Kepler, Astudillo, Rosario go deep; Twins beat Phillies 6-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Michael Pineda has plenty to celebrate after a long road back to the majors.

Max Kepler and Willians Astudillo hit consecutive homers, Eddie Rosario hit a three-run shot and Pineda's Minnesota Twins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 on Saturday.

Making his second start since Tommy John surgery in 2017, Pineda (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits, striking out five in five-plus innings for Minnesota. The burly right-hander earned his first win since June 30, 2017 with the Yankees against Houston.

''It's a special day for me,'' Pineda said. ''First win in a long time, and they're a really good team.''

Rhys Hoskins went deep for the Phillies, and Bryce Harper had two hits.

Both teams are off to 5-2 starts.

Jake Arrieta (1-1) gave up three runs and five hits in seven innings. He threw only 75 pitches.

''Jake did a really good job being efficient, attacking the hitters, forcing them to put it in play,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said.

Center fielder Byron Buxton threw out Harper trying to score on a flyout in the sixth to preserve Minnesota's one-run lead.

Rosario made it a four-run cushion when he hit one off the right field foul pole in the ninth against Seranthony Dominguez.

''I was trying to make good contact,'' Rosario said.

The Twins jumped ahead 3-0 in the third inning. Buxton hit a single, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

Kepler then blasted his second homer in two games way out to right-center, and Astudillo drove one out to left.

Hoskins connected in the fourth to cut it to 3-1.

Jean Segura led off Philadelphia's sixth with a single to chase Pineda. Harper ripped a double off lefty Adalberto Mejia, hustling into second with a headfirst dive. After Hoskins walked, Odubel Herrera's sacrifice fly got Philadelphia within a run. Cesar Hernandez followed with a fly to center. Harper tagged, but Buxton made a strong throw home. Harper leaped over the catcher, but Astudillo applied the tag for the final out.

''I knew he was running, just tried to get the throw as close as I can,'' Buxton said.

Philadelphia loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth, but Taylor Rogers retired Hernandez on a grounder to first.

Harper, who struck out with a runner on third and one out in the first, got an infield hit with two outs in the eighth for his fourth multihit game in the last five.

''Bryce Harper is one of the top players in baseball,'' Pineda said. ''I was excited to face him.''

HOMER HAPPY

After hitting just one home run in their first five games, the Twins have five in their last two at Citizens Bank Park.

THE ANSWER

Basketball Hall of Famer Allen Iverson, a Philadelphia fan favorite, threw out the first pitch. Wearing a No. 3 - his number with the 76ers - Phillies pinstriped jersey, Iverson tossed a perfect strike to the Phillie Phanatic. Iverson greeted Harper, fellow No. 3, before the game. The pair met Thursday night across the street when Harper rang the ceremonial bell before the 76ers played Milwaukee.

CRUZ SITS

Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz wasn't in the lineup for the second straight game. He appeared in right field in only four games last year for Seattle.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: Buxton was back in the starting lineup for the first time since colliding with a wall Tuesday.

Phillies: OF Roman Quinn (right oblique strain) was scheduled to play another rehab game at Class A Clearwater on Saturday. He was 1 for 3 with a double and a walk Thursday and didn't play Friday.

UP NEXT

RHP Jose Berrios (1-0, 1.84 ERA) starts for the Twins on Sunday and RHP Zach Eflin (1-0, 0.00) goes for the Phillies. Both pitchers are making their first appearance against their opponent.

