Nola's 8 innings, Kingery's slam send Phillies over Reds 6-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) There was no way Aaron Nola was going to get an early hook this time.

Nola pitched eight stellar innings and Scott Kingery hit a grand slam, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

Nola (1-0) gave up three hits while striking out six and walking three as Philadelphia won for the fourth time in five games. The Reds have lost three in a row.

Nola threw 103 pitches, two starts after rookie manager Gabe Kapler's disputed decision to lift the Phillies ace through 68 pitches with a lead in a season-opening loss at Atlanta. The right-hander improved to 9-3 with a 2.04 ERA in his last 12 home starts.

''He just looked so good out there,'' Kapler said. ''This is the time we're going to ride him.''

Nola finished by retiring his final 10 batters.

''Just keep focusing on command and attack to get early outs,'' Nola said.

The Phillies got some insurance in the eighth when Kingery connected with one out off Tanner Rainey, who was making his big league debut. It was the second career homer for Kingery - he helped the Phillies beat the Reds 6-5 on Monday night by going deep.

''It's pretty cool,'' Kingery said. ''I just put a good swing on it.''

Reds starter Homer Bailey didn't allow a hit through 5 1/3 innings and pitched through the sixth, giving up one run on two hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

''Homer did a spectacular job,'' Reds manager Bryan Price said. ''That's a big step for him.''

Cesar Hernandez broke up Bailey's no-hit bid with a solid single to right. Hernandez stole second and scored when Odubel Herrera hit the first of his two doubles.

J.P. Crawford put the Phillies ahead 2-1 in the seventh when he singled off Jared Hughes (0-1). Crawford got a hit for just the second time in 26 at-bats this season and drove in Nick Williams, who led off with a double.

The Reds got on the board first in the fifth when Billy Hamilton drew his second two-out walk of the game, stole second base for the second time and scored on Jesse Winker's single.

ACES UP

Nola is the Phillies' No. 1 pitcher but doesn't necessarily draw attention as one of baseball's top starters because of his lack of overpowering stuff. That doesn't make him any less of an ace for Kapler.

''He has as good as command and as good of a curveball as anybody in the league,'' Kapler said. ''Definitely a horse.''

SLUMP STOPPER

Crawford said he's been working hard in the batting cage on shortening his swing and staying inside the ball. His confidence was boosted in his first at-bat when he lined out hard to left field in the third inning, and he carried that into his go-ahead hit.

''Hard work in the cage,'' Crawford said. ''It felt good.''

BOOING VOTTO

A night after Joey Votto twice denied fans foul balls, the Phillies faithful let the Reds first baseman hear it with a cacophony of boos at every opportunity. Votto didn't have any opportunities to field balls near the stands and went 0 for 4.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Tommy Hunter (strained right hamstring) will do some fielding drills on Wednesday to test out his injured leg. ... C Jorge Alfaro was hit on the left hand by Bailey's pitch in the third inning. He was lifted in the seventh for pinch-hitter Andrew Knapp, who took over catching duties from that point.

UP NEXT

RHP Nick Pivetta (1-0, 2.79) starts for the Phillies against Reds RHP Luis Castillo (0-2, 9.00) in the finale of the three-game series on Wednesday night. Neither has faced the other team. Castillo will be trying to get on track after allowing 10 earned runs on 12 hits in 10 innings thus far.

