Harper homers twice, Nationals beat Phillies 7-3

WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper wasn't impressed to learn the distance of his mammoth home run in Friday night's 7-3 win over the Phillies.

Told his second homer of the game had travelled 473 feet, Harper replied: ''It's not how far. It's how many.''

He's doing well on that score, too.

Harper opened the Washington first by lining a sinking fastball from Nick Pivetta (1-2) to the opposite field for his 11th homer of the season. With a runner on first in the third inning, Harper crushed a changeup to dead center as Washington won its sixth straight game.

Despite his latest game, with third baseman Anthony Rendon slated to return from the disabled list on Saturday, manager Dave Martinez wouldn't commit to keeping Harper in the leadoff spot.

''We'll see. I've got to sleep on it,'' Martinez said. ''The good news is we're getting Rendon back, and that's good to see.''

With No. 9 hitter Wilmer Difo getting on base ahead of him and Trea Turner and Matt Adams connecting behind him, Harper is getting pitches to hit. He has four homers in four games as the leadoff batter, two to start the game.

Adams added a two-run home run - his fourth homer in his last four games - for Washington and made a leaping catch at the wall to rob Maikel Franco of at least extra bases if not a home run.

''It was just unreal. Not only is he hitting homers, he's robbing homers,'' winning pitcher Gio Gonzalez said. ''That guy's doing it all.''

Gonzalez (4-2) worked five scoreless innings, allowing two hits with five strikeouts.

The game was delayed 39 minutes by rain in the bottom of the fourth.

Carlos Santana and Maikel Franco hit back-to-back homers in the sixth for the Phillies.

In the shortest of his 33 career starts, Pivetta allowed six runs on five hits and three walks in one inning plus three batters.

''I think he just kind of ran into a buzzsaw,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. ''Some guys were swinging the bats really well and wasn't able to climb out of it.''

Pivetta, who was acquired from the Nationals in the 2015 Jonathan Papelbon trade, is now 0-2 with an 11.81 ERA against the team that drafted him in 2013.

STREAKING

Odubel Herrera singled in the eighth-inning single to extend his on-base streak to 33 games. It's the longest active streak in the majors, and ties Darin Ruf (2012-13) and Chase Utley for the fourth longest Phillies streak since 2005.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: Kapler said RHP Jerad Eickhoff (lat strain) threw as part of his rehabilitation Friday, while RHP Mark Leiter Jr. (forearm strain) will throw live batting practice Saturday. Both have been on the DL since March. ... SS J.P. Crawford (right forearm strain) has resumed some defensive work but has not participated in other baseball activities since going on the DL Sunday.

Nationals: Rendon (toe contusion) went 3-for-4 with a double and played seven innings at third base in his second rehab game with Class A Potomac Friday night. . . RHP Shawn Kelley (right elbow irritation) and LHP Matt Grace (left groin strain) threw bullpen sessions Friday. Kelley will make a rehab appearance with Class A Potomac on Sunday and Grace will throw another bullpen this weekend. ... Reliever Trevor Gott left the game with a sprained ankle after allowing three straight hits in the sixth.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Vince Velasquez (1-4, 5.70) is 1-2 with a 6.14 ERA in four starts versus the Nationals.

Nationals: RHP Tanner Roark (2-2, 3.55) is 6-6 with a 3.96 ERA in 17 games - 15 starts - against the Phillies.

