Franco has 4 hits as Phillies defeat Nationals 5-3

WASHINGTON (AP) Nicked in the first inning, Aaron Nola figured he'd be fine if could find his form.

He did, and the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage.

Maikel Franco went 4 for 4, Carlos Santana homered and the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday.

''The way (we've) been swinging lately, I just felt like if I kept putting up zeros and battling out there they were going to come through and score some more runs,'' Nola said.

With the Phillies leading 3-2 in the eighth, Santana sent a drive into the Philadelphia bullpen in left-center field off Kelvin Herrera for his 13th homer of the season and second in two games. Franco later added an RBI single.

Philadelphia's Odubel Herrera, who had homered in five straight games, went 0 for 4.

The Phillies have won five of six while the Nationals have lost three of four, scoring a total of nine runs. Anthony Rendon homered for Washington.

''Look, I've got all the confidence in the world we're going to start hitting,'' manager Dave Martinez said. ''We'll start scoring some runs. Right now the bullpen is a little beat up. We've got to get them going again.''

Nola (9-2) stiffened after giving up two runs in the first inning. He didn't allow a hit after the second and left following the sixth. He also hit an RBI single.

Seranthony Dominguez worked the ninth for his fourth save.

Erick Fedde (0-3) allowed three runs on eight hits in six-plus innings.

''They have a lot of patient hitters,'' Fedde said. ''I think that's what makes it tough. Guys aren't swinging at bunch of junk, so you have to attack them.''

With the score 2-all, Franco doubled leading off the seventh and moved to third on a groundout. Pinch-hitter Jesmuel Valentin lifted a fly to right, Franco tagged and just beat Adam Eaton's throw home with the safe call surviving a replay challenge.

''That was just a tremendous all-around baseball game,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said of Franco's day.

Daniel Murphy's two-run single in the first inning gave Washington the early lead, but the Phillies strung together four two-out singles - the last by Nola - in the second to tie it.

BUNTER'S CHANCE

For the second consecutive game, Harper tried to beat the shift with a first-inning bunt. Friday night, he bunted foul before striking out and Saturday he was thrown out by Nola.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (right lat strain) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session and will likely throw another session in a few days.

Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman (right oblique strain) is expected to go on a rehabilitation assignment within the next week, according to Martinez. ... RHP Jeremy Hellickson (right hamstring strain) will pitch Sunday for Class A Potomac and is expected to rejoin the rotation after the one rehab start. ... RH reliever Brandon Kintzler (right foreman flexor strain) will also pitch at Potomac on Sunday.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Nick Pivetta (4-6, 4.08), acquired from Washington in the trade for Jonathan Papelbon, pitches the finale. He's 0-2 with an 11.81 ERA in three starts against the Nationals.

Nationals: RHP Jefry Rodriguez (0-0, 4.66) makes his second big league start.

