Jake Arrieta aces up, Phillies beat Braves 4-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jake Arrieta aced up.

Arrieta struck out seven in 6 2/3 sharp innings, Carlos Santana's swinging-bunt broke a scoreless tie and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Wednesday night.

The Phillies took two of three to win their first series against the NL East-leading Braves in four tries and closed within a half-game of first place.

Arrieta (4-2) allowed seven hits and lowered his ERA to 2.45. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner showed exactly why the Phillies are paying him $30 million this season.

''The reason we got him is because he can go through one of the best lineups in the league three times,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''Never once did we feel he wasn't in control.''

Even though it's only May, Kapler called it a ''big game'' hours before first pitch.

''It felt a lot different,'' he said.

Seranthony Dominguez retired the four batters he faced after entering with runners on second and third in the seventh. Hector Neris pitched the ninth to complete the eight-hitter.

Braves starter Luiz Gohara (0-1) gave up two runs and four hits in four innings in his first start of the season.

''They didn't hit him hard,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ''Overall, he was good.''

Gohara retired the first two batters in the third before Rhys Hoskins walked, Odubel Herrera reached on an infield single and Aaron Altherr walked to load the bases. Santana beat out a slow roller to third to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.

That's all Arrieta and the bullpen needed.

''It's shaping up to be a good division and we have to play good ball,'' Arrieta said.

Arrieta escaped a jam in the second after the Braves put runners on second and third with no outs. Ender Inciarte led off with a single and Johan Camargo hit a double. But Dansby Swanson grounded out to third, Gohara struck out and Ozzie Albies bounced to first.

''That's just a situation that determines that outcome of the game for me,'' Arrieta said. ''It's an opportunity to preserve the game and I was able to get past that.''

Cesar Hernandez had an RBI single in the fourth, Maikel Franco had an RBI double in the fifth and pinch-hitter Nick Williams had an RBI double in the eighth.

GOOSE EGGS

The Phillies had two shutouts in the series, holding Atlanta to three total runs, only one of which was earned.

Since 1913, it was just the eighth time Philadelphia recorded at least two shutouts and allowed one or no earned runs in a series of any length, and just the second time since 1966. The other was at Los Angeles on June 9-11, 1995. Four of the team's six shutouts this season have been against division opponents.

DIVISION RIVALS

The Braves are 7-5 vs. the Phillies this season, but the teams won't play again until they meet seven times in September during the final two weeks.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff will have tests on Thursday in Philadelphia before visiting a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome specialist in St. Louis about the twinges he felt in his fingers during a rehab start on Sunday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

UP NEXT

Braves: LHP Sean Newcomb (5-1, 1.29 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game interleague series at Boston. It'll be his first appearance against the Red Sox.

Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (1-0, 1.56 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game interleague series Friday night against Toronto. Eflin allowed eight earned runs in 2 2/3 innings in his major league debut vs. the Blue Jays in 2016.

