De Los Santos wins MLB debut, Phillies beat Mets 7-3

NEW YORK (AP) Phillies prospect Enyel De Los Santos was slated to be the International League's starting pitcher in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday. Instead, he joined the big club and made the most of an unexpected opportunity.

De Los Santos won his major league debut and Philadelphia got home runs from Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrera in a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Franco drove in four runs as the Phillies won for the 10th time in 13 games and took over sole possession of first place in the NL East. Nick Williams had three hits and two RBIs, and Rhys Hoskins also got three hits.

De Los Santos allowed three runs and five hits over 6 1/3 effective innings. The 22-year-old right-hander was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he was 9-3 with a 1.89 ERA in 16 starts, and matched against another starter making his big league debut in Drew Gagnon of the Mets.

''I was going to start that Triple-A game but this is much better,'' De Los Santos said through a translator. ''This is a dream come true.''

Staked to an early lead and armed with an unorthodox and deceptive slingshot delivery that Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler dubbed a ''crossfire,'' De Los Santos (1-0) cruised for most of the night against a scuffling Mets lineup that's managed only eight runs over the last five games.

''It's kind of a short-arm stroke,'' Kapler said. ''Hides the ball with his body well and leads to uncomfortable swings.''

De Los Santos walked three and struck out six. He threw 94 pitches, 58 for strikes.

His girlfriend and a few winter ball teammates were in the crowd to cheer him on.

''A very, very poised, confident individual on the mound and in the dugout,'' Kapler added. ''The job he did was tremendous.''

Acquired from San Diego in December for shortstop Freddy Galvis, De Los Santos was also chosen to play for the World Team in Sunday's All-Star Futures Game.

It was the first time a Phillies starter made his debut against another starter in his first outing since Sept. 25, 1944, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Back then, Charlie Ripple faced Charlie Gassaway of the Chicago Cubs at Shibe Park.

Amed Rosario had three hits for the Mets, including two triples to left field. New York has dropped 19 of its last 23 home games.

Franco put the Phillies ahead with a three-run homer off Gagnon (0-1) in the second.

''The changeup was up. Anyone could have hit that out,'' Gagnon said. ''But hat's off to him.''

Franco is batting .440 with two homers and seven RBIs over his last eight games. He added an RBI single in the sixth and made several nifty plays at third base on hard-hit grounders.

''I'm seeing the ball better,'' Franco said.

Williams lined a two-run single in the third. Herrera clubbed a solo shot into the Phillies' bullpen in the fifth for his career-high 16th home run.

The 28-year-old Gagnon was charged with six runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. He also hit two batters with pitches.

At the plate, Gagnon drove in Rosario with a sacrifice fly - giving his family in attendance something to cheer about.

''Surreal,'' Gagnon said. ''Finally here.''

BEEN A WHILE

The Phillies are alone in first place after July 1 for the first time since 2011.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: Hoskins crashed violently with his face into the padded left-field wall while chasing Rosario's triple in the third. Hoskins, who broke his jaw in late May when he fouled a ball off his mouth, remained in the game after being checked by Kapler and a trainer. ''After I hit the wall and I threw the ball in, that was the first thing I thought of,'' Hoskins said. ''I was like, `Oh, my God. Is my jaw OK?' But yeah, I'm fine.''

Mets: 2B Asdrubal Cabrera exited in the seventh with a hyperextended left elbow but should be able to play Wednesday night, according to manager Mickey Callaway. ... RHP Noah Syndergaard plans to throw a bullpen Wednesday. If all goes well, he will start Friday night against Washington. Syndergaard has been sidelined since late May with a strained ligament in his right index finger. ... RF Jay Bruce felt discomfort in his hip when he began baseball activity. He has been shut down for a 10-day period that started Sunday, according to Callaway. After that, Bruce's condition will be reassessed.

UP NEXT

Phillies: Recovering from a bruised forearm, RHP Vince Velasquez (5-8, 4.69 ERA) is expected to return from the 10-day disabled list to start Wednesday night's series finale. Velasquez was hit just below the right elbow by a line drive on June 30. He retrieved the ball and threw it left-handed to first base to get the out, falling to the ground in pain immediately afterward.

Mets: All-Star RHP Jacob deGrom (5-4, 1.79 ERA) tied a season high with eight innings of one-run ball against Tampa Bay last Friday. He leads the majors in ERA.