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  • W: G. Gonzalez (4-2)L: N. Pivetta (1-2)
  • HR: PHI - C. Santana (3), M. Franco (5), WAS - B. Harper 2 (12), M. Adams (7)
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R. Hoskins LF40000002.284.431.490.9210.0
O. Herrera CF40100011.330.387.473.8600.5
A. Altherr RF31100121.212.313.388.7012.0
C. Santana 1B41221003.164.301.318.6209.0
M. Franco 3B41211004.272.307.511.8188.0
S. Kingery SS40000012.208.267.354.621-0.5
J. Alfaro C40000031.222.282.347.629-1.5
N. Pivetta P10000000.231.231.308.5380.0
D. Hutchison P10000000.500.667.5001.1670.0
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b- P. Florimon PH10000011.240.321.320.641-0.5
  • a-struck out for Hutchison in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Curtis in the 9th
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B. Harper RF52232002.264.450.6231.07213.0
T. Turner SS32100200.282.382.397.7795.0
M. Adams LF32121202.297.416.6721.08710.0
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R. Zimmerman 1B30110111.194.256.398.6552.5
H. Kendrick 2B30100103.293.325.491.8172.0
M. Wieters C40110023.212.328.385.7121.0
M. Taylor CF40000014.200.264.339.603-0.5
G. Gonzalez P20000022.063.063.063.125-1.0
a- M. Sierra PH10000010.196.220.239.459-0.5
T. Gott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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W. Difo 3B31200110.289.394.386.7794.5
  • a-struck out for G. Gonzalez in the 5th
  • b-lined out for Madson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (6), C. Santana (8), M. Franco (5)
  • HR - C. Santana (3), M. Franco (5)
  • RBI - C. Santana 2 (13), M. Franco (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Difo (5)
  • HR - B. Harper 2 (12), M. Adams (7)
  • RBI - B. Harper 3 (28), M. Adams 2 (17), R. Zimmerman (16), M. Wieters (6)
FIELDING
  • E - W. Difo (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 1-2)1.05663124.761.32-15.5
D. Hutchison5.03111512.761.2912.5
Z. Curtis2.01003200.001.673.0
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 1-2)1.0
D. Hutchison5.0
Z. Curtis2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Gonzalez (W, 4-2)5.02002502.331.3420.5
T. Gott0.13330025.911.31-6.0
W. Suero1.20000100.000.863.5
R. Madson1.01000105.281.702.5
B. Kintzler1.01000203.711.183.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Gonzalez (W, 4-2)5.0
T. Gott0.1
W. Suero1.2
R. Madson1.0
B. Kintzler1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - Z. Curtis
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 46-27, D. Hutchison 63-44, Z. Curtis 34-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 1-1, D. Hutchison 3-6, Z. Curtis 1-3
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 11, D. Hutchison 18, Z. Curtis 10
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Gonzalez 89-55, T. Gott 17-10, W. Suero 18-12, R. Madson 8-6, B. Kintzler 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Gonzalez 8-3, T. Gott 1-0, W. Suero 1-3, R. Madson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Gonzalez 20, T. Gott 4, W. Suero 5, R. Madson 3, B. Kintzler 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B30100100.286.409.420.8283.0
R. Hoskins LF40000002.284.431.490.9210.0
O. Herrera CF40100011.330.387.473.8600.5
A. Altherr RF31100121.212.313.388.7012.0
C. Santana 1B41221003.164.301.318.6209.0
M. Franco 3B41211004.272.307.511.8188.0
S. Kingery SS40000012.208.267.354.621-0.5
J. Alfaro C40000031.222.282.347.629-1.5
N. Pivetta P10000000.231.231.308.5380.0
D. Hutchison P10000000.500.667.5001.1670.0
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Z. Curtis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Hutchison in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Curtis in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Harper RF52232002.264.450.6231.07213.0
T. Turner SS32100200.282.382.397.7795.0
M. Adams LF32121202.297.416.6721.08710.0
B. Kintzler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
R. Zimmerman 1B30110111.194.256.398.6552.5
H. Kendrick 2B30100103.293.325.491.8172.0
M. Wieters C40110023.212.328.385.7121.0
M. Taylor CF40000014.200.264.339.603-0.5
G. Gonzalez P20000022.063.063.063.125-1.0
a- M. Sierra PH10000010.196.220.239.459-0.5
T. Gott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Madson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Bautista PH-LF10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
W. Difo 3B31200110.289.394.386.7794.5
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  • a-struck out for G. Gonzalez in the 5th
  • b-lined out for Madson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (6), C. Santana (8), M. Franco (5)
  • HR - C. Santana (3), M. Franco (5)
  • RBI - C. Santana 2 (13), M. Franco (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Difo (5)
  • HR - B. Harper 2 (12), M. Adams (7)
  • RBI - B. Harper 3 (28), M. Adams 2 (17), R. Zimmerman (16), M. Wieters (6)
FIELDING
  • E - W. Difo (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 1-2)1.05663124.761.32-15.5
D. Hutchison5.03111512.761.2912.5
Z. Curtis2.01003200.001.673.0
Total8.0977783---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 1-2)1.0
D. Hutchison5.0
Z. Curtis2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Gonzalez (W, 4-2)5.02002502.331.3420.5
T. Gott0.13330025.911.31-6.0
W. Suero1.20000100.000.863.5
R. Madson1.01000105.281.702.5
B. Kintzler1.01000203.711.183.0
Total9.0733292---
PITCHERSIP
G. Gonzalez (W, 4-2)5.0
T. Gott0.1
W. Suero1.2
R. Madson1.0
B. Kintzler1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - Z. Curtis
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 46-27, D. Hutchison 63-44, Z. Curtis 34-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 1-1, D. Hutchison 3-6, Z. Curtis 1-3
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 11, D. Hutchison 18, Z. Curtis 10
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Gonzalez 89-55, T. Gott 17-10, W. Suero 18-12, R. Madson 8-6, B. Kintzler 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Gonzalez 8-3, T. Gott 1-0, W. Suero 1-3, R. Madson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Gonzalez 20, T. Gott 4, W. Suero 5, R. Madson 3, B. Kintzler 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Franco homered to left37
