-1) tossed a scoreless inning in relief for the win and Hector Neris finished for his first save.

The Phillies have won three of four while the Reds have dropped four of five.

Hoskins gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead in the first when he ripped a line drive into the left-center field seats. Kingery connected in the second to make it 3-1, sending a liner into the flower bed above the left-field wall.

''The win makes it that much better,'' Kingery said.

After Barnhart's homer tied it at 3-3 in the third, Carlos Santana's RBI double and Maikel Franco's sacrifice fly in the bottom half put the Phillies ahead 5-3.

Scooter Gennett lined an RBI double in the fourth and Billy Hamilton drove in the tying run with an infield single in the sixth. Hamilton tried to score from second base on reliever Adam Morgan's wild pitch, but catcher Jorge Alfaro threw to the pitcher covering the plate in time for the out.

''What an athletic play,'' Kapler said.

The Reds opened the scoring in the first when Adam Duvall walked with the bases loaded, but Ben Lively pitched out of the jam. Barnhart lined out to shortstop and Phillip Ervin and Cliff Pennington struck out.

''It was a big opportunity and we weren't able to tack on,'' Reds manager Bryan Price said. ''It was a chance to put up a big number and nothing really went our way after that.''

ON THE FARM

Reds righty Hunter Greene, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft, had eight strikeouts in three innings in his first start with Class A Dayton. He allowed two runs and five hits.

STARTING TIME

Reds: Cody Reed gave up five runs - three earned - and four hits in three innings.

Phillies: Lively allowed five runs and nine hits, striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings.

NO YOU DON'T

Reds first baseman Joey Votto hustled after a foul ball to prevent it from rolling to a fan. He was booed all night.

ROSTER MOVES

The Reds called up infielder Alex Blandino and right-hander Zack Weiss from Triple-A Louisville.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: 3B Eugenio Suarez (fractured right thumb) and OF Scott Schebler (right ulnar nerve contusion) were placed on the 10-day disabled list. Both were injured when they were hit by pitches. Schebler's stint is retroactive to April 6.

UP NEXT

RHP Homer Bailey (0-2, 4.22 ERA) starts for the Reds while RHP Aaron Nola (0-0, 2.61 ERA) goes for the Phillies on Tuesday night. Bailey is 1-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 10 starts vs. Philadelphia. Nola is 1-1 with a 3.15 ERA in three starts vs. Cincinnati.

