Herrera homers again, Phillies rout Nationals 12-2

WASHINGTON (AP) The way Odubel Herrera is going, he might have to make an extra trip to Washington next month.

Herrera homered for the fifth straight game and finished with four hits, helping the Philadelphia Phillies rout the Nationals 12-2 on Friday night.

Herrera hit a tiebreaking two-run shot in the third for his 13th homer, matching the club record for consecutive games with a long ball. He has connected in six of his last seven overall.

The All-Star Game is at Nationals Park on July 17, and Herrera is putting together a solid case for a spot on the NL squad.

''I'm playing hard, giving my best, so if it happens it'll be great,'' he said via an interpreter. ''That's what you work for.''

Herrera is hitting .472 (17 for 36) with six homers, 11 runs and 10 RBIs in his last eight games. His season batting average is up to .308.

''I don't think there's any words for it. I mean it's simply incredible what he can do,'' Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin said.

''The thing with Odubel is that he can shake off anything at any given time. ... It can look like he's struggling and then next pitch he hits it 440 feet.''

Carlos Santana homered and drove in four runs for Philadelphia. Andrew Knapp also connected and Nick Williams drove in three runs.

The Phillies had 15 hits in their fifth win in six games. They also moved ahead of Washington for second place in the NL East behind Atlanta.

''To me, today was the first game where we really got blown out. That was a blowout right there,'' Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. ''We've just got to keep our heads up, guys go home and rest, come back tomorrow and do it again.''

Eflin (5-2) allowed baserunners in every inning except the first but limited the damage to two runs over five innings in his fourth straight win.

Washington's Tanner Roark (3-8) gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings, and the Nationals needed four relievers to finish the game.

''The last two starts I've left the bullpen out to dry,'' Roark said, ''and I'm just not happy about it.''

The Nationals have dropped eight of 11, including the completion of a suspended game. They are in third place this late in the season for the first time since 2013.

Michael A. Taylor extended his hitting streak to 13 games and drove in Washington's first run when he capped an 11-pitch at-bat with a double in the second.

HARPER DERBY BOUND

On Friday afternoon the Nationals tweeted: ''tfw Bryce announces he'll do the (at)MLB HR Derby if he makes the NL All-Star team...'' accompanied by a GIF of Harper celebrating in the dugout.

RECORD HOLDERS

Chase Utley (twice in 2008), Bobby Abreu (2005), Mike Schmidt (1979) and Dick Allen (1969) also homered in five straight games for the Phillies. Ken Griffey, Jr. (1993), Don Mattingly (1987) and Dale Long (1956) share the major league record with homers in eight consecutive games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (right lat strain) threw his curveball off flat ground and will throw the pitch again during a bullpen session on Saturday. . RHP Pat Neshek (right shoulder strain) will begin a rehab assignment at Class A Clearwater on Saturday. ... RHP Luis Garcia (right wrist strain) played catch on flat ground Friday.

Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (right shoulder inflammation) played catch on flat ground for the second time this week Friday. ... RHP Jeremy Hellickson (right hamstring strain) will make a rehab start for Class A Potomac on Sunday.

UP NEXT

Philadelphia RHP Aaron Nola (8-2, 2.55 ERA) opposes RHP Erick Fedde (0-2, 5.63 ERA). Nola (seventh overall) and Fedde (18th overall) were both selected in the first round of the 2014 draft.