    Santana homered to center, Altherr scored27
  • 2ND INNING
    Adams homered to right, Turner scored07
    Harper homered to center, Difo scored05
  • 1ST INNING
    Wieters singled to left, Adams scored, Zimmerman to second03
    Zimmerman singled to left, Turner scored, Adams to second02
    Harper homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brandon Kintzler pitching
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco doubled to deep right
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery flied out to center
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • Pedro Florimon hit for Zac Curtis
    • P. Florimon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Florimon struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ryan Madson relieved Wander Suero
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Herrera singled to center
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Altherr struck out looking
    • C. Santana: Santana grounded into double play shortstop to first, Herrera out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Rafael Bautista hit for Ryan Madson
    • R. Bautista: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bautista lined out to center
    • W. Difo: Difo doubled to deep left
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike swinging, Harper flied out to left
    • T. Turner: Turner intentionally walked
    • M. Adams: Adams lined out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jesmuel Valentin hit for Drew Hutchison
    • J. Valentin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Valentin struck out on foul tip
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez lined out to left
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Hoskins flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Zac Curtis pitching
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Adams grounded out to second
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zimmerman walked
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kendrick walked, Zimmerman to second
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Trevor Gott pitching
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Herrera grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Altherr reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Santana homered to center, Altherr scored
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Franco homered to left
    • Wander Suero relieved Trevor Gott
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery grounded out to third
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Alfaro lined out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hutchison Pitching:
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Difo struck out swinging
    • B. Harper: Ball, Harper lined out to center
    • T. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • D. Hutchison: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hutchison grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez doubled to left
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hoskins fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hutchison Pitching:
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Taylor flied out to deep center
    • Moises Sierra hit for Gio Gonzalez
    • M. Sierra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sierra struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santana doubled to right
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Franco flied out to deep left, Santana to third
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Kingery struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hutchison Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Turner grounded out to second
    • M. Adams: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adams walked
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Zimmerman reached on fielder's choice to third, Adams out at second
    • H. Kendrick: Kendrick lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hutchison Pitching:
    • M. Taylor: Taylor flied out to deep right
    • G. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Difo singled to center
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Harper flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Foul, Pivetta grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • W. Difo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Difo walked
    • B. Harper: Pickoff attempt, Harper homered to center, Difo scored
    • T. Turner: Turner singled to right
    • Drew Hutchison relieved Nick Pivetta
    • M. Adams: Pickoff attempt, Adams homered to right, Turner scored
    • R. Zimmerman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • H. Kendrick: Strike swinging, Kendrick singled to left
    • M. Wieters: Wieters lined into double play first, Kendrick out at first
    • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hoskins flied out to deep left
    • O. Herrera: Herrera reached on fielder's choice to first, Hernandez out at second
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Altherr walked, Herrera to second
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana safe at first on 3rd baseman Difo fielding error, Herrera to third, Altherr to second
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike looking, Franco grounded into fielder's choice to third, Santana out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Harper homered to left
    • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Turner walked
    • M. Adams: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Adams walked, Turner to second
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Zimmerman singled to left, Turner scored, Adams to second
    • H. Kendrick: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kendrick flied out to right, Adams to third
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Wieters singled to left, Adams scored, Zimmerman to second
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Taylor reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Zimmerman to third, Wieters out at second
    • G. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)