J.A. Happ bests former team, Blue Jays top Phillies 5-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) J.A. Happ is always at his best against his former team.

Devon Travis and Dwight Smith Jr. each hit two-run doubles, Happ pitched neatly into the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Sunday.

Curtis Granderson added a solo homer to help the Blue Jays take two of three in the interleague series.

Happ (7-3) allowed three runs - two earned - and six hits, striking out eight in 6 2/3 innings to improve to 5-0 in five starts against the Phillies. The lefty began his career in Philadelphia and was part of the 2008 World Series championship team and 2009 NL champs.

''I'll never forget those times, some of the best memories of my career were here,'' Happ said.

Travis lined a double to left-center to give the Jays a 2-0 lead in the second. Smith hit one down the third-base line with two outs in the sixth off a 3-2 pitch from reliever Tommy Hunter, extending the lead to 4-0.

''It was awesome,'' said Travis, who entered the game batting .157. ''I wanted to feel like when the game is over I did one thing to help my team win.''

Granderson hit a 0-2 pitch in the ninth to right off closer Hector Neris to provide an insurance run after Toronto's lead was cut to 4-3.

Phillies starter Nick Pivetta (4-3) gave up two runs and four hits, striking out seven in five innings in his first career start against the team he grew up rooting for in Victoria, British Columbia.

''He did a nice job despite not having his best command,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said.

Down 4-0, Philadelphia rallied in the sixth and got help from some sloppy defense.

Maikel Franco hit a single with one out and Carlos Santana reached on an infield hit. The runners went to second and third on third baseman Josh Donaldson's throwing error.

Aaron Altherr followed with an RBI single. Santana scored and Altherr advanced to second when center fielder Kevin Pillar slipped and booted the ball for an error. Nick Williams added an RBI single to right.

Seunghwan Oh retired the four batters he faced and Ryan Tepera finished for his second save in five tries.

Happ was 14-5 in parts of four seasons with the Phillies from 2007-10, including 12-4 in 2009. He was traded to Houston in a deal that brought Roy Oswalt to Philadelphia.

Each of Toronto's starters pitched at least six innings and allowed three runs or fewer to help the Jays win a series for the first time since April 30-May 2 at Minnesota.

''We try to feed off each other,'' Happ said. ''Three quality starts is a good step.''

After moving into first place in the NL East this late in a season for the first time since finishing 2011 with 102 wins, the Phillies (29-21) fell a half-game behind Atlanta.

DOMINATING THE SERIES

The Blue Jays (25-28) are 14-4 vs. Philadelphia since 2012 and 36-24 overall, including the 1993 World Series.

SANTANA'S STREAKING

Phillies slugger Carlos Santana is batting .288 (21 for 73) with four doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 21 RBIs in his past 20 games after beginning the season with a .151 average with two homers and 11 RBIs in his first 30 games.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (2-4, 4.07 ERA) takes the mound in the opener of a three-game set at Boston. He's 4.2 with a 3.66 ERA in 17 appearances vs. the Red Sox, including nine starts.

Phillies: RHP Vince Velasquez (4-5, 4.18) starts the opener of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers as the team begins a 10-game road trip. Velasquez is 0-2 with an 11.45 ERA in three appearances vs. the Dodgers with 17 strikeouts in 11 innings.

