Kingham pitches, hits Pirates to 4-1 win over Phillies

PITTSBURGH (AP) With the Pittsburgh Pirates struggling to score runs, rookie pitcher Nick Kingham came through to give himself some run support.

Kingham pitched six solid innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pirates avoid a three-game sweep with a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

One day earlier, Jameson Taillon shut out the Phillies through six innings before allowing three runs in the seventh. The Pirates scored two runs earlier in the game, but gave Taillon no more in a 3-2 loss.

In his eighth major league start, Kingham (3-4) allowed one run and four hits with five strikeouts and one walk for his first win since May 4.

''It was a good bounce back,'' Kingham said. ''It was a good refresher for myself and for the team just to kick-start things in the right direction. Going forward, I think it's going to be good for everybody.''

Kingham's first career hit keyed a three-run fourth inning that gave the Pirates a 4-1 lead.

With two outs, and Austin Meadows on third and Jordy Mercer on second, Kingham doubled over left fielder Rhys Hoskins to drive in both runners and put Pittsburgh ahead 3-1. Josh Bell followed with a double to score Kingham.

''I just got lucky and hit one,'' Kingham said. ''It was good. It was fun.''

Kingham got in his only jam by allowing the first two batters to reach base in the sixth, but induced Carlos Santana to pop out and struck out Nick Williams and Scott Kingery to get out of it.

''We got into a tough spot. First and second, 3-0 (count),'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''He got back into the count and he made pitches and he continued that up with the next hitter. What I liked was that he just kept making pitches and kept going.''

Felipe Vazquez struck out the side in order in the ninth inning for his 18th save.

Drew Anderson (0-1) allowed four runs and eight hits with four strikeouts and one walk in his season debut for the Phillies. Anderson, who was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make spot start, said he arrived in Pittsburgh at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

''In the minor leagues, you get pretty much used to it. Showing up at 4 a.m. and pitching that day,'' Anderson said. ''I just came in and I just wanted to battle, and save the bullpen and get a win. Just a couple pitches (got away). It just happened.''

Despite Anderson taking the loss, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said he was pleased with his performance.

''I thought he did a good job giving us some length,'' Kapler said. ''So, it was impressive to see a young pitcher come up and really compete against a good lineup.''

Pittsburgh snapped its five-game losing streak, while Philadelphia's six-game winning streak ended. The Phillies, who entered Sunday tied with the Atlanta Braves for first in the NL East, lost for the second time in 10 games.

Josh Harrison gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead with a run-scoring single to shallow center field in the second inning, before Williams tied it 1-1 in the fourth with a home run, his 11th, to right-center field.

ROSTER MOVE

Phillies: With Anderson being recalled, RHP Yacksel Rios was optioned to Lehigh Valley. Anderson was optioned back to Lehigh Valley following the game with a corresponding move coming Monday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: C Francisco Cervelli (concussion), who hit fifth in his first MLB game since June 21, was activated from the 10-day disabled list. Cervelli doubled off the center-field wall in his first at bat before finishing the day 1 for 3 with one walk and one steal. C Jacob Stallings was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room on the 25-man roster.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (7-2, 2.97) will start the first game of a double header against the New York Mets on Monday. RHP Aaron Nola (11-2, 2.41) will start the second game.

Pirates: RHP Ivan Nova (4-6, 4.00) will look to bounce back from allowing seven runs in his last start when he takes the mound against the Washington Nationals on Monday. Nova surrendered those seven runs on nine hits in an 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 3 after allowing a combined four runs in his previous four starts.

