Eflin stops Milwaukee again, Phillies slow down Brewers 4-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) Zach Eflin has made all the difference for the Philadelphia Phillies against the National League's top team.

Rhys Hoskins and Andrew Knapp hit home runs and Eflin beat the Milwaukee Brewers for the second time in a week, helping the Phillies strand 15 runners in a 4-1 victory on Saturday.

Philadelphia is 2-3 against NL-leading Milwaukee this season, allowing 37 runs over the three losses. Both victories have been pitched - and pitched well - by Eflin.

''Very efficient, very poised,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said of his starter.

Eflin (4-2) gave up one run in five innings.

''I kind of got in a little funk in the first inning but was able to put that behind me and put up four solid frames after that,'' Eflin said.

He was removed for a pinch-hitter in the sixth after throwing only 73 pitches.

''Obviously, if his spot doesn't come up in the lineup there, we send him back out and try to get more length out of him because he was that good today,'' Kapler said.

Milwaukee scored 13 runs against the Phillies in a win Friday night before being stymied by Eflin and four relievers. Hector Neris pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 13 chances.

The Brewers scored in the first on Travis Shaw's single.

Hoskins hit a towering home run in the fourth off the window of a restaurant on Miller Park's third level to tie it. Junior Guerra (3-5) had retired eight in a row before Hoskins, who also doubled, singled and walked, hit his ninth homer.

''Obviously, he set the tone with the big home run to left field,'' Kapler said. ''It is incredibly important for us to have him swinging the bat like he is.''

The Phillies took the lead in the fifth on Knapp's leadoff homer to straightaway center.

''I am not trying to go and hit home runs,'' Knapp said. ''That is not who I am, but it is nice to pop one every once in a while.''

Eflin gave up three hits, struck out six and walked one. He helped his cause by picking off Lorenzo Cain at first base with one out in the fourth.

Philadelphia extended its lead in the sixth when J.P. Crawford drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk from reliever Boone Logan - Milwaukee pitchers walked a season-high 10. Cesar Hernandez followed with an infield single.

''Too many walks, period,'' Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. ''The walks are going to bite you for sure.''

DONE DEAL

The Brewers sent 22-year-old infielder Wendell Rijo to the New York Yankees to complete the May 25th trade for catcher Erik Kratz. Rijo had been playing with Double-A Biloxi in the Brewers' minor league system.

PATIENCE PAYS OFF

Crawford struck out twice but drew three walks. ''J.P. Crawford saw 40 pitches today,'' Kapler said. ''I'll repeat that. J.P. Crawford saw 40 pitches.''

LOGAN STRUGGLING

Brewers' left-handed reliever Boone Logan continues to struggle to get lefties out in key situations. ''This is his job and it has to be his role to get these outs,'' Counsell said.

EXCLUSIVE CLUB

Ryan Braun collected his 200th career stolen base in the fifth inning, making the Brewers' outfielder the only active player with at least 300 home runs and 200 steals.

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Phillies: Placed RHP Luis Garcia on 10-day disabled list with a strained right wrist and optioned RHP Mark Leiter Jr. to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Recalled RHPs Yacksel Rios and Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley.

Brewers: 2B Jonathan Villar returned after missing two consecutive games with a calf injury.

UP NEXT

Phillies: Aaron Nola (8-2) takes the mound in the three-game series finale. Nola is 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA in four career starts against the Brewers.

Brewers: Chase Anderson (5-5) is 1-2 with a 5.85 ERA in four career starts against the Phillies. He has not faced Philadelphia since earning a 4-1 victory on June 2, 2016, at Citizens Bank Park.