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  • W: J. Arrieta (4-2)L: L. Gohara (0-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
O. Albies 2B40000013.280.323.575.898-0.5
R. Acuna LF40000020.250.313.433.746-1.0
F. Freeman 1B40100010.324.424.549.9730.5
N. Markakis RF40200020.344.412.510.9221.0
K. Suzuki C40000003.261.331.461.7920.0
E. Inciarte CF40200011.267.318.369.6870.5
J. Camargo 3B20100200.214.382.386.7684.0
D. Swanson SS40100004.273.314.402.7162.0
L. Gohara P10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
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P. Moylan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Tucker PH10000012.270.305.449.755-0.5
S. Carle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Biddle P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
  • a-singled for Gohara in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Moylan in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B50110021.275.384.427.8111.0
R. Hoskins LF31100101.239.376.428.8033.0
O. Herrera CF40100011.343.406.535.9410.5
A. Altherr RF20000211.198.333.379.7131.5
C. Santana 1B41210002.202.325.423.7484.0
M. Franco 3B30110103.260.296.453.7504.0
J. Alfaro C41100023.246.301.368.6691.0
S. Kingery SS31000113.213.263.333.5961.5
J. Arrieta P20000010.143.250.143.393-0.5
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Williams PH10110000.231.307.374.6813.0
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-doubled for Dominguez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Camargo (4), D. Swanson (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Franco (6), N. Williams (4)
  • SH - J. Arrieta
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (17), C. Santana (30), M. Franco (30), N. Williams (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez (10), C. Santana (9), M. Franco (8), N. Williams (7)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - E. Inciarte (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Santana)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Gohara (L, 0-1)4.04224602.451.090.0
S. Freeman1.01111103.151.200.5
P. Moylan1.00000002.762.023.0
S. Carle1.23110001.571.01-1.0
J. Biddle0.10000102.701.350.5
PITCHERSIP
L. Gohara (L, 0-1)4.0
S. Freeman1.0
P. Moylan1.0
S. Carle1.2
J. Biddle0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (W, 4-2)6.27001702.451.1523.5
S. Dominguez (H, 5)1.10000100.000.113.5
H. Neris1.01001104.261.371.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (W, 4-2)6.2
S. Dominguez (H, 5)1.1
H. Neris1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Freeman
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Gohara 78-49, S. Freeman 22-14, P. Moylan 10-5, S. Carle 18-13, J. Biddle 7-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Gohara 1-5, S. Freeman 2-0, P. Moylan 2-1, S. Carle 1-4
  • Batters Faced - L. Gohara 20, S. Freeman 5, P. Moylan 3, S. Carle 8, J. Biddle
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 109-76, S. Dominguez 12-7, H. Neris 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 6-5, S. Dominguez 3-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 26, S. Dominguez 4, H. Neris 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
O. Albies 2B40000013.280.323.575.898-0.5
R. Acuna LF40000020.250.313.433.746-1.0
F. Freeman 1B40100010.324.424.549.9730.5
N. Markakis RF40200020.344.412.510.9221.0
K. Suzuki C40000003.261.331.461.7920.0
E. Inciarte CF40200011.267.318.369.6870.5
J. Camargo 3B20100200.214.382.386.7684.0
D. Swanson SS40100004.273.314.402.7162.0
L. Gohara P10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- R. Flaherty PH10100000.275.368.376.7441.0
S. Freeman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Moylan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Tucker PH10000012.270.305.449.755-0.5
S. Carle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Biddle P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Gohara in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Moylan in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B50110021.275.384.427.8111.0
R. Hoskins LF31100101.239.376.428.8033.0
O. Herrera CF40100011.343.406.535.9410.5
A. Altherr RF20000211.198.333.379.7131.5
C. Santana 1B41210002.202.325.423.7484.0
M. Franco 3B30110103.260.296.453.7504.0
J. Alfaro C41100023.246.301.368.6691.0
S. Kingery SS31000113.213.263.333.5961.5
J. Arrieta P20000010.143.250.143.393-0.5
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Williams PH10110000.231.307.374.6813.0
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-doubled for Dominguez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Camargo (4), D. Swanson (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Franco (6), N. Williams (4)
  • SH - J. Arrieta
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (17), C. Santana (30), M. Franco (30), N. Williams (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez (10), C. Santana (9), M. Franco (8), N. Williams (7)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - E. Inciarte (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Santana)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Gohara (L, 0-1)4.04224602.451.090.0
S. Freeman1.01111103.151.200.5
P. Moylan1.00000002.762.023.0
S. Carle1.23110001.571.01-1.0
J. Biddle0.10000102.701.350.5
Total8.0844580---
PITCHERSIP
L. Gohara (L, 0-1)4.0
S. Freeman1.0
P. Moylan1.0
S. Carle1.2
J. Biddle0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (W, 4-2)6.27001702.451.1523.5
S. Dominguez (H, 5)1.10000100.000.113.5
H. Neris1.01001104.261.371.5
Total9.0800290---
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (W, 4-2)6.2
S. Dominguez (H, 5)1.1
H. Neris1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Freeman
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Gohara 78-49, S. Freeman 22-14, P. Moylan 10-5, S. Carle 18-13, J. Biddle 7-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Gohara 1-5, S. Freeman 2-0, P. Moylan 2-1, S. Carle 1-4
  • Batters Faced - L. Gohara 20, S. Freeman 5, P. Moylan 3, S. Carle 8, J. Biddle