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  • W: J. Happ (7-3)L: N. Pivetta (4-3)S: R. Tepera (2)
  • HR: TOR - C. Granderson (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Granderson RF51211011.242.381.425.8066.5
J. Donaldson 3B50100031.228.321.419.740-0.5
J. Smoak 1B21000222.247.375.435.8102.0
Y. Solarte SS41100013.267.330.492.8231.5
K. Pillar CF40000002.277.319.456.7760.0
R. Martin C31100120.165.294.322.6162.0
D. Smith LF31120100.276.364.517.8816.0
D. Travis 2B30220110.178.241.315.5564.5
J. Happ P30000024.333.429.333.762-1.0
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Morales PH10000010.179.256.313.569-0.5
R. Tepera P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Oh in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40000021.263.371.411.781-1.0
R. Hoskins LF40000010.234.367.415.782-0.5
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Franco 3B31100110.264.302.465.7682.5
C. Santana 1B41200000.207.326.430.7563.0
A. Altherr CF-RF31110122.194.331.363.6943.0
N. Williams RF-LF30110113.237.315.402.7172.5
S. Kingery SS40100013.221.273.342.6161.5
A. Knapp C30000002.154.257.185.4410.0
a- J. Alfaro PH10000001.238.290.352.6430.0
N. Pivetta P10000010.176.176.235.412-0.5
b- P. Florimon PH10000011.268.328.500.828-0.5
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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c- O. Herrera PH-CF10000000.331.396.519.9150.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Knapp in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Pivetta in the 5th
  • c-lined out for Morgan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Smith (4), D. Travis (2)
  • HR - C. Granderson (4)
  • RBI - C. Granderson (15), D. Smith 2 (4), D. Travis 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Granderson (8), D. Smith 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Kingery (10)
  • RBI - A. Altherr (24), N. Williams (12)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Travis
FIELDING
  • DP - (Donaldson-Travis-Smoak)
  • E - J. Donaldson (3), K. Pillar (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Kingery-Santana)
  • E - N. Pivetta
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Happ (W, 7-3)6.26322803.841.1122.0
S. Oh (H, 6)1.10000202.221.074.0
R. Tepera (S, 2)1.00001003.121.199.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Happ (W, 7-3)6.2
S. Oh (H, 6)1.1
R. Tepera (S, 2)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 4-3)5.04222703.261.095.5
T. Hunter0.23221105.111.70-5.5
E. Ramos0.10001000.951.26-1.0
A. Morgan1.00001101.841.302.5
L. Garcia1.00000102.910.833.5
H. Neris1.01110314.501.352.5
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 4-3)5.0
T. Hunter0.2
E. Ramos0.1
A. Morgan1.0
L. Garcia1.0
H. Neris1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 100-63, S. Oh 15-10, R. Tepera 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 4-8, S. Oh 1-1, R. Tepera 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Happ 28, S. Oh 4, R. Tepera 3
PITCHING
  • WP - N. Pivetta 2 (3)
  • IBB - E. Ramos
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 86-51, T. Hunter 23-11, E. Ramos 1-1, A. Morgan 16-10, L. Garcia 6-5, H. Neris 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 3-3, A. Morgan 1-1, L. Garcia 2-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 19, T. Hunter 6, E. Ramos 2, A. Morgan 4, L. Garcia 3, H. Neris 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Granderson RF51211011.242.381.425.8066.5
J. Donaldson 3B50100031.228.321.419.740-0.5
J. Smoak 1B21000222.247.375.435.8102.0
Y. Solarte SS41100013.267.330.492.8231.5
K. Pillar CF40000002.277.319.456.7760.0
R. Martin C31100120.165.294.322.6162.0
D. Smith LF31120100.276.364.517.8816.0
D. Travis 2B30220110.178.241.315.5564.5
J. Happ P30000024.333.429.333.762-1.0
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- K. Morales PH10000010.179.256.313.569-0.5
R. Tepera P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Oh in the 9th
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C. Hernandez 2B40000021.263.371.411.781-1.0
R. Hoskins LF40000010.234.367.415.782-0.5
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Franco 3B31100110.264.302.465.7682.5
C. Santana 1B41200000.207.326.430.7563.0
A. Altherr CF-RF31110122.194.331.363.6943.0
N. Williams RF-LF30110113.237.315.402.7172.5
S. Kingery SS40100013.221.273.342.6161.5
A. Knapp C30000002.154.257.185.4410.0
a- J. Alfaro PH10000001.238.290.352.6430.0
N. Pivetta P10000010.176.176.235.412-0.5
b- P. Florimon PH10000011.268.328.500.828-0.5
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- O. Herrera PH-CF10000000.331.396.519.9150.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Knapp in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Pivetta in the 5th
  • c-lined out for Morgan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Smith (4), D. Travis (2)
  • HR - C. Granderson (4)
  • RBI - C. Granderson (15), D. Smith 2 (4), D. Travis 2 (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Granderson (8), D. Smith 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Kingery (10)
  • RBI - A. Altherr (24), N. Williams (12)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Travis
FIELDING
  • DP - (Donaldson-Travis-Smoak)
  • E - J. Donaldson (3), K. Pillar (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Kingery-Santana)
  • E - N. Pivetta
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Happ (W, 7-3)6.26322803.841.1122.0
S. Oh (H, 6)1.10000202.221.074.0
R. Tepera (S, 2)1.00001003.121.199.0
Total9.06323100---
PITCHERSIP
J. Happ (W, 7-3)6.2
S. Oh (H, 6)1.1
R. Tepera (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 4-3)5.04222703.261.095.5
T. Hunter0.23221105.111.70-5.5
E. Ramos0.10001000.951.26-1.0
A. Morgan1.00001101.841.302.5
L. Garcia1.00000102.910.833.5
H. Neris1.01110314.501.352.5
Total9.08555131---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 4-3)5.0
T. Hunter0.2
E. Ramos0.1
A. Morgan1.0
L. Garcia1.0
H. Neris1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 100-63, S. Oh 15-10, R. Tepera 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 4-8, S. Oh 1-1, R. Tepera 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Happ 28, S. Oh 4, R. Tepera 3
PITCHING
  • WP - N. Pivetta 2 (3)
  • IBB - E. Ramos