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PHI41-33
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WAS40-35
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  • W: A. Nola (9-2)L: E. Fedde (0-3)S: S. Dominguez (4)
  • HR: PHI - C. Santana (13), WAS - A. Rendon (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40100112.268.376.394.7703.5
R. Hoskins LF40000112.252.375.465.8390.5
O. Herrera CF40000012.304.357.500.857-0.5
C. Santana 1B41111001.229.358.446.8046.0
N. Williams RF40100000.238.307.430.7372.0
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dominguez P00000000.0001.000.0001.0000.0
S. Kingery SS32100111.223.280.330.6105.5
M. Franco 3B42410000.255.297.425.7218.0
J. Alfaro C30110112.243.289.384.6732.5
A. Nola P20110012.067.097.067.1631.5
a- J. Valentin PH00010000.216.268.351.6201.0
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Altherr RF10000010.179.297.318.616-0.5
  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Nola in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Eaton RF40000033.309.373.456.829-1.5
K. Herrera P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Kelley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Harper CF-RF30000102.212.353.465.8180.0
A. Rendon 3B42211000.286.357.490.8488.0
J. Soto LF31100100.323.422.5961.0184.0
D. Murphy 1B40120001.135.158.162.3203.0
T. Turner SS40000032.264.347.398.745-1.5
W. Difo 2B40100000.247.304.356.6603.0
S. Kieboom C20100100.212.316.242.5582.0
a- M. Taylor PH10000010.242.306.394.700-0.5
E. Fedde P20000002.000.167.000.1670.0
R. Madson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Goodwin PH-CF10000001.174.304.261.5640.0
  • a-struck out for Kieboom in the 9th
  • b-popped out for Madson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Williams (7), M. Franco (7)
  • HR - C. Santana (13)
  • SF - J. Valentin
  • RBI - C. Santana (46), M. Franco (37), J. Alfaro (15), A. Nola, J. Valentin (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco (11), J. Alfaro (7), A. Nola
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Soto (9)
  • HR - A. Rendon (8)
  • RBI - A. Rendon (29), D. Murphy 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Murphy 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez (11), S. Kingery (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - W. Difo (5)
  • CS - B. Harper (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Difo-Rendon-Murphy; Turner-Murphy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (W, 9-2)6.04223502.581.0221.5
T. Hunter (H, 12)1.01000004.571.382.0
A. Morgan (H, 9)1.01110014.711.481.0
S. Dominguez (S, 4)1.00000201.540.5611.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (W, 9-2)6.0
T. Hunter (H, 12)1.0
A. Morgan (H, 9)1.0
S. Dominguez (S, 4)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Fedde (L, 0-3)6.08332305.321.504.5
R. Madson1.00001104.211.482.5
K. Herrera1.02221211.570.84-1.0
S. Kelley1.00000103.930.983.5
PITCHERSIP
E. Fedde (L, 0-3)6.0
R. Madson1.0
K. Herrera1.0
S. Kelley1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 83-55, T. Hunter 14-9, A. Morgan 24-17, S. Dominguez 17-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 5-7, T. Hunter 2-1, A. Morgan 3-0, S. Dominguez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 24, T. Hunter 4, A. Morgan 4, S. Dominguez 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - E. Fedde
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Fedde 99-60, R. Madson 11-6, K. Herrera 24-15, S. Kelley 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Fedde 8-4, R. Madson 1-1, K. Herrera 1-0, S. Kelley 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Fedde 25, R. Madson 4, K. Herrera 6, S. Kelley 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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PHI41-33
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WAS40-35
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40100112.268.376.394.7703.5
R. Hoskins LF40000112.252.375.465.8390.5
O. Herrera CF40000012.304.357.500.857-0.5
C. Santana 1B41111001.229.358.446.8046.0
N. Williams RF40100000.238.307.430.7372.0
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dominguez P00000000.0001.000.0001.0000.0
S. Kingery SS32100111.223.280.330.6105.5
M. Franco 3B42410000.255.297.425.7218.0
J. Alfaro C30110112.243.289.384.6732.5
A. Nola P20110012.067.097.067.1631.5
a- J. Valentin PH00010000.216.268.351.6201.0
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Altherr RF10000010.179.297.318.616-0.5
Total33510514712-----
  • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Nola in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Eaton RF40000033.309.373.456.829-1.5
K. Herrera P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Kelley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Harper CF-RF30000102.212.353.465.8180.0
A. Rendon 3B42211000.286.357.490.8488.0
J. Soto LF31100100.323.422.5961.0184.0
D. Murphy 1B40120001.135.158.162.3203.0
T. Turner SS40000032.264.347.398.745-1.5
W. Difo 2B40100000.247.304.356.6603.0
S. Kieboom C20100100.212.316.242.5582.0
a- M. Taylor PH10000010.242.306.394.700-0.5
E. Fedde P20000002.000.167.000.1670.0
R. Madson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Goodwin PH-CF10000001.174.304.261.5640.0
Total3236313711-----
  • a-struck out for Kieboom in the 9th
  • b-popped out for Madson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Williams (7), M. Franco (7)
  • HR - C. Santana (13)
  • SF - J. Valentin
  • RBI - C. Santana (46), M. Franco (37), J. Alfaro (15), A. Nola, J. Valentin (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco (11), J. Alfaro (7), A. Nola
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Soto (9)
  • HR - A. Rendon (8)
  • RBI - A. Rendon (29), D. Murphy 2 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Murphy 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez (11), S. Kingery (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - W. Difo (5)
  • CS - B. Harper (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Difo-Rendon-Murphy; Turner-Murphy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (W, 9-2)6.04223502.581.0221.5
T. Hunter (H, 12)1.01000004.571.382.0
A. Morgan (H, 9)1.01110014.711.481.0
S. Dominguez (S, 4)1.00000201.540.5611.0
Total9.0633371---
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (W, 9-2)6.0
T. Hunter (H, 12)1.0
A. Morgan (H, 9)1.0
S. Dominguez (S, 4)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Fedde (L, 0-3)6.08332305.321.504.5
R. Madson1.00001104.211.482.5
K. Herrera1.02221211.570.84-1.0
S. Kelley1.00000103.930.983.5
Total9.01055471---
PITCHERSIP