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  • W: Z. Eflin (5-2)L: T. Roark (3-8)
  • HR: PHI - C. Santana (12), O. Herrera (13), A. Knapp (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B52300101.268.376.396.7726.0
Z. Curtis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
R. Hoskins LF42100213.257.378.473.8515.5
O. Herrera CF54421001.308.362.507.86913.0
a- A. Altherr PH-CF10000013.180.299.320.619-0.5
C. Santana 1B43241213.228.360.437.79713.5
N. Williams RF40230111.238.308.429.7375.5
S. Kingery SS50100013.222.276.330.6060.5
A. Knapp C51221030.194.290.290.5806.5
Z. Eflin P30000033.222.222.389.611-1.5
A. Davis P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
Y. Rios P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Walding PH-3B00000100.000.125.000.1251.0
J. Valentin 3B-2B40000114.216.275.351.6260.5
  • a-struck out for Herrera in the 9th
  • b-walked for Rios in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Harper RF30100111.214.354.471.8252.5
T. Turner SS30100121.268.351.403.7551.0
A. Rendon 3B40100004.282.355.476.8301.0
J. Miller P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Soto LF41100004.323.420.5941.0133.0
D. Murphy 1B-2B40100011.121.147.152.2990.5
M. Taylor CF41110021.243.307.396.7035.0
W. Difo 2B-3B30110001.247.305.358.6633.0
P. Severino C40000001.182.278.236.5150.0
T. Roark P10100000.154.185.154.3391.0
T. Collins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Goodwin PH10000000.178.309.267.5760.0
M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Reynolds PH10000000.238.287.475.7620.0
S. Solis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Kieboom 1B10000010.194.286.226.512-0.5
  • a-grounded out for Collins in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Grace in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (18)
  • HR - O. Herrera (13), C. Santana (12), A. Knapp (2)
  • RBI - O. Herrera 2 (43), C. Santana 4 (45), N. Williams 3 (24), A. Knapp 2 (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana 2 (13), N. Williams 2 (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Harper (9), J. Soto (8), M. Taylor (17), W. Difo (7)
  • SF - W. Difo (2)
  • RBI - M. Taylor (21), W. Difo (21)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Taylor (22)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Kingery-Santana)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rendon-Difo-Murphy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (W, 5-2)5.06221503.441.1715.5
A. Davis1.21001100.001.501.5
Y. Rios1.11000004.661.552.0
Z. Curtis1.00000102.841.893.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (W, 5-2)5.0
A. Davis1.2
Y. Rios1.1
Z. Curtis1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (L, 3-8)4.17664714.271.24-6.5
T. Collins0.21000100.001.17-0.5
M. Grace2.03220213.601.052.0
S. Solis1.02332004.211.32-4.0
J. Miller1.02112312.300.83-0.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 3-8)4.1
T. Collins0.2
M. Grace2.0
S. Solis1.0
J. Miller1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 97-64, A. Davis 22-13, Y. Rios 11-7, Z. Curtis 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 3-7, A. Davis 2-1, Y. Rios 2-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 22, A. Davis 6, Y. Rios 5, Z. Curtis 3
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Roark (4), S. Solis (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 113-68, T. Collins 12-8, M. Grace 28-23, S. Solis 34-19, J. Miller 39-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 2-4, M. Grace 1-2, S. Solis 3-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 24, T. Collins 3, M. Grace 8, S. Solis 7, J. Miller 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B52300101.268.376.396.7726.0
Z. Curtis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
R. Hoskins LF42100213.257.378.473.8515.5
O. Herrera CF54421001.308.362.507.86913.0
a- A. Altherr PH-CF10000013.180.299.320.619-0.5
C. Santana 1B43241213.228.360.437.79713.5
N. Williams RF40230111.238.308.429.7375.5
S. Kingery SS50100013.222.276.330.6060.5
A. Knapp C51221030.194.290.290.5806.5
Z. Eflin P30000033.222.222.389.611-1.5
A. Davis P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
Y. Rios P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Walding PH-3B00000100.000.125.000.1251.0
J. Valentin 3B-2B40000114.216.275.351.6260.5
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  • a-struck out for Herrera in the 9th
  • b-walked for Rios in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Harper RF30100111.214.354.471.8252.5
T. Turner SS30100121.268.351.403.7551.0
A. Rendon 3B40100004.282.355.476.8301.0
J. Miller P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Soto LF41100004.323.420.5941.0133.0
D. Murphy 1B-2B40100011.121.147.152.2990.5
M. Taylor CF41110021.243.307.396.7035.0
W. Difo 2B-3B30110001.247.305.358.6633.0
P. Severino C40000001.182.278.236.5150.0
T. Roark P10100000.154.185.154.3391.0
T. Collins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Goodwin PH10000000.178.309.267.5760.0
M. Grace P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Reynolds PH10000000.238.287.475.7620.0
S. Solis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Kieboom 1B10000010.194.286.226.512-0.5
Total3328202714-----
  • a-grounded out for Collins in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Grace in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (18)
  • HR - O. Herrera (13), C. Santana (12), A. Knapp (2)
  • RBI - O. Herrera 2 (43), C. Santana 4 (45), N. Williams 3 (24), A. Knapp 2 (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana 2 (13), N. Williams 2 (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Harper (9), J. Soto (8), M. Taylor (17), W. Difo (7)
  • SF - W. Difo (2)
  • RBI - M. Taylor (21), W. Difo (21)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Taylor (22)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Kingery-Santana)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rendon-Difo-Murphy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Eflin (W, 5-2)5.06221503.441.1715.5
A. Davis1.21001100.001.501.5
Y. Rios1.11000004.661.552.0
Z. Curtis1.00000102.841.893.5
Total9.0822270---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Eflin (W, 5-2)5.0
A. Davis1.2
Y. Rios1.1
Z. Curtis1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Roark (L, 3-8)4.17664714.271.24-6.5
T. Collins0.21000100.001.17-0.5
M. Grace2.03220213.601.052.0
S. Solis1.02332004.211.32-4.0
J. Miller1.02112312.300.83-0.5
Total9.01512128133---
PITCHERSIP
T. Roark (L, 3-8)4.1
T. Collins0.2
M. Grace2.0
S. Solis1.0
J. Miller1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Eflin 97-64, A. Davis 22-13, Y. Rios 11-7, Z. Curtis 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Eflin 3-7, A. Davis 2-1, Y. Rios 2-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Eflin 22, A. Davis 6, Y. Rios 5, Z. Curtis 3
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Roark (4), S. Solis (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 113-68, T. Collins 12-8, M. Grace 28-23, S. Solis 34-19, J. Miller 39-20
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 2-4, M. Grace 1-2, S. Solis 3-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Roark 24, T. Collins 3, M. Grace 8, S. Solis 7, J. Miller 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Knapp homered to right center122
  • 8TH INNING
    Santana scored, Williams to second on wild pitch112