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 86-51, T. Hunter 23-11, E. Ramos 1-1, A. Morgan 16-10, L. Garcia 6-5, H. Neris 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 3-3, A. Morgan 1-1, L. Garcia 2-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 19, T. Hunter 6, E. Ramos 2, A. Morgan 4, L. Garcia 3, H. Neris 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Granderson homered to right53
  • 6TH INNING
    Williams singled to right, Altherr scored43
    Altherr singled to center, Franco and Santana scored, Altherr to second on center fielder Pillar fielding error42
    Smith doubled to left, Smoak and Solarte scored, Martin to third40
  • 2ND INNING
    Travis doubled to left center, Martin and Smith scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Neris relieved Luis Garcia
    • D. Travis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Travis struck out looking
    • Kendrys Morales hit for Seung-Hwan Oh
    • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
    • C. Granderson: Strike swinging, Foul, Granderson homered to right
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Ryan Tepera pitching
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Williams walked
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery reached on fielder's choice to third, Williams out at second
    • Jorge Alfaro hit for Andrew Knapp
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Alfaro grounded into double play third to second to first, Kingery out at second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Luis Garcia pitching
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • D. Smith: Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Oh Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Franco struck out looking
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana popped out to shortstop
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Morgan relieved Edubray Ramos
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Granderson grounded out to second
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Donaldson flied out to deep center
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Odubel Herrera hit for Adam Morgan
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Herrera lined out to second
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Seung-Hwan Oh relieved J.A. Happ
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Tommy Hunter pitching
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte singled to right, Smoak to second
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar lined out to third
    • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martin singled to center, Smoak to third, Solarte to second
    • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Smith doubled to left, Smoak and Solarte scored, Martin to third
    • Edubray Ramos relieved Tommy Hunter
    • D. Travis: Travis intentionally walked
    • J. Happ: Happ flied out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Hoskins flied out to deep left
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Franco singled to right center
    • C. Santana: Foul, Foul, Santana reached on an infield single to shortstop, Franco to third, Santana to second on 3rd baseman Donaldson fielding error
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Altherr singled to center, Franco and Santana scored, Altherr to second on center fielder Pillar fielding error
    • N. Williams: Foul, Williams singled to right, Altherr scored
    • S. Kingery: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Kingery popped out to second
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Knapp grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Williams out at second
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • D. Travis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Travis singled to right
    • J. Happ: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Travis caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Happ struck out looking
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Kingery doubled to deep right
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Foul, Knapp fouled out to first
    • Pedro Florimon hit for Nick Pivetta
    • P. Florimon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Florimon struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez popped out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pillar lined out to first
    • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smith lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Hoskins fouled out to catcher
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Franco walked
    • C. Santana: Ball, Santana singled to left, Franco to second
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Altherr struck out on foul tip
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Donaldson singled to shallow center
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Donaldson out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Ball, Ball, Knapp grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Pivetta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Pillar grounded out to third
    • R. Martin: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin walked
    • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith walked, Martin to second
    • D. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin to third, Smith to second on wild pitch, Travis doubled to left center, Martin and Smith scored
    • J. Happ: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Happ struck out looking
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Travis to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Ball, Santana fouled out to first
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Altherr walked
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Williams reached on fielder's choice to second, Altherr out at second
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Kingery struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson singled to left
    • J. Donaldson: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Donaldson struck out on foul tip
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Granderson to third on Pivetta fielding error, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
    • Y. Solarte: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Solarte popped out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Hoskins struck out on foul tip
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Franco grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)