Phillies' 7-homer binge produces 9-4 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies are having so much fun right now that Nick Williams compared them to kids at recess.

Williams, Rhys Hoskins and Maikel Franco each hit two of Philadelphia's record-tying seven home runs, and the Phillies overpowered the Cincinnati Reds 9-4 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

Carlos Santana added a two-run homer as the NL East leaders tied the franchise record for home runs in a game, set on Sept. 8, 1998, against the Mets.

Manager Gabe Kapler described the night as ''historic.''

''We were getting into deep counts and then doing damage at the end of those counts,'' Kapler said.

Left-hander Ranger Suarez (1-0) won his major league debut, allowing six hits and four runs with one walk and three strikeouts in five innings. Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart each reached him for two-run homers.

Santana's 16th homer of the season gave him a 3-0 lead in the first inning, giving the rookie pitcher an early cushion.

''Obviously, it made me feel more confident,'' he said through interpreter Diego Ettedgue. ''Having the lead was huge. It helped big-time.''

The Phillies opened a six-game road trip with their fourth win in five games, including two out of three against the West-leading Dodgers in which Philadelphia scored a combined 20 runs.

''The Dodgers have great pitching,'' Hoskins said. ''We put a lot of runs on the scoreboard against them, and it carried over into tonight.''

Twelve of the game's combined 13 runs were produced by homers. Philadelphia's seven home runs were the most given up by the Reds in a game this season. The Phillies tacked on three doubles for a season-high 10 extra-base hits.

Hoskins hit solo home runs in the first and sixth innings, giving him six in his last six games and pushing his season total to a career-high 20. He hit 18 last season.

Franco's first homer, off reliever Michael Lorenzen (1-1), snapped a 4-4 tie in the fifth. Williams led off the fourth with his 13th homer, one more than the 12 he hit as a rookie last season, and added his 14th in the ninth to tie the record.

Suarez's first-inning liner into the left-field seats gave him homers in a career-high four straight games.

Reds rookie Tyler Mahle set a career low in innings for the second time in three starts. Mahle, who lasted 2 1/3 innings on July 11 at Cleveland, logged just one on Thursday, throwing 53 pitches while allowing six hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts.

''I'm missing spots,'' Mahle said. ''It happened so fast. I didn't go to my breaking ball soon enough. When I did, I got swings and misses, but they were sitting on the fastball.''

REMEMBER HIM?

Eugenio Suarez is the first Reds third baseman to homer in four consecutive team games since Chris Stynes in July 2000. OF Jay Bruce homered in five consecutive games in July 2016.

HISTORIC SURGE

For the first time in franchise history, three Reds players have homered in four straight appearances. Suarez joins Scooter Gennett and Joey Votto in the club. All three were All-Stars.

OFF SCRIPT

Ranger Suarez notched his first career major league plate appearance before he threw his first official pitch. Suarez struck out to end Philadelphia's nine-batter first inning.

SLOW RE-START

The Reds, last in the NL Central, slipped to 2-5 on their 10-game homestand coming out of the All-Star Game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: SS J.P. Crawford had his first session of batting practice on Thursday since going on the disabled list on June 20 with a broken left hand.

Reds: OF Jesse Winker will have season-ending surgery to repair a right shoulder injury. The Reds promoted former Yankees OF Mason Williams from Triple-A Louisville and moved IF Alex Blandino to the 60-day disabled list.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Nick Pivetta (6-8) allowed eight hits and six runs, four earned, with nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings in a 10-2 loss to San Diego in his last start last Sunday.

Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (4-3) has allowed 11 hits and nine runs in 7 2/3 innings over his last two starts.