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  • W: N. Kingham (3-4)L: D. Anderson (0-1)S: F. Vazquez (18)
  • HR: PHI - N. Williams (11)
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  • a-struck out for Davis in the 9th
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  • a-grounded out for Kingham in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - N. Williams (11)
  • SH - D. Anderson
  • RBI - N. Williams (30)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (19), F. Cervelli (8), N. Kingham
  • RBI - J. Bell (42), J. Harrison (22), N. Kingham 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bell (12), N. Kingham 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (22), C. Dickerson (5), F. Cervelli, J. Mercer
FIELDING
  • DP - (Valentin-Kingery-Santana)
  • E - D. Anderson
FIELDING
  • PB - F. Cervelli (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Anderson (L, 0-1)5.08441407.201.80-1.0
M. Leiter2.01000103.091.115.5
A. Davis1.00001103.721.552.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Anderson (L, 0-1)5.0
M. Leiter2.0
A. Davis1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Kingham (W, 3-4)6.04111514.261.1524.5
E. Santana (H, 8)1.00000203.491.014.0
K. Crick (H, 6)1.00000202.181.244.0
F. Vazquez (S, 18)1.00000303.381.3111.5
PITCHERSIP
N. Kingham (W, 3-4)6.0
E. Santana (H, 8)1.0
K. Crick (H, 6)1.0
F. Vazquez (S, 18)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Anderson 94-64, M. Leiter 23-18, A. Davis 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Anderson 8-3, M. Leiter 4-1, A. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Anderson 24, M. Leiter 7, A. Davis 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - N. Kingham (3), E. Santana
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Kingham 84-55, E. Santana 13-9, K. Crick 13-10, F. Vazquez 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Kingham 7-6, E. Santana 1-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Kingham 24, E. Santana 4, K. Crick 3, F. Vazquez 3
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O. Herrera CF30100122.281.335.469.8041.0
C. Santana 1B40000013.219.360.424.784-0.5
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J. Valentin 2B30000010.190.273.345.6180.5
M. Franco 3B30100011.269.315.446.7610.5
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  • a-struck out for Davis in the 9th
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J. Bell 1B40110000.250.329.382.7103.0
S. Marte CF40200021.278.328.457.7853.0
C. Dickerson LF40100002.308.341.458.7993.0
C. Moran 3B30000102.258.335.406.7401.0
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  • a-grounded out for Kingham in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - N. Williams (11)
  • SH - D. Anderson
  • RBI - N. Williams (30)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Bell (19), F. Cervelli (8), N. Kingham
  • RBI - J. Bell (42), J. Harrison (22), N. Kingham 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bell (12), N. Kingham 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (22), C. Dickerson (5), F. Cervelli, J. Mercer
FIELDING
  • DP - (Valentin-Kingery-Santana)
  • E - D. Anderson
FIELDING
  • PB - F. Cervelli (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Anderson (L, 0-1)5.08441407.201.80-1.0
M. Leiter2.01000103.091.115.5
A. Davis1.00001103.721.552.5
Total8.0944260---
PITCHERSIP
D. Anderson (L, 0-1)5.0
M. Leiter2.0
A. Davis1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Kingham (W, 3-4)6.04111514.261.1524.5
E. Santana (H, 8)1.00000203.491.014.0
K. Crick (H, 6)1.00000202.181.244.0
F. Vazquez (S, 18)1.00000303.381.3111.5
Total9.04111121---
PITCHERSIP
N. Kingham (W, 3-4)6.0
E. Santana (H, 8)1.0
K. Crick (H, 6)1.0
F. Vazquez (S, 18)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Anderson 94-64, M. Leiter 23-18, A. Davis 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Anderson 8-3, M. Leiter 4-1, A. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Anderson 24, M. Leiter 7, A. Davis 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - N. Kingham (3), E. Santana
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Kingham 84-55, E. Santana 13-9, K. Crick 13-10, F. Vazquez 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Kingham 7-6, E. Santana 1-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Kingham 24, E. Santana 4, K. Crick 3, F. Vazquez 3
  • 4TH INNING
    Bell doubled to deep right, Kingham scored14
    Kingham doubled to deep left, Meadows and Mercer scored13
    Williams homered to right center11
  • 2ND INNING
    Harrison singled to center, Cervelli scored, Meadows to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Felipe Vazquez relieved Kyle Crick
    • Cesar Hernandez hit for Austin Davis
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • J. Valentin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Valentin struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kyle Crick relieved Edgar Santana
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hoskins flied out to center
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Austin Davis relieved Mark Leiter
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cervelli walked
    • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Cervelli stole second, Harrison grounded out to third
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer fouled out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Edgar Santana pitching
    • J. Valentin: Foul, Ball, Valentin hit by pitch
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Valentin to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Altherr grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leiter Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bell grounded out to first
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Marte reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • C. Dickerson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Dickerson lined out to center
    • C. Moran: Pickoff attempt, Moran grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins singled to left
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Herrera walked, Hoskins to second
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana fouled out to third
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Aaron Altherr in right field
    • Mark Leiter pitching
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Harrison grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
    • Jordan Luplow hit for Nick Kingham
    • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Luplow grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Franco grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • A. Knapp: Strike swinging, Knapp grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Dickerson singled to left
    • C. Moran: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dickerson stole second, Ball, Moran walked
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike looking, Cervelli grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Dickerson to third, Moran out at second
    • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Meadows grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana flied out to center
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Williams homered to right center
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Foul, Valentin lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Anderson Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Ball, Cervelli grounded out to catcher
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Meadows singled to center
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Harrison flied out to center
    • J. Mercer: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Mercer singled to left, Meadows to third
    • N. Kingham: Foul, Strike swinging, Mercer stole second, Ball, Kingham doubled to deep left, Meadows and Mercer scored
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bell doubled to deep right, Kingham scored
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Franco reached on an infield single to third
    • D. Anderson: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Anderson hit sacrifice bunt to first, Franco to second
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Knapp flied out to right, Franco to third
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Hoskins hit by pitch
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bell lined out to center
    • S. Marte: Marte reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • C. Dickerson: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Marte stole second, Dickerson flied out to left
    • C. Moran: Moran grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Williams grounded out to first
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Ball, Valentin grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Moran: Ball, Ball, Foul, Moran grounded out to second
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cervelli doubled to deep right center
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Meadows safe at first on Anderson fielding error, Cervelli to third
    • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Harrison singled to center, Cervelli scored, Meadows to second
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Mercer struck out looking
    • N. Kingham: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Kingham struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Knapp flied out to left
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Herrera singled to right
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana lined out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bell grounded out to second
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Dickerson grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)