E. Fedde (L, 0-3)6.0
R. Madson1.0
K. Herrera1.0
S. Kelley1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 83-55, T. Hunter 14-9, A. Morgan 24-17, S. Dominguez 17-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 5-7, T. Hunter 2-1, A. Morgan 3-0, S. Dominguez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 24, T. Hunter 4, A. Morgan 4, S. Dominguez 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - E. Fedde
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Fedde 99-60, R. Madson 11-6, K. Herrera 24-15, S. Kelley 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Fedde 8-4, R. Madson 1-1, K. Herrera 1-0, S. Kelley 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Fedde 25, R. Madson 4, K. Herrera 6, S. Kelley 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Rendon homered to center53
    Franco singled to shallow center, Kingery scored52
    Santana homered to left42
  • 7TH INNING
    Valentin hit sacrifice fly to right, Franco scored32
  • 2ND INNING
    Nola singled to shallow right, Franco scored, Alfaro to second22
    Alfaro singled to shallow left center, Kingery scored, Franco to second12
  • 1ST INNING
    Murphy singled to shallow center, Rendon and Soto scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Shawn Kelley relieved Kelvin Herrera
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Altherr struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins popped out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Seranthony Dominguez relieved Adam Morgan
    • T. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Difo grounded out to shortstop
    • Michael Taylor hit for Spencer Kieboom
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kelvin Herrera pitching
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Santana homered to left
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Foul, Williams grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kingery walked
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Kingery stole second, Franco singled to shallow center, Kingery scored
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Morgan pitching
    • Aaron Altherr in right field
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Harper grounded out to second
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rendon homered to center
    • J. Soto: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Soto grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Murphy grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco doubled to left center
    • Ryan Madson relieved Erick Fedde
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro grounded out to shortstop, Franco to third
    • Jesmuel Valentin hit for Aaron Nola
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Ball, Valentin hit sacrifice fly to right, Franco scored
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Hernandez stole second, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tommy Hunter pitching
    • W. Difo: Difo grounded out to first
    • S. Kieboom: Strike looking, Ball, Kieboom singled to shallow center
    • Brian Goodwin hit for Ryan Madson
    • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Goodwin popped out to second
    • A. Eaton: Strike swinging, Ball, Eaton grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to second
    • N. Williams: Ball, Williams grounded out to second
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Foul, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Foul, Rendon popped out to first
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Soto walked
    • D. Murphy: Murphy flied out to center
    • T. Turner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez singled to left
    • R. Hoskins: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hoskins flied out to deep center
    • O. Herrera: Herrera grounded into double play shortstop to first, Hernandez out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • E. Fedde: Fedde grounded out to second
    • A. Eaton: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Harper walked
    • A. Rendon: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Harper caught stealing, catcher to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Williams doubled to shallow right
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Franco singled to shallow center, Williams to third, Franco out at second
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro intentionally walked
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Nola struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Difo flied out to left
    • S. Kieboom: Ball, Kieboom grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Foul, Herrera flied out to shallow right
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana grounded into double play second to third to first, Hoskins out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Rendon flied out to deep left
    • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Soto fouled out to third
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Murphy popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana flied out to left
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Williams flied out to left
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Kingery reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Franco: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Franco singled to left, Kingery to second
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro singled to shallow left center, Kingery scored, Franco to second
    • A. Nola: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nola singled to shallow right, Franco scored, Alfaro to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Difo singled to right center
    • S. Kieboom: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Difo stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kieboom walked
    • E. Fedde: Fedde reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Difo out at third, Kieboom to second
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
    • B. Harper: Harper lined out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Fedde Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
    • B. Harper: Harper grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rendon reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Soto: Soto doubled to left center, Rendon to third
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Murphy singled to shallow center, Rendon and Soto scored
    • T. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)