Velasquez helps Phillies split DH with Padres

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Vince Velasquez has found the right tempo to his delivery. And it couldn't come at a better time for the Philadelphia Phillies

Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings as the Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday night to earn a split in their doubleheader.

In the opener, Freddy Galvis had his second straight three-hit game back in Philadelphia and Tyson Ross ended a seven-start winless streak in the Padres' 10-2 victory.

Philadelphia widened its NL East lead to one game over second-place Atlanta.

Velasquez (6-8) struck out seven and walked one, pitching no-hit ball until A.J. Ellis singled off the left-field wall starting the sixth. In his only previous start against the Padres, he struck out 16 and walked none in a three-hit shutout on April 14, 2016.

Once a pitcher who had trouble with high pitch counts that frequently eclipsed 100 pitches in five innings or fewer, Velasquez threw 87 pitches in seven innings against the Padres. He worked the ball in and out while keeping the game moving along, going at least six innings for the fifth time in his last six starts. The lone exception game on June 30 when he was forced to leave a game after being hit on the right forearm with a line drive after the second inning.

''I think that's been what has been the big turnaround for me,'' Velasquez said. ''Finding that tempo and pretty much driving through the game and having the ability to go long distances in the game. I'm pretty much starting the game and controlling it.''

Odubel Herrera hit a solo homer in the fourth against Luis Perdomo (1-5). After a pair of batters reached against Perdomo in the seventh, Carlos Santana hit a bloop run-scoring single against Phil Maton and Rhys Hoskins added his second homer of the day and 16th this season, a three-run drive. Coming into Sunday, Hoskins had not homered since June 29

Nick Williams had three hits in the nightcap.

Galvis was 6 for 11 with four RBIs in the series. He spent six seasons with the Phillies before he was dealt to San Diego in December for right-hander Enyel De Los Santos.

Galvis had a two-run single in a three-run first inning in the opener. Ross (6-8) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings.

''It was a grind early on,'' Ross said after Game 1. ''I had to make some adjustments and I settled in. But the offense did a good job of putting up runs early. After that, I just felt like I had to protect the lead.''

Ross had been 0-5 in seven starts since beating Cincinnati on June 3, losing his previous three outings.

''He was searching for himself early, which was common for guys coming right out of the break with the longer layoff than usual,'' San Diego manager Andy Green said. ''As the game went on, I thought he looked like vintage Tyson and had his command get better and better.''

Travis Jankowski and Wil Myers each had two RBIs for the Padres, who outhit Philadelphia 15-6 and stopped the Phillies' five-game home winning streak. Hunter Renfroe had three hits.

Myers hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Mark Leiter Jr. Statcast said the drive was 450 feet, the longest in Philadelphia this season.

''Any time you can get a lot of guys hitting, it becomes very contagious and it leads to success,'' Myers said. ''The more that we can get going, the more it will trickle down to everyone else.''

Philadelphia was hitless in 10 at-bats with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 runners in Game 1. Nick Pivetta (6-8) gave up six runs - four earned - and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out nine and walked none.

SENT DOWN:

After the second game, the Phillies optioned Aaron Altherr and Leiter Jr. to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The team said it would make a corresponding move on Monday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: Reliever Edubray Ramos left Sunday's first game in the sixth inning and was placed on the 10-day DL with a left patella tendon strain. Ramos was facing his third batter, pinch-hitter Franmil Reyes, when he grabbed his thigh area after releasing a pitch. ... RHP Luis Garcia was activated from the DL.

UP NEXT

Padres: San Diego will start three left-handers in a three-game series at the New York Mets, opening with Eric Lauer (5-6, 4.87) on Monday.

Phillies: Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley starts his final regular-season series at Philadelphia, where he helped the Phillies win the 2008 World Series. Zach Elfin (7-2, 3.15 ERA) will be on the mound for the Phillies on Monday.