    Williams singled to shallow center, Hoskins and Herrera scored, Santana to third102
  • 6TH INNING
    Santana homered to right center, Herrera scored82
  • 5TH INNING
    Knapp singled to center, Santana scored, Williams to third, Kingery to second62
    Williams singled to right, Hoskins scored, Santana to second52
  • 3RD INNING
    Herrera homered to right, Hernandez scored42
  • 2ND INNING
    Difo hit sacrifice fly to left, Taylor scored22
    Taylor doubled to shallow left, Soto scored21
  • 1ST INNING
    Santana singled to shallow left, Hernandez and Herrera scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Spencer Kieboom at first base
    • Justin Miller pitching
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Knapp homered to right center
    • Mitch Walding hit for Yacksel Rios
    • M. Walding: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walding walked
    • J. Valentin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Valentin struck out on foul tip
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez reached on an infield single to second, Walding to second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked, Walding to third, Hernandez to second
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Odubel Herrera
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Zac Curtis pitching
    • W. Difo: Ball, Ball, Difo fouled out to third
    • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Severino flied out to right
    • S. Kieboom: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kieboom struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Sammy Solis pitching
    • J. Valentin: Valentin grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera singled to shallow right, Hoskins to second
    • C. Santana: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Hoskins to third, Herrera to second
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Williams singled to shallow center, Hoskins and Herrera scored, Santana to third
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Santana scored, Williams to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kingery grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Y. Rios Pitching:
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Soto flied out to deep left
    • D. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Murphy grounded out to second
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Grace Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kingery lined out to center
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Knapp struck out looking
    • A. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Davis Pitching:
    • P. Severino: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Severino popped out to second
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Matt Grace
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Harper walked
    • Yacksel Rios relieved Austin Davis
    • T. Turner: Ball, Turner reached on an infield single to shortstop, Harper to second
    • A. Rendon: Rendon flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Matt Grace pitching
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez singled to right center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hoskins grounded into double play third to second to first, Hernandez out at second
    • O. Herrera: Herrera singled to shallow right
    • C. Santana: Santana homered to right center, Herrera scored
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Williams lined out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Austin Davis relieved Zach Eflin
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Murphy singled to shallow left
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • W. Difo: Strike swinging, Foul, Difo grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Murphy out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hoskins doubled to deep left
    • O. Herrera: Herrera grounded out to second, Hoskins to third
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Williams singled to right, Hoskins scored, Santana to second
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kingery singled to shallow left, Santana to third, Williams to second
    • Tim Collins relieved Tanner Roark
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Knapp singled to center, Santana scored, Williams to third, Kingery to second
    • Z. Eflin: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Eflin struck out swinging
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Valentin popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brian Goodwin hit for Tim Collins
    • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodwin grounded out to second
    • B. Harper: Harper doubled to shallow left
    • T. Turner: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rendon flied out to center
    • J. Soto: Soto popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Knapp struck out looking
    • Z. Eflin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Eflin struck out swinging
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Valentin walked
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Murphy flied out to right
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Difo doubled to right
    • P. Severino: Strike looking, Severino popped out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hernandez singled to right
    • R. Hoskins: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hoskins flied out to deep center
    • O. Herrera: Herrera homered to right, Hernandez scored
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana fouled out to right
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Williams walked
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Kingery flied out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • T. Roark: Strike looking, Ball, Roark singled to shallow center
    • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Harper flied out to deep left
    • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rendon singled to center, Roark to third
    • J. Soto: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Soto grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • Z. Eflin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Eflin struck out looking
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Ball, Valentin grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • J. Soto: Strike looking, Soto doubled to shallow left
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Taylor doubled to shallow left, Soto scored
    • W. Difo: Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor stole third, Foul, Difo hit sacrifice fly to left, Taylor scored
    • P. Severino: Strike looking, Ball, Severino grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Roark Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Herrera singled to left, Hernandez to second
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez to third, Herrera to second on wild pitch, Santana singled to shallow left, Hernandez and Herrera scored
    • N. Williams: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Eflin Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • T. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Foul, Rendon flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)