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  • W: A. Nola (1-0)L: J. Hughes (0-1)
  • HR: PHI - S. Kingery (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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J. Peraza SS40100003.206.206.206.4121.0
J. Votto 1B40000001.231.279.231.5100.0
S. Gennett 2B40100010.293.326.366.6910.5
A. Duvall LF40000031.111.154.306.459-1.5
T. Barnhart C30000011.269.387.462.849-0.5
A. Blandino 3B30000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
H. Bailey P20000010.167.167.167.333-0.5
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B. Hamilton CF11000200.185.313.222.5357.0
  • a-flied out for Bailey in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B41100021.306.432.444.8763.0
C. Santana 1B31000111.167.250.417.6671.5
O. Herrera CF41210000.344.400.500.9006.0
R. Hoskins LF40000033.375.500.7191.219-1.5
N. Williams RF32100100.250.286.450.7365.0
S. Kingery 3B41141021.258.324.548.8728.0
J. Alfaro C10000000.211.348.368.7161.0
a- A. Knapp PH-C20000011.176.300.176.476-0.5
J. Crawford SS30110002.077.111.077.1882.0
A. Nola P20000021.000.143.000.143-1.0
H. Milner P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Alfaro in the 7th
BATTING
  • RBI - J. Winker (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Winker
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Herrera 2 (5), N. Williams
  • HR - S. Kingery (2)
  • SH - A. Nola
  • RBI - O. Herrera (2), S. Kingery 4 (6), J. Crawford
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Herrera, S. Kingery 4 (4), J. Crawford
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Hamilton 2 (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez (3)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Blandino
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Bailey6.02110703.241.1421.5
J. Hughes (L, 0-1)1.02110203.381.31-4.0
T. Rainey1.024422136.004.00-4.0
PITCHERSIP
H. Bailey6.0
J. Hughes (L, 0-1)1.0
T. Rainey1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (W, 1-0)8.03113601.960.9830.0
H. Milner1.00000203.862.144.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (W, 1-0)8.0
H. Milner1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Rainey
  • HBP - H. Bailey
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Bailey 93-60, J. Hughes 20-13, T. Rainey 25-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Bailey 6-6, J. Hughes 1-0, T. Rainey 1-0
  • Batters Faced - H. Bailey 22, J. Hughes 5, T. Rainey 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 103-70, H. Milner 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 10-7
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 29, H. Milner 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Winker RF30110100.269.457.269.7263.0
J. Peraza SS40100003.206.206.206.4121.0
J. Votto 1B40000001.231.279.231.5100.0
S. Gennett 2B40100010.293.326.366.6910.5
A. Duvall LF40000031.111.154.306.459-1.5
T. Barnhart C30000011.269.387.462.849-0.5
A. Blandino 3B30000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
H. Bailey P20000010.167.167.167.333-0.5
a- P. Gosselin PH10000000.222.364.556.9190.0
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Rainey P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Hamilton CF11000200.185.313.222.5357.0
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  • a-flied out for Bailey in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B41100021.306.432.444.8763.0
C. Santana 1B31000111.167.250.417.6671.5
O. Herrera CF41210000.344.400.500.9006.0
R. Hoskins LF40000033.375.500.7191.219-1.5
N. Williams RF32100100.250.286.450.7365.0
S. Kingery 3B41141021.258.324.548.8728.0
J. Alfaro C10000000.211.348.368.7161.0
a- A. Knapp PH-C20000011.176.300.176.476-0.5
J. Crawford SS30110002.077.111.077.1882.0
A. Nola P20000021.000.143.000.143-1.0
H. Milner P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Alfaro in the 7th
BATTING
  • RBI - J. Winker (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Winker
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Herrera 2 (5), N. Williams
  • HR - S. Kingery (2)
  • SH - A. Nola
  • RBI - O. Herrera (2), S. Kingery 4 (6), J. Crawford
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Herrera, S. Kingery 4 (4), J. Crawford
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Hamilton 2 (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez (3)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Blandino
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Bailey6.02110703.241.1421.5
J. Hughes (L, 0-1)1.02110203.381.31-4.0
T. Rainey1.024422136.004.00-4.0
Total8.06662111---
PITCHERSIP
H. Bailey6.0
J. Hughes (L, 0-1)1.0
T. Rainey1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (W, 1-0)8.03113601.960.9830.0
H. Milner1.00000203.862.144.0
Total9.0311380---
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (W, 1-0)8.0
H. Milner1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Rainey
  • HBP - H. Bailey
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Bailey 93-60, J. Hughes 20-13, T. Rainey 25-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Bailey 6-6, J. Hughes 1-0, T. Rainey 1-0
  • Batters Faced - H. Bailey 22, J. Hughes 5, T. Rainey 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 103-70, H. Milner 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 10-7
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 29, H. Milner 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Kingery homered to left, Santana, Herrera and Williams scored16
  • 7TH INNING
    Crawford singled to right, Williams scored12
  • 6TH INNING
    Herrera doubled to deep right center, Hernandez scored11
  • 5TH INNING
    Winker singled to right center, Hamilton scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hoby Milner relieved Aaron Nola
    • J. Votto: Ball, Votto flied out to left
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gennett struck out looking
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Duvall struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hamilton grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Winker fouled out to second
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Peraza flied out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tanner Rainey relieved Jared Hughes
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana walked
    • O. Herrera: Herrera doubled to deep right center, Santana to third
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
    • N. Williams: Williams intentionally walked
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery homered to left, Santana, Herrera and Williams scored
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Barnhart lined out to left
    • A. Blandino: Blandino grounded out to first
    • Phil Gosselin hit for Homer Bailey
    • P. Gosselin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gosselin flied out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jared Hughes pitching
    • N. Williams: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Williams doubled to deep left
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Jorge Alfaro
    • A. Knapp: Pickoff attempt, Knapp grounded out to second, Williams to third
    • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Crawford singled to right, Williams scored
    • A. Nola: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Votto grounded out to second
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Gennett grounded out to second
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • A. Nola: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez singled to right
    • C. Santana: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hernandez stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Herrera doubled to deep right center, Hernandez scored
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • A. Blandino: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Blandino struck out looking
    • H. Bailey: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bailey grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hamilton walked
    • J. Winker: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Hamilton stole second, Winker singled to right center, Hamilton scored
    • J. Peraza: Peraza grounded bunt out to catcher
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Williams grounded out to first
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery flied out to deep center
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Alfaro safe at first on 3rd baseman Blandino fielding error
    • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Crawford popped out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Votto grounded out to second
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gennett singled to center
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Duvall flied out to left
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Barnhart popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santana popped out to shortstop
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Herrera grounded out to second
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blandino struck out swinging
    • H. Bailey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bailey struck out looking
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hamilton walked
    • J. Winker: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hamilton stole second, Ball, Winker walked
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Foul, Ball, Alfaro hit by pitch
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Crawford lined out to left
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Nola hit sacrifice bunt to first, Alfaro to second
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gennett lined out to left
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Duvall struck out looking
    • T. Barnhart: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hoskins popped out to second
    • N. Williams: Williams grounded out to pitcher
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Ball, Winker grounded out to third
    • J. Peraza: Peraza singled to center
    • J. Votto: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Votto grounded into double play shortstop to third to first, Peraza out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • H. Bailey Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Santana flied out to deep center
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Herrera grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)