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 109-76, S. Dominguez 12-7, H. Neris 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 6-5, S. Dominguez 3-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 26, S. Dominguez 4, H. Neris 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Williams doubled to left center, Alfaro scored04
  • 5TH INNING
    Franco doubled to left center, Santana scored03
  • 4TH INNING
    Hernandez singled to right, Kingery scored02
  • 3RD INNING
    Santana reached on an infield single to shortstop, Hoskins scored, Herrera to third, Altherr to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Neris pitching
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Markakis singled to right center
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Suzuki flied out to deep left
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Inciarte struck out swinging
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Camargo walked, Markakis to second
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Swanson lined out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • S. Dominguez Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Albies grounded out to second
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Acuna grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Freeman: Freeman grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Carle Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Franco flied out to shallow right
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Alfaro singled to center
    • S. Kingery: Kingery lined out to left
    • Nick Williams hit for Seranthony Dominguez
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Williams doubled to left center, Alfaro scored
    • Jesse Biddle relieved Shane Carle
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Foul, Suzuki grounded out to second
    • E. Inciarte: Strike (foul tip), Inciarte singled to center
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Inciarte caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Camargo walked
    • D. Swanson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Swanson doubled to right, Camargo to third
    • Preston Tucker hit for Peter Moylan
    • Seranthony Dominguez relieved Jake Arrieta
    • P. Tucker: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tucker struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Shane Carle pitching
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Hoskins reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Herrera lined out to left
    • A. Altherr: Altherr lined out to right
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Acuna lined out to center
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Freeman lined out to first
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Peter Moylan relieved Sam Freeman
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kingery grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Arrieta: Ball, Ball, Arrieta grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Hernandez flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Foul, Ball, Swanson lined out to center
    • Ryan Flaherty hit for Luiz Gohara
    • R. Flaherty: Ball, Foul, Flaherty singled to right
    • O. Albies: Foul, Strike swinging, Albies grounded into double play second to first, Flaherty out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Freeman pitching
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Altherr walked
    • C. Santana: Ball, Santana reached on fielder's choice to second, Altherr out at second
    • M. Franco: Foul, Franco doubled to left center, Santana scored
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Franco to third on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Inciarte lined out to center
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Camargo grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Gohara Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kingery walked
    • J. Arrieta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Arrieta hit sacrifice bunt to third, Kingery to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez singled to right, Kingery scored
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Hoskins flied out to deep right
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Acuna struck out looking
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Gohara Pitching:
    • J. Arrieta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arrieta struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep center
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • O. Herrera: Herrera reached on an infield single to second, Hoskins to second
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Altherr walked, Hoskins to third, Herrera to second
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Santana reached on an infield single to shortstop, Hoskins scored, Herrera to third, Altherr to second
    • M. Franco: Foul, Franco lined out to second
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Inciarte singled to left
    • J. Camargo: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Foul, Camargo doubled to deep left, Inciarte to third
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Swanson grounded out to third
    • L. Gohara: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gohara struck out swinging
    • O. Albies: Ball, Foul, Ball, Albies grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Gohara Pitching:
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Altherr struck out looking
    • C. Santana: Santana singled to center
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Franco walked, Santana to second
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • R. Acuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Acuna struck out looking
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freeman singled to center
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Markakis singled to left, Freeman to second
    • K. Suzuki: Foul, Suzuki flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Gohara Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins flied out to center
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera popped out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)