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  • W: E. De Los Santos (1-0)L: D. Gagnon (0-1)
  • HR: PHI - M. Franco (12), O. Herrera (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B50000013.262.372.374.745-0.5
R. Hoskins LF51300010.258.368.474.8423.5
O. Herrera CF52211012.278.332.470.8017.5
C. Santana 1B30000211.216.365.416.7821.5
N. Williams RF50320023.253.329.452.7823.0
S. Kingery SS42100005.229.277.333.6114.0
J. Alfaro C21100011.244.293.373.6663.5
M. Franco 3B41241012.274.323.467.7909.5
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T. Hunter P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Leiter in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Nimmo CF30000120.255.380.498.8780.0
J. Bautista RF40100021.215.367.417.7830.0
A. Cabrera 2B30000012.280.326.485.811-0.5
D. Smith 1B10100000.197.221.348.5691.0
W. Flores 1B-2B30100101.273.329.479.8083.0
D. Mesoraco C40000004.229.312.410.7210.0
J. Reyes 3B31100111.172.246.238.4842.5
T. Kelly LF40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Rosario SS42310000.242.286.368.65410.0
D. Gagnon P00010000.000.000.000.0001.0
T. Bashlor P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- M. Conforto PH10010000.217.340.364.7041.0
P. Conlon P00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
  • a-grounded out for Bashlor in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Kingery (17)
  • HR - O. Herrera (16), M. Franco (12)
  • SH - E. De Los Santos 2 (2)
  • RBI - O. Herrera (52), N. Williams 2 (33), M. Franco 4 (45)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco 3 (17)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Flores (16)
  • 3B - A. Rosario 2 (4)
  • SF - D. Gagnon
  • RBI - A. Rosario (22), D. Gagnon, M. Conforto (27)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - N. Williams (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Santana-Kingery; Hernandez-Kingery-Santana)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Flores-Mesoraco; Rosario-Flores-Smith)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. De Los Santos (W, 1-0)6.15333604.261.2620.0
M. Leiter0.20000102.921.050.5
E. Ramos1.01000101.141.072.5
T. Hunter1.01000004.551.482.0
PITCHERSIP
E. De Los Santos (W, 1-0)6.1
M. Leiter0.2
E. Ramos1.0
T. Hunter1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Gagnon (L, 0-1)4.276613211.571.71-5.5
T. Bashlor2.13111204.501.132.0
P. Conlon2.03000308.222.224.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Gagnon (L, 0-1)4.2
T. Bashlor2.1
P. Conlon2.0
PITCHING
  • WP - E. De Los Santos
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. De Los Santos 94-58, M. Leiter 9-5, E. Ramos 15-11, T. Hunter 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. De Los Santos 4-8, M. Leiter 1-0, T. Hunter 2-0
  • Batters Faced - E. De Los Santos 26, M. Leiter 2, E. Ramos 4, T. Hunter 3
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Gagnon
  • HBP - D. Gagnon 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Gagnon 81-46, T. Bashlor 41-28, P. Conlon 33-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Gagnon 5-5, T. Bashlor 1-3, P. Conlon 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Gagnon 23, T. Bashlor 10, P. Conlon 8
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B50000013.262.372.374.745-0.5
R. Hoskins LF51300010.258.368.474.8423.5
O. Herrera CF52211012.278.332.470.8017.5
C. Santana 1B30000211.216.365.416.7821.5
N. Williams RF50320023.253.329.452.7823.0
S. Kingery SS42100005.229.277.333.6114.0
J. Alfaro C21100011.244.293.373.6663.5
M. Franco 3B41241012.274.323.467.7909.5
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  • a-singled for Leiter in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Nimmo CF30000120.255.380.498.8780.0
J. Bautista RF40100021.215.367.417.7830.0
A. Cabrera 2B30000012.280.326.485.811-0.5
D. Smith 1B10100000.197.221.348.5691.0
W. Flores 1B-2B30100101.273.329.479.8083.0
D. Mesoraco C40000004.229.312.410.7210.0
J. Reyes 3B31100111.172.246.238.4842.5
T. Kelly LF40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Rosario SS42310000.242.286.368.65410.0
D. Gagnon P00010000.000.000.000.0001.0
T. Bashlor P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- M. Conforto PH10010000.217.340.364.7041.0
P. Conlon P00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
Total3137303813-----
  • a-grounded out for Bashlor in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Kingery (17)
  • HR - O. Herrera (16), M. Franco (12)
  • SH - E. De Los Santos 2 (2)
  • RBI - O. Herrera (52), N. Williams 2 (33), M. Franco 4 (45)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco 3 (17)
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Flores (16)
  • 3B - A. Rosario 2 (4)
  • SF - D. Gagnon
  • RBI - A. Rosario (22), D. Gagnon, M. Conforto (27)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - N. Williams (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Santana-Kingery; Hernandez-Kingery-Santana)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Flores-Mesoraco; Rosario-Flores-Smith)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. De Los Santos (W, 1-0)6.15333604.261.2620.0
M. Leiter0.20000102.921.050.5
E. Ramos1.01000101.141.072.5
T. Hunter1.01000004.551.482.0
Total9.0733380---
PITCHERSIP
E. De Los Santos (W, 1-0)6.1
M. Leiter0.2
E. Ramos1.0
T. Hunter1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Gagnon (L, 0-1)4.276613211.571.71-5.5
T. Bashlor2.13111204.501.132.0
P. Conlon2.03000308.222.224.5
Total9.01377282---
PITCHERSIP
D. Gagnon (L, 0-1)4.2
T. Bashlor2.1
P. Conlon2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - E. De Los Santos
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. De Los Santos 94-58, M. Leiter 9-5, E. Ramos 15-11, T. Hunter 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. De Los Santos 4-8, M. Leiter 1-0, T. Hunter 2-0
  • Batters Faced - E. De Los Santos 26, M. Leiter 2, E. Ramos 4, T. Hunter 3
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Gagnon
  • HBP - D. Gagnon 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Gagnon 81-46, T. Bashlor 41-28, P. Conlon 33-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Gagnon 5-5, T. Bashlor 1-3, P. Conlon 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Gagnon 23, T. Bashlor 10, P. Conlon 8
  • 7TH INNING
    Conforto grounded out to shortstop, Rosario scored73
    Rosario tripled to left, Reyes scored72
  • 6TH INNING
    Franco singled to left center, Kingery scored71
  • 5TH INNING
    Herrera homered to right center61
  • 3RD INNING
    Gagnon hit sacrifice fly to center, Rosario scored51
    Williams singled to center, Hoskins and Herrera scored, Santana to third50
  • 2ND INNING
    Franco homered to left, Kingery and Alfaro scored30
  • 9TH INNING