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  • W: R. Suarez (1-0)L: M. Lorenzen (1-1)
  • HR: PHI - C. Santana (16), M. Franco 2 (17), N. Williams 2 (14), R. Hoskins 2 (20), CIN - T. Barnhart (7), E. Suarez (23)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B50210010.266.371.373.7442.5
R. Hoskins LF52322011.260.370.509.87913.5
O. Herrera CF41100111.276.329.462.7912.5
C. Santana 1B51121012.215.353.412.7666.5
M. Franco 3B52222012.273.317.490.80711.5
N. Williams RF52422000.260.336.464.80014.0
S. Kingery SS50200001.236.278.341.6193.0
J. Alfaro C41300101.258.311.407.7186.0
R. Suarez P30000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Knapp PH10000011.236.329.393.722-0.5
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Plouffe PH10000012.250.250.500.750-0.5
J. Thompson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Neshek in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Hunter in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Peraza SS40200000.290.334.385.7202.0
S. Gennett 2B41100012.317.366.504.8701.5
J. Votto 1B40200011.283.419.428.8471.5
E. Suarez 3B32121123.306.391.583.9748.0
A. Duvall LF40000014.202.282.399.681-0.5
T. Barnhart C41121031.249.329.367.6975.5
P. Ervin RF40100010.271.348.322.6710.5
T. Mahle P0000-000.103.161.138.000-
M. Lorenzen P20000001.286.333.9291.2620.0
A. Brice P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Herrera PH10000000.154.313.385.6970.0
K. Crockett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Williams PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Hamilton CF30000000.221.299.303.6020.0
  • a-flied out for Brice in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Crockett in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (24), S. Kingery (19), J. Alfaro (14)
  • HR - R. Hoskins 2 (20), C. Santana (16), M. Franco 2 (17), N. Williams 2 (14)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (34), R. Hoskins 2 (67), C. Santana 2 (62), M. Franco 2 (52), N. Williams 2 (39)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins (27), N. Williams (14)
BATTING
  • HR - E. Suarez (23), T. Barnhart (7)
  • RBI - E. Suarez 2 (78), T. Barnhart 2 (33)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Suarez 2 (30), T. Barnhart 2 (16)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kingery-Santana)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Duvall (7), B. Hamilton (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Suarez (W, 1-0)5.06441327.201.4012.5
L. Garcia (H, 11)1.00000304.131.024.5
P. Neshek (H, 2)1.00000100.000.783.5
A. Morgan0.12000004.761.55-2.0
T. Hunter (H, 20)0.20000104.291.370.5
J. Thompson1.00000105.141.363.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Suarez (W, 1-0)5.0
L. Garcia (H, 11)1.0
P. Neshek (H, 2)1.0
A. Morgan0.1
T. Hunter (H, 20)0.2
J. Thompson1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle1.06331324.531.52-5.5
M. Lorenzen (L, 1-1)4.04221422.791.322.0
A. Brice2.02220025.661.372.0
K. Crockett2.06220215.791.93-1.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle1.0
M. Lorenzen (L, 1-1)4.0
A. Brice2.0
K. Crockett2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Suarez 75-45, L. Garcia 14-10, P. Neshek 8-6, A. Morgan 19-14, T. Hunter 9-6, J. Thompson 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Suarez 5-6, T. Hunter 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Suarez 21, L. Garcia 3, P. Neshek 3, A. Morgan 3, T. Hunter 2, J. Thompson 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Mahle (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 53-36, M. Lorenzen 60-37, A. Brice 34-24, K. Crockett 46-30
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Lorenzen 3-4, A. Brice 4-2, K. Crockett 3-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 10, M. Lorenzen 16, A. Brice 8, K. Crockett 11
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B50210010.266.371.373.7442.5
R. Hoskins LF52322011.260.370.509.87913.5
O. Herrera CF41100111.276.329.462.7912.5
C. Santana 1B51121012.215.353.412.7666.5
M. Franco 3B52222012.273.317.490.80711.5
N. Williams RF52422000.260.336.464.80014.0
S. Kingery SS50200001.236.278.341.6193.0
J. Alfaro C41300101.258.311.407.7186.0
R. Suarez P30000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Knapp PH10000011.236.329.393.722-0.5
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Plouffe PH10000012.250.250.500.750-0.5
J. Thompson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total43918972914-----
  • a-struck out for Neshek in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Hunter in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Peraza SS40200000.290.334.385.7202.0
S. Gennett 2B41100012.317.366.504.8701.5
J. Votto 1B40200011.283.419.428.8471.5
E. Suarez 3B32121123.306.391.583.9748.0
A. Duvall LF40000014.202.282.399.681-0.5
T. Barnhart C41121031.249.329.367.6975.5
P. Ervin RF40100010.271.348.322.6710.5
T. Mahle P0000-000.103.161.138.000-
M. Lorenzen P20000001.286.333.9291.2620.0
A. Brice P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Herrera PH10000000.154.313.385.6970.0
K. Crockett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Williams PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Hamilton CF30000000.221.299.303.6020.0
Total3448421912-----
  • a-flied out for Brice in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Crockett in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (24), S. Kingery (19), J. Alfaro (14)
  • HR - R. Hoskins 2 (20), C. Santana (16), M. Franco 2 (17), N. Williams 2 (14)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (34), R. Hoskins 2 (67), C. Santana 2 (62), M. Franco 2 (52), N. Williams 2 (39)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins (27), N. Williams (14)
BATTING
  • HR - E. Suarez (23), T. Barnhart (7)
  • RBI - E. Suarez 2 (78), T. Barnhart 2 (33)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Suarez 2 (30), T. Barnhart 2 (16)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kingery-Santana)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Duvall (7), B. Hamilton (9)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Suarez (W, 1-0)5.06441327.201.4012.5
L. Garcia (H, 11)1.00000304.131.024.5
P. Neshek (H, 2)1.00000100.000.783.5
A. Morgan0.12000004.761.55-2.0
T. Hunter (H, 20)0.20000104.291.370.5
J. Thompson1.00000105.141.363.5
Total9.0844192---
PITCHERSIP
R. Suarez (W, 1-0)5.0
L. Garcia (H, 11)1.0
P. Neshek (H, 2)1.0
A. Morgan0.1
T. Hunter (H, 20)0.2
J. Thompson1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle1.06331324.531.52-5.5
M. Lorenzen (L, 1-1)4.04221422.791.322.0
A. Brice2.02220025.661.372.0
K. Crockett2.06220215.791.93-1.0
Total9.01899297---
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle1.0
M. Lorenzen (L, 1-1)4.0
A. Brice2.0
K. Crockett2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Suarez 75-45, L. Garcia 14-10, P. Neshek 8-6, A. Morgan 19-14, T. Hunter 9-6, J. Thompson 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Suarez 5-6, T. Hunter 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Suarez 21, L. Garcia 3, P. Neshek 3, A. Morgan 3, T. Hunter 2, J. Thompson 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Mahle (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 53-36, M. Lorenzen 60-37, A. Brice 34-24, K. Crockett 46-30