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  • W: L. Garcia (1-1)L: K. Quackenbush (0-1)S: H. Neris (1)
  • HR: CIN - T. Barnhart (1), PHI - N. Williams (1), R. Hoskins (2), S. Kingery (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Gennett 2B41210111.297.333.378.7125.5
J. Peraza SS50100012.200.200.200.4002.5
J. Votto 1B41200100.257.308.257.5654.0
A. Duvall LF40110123.125.171.344.5152.0
T. Barnhart C41121114.304.429.522.9507.5
P. Ervin RF41100026.167.231.167.3973.0
C. Pennington 3B30100123.333.538.333.8721.0
C. Reed P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
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a- P. Gosselin PH10000002.250.400.6251.0250.0
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W. Peralta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Winker PH10000000.261.452.261.7120.0
K. Quackenbush P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Hamilton CF41210001.192.276.231.5076.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Brice in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Peralta in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B31100110.313.450.469.9192.5
C. Santana 1B42110001.182.250.455.7055.0
O. Herrera CF30000122.321.387.429.8160.0
R. Hoskins LF31121102.429.553.8211.3748.0
M. Franco 3B30110000.308.367.6541.0212.0
S. Kingery SS31111101.259.333.481.8157.0
A. Altherr RF30000012.074.219.185.404-0.5
Y. Rios P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Williams PH11111000.235.235.412.6476.0
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alfaro C40000012.222.333.389.722-0.5
B. Lively P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Florimon RF10000000.250.400.250.6500.0
  • a-homered for Garcia in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Gennett (3)
  • HR - T. Barnhart
  • RBI - S. Gennett (2), A. Duvall (7), T. Barnhart 2 (2), B. Hamilton (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett, T. Barnhart 2 (2), B. Hamilton
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Santana (3)
  • HR - R. Hoskins (2), S. Kingery, N. Williams
  • SF - M. Franco
  • RBI - C. Santana (8), R. Hoskins 2 (9), M. Franco (12), S. Kingery (2), N. Williams (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (4), N. Williams (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Peraza, P. Ervin, B. Hamilton (2)
FIELDING
  • E - S. Gennett
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Reed3.04531429.001.673.0
A. Brice2.00000205.401.507.0
J. Hughes1.01001002.081.151.0
W. Peralta1.00002000.001.001.0
K. Quackenbush (L, 0-1)1.011100111.251.75-4.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Reed3.0
A. Brice2.0
J. Hughes1.0
W. Peralta1.0
K. Quackenbush (L, 0-1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Lively5.29552715.561.592.5
A. Morgan0.20002005.401.40-2.0
Y. Rios0.20001100.001.88-0.5
L. Garcia (W, 1-1)1.01000105.061.139.5
H. Neris (S, 1)1.01000207.361.0910.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Lively5.2
A. Morgan0.2
Y. Rios0.2
L. Garcia (W, 1-1)1.0
H. Neris (S, 1)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Reed, J. Hughes
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Reed 73-45, A. Brice 28-18, J. Hughes 25-14, W. Peralta 22-8, K. Quackenbush 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Reed 3-3, A. Brice 2-2, J. Hughes 2-1, K. Quackenbush 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Reed 15, A. Brice 6, J. Hughes 5, W. Peralta 5, K. Quackenbush 4
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Morgan
  • IBB - A. Morgan (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Lively 100-65, A. Morgan 16-8, Y. Rios 16-9, L. Garcia 10-8, H. Neris 22-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Lively 5-4, A. Morgan 1-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Lively 27, A. Morgan 3, Y. Rios 3, L. Garcia 4, H. Neris 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Gennett 2B41210111.297.333.378.7125.5
J. Peraza SS50100012.200.200.200.4002.5
J. Votto 1B41200100.257.308.257.5654.0
A. Duvall LF40110123.125.171.344.5152.0
T. Barnhart C41121114.304.429.522.9507.5
P. Ervin RF41100026.167.231.167.3973.0
C. Pennington 3B30100123.333.538.333.8721.0
C. Reed P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
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b- J. Winker PH10000000.261.452.261.7120.0
K. Quackenbush P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Hamilton CF41210001.192.276.231.5076.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Brice in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Peralta in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B31100110.313.450.469.9192.5
C. Santana 1B42110001.182.250.455.7055.0
O. Herrera CF30000122.321.387.429.8160.0
R. Hoskins LF31121102.429.553.8211.3748.0
M. Franco 3B30110000.308.367.6541.0212.0
S. Kingery SS31111101.259.333.481.8157.0
A. Altherr RF30000012.074.219.185.404-0.5
Y. Rios P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Williams PH11111000.235.235.412.6476.0
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alfaro C40000012.222.333.389.722-0.5
B. Lively P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-homered for Garcia in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Gennett (3)
  • HR - T. Barnhart
  • RBI - S. Gennett (2), A. Duvall (7), T. Barnhart 2 (2), B. Hamilton (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett, T. Barnhart 2 (2), B. Hamilton
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Santana (3)
  • HR - R. Hoskins (2), S. Kingery, N. Williams
  • SF - M. Franco
  • RBI - C. Santana (8), R. Hoskins 2 (9), M. Franco (12), S. Kingery (2), N. Williams (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (4), N. Williams (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Peraza, P. Ervin, B. Hamilton (2)
FIELDING
  • E - S. Gennett
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Reed3.04531429.001.673.0
A. Brice2.00000205.401.507.0
J. Hughes1.01001002.081.151.0
W. Peralta1.00002000.001.001.0
K. Quackenbush (L, 0-1)1.011100111.251.75-4.0
Total8.0664463---
PITCHERSIP
C. Reed3.0
A. Brice2.0
J. Hughes1.0
W. Peralta1.0
K. Quackenbush (L, 0-1)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Lively5.29552715.561.592.5
A. Morgan0.20002005.401.40-2.0
Y. Rios0.20001100.001.88-0.5
L. Garcia (W, 1-1)1.01000105.061.139.5
H. Neris (S, 1)1.01000207.361.0910.0
Total9.011555111---
PITCHERSIP
B. Lively5.2
A. Morgan0.2
Y. Rios0.2
L. Garcia (W, 1-1)1.0
H. Neris (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Reed, J. Hughes
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Reed 73-45, A. Brice 28-18, J. Hughes 25-14, W. Peralta 22-8, K. Quackenbush 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Reed 3-3, A. Brice 2-2, J. Hughes 2-1, K. Quackenbush 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Reed 15, A. Brice 6, J. Hughes 5, W. Peralta 5, K. Quackenbush 4
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Morgan
  • IBB - A. Morgan (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Lively 100-65, A. Morgan 16-8, Y. Rios 16-9, L. Garcia 10-8, H. Neris 22-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Lively 5-4, A. Morgan 1-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Lively 27, A. Morgan 3, Y. Rios 3, L. Garcia 4, H. Neris 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Williams homered to right center56
  • 6TH INNING
    Hamilton reached on an infield single to shortstop, Ervin scored55
  • 4TH INNING
    Gennett doubled to left center, Hamilton scored45
  • 3RD INNING
    Franco hit sacrifice fly to center, Santana scored, Hoskins to third35
