Velasquez leads Phillies past Marlins 5-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Vince Velasquez's promise finally is coming to fruition.

Velasquez allowed two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

Always regarded highly within the organization as a potential top-of-the-rotation starter, until recently Velasquez had been plagued by inconsistency for much of his 2 1/2-year tenure with the Phillies.

Velasquez (8-8) struck out seven and walked one to continue his strong form. The right-hander has a 0.71 ERA in his last five appearances. Velasquez didn't allow a hit until Miguel Rojas' two-out single in the fifth.

''He's proven that he's not just capable but thriving,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. ''He's proven the last month that he's a force to be reckoned with.''

The right-hander, who was acquired from Houston prior to 2016 for reliever Ken Giles, is finding his comfort zone.

''Everything is falling into place and I'm still learning as I go,'' he said. ''Still a lot of room to work.''

Seranthony Dominguez recorded the final four outs for his 12th save in 13 chances as the Phillies won their third straight to remain a half-game in front of Atlanta for first place in the NL East.

''It's fun for all of us,'' Velasquez said.

Brian Anderson had two hits with a double and an RBI for the Marlins, who have lost four in a row.

''(Velasquez) was really good, kind of overpowered us,'' Miami manager Don Mattingly said.

Dominguez pitched out of a jam in the eighth, striking out J.T. Realmuto on three pitches with runners on first and third. Miami had pulled within 2-1 on Anderson's two-out RBI single off Pat Neshek, who gave up a run for the first time since last September to snap his scoreless streak at 14 innings.

The Phillies, helped by an error on shortstop JT Riddle, gave Dominguez some breathing room with three unearned runs in the eighth on Jorge Alfaro's RBI single and Roman Quinn's two-run double.

Miami threatened against Velasquez in the seventh. Anderson led off with a double and went to third on Realmuto's groundout. Kapler lifted Velasquez despite just 85 pitches for Aaron Loup to face slugger Justin Bour in a lefty on lefty matchup. Loup, acquired from Toronto on Tuesday for just these situations, plunked Bour with his second pitch to put runners on first and third. But the Phillies got out of the jam when right-hander Victor Arano came on and struck out Martin Prado and got Derek Dietrich to pop out in foul territory to first baseman Carlos Santana.

Velasquez helped himself in the third when the Phillies took a 1-0 lead. He led off with a double to right off Trevor Richards (3-6) for his second extra-base hit in his 97th career at-bat and scored on Rhys Hoskins' single just in front of diving center fielder Magneuris Sierra.

Philadelphia added a run in the seventh. Cesar Hernandez walked with two outs, went to third on Hoskins' double and reached on a wild pitch by Adam Conley.

Richards allowed one run on four hits in five innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW

First-base umpire Sean Barber had a pair of out calls overturned by replay. Sierra was ruled out in the sixth on a bang-bang play after a tremendous diving stop by third baseman Maikel Franco, who then made the throw from his backside. And Realmuto was retired after video showed Santana applied the tag in time after shortstop Scott Kingery's throw pulled the first baseman off the bag.

HOT HOSKINS

Hoskins reached base in his 20th straight game, setting a career high, while recording his 16th RBI since the All-Star break. He entered second in the majors in RBIs in the second half.

DOUBLE THE FUN

Anderson upped his total to 25 doubles, making him the first Marlins rookie to have as many since Gaby Sanchez, who finished 2010 with 37 two-baggers.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantra, out since June 29 with a right armpit infection, pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings in a rehab outing with Single-A Jupiter on Friday.

Phillies: Franco fouled a ball off his left foot in the fourth but remained in the game. . C Alfaro took a foul off his right foot in the seventh but stayed in the contest.

UP NEXT

Marlins RHP Jose Urena (3-10, 4.40) faces RHP Zach Eflin (7-3, 3.64) on Saturday night in the third game of the four-game set. Urena has a 7.36 ERA in five appearances in Philadelphia. Eflin earned the win, tossing six innings of one-run ball, in the Phillies' 20-1 victory over Miami on April 7.