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Lorenzen 3-4, A. Brice 4-2, K. Crockett 3-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 10, M. Lorenzen 16, A. Brice 8, K. Crockett 11
  • 9TH INNING
    Williams homered to right center94
  • 8TH INNING
    Hernandez singled to left, Alfaro scored, Hernandez out at second84
  • 7TH INNING
    Franco homered to left74
  • 6TH INNING
    Hoskins homered to left64
  • 5TH INNING
    Franco homered to left54
  • 4TH INNING
    Barnhart homered to left, Suarez scored44
  • 3RD INNING
    Williams homered to center42
  • 1ST INNING
    Suarez homered to left center, Gennett scored32
    Santana homered to right, Herrera scored30
    Hoskins homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • K. Crockett Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Santana grounded out to second
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Franco grounded out to third
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Williams homered to right center
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Kingery singled to left
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Alfaro singled to left, Kingery to second
    • Trevor Plouffe hit for Tommy Hunter
    • T. Plouffe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Plouffe struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jake Thompson pitching
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
    • P. Ervin: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ervin flied out to right
    • Mason Williams hit for Kyle Crockett
    • M. Williams: Foul, Ball, Ball, Williams flied out to shallow left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kyle Crockett pitching
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro doubled to left center
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Pat Neshek
    • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez singled to left, Alfaro scored, Hernandez out at second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins doubled to left
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Herrera grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Morgan pitching
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Peraza singled to center
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gennett flied out to deep center
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Votto singled to right center, Peraza to third
    • Tommy Hunter relieved Adam Morgan
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Strike looking, Duvall grounded into fielder's choice to second, Votto out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Brice Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Foul, Santana grounded out to first
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike swinging, Franco homered to left
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Williams lined out to shortstop
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kingery grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Pat Neshek relieved Luis Garcia
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Ervin struck out on foul tip
    • Dilson Herrera hit for Austin Brice
    • D. Herrera: Strike swinging, Herrera flied out to left
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton lined out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Austin Brice relieved Michael Lorenzen
    • R. Suarez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Suarez grounded out to first
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins homered to left
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Herrera fouled out to catcher
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Suarez Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Votto singled to deep right
    • Luis Garcia relieved Ranger Suarez
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Duvall struck out on foul tip
    • T. Barnhart: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana flied out to deep right
    • M. Franco: Franco homered to left
    • N. Williams: Foul, Williams singled to deep right
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Kingery reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Williams out at second
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Alfaro singled to deep right center, Kingery out at home
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Suarez Pitching:
    • M. Lorenzen: Foul, Lorenzen grounded out to third
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Hamilton lined out to third
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Peraza singled to left
    • S. Gennett: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gennett struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Herrera struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Suarez Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Duvall flied out to deep right
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Barnhart homered to left, Suarez scored
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ervin flied out to right
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Williams homered to center
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery flied out to deep left
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Ball, Alfaro lined out to right
    • R. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Suarez Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Hamilton grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peraza flied out to deep right
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Gennett grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hernandez singled to left
    • Michael Lorenzen relieved Tyler Mahle
    • R. Hoskins: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera walked, Hernandez to second
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Foul, Ball, Ball, Franco popped out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Suarez Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
    • P. Ervin: Ervin singled to left
    • M. Lorenzen: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lorenzen grounded into double play shortstop to first, Ervin out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hoskins homered to left center
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Herrera reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Santana homered to right, Herrera scored
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Williams singled to shallow center
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Kingery doubled to left, Williams to third
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro intentionally walked
    • R. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Suarez Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Gennett singled to left
    • J. Votto: Ball, Votto flied out to deep left
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez homered to left center, Gennett scored
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Duvall lined out to left
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)