    • P. Conlon Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins singled to left
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Santana fouled out to first
    • N. Williams: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Williams struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tommy Hunter relieved Edubray Ramos
    • J. Reyes: Reyes singled to right
    • T. Kelly: Strike swinging, Ball, Kelly grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Reyes out at second
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • P.J. Conlon pitching
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Alfaro singled to right
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Franco struck out looking
    • Trevor Plouffe hit for Mark Leiter
    • T. Plouffe: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Plouffe singled to left, Alfaro to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Plouffe out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Edubray Ramos pitching
    • J. Bautista: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith singled to right
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Flores flied out to right
    • D. Mesoraco: Mesoraco flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Dominic Smith at first base
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hoskins singled to left
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Herrera fouled out to third
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana walked, Hoskins to second
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Kingery flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • E. De Los Santos Pitching:
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reyes walked
    • T. Kelly: Ball, Reyes to second on wild pitch, Kelly grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Ball, Rosario tripled to left, Reyes scored
    • Michael Conforto hit for Tyler Bashlor
    • Mark Leiter relieved Enyel De Los Santos
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Conforto grounded out to shortstop, Rosario scored
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Bashlor Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Kingery doubled to deep center
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Alfaro struck out looking
    • M. Franco: Foul, Franco singled to left center, Kingery scored
    • E. De Los Santos: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, De Los Santos hit sacrifice bunt to first, Franco to second
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. De Los Santos Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Nimmo lined out to center
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Bautista singled to center
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera lined out to right
    • W. Flores: Flores doubled to right center, Bautista to third
    • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Mesoraco fouled out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Gagnon Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Herrera homered to right center
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • N. Williams: Ball, Williams singled to right
    • Tyler Bashlor relieved Drew Gagnon
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Williams caught stealing, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. De Los Santos Pitching:
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • T. Kelly: Ball, Kelly flied out to center
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rosario singled to center
    • T. Bashlor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bashlor struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Gagnon Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Alfaro hit by pitch
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco popped out to first
    • E. De Los Santos: Foul, Ball, De Los Santos hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Alfaro to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. De Los Santos Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • W. Flores: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Flores grounded out to third
    • D. Mesoraco: Foul, Foul, Ball, Mesoraco grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Gagnon Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez lined out to center
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hoskins singled to center
    • O. Herrera: Herrera singled to left, Hoskins to second
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Hoskins to third, Herrera to second
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike swinging, Williams singled to center, Hoskins and Herrera scored, Santana to third
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Williams to second on wild pitch, Kingery popped into double play first to catcher, Santana out at home
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. De Los Santos Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario tripled to deep left
    • D. Gagnon: Strike looking, Gagnon hit sacrifice fly to center, Rosario scored
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bautista flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Gagnon Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Santana grounded out to pitcher
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Williams reached on an infield single to second
    • S. Kingery: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Kingery reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Williams out at second
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Alfaro hit by pitch, Kingery to second
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Franco homered to left, Kingery and Alfaro scored
    • E. De Los Santos: De Los Santos grounded bunt out to catcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. De Los Santos Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Flores walked
    • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Mesoraco flied out to right
    • J. Reyes: Reyes lined out to center
    • T. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Gagnon Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins grounded out to pitcher
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Herrera popped out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • E. De Los Santos Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nimmo walked
    • J. Bautista: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bautista struck out looking
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Cabrera grounded into double play first to shortstop, Nimmo out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)