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  • W: V. Velasquez (8-8)L: T. Richards (3-6)S: S. Dominguez (12)
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  • a-grounded out for Richards in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Conley in the 8th
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S. Kingery SS30000114.227.270.326.5960.5
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  • a-popped out for Arano in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (25), D. Dietrich (20)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (52)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Anderson (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (28), V. Velasquez, R. Quinn (2)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins (72), J. Alfaro (25), R. Quinn 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Quinn 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Rojas (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rojas-Bour)
  • E - J. Riddle (2)
  • PB - J. Realmuto (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (L, 3-6)5.04112703.921.396.5
T. Guerrero1.01001104.291.601.5
E. Hernandez0.21111105.771.55-2.5
A. Conley0.10000003.231.010.0
J. Guerra1.03301106.751.83-0.5
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (W, 8-8)6.12001703.801.2028.5
A. Loup0.00000004.541.600.0
V. Arano (H, 8)0.20000102.181.060.5
P. Neshek (H, 3)0.23110100.871.06-3.5
S. Dominguez (S, 12)1.11000101.850.799.5
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (W, 8-8)6.1
A. Loup0.0
V. Arano (H, 8)0.2
P. Neshek (H, 3)0.2
S. Dominguez (S, 12)1.1
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Conley (3)
  • IBB - J. Guerra (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 101-64, T. Guerrero 16-9, E. Hernandez 13-7, A. Conley 3-2, J. Guerra 23-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 3-5, T. Guerrero 1-0, A. Conley 1-0, J. Guerra 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 21, T. Guerrero 4, E. Hernandez 4, A. Conley, J. Guerra 8
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Loup (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 85-66, A. Loup 2-0, V. Arano 7-5, P. Neshek 21-14, S. Dominguez 23-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 6-5, P. Neshek 1-0, S. Dominguez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 21, A. Loup, V. Arano 2, P. Neshek 5, S. Dominguez 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Bour 1B30000001.225.347.402.7481.0
M. Prado 3B40000022.234.272.298.570-1.0
D. Dietrich LF40100022.279.346.444.7911.0
M. Rojas SS-2B40100011.257.309.347.657-0.5
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T. Richards P10000010.100.143.100.243-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Richards in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Conley in the 8th
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C. Santana 1B30000111.215.351.399.7500.5
M. Franco 3B41100011.277.321.488.8091.5
N. Williams RF41200011.261.335.449.7852.5
J. Alfaro C31210111.257.311.400.7114.5
S. Kingery SS30000114.227.270.326.5960.5
V. Velasquez P21100002.206.206.235.4413.0
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  • a-popped out for Arano in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (25), D. Dietrich (20)
  • RBI - B. Anderson (52)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Anderson (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (28), V. Velasquez, R. Quinn (2)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins (72), J. Alfaro (25), R. Quinn 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Quinn 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Rojas (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rojas-Bour)
  • E - J. Riddle (2)
  • PB - J. Realmuto (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (L, 3-6)5.04112703.921.396.5
T. Guerrero1.01001104.291.601.5
E. Hernandez0.21111105.771.55-2.5
A. Conley0.10000003.231.010.0
J. Guerra1.03301106.751.83-0.5
Total8.09525100---
PITCHERSIP
T. Richards (L, 3-6)5.0
T. Guerrero1.0
E. Hernandez0.2
A. Conley0.1
J. Guerra1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (W, 8-8)6.12001703.801.2028.5
A. Loup0.00000004.541.600.0
V. Arano (H, 8)0.20000102.181.060.5
P. Neshek (H, 3)0.23110100.871.06-3.5
S. Dominguez (S, 12)1.11000101.850.799.5
Total9.06111100---
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (W, 8-8)6.1
A. Loup0.0
V. Arano (H, 8)0.2
P. Neshek (H, 3)0.2
S. Dominguez (S, 12)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Conley (3)
  • IBB - J. Guerra (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 101-64, T. Guerrero 16-9, E. Hernandez 13-7, A. Conley 3-2, J. Guerra 23-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 3-5, T. Guerrero 1-0, A. Conley 1-0, J. Guerra 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 21, T. Guerrero 4, E. Hernandez 4, A. Conley, J. Guerra 8
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Loup (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 85-66, A. Loup 2-0, V. Arano 7-5, P. Neshek 21-14, S. Dominguez 23-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 6-5, P. Neshek 1-0, S. Dominguez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 21, A. Loup, V. Arano 2, P. Neshek 5, S. Dominguez 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Quinn doubled to right center, Williams and Alfaro scored15
    Alfaro singled to left center, Franco scored, Williams to second13
    Anderson singled to right center, Sierra scored, Castro to third12
  • 7TH INNING
    Hernandez scored, Hoskins to third on wild pitch02
  • 3RD INNING
    Hoskins singled to center, Velasquez scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • S. Dominguez Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bour grounded out to second
    • M. Prado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Prado flied out to left
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Dietrich doubled to deep right
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Roman Quinn in left field
    • Pat Neshek pitching
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sierra reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • JT Riddle hit for Adam Conley
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Castro singled to left center, Sierra to second
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson singled to right center, Sierra scored, Castro to third
    • Seranthony Dominguez relieved Pat Neshek
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Javy Guerra pitching
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santana lined out to left
    • M. Franco: Franco safe at first on shortstop Riddle fielding error
    • N. Williams: Ball, Williams singled to center, Franco to third
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Ball, Alfaro singled to left center, Franco scored, Williams to second
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike looking, Kingery flied out to right
    • R. Quinn: Ball, Ball, Ball, Williams to third, Alfaro to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Quinn doubled to right center, Williams and Alfaro scored
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez intentionally walked
    • S. Dominguez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dominguez struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Anderson doubled to center
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop, Anderson to third
    • Aaron Loup relieved Vince Velasquez
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Bour hit by pitch
    • Victor Arano relieved Aaron Loup
    • M. Prado: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Dietrich popped out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Elieser Hernandez relieved Tayron Guerrero
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • Asdrubal Cabrera hit for Victor Arano
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera popped out to shortstop
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Hoskins doubled to deep left, Hernandez to third
    • Adam Conley relieved Elieser Hernandez
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Hernandez scored, Hoskins to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Herrera grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • M. Sierra: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Sierra grounded out to third
    • Yadiel Rivera hit for Trevor Richards
    • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rivera grounded out to second
    • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • C. Santana: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana walked
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Franco grounded into double play shortstop to first, Santana out at second
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Williams singled to center
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Alfaro struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Prado struck out looking
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Rojas singled to left
    • M. Sierra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Rojas caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez flied out to center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Herrera grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro grounded out to second
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Anderson walked
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Strike looking, Realmuto lined out to center
    • J. Bour: Bour grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • N. Williams: Williams lined out to right
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Alfaro singled to deep left
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kingery walked, Alfaro to second
    • V. Velasquez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Velasquez lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • M. Sierra: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sierra struck out swinging
    • T. Richards: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Richards struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • V. Velasquez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Velasquez doubled to deep right
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep center, Velasquez to third
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins singled to center, Velasquez scored
    • O. Herrera: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Bour flied out to left
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Prado grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana grounded out to second
    • M. Franco: Franco singled to right center
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Williams struck out looking
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alfaro walked, Franco to second
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Kingery flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Castro flied out to deep center
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson flied out to deep center
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)