Franco's 3-run homer lifts Phils over Marlins 5-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Maikel Franco launched a towering drive, watched the ball clear the left-field wall and flipped his bat high in the air backward before his jubilant trot around the bases.

Franco's three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Phillies to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night and kept Philadelphia a half-game ahead of Atlanta in the NL East.

''We never give up. We keep fighting, man,'' Franco said after the team's four-run rally in the ninth.

Kyle Barraclough (0-5) walked Rhys Hoskins to start the inning and Scott Kingery ran for him. Carlos Santana reached on an infield single with one out and Asdrubal Cabrera walked to load the bases. Barraclough's first pitch to Nick Williams was behind him and kicked hard off the backstop. The Phillies challenged but a video review confirmed the ball did not hit Williams. However, he drove in the tying run on a groundout.

Franco followed with his 18th homer. After his bat flip, he jogged without a helmet and was swarmed by teammates at the plate.

''I got too excited,'' Franco said. ''I know I was all over the place. I kept saying `Get out. Get out. Get out' and finally it did.''

Franco has been having a turnaround season.

He was benched two months ago for Kingery and then J.P. Crawford, but has been one of the team's best hitters since returning to the lineup.

''I just waited for my moment,'' Franco said. ''I do whatever I can and take nothing for granted.''

The Braves beat the Mets 4-2 and the Phillies were aware of the scoreboard.

''Anybody who says they're not watching is not being genuine,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. ''As a group, we are a fighting unit. We're tenacious. We grind. We just don't give up.''

Tommy Hunter (3-1) earned the win with a scoreless inning in relief. Philadelphia's Nick Pivetta gave up two runs and four hits, striking out seven in six innings.

After J.T. Realmuto lined a single with one out in the fourth, Justin Bour drove his 17th homer deep into the seats in right-center to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead.

Hoskins connected in the sixth for the Phillies, sending a drive way out to left. He has hit eight of his 22 homers in 13 games since appearing in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game.

Marlins starter Pablo Lopez allowed one run and five hits, striking out five in his sixth career start.

Cabrera was 0 for 3 with a walk in his first home game since coming over from the New York Mets in a trade last week.

''Games like this hurt,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.

STREAK BROKEN

The Phillies had been 0-38 when trailing after eight innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: Right-hander Sandy Alcantara's rehab start at Single-A Jupiter was rained out. He's scheduled to pitch Friday. Alcantara (right armpit infection) has been sidelined since earning his first major league win on June 29.

Phillies: All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos, acquired from Tampa Bay on Tuesday, said he's ''100 percent sure'' he'll return to action this month. Ramos has been on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

UP NEXT

RHP Vince Velasquez (7-8, 4.02 ERA) goes for the Phillies and RHP Trevor Richards (3-5, 4.06) starts for the Marlins on Friday night. Velasquez is 3-1, 2.63 in seven career starts vs. Miami. Richards is 1-0, 2.70 in two starts vs. Philadelphia.

