Velasquez pitches Phillies beat Nationals 3-1

WASHINGTON (AP) Vince Velasquez got back on track against one of baseball's best lineups.

Velasquez pitched five effective innings, Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped Washington's six-game win streak with a 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.

Velasquez (2-4) yielded one run and one hit in his first win since April 7. He had dropped his last three starts, allowing 13 runs and 18 hits in 14 2/3 innings.

''We wanted to get him out of there feeling really good about himself,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. ''He did a great job. One of the things I noticed about Vinny today was a little bit calmer demeanor. He's a pretty hyped-up guy.''

Velasquez didn't allow a hit until Wilmer Difo's homer in the fifth. The right-hander struck out four, walked four and hit a batter.

''Right from the get go, I felt I was in control all the way,'' Velasquez said. ''I keep mentioning slowing the game down, and right off the bat that's what I felt.''

Edubray Ramos, Tommy Hunter, Luis Garcia and Hector Neris then combined for four innings of one-hit relief. Neris earned his sixth save.

Trea Turner led off the Washington ninth with a walk and was running when Matt Wieters popped out to short right field. Turner, who slid into second, lost track of the ball and was easily doubled off first.

''Usually I hear the ball off the bat,'' Turner said. ''So a lot of times I'll look up, but I didn't hear it that time.''

Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0 for 2 with two walks after missing 19 games with what the team called a contusion to his toe.

''I felt good up there,'' said Rendon, who avoided answering questions about his injury or rehab. ''Velasquez was moving the ball in and around the zone pretty well. ... Just couldn't string any hits together.''

Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark (2-3) tied his season high with nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. He was charged with three runs and six hits.

Andrew Stevenson had Washington's other hit, a one-out single in the sixth. Pedro Severino followed with a walk, but Ramos induced a double-play grounder from Rafael Bautista.

Cesar Hernandez opened the game with a single and Hoskins homered to center on a 3-2 pitch.

Maikel Franco provided an insurance run when he followed Carlos Santana's one-out triple with a single in the sixth.

THINGS YOU DON'T SEE EVERY DAY

When reporters entered the Nationals clubhouse before the game an eight-piece Mariachi band was performing in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

''Little fun for the boys, and myself actually,'' manager Dave Martinez said. ''I love music.''

MAGIC FORMULA

Hoskins homered and walked in the same game for the 12th time in his career. The Phillies are 11-1 in those games.

''He seemed to have more traditional Rhys Hoskins at-bats today with deeper counts, longer at bats, big home run,'' Kapler said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Ben Lively (lower back strain) threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session. Lively was placed on the disabled list April 27. ... Kapler said RHP Pat Neshek (shoulder strain) will throw a bullpen session as the next step in his rehabilitation. Neshek has not appeared in a game this season.

Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman was scratched from due to stiffness in his side, according to Martinez. ... RHP Trevor Gott, who sprained an ankle in the sixth inning Friday night, is day to day.

UP NEXT

The winners of the last three NL Cy Young Awards square off when Philadelphia's Jake Arrieta (3-1, 3.49 ERA) opposes Max Scherzer (6-1, 1.79 ERA) on Sunday. Arrieta won the award in 2015 with the Cubs and Scherzer, the National League Pitcher of the Month for April, has claimed the honor each of the last two seasons.