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  • HR: PHI - A. Knapp (1), R. Hoskins (9)
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  • b-grounded out for Hunter in the 7th
  • c-flied out for Dominguez in the 9th
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E. Thames 1B40000022.230.321.554.875-1.0
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T. Shaw 3B40110010.247.345.494.8390.5
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    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Hoskins (16), N. Williams (6)
    • HR - R. Hoskins (9), A. Knapp
    • RBI - C. Hernandez (24), R. Hoskins (37), A. Knapp (5), J. Crawford (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez (12), J. Crawford (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - H. Perez (5)
    • RBI - T. Shaw (44)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Shaw (21)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Crawford (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Braun (7)
    • CS - T. Shaw (2)
    • Picked Off - L. Cain
    FIELDING
    • PB - E. Kratz
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Eflin (W, 4-2)5.03111603.431.1420.0
    T. Hunter (H, 11)1.00000103.791.323.5
    E. Ramos (H, 7)1.01000000.691.122.0
    S. Dominguez (H, 8)1.01000201.350.453.0
    H. Neris (S, 10)1.00000004.781.4110.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Eflin (W, 4-2)5.0
    T. Hunter (H, 11)1.0
    E. Ramos (H, 7)1.0
    S. Dominguez (H, 8)1.0
    H. Neris (S, 10)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Guerra (L, 3-5)5.14333722.891.163.5
    B. Logan0.12112105.912.34-4.5
    J. Barnes1.11002201.981.391.0
    J. Lopez2.02003403.651.783.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Guerra (L, 3-5)5.1
    B. Logan0.1
    J. Barnes1.1
    J. Lopez2.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - S. Dominguez (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 73-51, T. Hunter 14-9, E. Ramos 21-15, S. Dominguez 17-11, H. Neris 8-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 2-5, E. Ramos 2-1, H. Neris 2-1
    • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 17, T. Hunter 3, E. Ramos 4, S. Dominguez 5, H. Neris 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Guerra
    • IBB - B. Logan (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 82-49, B. Logan 18-10, J. Barnes 33-17, J. Lopez 54-33
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 4-5, J. Barnes 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 23, B. Logan 5, J. Barnes 7, J. Lopez 11
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    R. Hoskins LF41311113.249.371.463.8349.5
    O. Herrera CF50000035.283.342.433.775-1.5
    C. Santana 1B30100221.223.346.420.7662.0
    S. Kingery SS41000115.215.274.327.6011.5
    N. Williams RF41200101.232.300.439.7395.0
    A. Knapp C41111123.183.292.256.5486.0
    Z. Eflin P20100000.267.267.467.7331.0
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    H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    J. Crawford 3B20010321.195.300.333.6335.0
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    • a-was walked intentionally for Eflin in the 6th
    • b-grounded out for Hunter in the 7th
    • c-flied out for Dominguez in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Thames 1B40000022.230.321.554.875-1.0
    C. Yelich RF31000132.297.370.476.8460.5
    L. Cain CF40100001.289.386.442.8281.0
    T. Shaw 3B40110010.247.345.494.8390.5
    R. Braun LF40200000.245.300.446.7464.0
    J. Villar 2B30000022.272.320.403.724-1.0
    J. Lopez P000000001.0001.0002.0003.0000.0
    E. Kratz C30000001.345.406.6901.0960.0
    O. Arcia SS20000011.204.238.265.503-0.5
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    H. Perez SS10100000.266.286.398.6842.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Hoskins (16), N. Williams (6)
      • HR - R. Hoskins (9), A. Knapp
      • RBI - C. Hernandez (24), R. Hoskins (37), A. Knapp (5), J. Crawford (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez (12), J. Crawford (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Perez (5)
      • RBI - T. Shaw (44)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Shaw (21)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Crawford (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Braun (7)
      • CS - T. Shaw (2)
      • Picked Off - L. Cain
      FIELDING
      • PB - E. Kratz
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Eflin (W, 4-2)5.03111603.431.1420.0
      T. Hunter (H, 11)1.00000103.791.323.5
      E. Ramos (H, 7)1.01000000.691.122.0
      S. Dominguez (H, 8)1.01000201.350.453.0
      H. Neris (S, 10)1.00000004.781.4110.0
      Total9.0511190---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Eflin (W, 4-2)5.0
      T. Hunter (H, 11)1.0
      E. Ramos (H, 7)1.0
      S. Dominguez (H, 8)1.0
      H. Neris (S, 10)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Guerra (L, 3-5)5.14333722.891.163.5
      B. Logan0.12112105.912.34-4.5
      J. Barnes1.11002201.981.391.0
      J. Lopez2.02003403.651.783.0
      Total9.094410142---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Guerra (L, 3-5)5.1
      B. Logan0.1
      J. Barnes1.1
      J. Lopez2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - S. Dominguez (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 73-51, T. Hunter 14-9, E. Ramos 21-15, S. Dominguez 17-11, H. Neris 8-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 2-5, E. Ramos 2-1, H. Neris 2-1
      • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 17, T. Hunter 3, E. Ramos 4, S. Dominguez 5, H. Neris 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Guerra
      • IBB - B. Logan (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 82-49, B. Logan 18-10, J. Barnes 33-17, J. Lopez 54-33
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 4-5, J. Barnes 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 23, B. Logan 5, J. Barnes 7, J. Lopez 11
      • 6TH INNING
        Hernandez reached on an infield single to third, Williams scored, Franco to third, Crawford to second41
        Crawford walked, Kingery scored, Williams to third, Franco to second31
      • 5TH INNING
        Knapp homered to center21
      • 4TH INNING
        Hoskins homered to left11
      • 1ST INNING
        Shaw singled to right, Yelich scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Lopez Pitching:
        • N. Williams: Foul, Ball, Williams singled to right