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  • W: V. Velasquez (6-8)L: L. Perdomo (1-5)
  • HR: PHI - O. Herrera (17), R. Hoskins (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Spangenberg 3B40000012.232.263.374.636-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B40000012.245.311.388.699-0.5
H. Renfroe LF30000020.245.317.451.768-1.0
J. Pirela 2B20100000.261.313.354.6662.0
F. Galvis SS20000102.238.298.333.6311.0
F. Reyes RF30000001.223.273.427.7000.0
A. Ellis C30100020.286.391.357.7480.0
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  • a-fouled out for Maton in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Santana 1B31110100.209.353.400.7534.0
R. Hoskins LF41131011.252.363.470.8337.5
O. Herrera CF41111011.280.331.467.7985.5
N. Williams RF40300000.252.331.435.7664.0
J. Valentin 2B30100113.182.267.318.5851.5
M. Walding 3B30000112.000.143.000.1430.5
S. Kingery SS41100014.237.280.334.6151.5
J. Alfaro C31000023.252.303.393.6961.0
V. Velasquez P20000010.200.200.200.400-0.5
a- C. Hernandez PH10000002.271.378.382.7600.0
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Knapp PH10000013.241.338.398.736-0.5
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dominguez P00000000.0001.000.0001.0000.0
  • a-fouled out for Velasquez in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Neshek in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Williams (8)
  • HR - R. Hoskins (16), O. Herrera (17)
  • RBI - C. Santana (57), R. Hoskins 3 (61), O. Herrera (55)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana (19), R. Hoskins 3 (23)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - F. Galvis
FIELDING
  • DP - (Valentin-Kingery-Santana)
  • E - J. Valentin
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Perdomo (L, 1-5)6.15331516.991.909.5
P. Maton0.22220112.961.56-3.5
P. Hughes1.01002306.411.651.5
PITCHERSIP
L. Perdomo (L, 1-5)6.1
P. Maton0.2
P. Hughes1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (W, 6-8)7.02001704.091.1831.5
P. Neshek1.00000100.000.713.5
A. Morgan0.20000004.781.520.0
S. Dominguez0.10000001.590.650.0
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (W, 6-8)7.0
P. Neshek1.0
A. Morgan0.2
S. Dominguez0.1
PITCHING
  • HBP - L. Perdomo (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 99-61, P. Maton 17-13, P. Hughes 22-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 6-8
  • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 26, P. Maton 4, P. Hughes 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - V. Velasquez (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 87-58, P. Neshek 11-8, A. Morgan 4-3, S. Dominguez 3-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 7-6, P. Neshek 1-1, A. Morgan 1-1, S. Dominguez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 24, P. Neshek 3, A. Morgan 2, S. Dominguez
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Jankowski CF40000010.258.339.335.674-0.5
C. Spangenberg 3B40000012.232.263.374.636-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B40000012.245.311.388.699-0.5
H. Renfroe LF30000020.245.317.451.768-1.0
J. Pirela 2B20100000.261.313.354.6662.0
F. Galvis SS20000102.238.298.333.6311.0
F. Reyes RF30000001.223.273.427.7000.0
A. Ellis C30100020.286.391.357.7480.0
L. Perdomo P20000011.286.250.286.536-0.5
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Asuaje PH10000000.235.318.340.6580.0
P. Hughes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-fouled out for Maton in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Santana 1B31110100.209.353.400.7534.0
R. Hoskins LF41131011.252.363.470.8337.5
O. Herrera CF41111011.280.331.467.7985.5
N. Williams RF40300000.252.331.435.7664.0
J. Valentin 2B30100113.182.267.318.5851.5
M. Walding 3B30000112.000.143.000.1430.5
S. Kingery SS41100014.237.280.334.6151.5
J. Alfaro C31000023.252.303.393.6961.0
V. Velasquez P20000010.200.200.200.400-0.5
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A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dominguez P00000000.0001.000.0001.0000.0
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  • a-fouled out for Velasquez in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Neshek in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Williams (8)
  • HR - R. Hoskins (16), O. Herrera (17)
  • RBI - C. Santana (57), R. Hoskins 3 (61), O. Herrera (55)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Santana (19), R. Hoskins 3 (23)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - F. Galvis
FIELDING
  • DP - (Valentin-Kingery-Santana)
  • E - J. Valentin
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Perdomo (L, 1-5)6.15331516.991.909.5
P. Maton0.22220112.961.56-3.5
P. Hughes1.01002306.411.651.5
Total8.0855392---
PITCHERSIP
L. Perdomo (L, 1-5)6.1
P. Maton0.2
P. Hughes1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (W, 6-8)7.02001704.091.1831.5
P. Neshek1.00000100.000.713.5
A. Morgan0.20000004.781.520.0
S. Dominguez0.10000001.590.650.0
Total9.0200180---
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (W, 6-8)7.0
P. Neshek1.0
A. Morgan0.2
S. Dominguez0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - L. Perdomo (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 99-61, P. Maton 17-13, P. Hughes 22-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 6-8
  • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 26, P. Maton 4, P. Hughes 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - V. Velasquez (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 87-58, P. Neshek 11-8, A. Morgan 4-3, S. Dominguez 3-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 7-6, P. Neshek 1-1, A. Morgan 1-1, S. Dominguez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 24, P. Neshek 3, A. Morgan 2, S. Dominguez
  • 7TH INNING
    Hoskins homered to left, Alfaro and Santana scored05
    Santana singled to right, Kingery scored, Alfaro to third02
  • 4TH INNING
    Herrera homered to right01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Morgan pitching
    • T. Jankowski: Jankowski fouled out to first
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Foul, Spangenberg grounded out to pitcher
    • Seranthony Dominguez relieved Adam Morgan
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pat Neshek pitching
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Ellis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ellis struck out looking
    • Carlos Asuaje hit for Phil Maton
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Asuaje fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Phil Hughes pitching
    • N. Williams: Williams singled to left center
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valentin walked, Williams to second
    • M. Walding: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walding walked, Williams to third, Valentin to second
    • S. Kingery: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Pat Neshek
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Renfroe popped out to second
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Pirela singled to center
    • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Galvis grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pirela out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • M. Walding: Ball, Ball, Walding grounded out to second
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kingery singled to left center
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Alfaro hit by pitch, Kingery to second
    • Cesar Hernandez hit for Vince Velasquez
    • Phil Maton relieved Luis Perdomo
    • C. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Hernandez fouled out to third
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Santana singled to right, Kingery scored, Alfaro to third
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hoskins homered to left, Alfaro and Santana scored
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • A. Ellis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ellis singled to deep left
    • L. Perdomo: Foul, Strike looking, Perdomo reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Ellis out at second
    • T. Jankowski: Jankowski reached on fielder's choice to second, Perdomo to second on 2nd baseman Valentin fielding error
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hosmer flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Herrera popped out to second
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike swinging, Williams doubled to deep right, Santana to third
    • J. Valentin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Valentin struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela grounded out to pitcher
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Galvis picked off at first, pitcher to first, Foul, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery fouled out to first
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Ball, Alfaro flied out to deep center
    • V. Velasquez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Velasquez struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg flied out to center
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Herrera homered to right
    • N. Williams: Ball, Williams singled to center
    • J. Valentin: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Valentin fouled out to third
    • M. Walding: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Walding flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • A. Ellis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ellis struck out swinging
    • L. Perdomo: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Perdomo struck out swinging
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Jankowski struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Alfaro struck out looking
    • V. Velasquez: Strike looking, Ball, Velasquez flied out to right
    • C. Santana: Santana grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela hit by pitch
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Galvis reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pirela out at second
    • F. Reyes: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Williams grounded out to first
    • J. Valentin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Valentin singled to right
    • M. Walding: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Walding struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike looking, Kingery grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jankowski lined out to shortstop
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Ball, Ball, Spangenberg flied out to deep left
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hosmer grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana grounded out to third
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Hoskins flied out to center
    • O. Herrera: Herrera popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)