    Santana doubled to left center, Hernandez scored34
    Barnhart homered to right center, Votto scored33
  • 2ND INNING
    Kingery homered to left13
  • 1ST INNING
    Hoskins homered to left center, Santana scored12
    Duvall walked, Gennett scored, Peraza to third, Votto to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Neris pitching
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Peraza struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Votto lined out to second
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Duvall singled to shallow left
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Luis Garcia relieved Yacksel Rios
    • C. Pennington: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Pennington struck out swinging
    • Jesse Winker hit for Wandy Peralta
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Winker flied out to center
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • S. Gennett: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Gennett flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kevin Quackenbush pitching
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike looking, Franco grounded out to second
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Kingery flied out to center
    • Nick Williams hit for Luis Garcia
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Williams homered to right center
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Ball, Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Morgan Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gennett walked
    • J. Peraza: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Peraza reached on fielder's choice to second, Gennett out at second
    • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Peraza stole second, Ball, Votto intentionally walked
    • Pedro Florimon in right
    • Yacksel Rios pitching
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Barnhart walked, Peraza to third, Votto to second
    • P. Ervin: Ervin popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wandy Peralta relieved Jared Hughes
    • P. Florimon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Florimon lined out to shortstop
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Santana flied out to deep center
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked, Hernandez to second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • B. Lively Pitching:
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Ervin singled to left
    • C. Pennington: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ervin stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pennington walked
    • Phil Gosselin hit for Austin Brice
    • P. Gosselin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gosselin grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Ervin to third, Pennington out at second
    • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Foul, Hamilton reached on an infield single to shortstop, Ervin scored
    • Adam Morgan relieved Ben Lively
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Hamilton stole second, Ball, Ball, Hamilton out at home on wild pitch
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jared Hughes pitching
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Franco singled to shallow right center
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Franco to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Kingery walked
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Altherr reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Franco to third, Kingery out at second
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Alfaro flied out to right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Lively Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Votto grounded out to second
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Duvall grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Barnhart flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Brice Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Santana flied out to deep center
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Lively Pitching:
    • C. Pennington: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pennington singled to shallow center
    • C. Reed: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reed struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Hamilton reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Pennington out at second
    • S. Gennett: Pickoff attempt, Gennett doubled to left center, Hamilton scored
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Peraza lined out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Austin Brice relieved Cody Reed
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Altherr fouled out to first
    • J. Alfaro: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Lively: Ball, Strike swinging, Lively grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Lively Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Peraza popped out to shortstop
    • J. Votto: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Votto singled to shallow left
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • T. Barnhart: Barnhart homered to right center, Votto scored
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ervin struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Reed Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez singled to shallow center
    • C. Santana: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Santana doubled to left center, Hernandez scored
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Herrera popped out to shortstop
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Santana to third, Hoskins to second on wild pitch, Franco hit sacrifice fly to center, Santana scored, Hoskins to third
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Kingery lined out to right
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Lively Pitching:
    • C. Reed: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Reed struck out looking
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Hamilton grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Reed Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Kingery homered to left
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • B. Lively: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Lively struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Lively Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Gennett reached on an infield single to first
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza singled to left center, Gennett to second
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Votto singled to center, Gennett to third, Peraza to second
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Duvall walked, Gennett scored, Peraza to third, Votto to second
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Barnhart lined out to shortstop
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ervin struck out swinging
    • C. Pennington: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pennington struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Reed Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Santana safe at first on 2nd baseman Gennett fielding error
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins homered to left center, Santana scored
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Franco grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)