        • A. Knapp: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
        • Aaron Altherr hit for Seranthony Dominguez
        • A. Altherr: Pickoff attempt, Altherr flied out to center
        • J. Crawford: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Crawford walked, Williams to second
        • C. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez flied out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Hector Neris pitching
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain grounded out to second
        • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Shaw grounded out to first
        • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Braun lined out to right
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jorge Lopez pitching
        • Hernan Perez at shortstop
        • J. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Crawford walked
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hoskins singled to left, Crawford to third
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Hoskins to second
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Seranthony Dominguez relieved Edubray Ramos
        • E. Kratz: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kratz flied out to right
        • H. Perez: Strike looking, Perez doubled to left
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Sogard hit by pitch
        • E. Thames: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Barnes Pitching:
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • C. Santana: Ball, Santana singled to center
        • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Ball, Santana to second on passed ball, Kingery lined out to right
        • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Williams walked
        • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Knapp walked, Santana to third, Williams to second
        • Jesmuel Valentin hit for Tommy Hunter
        • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Valentin grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Edubray Ramos pitching
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cain fouled out to first
        • T. Shaw: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Shaw grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Braun: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Braun singled to right
        • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Villar grounded into fielder's choice to second, Braun out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kingery walked
        • Boone Logan relieved Junior Guerra
        • N. Williams: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams doubled to left center, Kingery to third
        • A. Knapp: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
        • Maikel Franco hit for Zach Eflin
        • M. Franco: Franco intentionally walked
        • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford walked, Kingery scored, Williams to third, Franco to second
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez reached on an infield single to third, Williams scored, Franco to third, Crawford to second
        • Eric Sogard at shortstop
        • Jacob Barnes pitching
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tommy Hunter pitching
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Sogard flied out to center
        • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Thames lined out to shortstop
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Knapp homered to center
        • Z. Eflin: Strike looking, Eflin singled to left
        • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • C. Hernandez: Hernandez popped out to third
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked, Eflin to second
        • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Eflin Pitching:
        • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Braun singled to right
        • J. Villar: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
        • E. Kratz: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Braun stole second, Kratz lined out to center
        • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arcia grounded out to first
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • R. Hoskins: Hoskins homered to left
        • O. Herrera: Herrera popped out to second
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Santana walked
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Santana out at second
        • N. Williams: Ball, Kingery to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Williams lined out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Eflin Pitching:
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain singled to center
        • T. Shaw: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cain picked off at first, pitcher to first, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • Z. Eflin: Ball, Strike swinging, Eflin grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Eflin Pitching:
        • O. Arcia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
        • J. Guerra: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Guerra lined out to second
        • E. Thames: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • S. Kingery: Foul, Kingery lined out to center
        • N. Williams: Ball, Strike swinging, Williams grounded out to second
        • A. Knapp: Knapp fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Eflin Pitching:
        • R. Braun: Foul, Ball, Braun flied out to center
        • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • E. Kratz: Kratz flied out to deep center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins doubled to deep left
        • O. Herrera: Foul, Strike looking, Herrera grounded out to shortstop, Hoskins to third
        • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Eflin Pitching:
        • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Thames flied out to deep left
        • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Yelich walked
        • L. Cain: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Cain grounded out to pitcher, Yelich to second
        • T. Shaw: Foul, Foul, Shaw singled to right, Yelich scored
        • R. Braun: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Shaw caught stealing, pitcher to second to first to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)