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  • W: T. Hunter (3-1)L: K. Barraclough (0-5)
  • HR: MIA - J. Bour (17), PHI - M. Franco (18), R. Hoskins (22)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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I. Galloway PR-LF000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
B. Anderson RF40000002.284.364.418.7820.0
J. Realmuto C41100012.307.358.531.8891.5
J. Bour 1B41121002.227.348.405.7537.0
K. Barraclough P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Castro 2B30000000.287.334.402.7360.0
M. Prado 3B30000020.240.278.305.584-1.0
J. Riddle SS30000000.227.255.370.6250.0
M. Sierra CF30100010.269.269.308.577-0.5
P. Lopez P20000021.200.273.200.473-1.0
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- Y. Rivera PH10000000.200.308.245.5530.0
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Rojas 1B00000000.257.310.349.6580.0
  • a-grounded out for Conley in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40000000.262.368.366.7340.0
R. Hoskins LF31211100.266.376.524.8998.0
S. Kingery PR01000000.228.270.329.5991.0
O. Herrera CF40100012.277.333.465.7980.5
C. Santana 1B41200011.217.352.402.7542.5
A. Cabrera SS31000111.270.321.471.7921.5
N. Williams RF30110100.258.333.449.7823.0
M. Franco 3B41131012.277.322.491.8137.5
J. Alfaro C30000021.252.305.397.702-1.0
N. Pivetta P10000010.133.161.167.328-0.5
a- R. Quinn PH10000000.333.333.417.7500.0
A. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Knapp PH10000010.221.316.369.685-0.5
T. Hunter P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Pivetta in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Davis in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Bour (17)
  • RBI - J. Bour 2 (51)
BATTING
  • HR - R. Hoskins (22), M. Franco (18)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins (71), N. Williams (40), M. Franco 3 (56)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins (28), M. Franco 3 (21)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Sierra
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - O. Herrera (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Lopez-Riddle-Bour)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez6.05110514.671.2117.5
A. Conley (H, 10)1.00001103.261.022.5
D. Steckenrider (H, 17)1.00000203.191.234.0
K. Barraclough (L, 0-5) (BS, 6)0.22442013.281.16-13.0
PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez6.0
A. Conley (H, 10)1.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 17)1.0
K. Barraclough (L, 0-5) (BS, 6)0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta6.04220714.751.2918.5
A. Davis2.00000103.381.136.5
T. Hunter (W, 3-1)1.01000004.281.309.0
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta6.0
A. Davis2.0
T. Hunter (W, 3-1)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 87-60, A. Conley 15-10, D. Steckenrider 17-12, K. Barraclough 24-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 6-5, A. Conley 1-1, K. Barraclough 1-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 21, A. Conley 4, D. Steckenrider 3, K. Barraclough 6
PITCHING
  • WP - N. Pivetta (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 89-65, A. Davis 18-11, T. Hunter 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 6-4, A. Davis 4-1, T. Hunter 1-2
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 21, A. Davis 6, T. Hunter 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Dietrich LF40200020.279.347.444.7911.0
I. Galloway PR-LF000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
B. Anderson RF40000002.284.364.418.7820.0
J. Realmuto C41100012.307.358.531.8891.5
J. Bour 1B41121002.227.348.405.7537.0
K. Barraclough P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Castro 2B30000000.287.334.402.7360.0
M. Prado 3B30000020.240.278.305.584-1.0
J. Riddle SS30000000.227.255.370.6250.0
M. Sierra CF30100010.269.269.308.577-0.5
P. Lopez P20000021.200.273.200.473-1.0
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- Y. Rivera PH10000000.200.308.245.5530.0
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Rojas 1B00000000.257.310.349.6580.0
Total312521087-----
  • a-grounded out for Conley in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40000000.262.368.366.7340.0
R. Hoskins LF31211100.266.376.524.8998.0
S. Kingery PR01000000.228.270.329.5991.0
O. Herrera CF40100012.277.333.465.7980.5
C. Santana 1B41200011.217.352.402.7542.5
A. Cabrera SS31000111.270.321.471.7921.5
N. Williams RF30110100.258.333.449.7823.0
M. Franco 3B41131012.277.322.491.8137.5
J. Alfaro C30000021.252.305.397.702-1.0
N. Pivetta P10000010.133.161.167.328-0.5
a- R. Quinn PH10000000.333.333.417.7500.0
A. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- A. Knapp PH10000010.221.316.369.685-0.5
T. Hunter P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total315752387-----
  • a-grounded out for Pivetta in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Davis in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Bour (17)
  • RBI - J. Bour 2 (51)
BATTING
  • HR - R. Hoskins (22), M. Franco (18)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins (71), N. Williams (40), M. Franco 3 (56)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins (28), M. Franco 3 (21)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Sierra
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - O. Herrera (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Lopez-Riddle-Bour)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
P. Lopez6.05110514.671.2117.5
A. Conley (H, 10)1.00001103.261.022.5
D. Steckenrider (H, 17)1.00000203.191.234.0
K. Barraclough (L, 0-5) (BS, 6)0.22442013.281.16-13.0
Total8.2755382---
PITCHERSIP
P. Lopez6.0
A. Conley (H, 10)1.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 17)1.0
K. Barraclough (L, 0-5) (BS, 6)0.2
Total8.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta6.04220714.751.2918.5
A. Davis2.00000103.381.136.5
T. Hunter (W, 3-1)1.01000004.281.309.0
Total9.0522081---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta6.0
A. Davis2.0
T. Hunter (W, 3-1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - P. Lopez 87-60, A. Conley 15-10, D. Steckenrider 17-12, K. Barraclough 24-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Lopez 6-5, A. Conley 1-1, K. Barraclough 1-1
  • Batters Faced - P. Lopez 21, A. Conley 4, D. Steckenrider 3, K. Barraclough 6
PITCHING
  • WP - N. Pivetta (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 89-65, A. Davis 18-11, T. Hunter 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 6-4, A. Davis 4-1, T. Hunter 1-2
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 21, A. Davis 6, T. Hunter 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Franco homered to left, Santana and Cabrera scored25
    Williams grounded out to third, Kingery scored, Santana to third, Cabrera to second22
  • 6TH INNING
    Hoskins homered to left center21
  • 4TH INNING
    Bour homered to right center, Realmuto scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Tommy Hunter pitching
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Foul, Dietrich singled to center
    • Isaac Galloway ran for Derek Dietrich
    • B. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson flied out to deep center
    • J. Realmuto: Pickoff attempt, Realmuto reached on fielder's choice to third, Galloway out at second
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Bour flied out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • Miguel Rojas at first base
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • Scott Kingery ran for Rhys Hoskins
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Herrera popped out to second
    • C. Santana: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Santana reached on an infield single to shortstop, Kingery to second
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Kingery to third, Santana to second
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Williams grounded out to third, Kingery scored, Santana to third, Cabrera to second
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Franco homered to left, Santana and Cabrera scored
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Davis Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Ball, Riddle grounded out to second
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Sierra struck out on foul tip
    • Yadiel Rivera hit for Adam Conley
    • Y. Rivera: Ball, Rivera grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Drew Steckenrider pitching
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Austin Davis
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hernandez flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Austin Davis pitching
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Bour popped out to shortstop
    • S. Castro: Ball, Castro grounded out to third
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Prado grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Conley relieved Pablo Lopez
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Cabrera struck out on foul tip
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Williams walked
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Franco flied out to right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dietrich struck out looking
    • B. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to third
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Realmuto struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Roman Quinn hit for Nick Pivetta
    • R. Quinn: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Quinn grounded out to first
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Hoskins homered to left center
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Herrera struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Strike swinging, Riddle grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sierra grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Lopez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lopez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to second
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Williams singled to right
    • M. Franco: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Franco struck out looking
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to first
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto singled to right
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Realmuto to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bour homered to right center, Realmuto scored
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Castro grounded out to third
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez flied out to left
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins singled to left
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Herrera flied out to center
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • M. Sierra: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Sierra reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • P. Lopez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lopez struck out looking
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Sierra caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Franco grounded out to first
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pivetta struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Castro flied out to deep center
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Prado struck out looking
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Riddle flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Santana singled to right
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Santana out at second
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Williams grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dietrich singled to center
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Anderson popped out to third
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto reached on fielder's choice to third, Dietrich out at second
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bour flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • P. Lopez Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to left
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins lined out to center
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Herrera singled to left center
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Herrera picked off at first, pitcher to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)