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  • W: V. Velasquez (2-4)L: T. Roark (2-3)S: H. Neris (6)
  • HR: PHI - R. Hoskins (5), WAS - W. Difo (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Santana 1B41100013.167.300.333.6333.5
M. Franco 3B40110001.271.305.500.8052.0
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P. Florimon SS20000022.222.300.296.596-1.0
A. Knapp C30100111.180.281.220.5011.5
  • a-walked for Garcia in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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A. Rendon 3B20000210.276.364.397.7601.5
M. Adams 1B30000113.284.407.6421.0490.5
H. Kendrick 2B40000011.283.315.475.790-0.5
A. Stevenson LF40100001.308.321.385.7061.0
P. Severino C00000300.250.385.288.6733.0
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R. Bautista CF30000014.000.000.000.000-0.5
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T. Roark P10000000.143.200.143.3431.0
M. Taylor CF10000100.198.268.336.6041.0
W. Difo SS41111012.287.388.414.8025.5
  • a-walked for Severino in the 9th
  • b-popped out for Suero in the 9th
BATTING
  • 3B - C. Santana
  • HR - R. Hoskins (5)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (22), M. Franco (25)
BATTING
  • HR - W. Difo (2)
  • RBI - W. Difo (11)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (W, 2-4)5.01114415.141.4018.0
E. Ramos (H, 2)1.01001100.641.071.5
T. Hunter (H, 2)1.10001103.181.062.5
L. Garcia (H, 5)0.20000002.700.830.0
H. Neris (S, 6)1.00002102.771.318.5
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (W, 2-4)5.0
E. Ramos (H, 2)1.0
T. Hunter (H, 2)1.1
L. Garcia (H, 5)0.2
H. Neris (S, 6)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (L, 2-3)6.16333913.651.088.5
S. Solis1.20001104.051.352.5
W. Suero1.01002100.001.500.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 2-3)6.1
S. Solis1.2
W. Suero1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Neris (2)
  • HBP - V. Velasquez
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 92-59, E. Ramos 15-9, T. Hunter 23-14, L. Garcia 5-5, H. Neris 17-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 5-6, E. Ramos 1-0, T. Hunter 3-0, L. Garcia 1-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 21, E. Ramos 4, T. Hunter 5, L. Garcia 2, H. Neris 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 115-70, S. Solis 20-10, W. Suero 25-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 8-1, S. Solis 1-2, W. Suero 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 27, S. Solis 5, W. Suero 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B51100025.282.401.410.8121.0
R. Hoskins LF31121214.286.437.514.9518.5
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
O. Herrera CF30000111.322.383.461.8440.5
C. Santana 1B41100013.167.300.333.6333.5
M. Franco 3B40110001.271.305.500.8052.0
N. Williams RF-LF30000121.190.266.276.5410.0
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V. Velasquez P20100001.364.364.364.7271.0
P. Florimon SS20000022.222.300.296.596-1.0
A. Knapp C30100111.180.281.220.5011.5
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  • a-walked for Garcia in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Harper RF40000021.255.438.6001.038-1.0
A. Rendon 3B20000210.276.364.397.7601.5
M. Adams 1B30000113.284.407.6421.0490.5
H. Kendrick 2B40000011.283.315.475.790-0.5
A. Stevenson LF40100001.308.321.385.7061.0
P. Severino C00000300.250.385.288.6733.0
a- T. Turner PH00000100.282.386.397.7831.0
R. Bautista CF30000014.000.000.000.000-0.5
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b- M. Wieters PH10000001.208.323.377.7000.0
T. Roark P10000000.143.200.143.3431.0
M. Taylor CF10000100.198.268.336.6041.0
W. Difo SS41111012.287.388.414.8025.5
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  • a-walked for Severino in the 9th
  • b-popped out for Suero in the 9th
BATTING
  • 3B - C. Santana
  • HR - R. Hoskins (5)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (22), M. Franco (25)
BATTING
  • HR - W. Difo (2)
  • RBI - W. Difo (11)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (W, 2-4)5.01114415.141.4018.0
E. Ramos (H, 2)1.01001100.641.071.5
T. Hunter (H, 2)1.10001103.181.062.5
L. Garcia (H, 5)0.20000002.700.830.0
H. Neris (S, 6)1.00002102.771.318.5
Total9.0211871---
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (W, 2-4)5.0
E. Ramos (H, 2)1.0
T. Hunter (H, 2)1.1
L. Garcia (H, 5)0.2
H. Neris (S, 6)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (L, 2-3)6.16333913.651.088.5
S. Solis1.20001104.051.352.5
W. Suero1.01002100.001.500.5
Total9.07336111---
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 2-3)6.1
S. Solis1.2
W. Suero1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Neris (2)
  • HBP - V. Velasquez
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 92-59, E. Ramos 15-9, T. Hunter 23-14, L. Garcia 5-5, H. Neris 17-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 5-6, E. Ramos 1-0, T. Hunter 3-0, L. Garcia 1-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 21, E. Ramos 4, T. Hunter 5, L. Garcia 2, H. Neris 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 115-70, S. Solis 20-10, W. Suero 25-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 8-1, S. Solis 1-2, W. Suero 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 27, S. Solis 5, W. Suero 6
  • 6TH INNING
    Franco singled to center, Santana scored31
  • 5TH INNING
    Difo homered to right21
  • 1ST INNING
    Hoskins homered to center, Hernandez scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wander Suero relieved Sammy Solis
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Williams walked
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Luis Garcia
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Altherr walked, Williams to second
    • P. Florimon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Florimon struck out on foul tip
    • A. Knapp: Knapp singled to right, Williams to third, Altherr to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Williams out at home, Altherr to third, Knapp to second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Hoskins flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Hector Neris pitching
    • Trea Turner hit for Pedro Severino
    • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • Matt Wieters hit for Wander Suero
    • M. Wieters: Wieters popped into double play second to first, Turner out at first
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Taylor to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Taylor to third on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Difo struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • S. Solis Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • O. Herrera: Herrera lined out to left
    • C. Santana: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Franco lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Hunter Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Rendon grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Adams: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Adams walked
    • Luis Garcia relieved Tommy Hunter
    • H. Kendrick: Foul, Kendrick flied out to center
    • A. Stevenson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stevenson grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • P. Florimon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Florimon struck out swinging
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Knapp walked
    • Sammy Solis pitching
    • Michael Taylor in center
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded into double play shortstop to first, Knapp out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tommy Hunter relieved Edubray Ramos
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Difo: Ball, Strike looking, Difo grounded out to second
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Herrera grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Santana tripled to deep right
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Franco singled to center, Santana scored
    • N. Williams: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Edubray Ramos pitching
    • Pedro Florimon at shortstop
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
    • A. Stevenson: Stevenson singled to center
    • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Severino walked, Stevenson to second
    • R. Bautista: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Bautista grounded into double play third to first, Stevenson out at third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • V. Velasquez: Velasquez singled to center
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Knapp grounded out to first, Velasquez to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Hernandez struck out on foul tip
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • T. Roark: Foul, Ball, Roark grounded out to second
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Difo homered to right
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Harper grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rendon walked
    • M. Adams: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Adams popped out to third
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Franco grounded out to third
    • N. Williams: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Kingery lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • H. Kendrick: Kendrick lined out to left
    • A. Stevenson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Stevenson grounded out to second
    • P. Severino: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Severino walked
    • R. Bautista: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bautista fouled out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Knapp struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked, Hoskins to second
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santana grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Herrera out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • T. Roark: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Roark hit by pitch
    • W. Difo: Foul, Foul, Ball, Difo popped out to third
    • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Foul, Harper flied out to center
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rendon walked, Roark to second
    • M. Adams: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Williams grounded out to second
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Kingery singled to right
    • V. Velasquez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Velasquez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Kingery out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Kendrick grounded out to third
    • A. Stevenson: Stevenson grounded bunt out to catcher
    • P. Severino: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Severino walked
    • R. Bautista: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul tip, Bautista struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez singled to left center
    • R. Hoskins: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Hoskins homered to center, Hernandez scored
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana grounded out to second
    • M. Franco: Franco grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Rendon struck out swinging
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Foul, Adams fouled out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)