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  • W: M. Pineda (1-0)L: J. Arrieta (1-1)
  • HR: MIN - E. Rosario (1), M. Kepler (2), W. Astudillo (1), PHI - R. Hoskins (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Polanco SS50100001.387.441.7101.1511.0
C. Cron 1B30100101.300.333.400.7332.0
J. Cave LF40000004.182.308.182.4900.0
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B. Parker P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Schoop 2B21000201.263.391.316.7073.0
E. Adrianza 3B31000003.100.231.100.3312.0
B. Buxton CF31100102.313.389.500.8895.0
M. Pineda P20000004.000.000.000.0000.0
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a- M. Garver PH10000010.300.300.400.700-0.5
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E. Rosario LF11131000.192.276.346.6228.0
  • a-struck out for Mejia in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen LF30100101.269.424.5771.0013.0
J. Segura SS41100002.355.375.452.8272.0
B. Harper RF40200021.417.563.9171.4792.0
R. Hoskins 1B21111201.318.516.6361.1528.0
O. Herrera CF30110010.333.387.444.8321.5
C. Hernandez 2B40000005.200.276.320.5960.0
A. Knapp C20100000.250.250.250.5001.0
a- J. Realmuto PH-C20000000.174.310.348.6580.0
M. Franco 3B40000001.318.516.7731.2890.0
J. Arrieta P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- N. Williams PH10000010.167.167.167.333-0.5
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- A. Altherr PH10000000.200.200.400.6000.0
  • a-flied out for Knapp in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Arrieta in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Alvarez in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - M. Kepler (2), W. Astudillo, E. Rosario
  • RBI - M. Kepler (5), W. Astudillo (4), E. Rosario 3 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Kepler (3), W. Astudillo (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco, J. Cave, E. Adrianza, M. Pineda 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. McCutchen (2), B. Harper (3)
  • HR - R. Hoskins (2)
  • SF - O. Herrera
  • RBI - R. Hoskins (11), O. Herrera (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, J. Segura, R. Hoskins, C. Hernandez 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Buxton (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Buxton
  • DP - (Buxton-Astudillo)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Hernandez-Segura-Hoskins; Segura-Hernandez-Hoskins)
  • E - J. Segura (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Pineda (W, 1-0)5.04221512.000.7817.5
A. Mejia (H, 1)1.01001005.401.401.0
T. Hildenberger (H, 1)1.00000100.000.673.5
T. Rogers (H, 1)1.02001001.801.400.0
B. Parker1.00000002.700.903.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Pineda (W, 1-0)5.0
A. Mejia (H, 1)1.0
T. Hildenberger (H, 1)1.0
T. Rogers (H, 1)1.0
B. Parker1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (L, 1-1)7.05333122.771.318.5
P. Neshek1.01000000.000.642.0
S. Dominguez0.113310115.432.14-5.0
J. Alvarez0.200010013.502.25-1.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (L, 1-1)7.0
P. Neshek1.0
S. Dominguez0.1
J. Alvarez0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Pineda 80-51, A. Mejia 12-6, T. Hildenberger 8-8, T. Rogers 23-16, B. Parker 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Pineda 7-3, T. Rogers 3-0, B. Parker 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Pineda 20, A. Mejia 4, T. Hildenberger 3, T. Rogers 6, B. Parker 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Arrieta 2 (2)
  • IBB - J. Arrieta
  • HBP - S. Dominguez
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 75-49, P. Neshek 14-12, S. Dominguez 15-9, J. Alvarez 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 9-10, P. Neshek 1-2, J. Alvarez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 28, P. Neshek 4, S. Dominguez 4, J. Alvarez 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Kepler RF51211000.233.303.433.7367.0
W. Astudillo C41111101.500.529.9291.4587.0
J. Polanco SS50100001.387.441.7101.1511.0
C. Cron 1B30100101.300.333.400.7332.0
J. Cave LF40000004.182.308.182.4900.0
T. Rogers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Parker P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Schoop 2B21000201.263.391.316.7073.0
E. Adrianza 3B31000003.100.231.100.3312.0
B. Buxton CF31100102.313.389.500.8895.0
M. Pineda P20000004.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Mejia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Garver PH10000010.300.300.400.700-0.5
T. Hildenberger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Rosario LF11131000.192.276.346.6228.0
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  • a-struck out for Mejia in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen LF30100101.269.424.5771.0013.0
J. Segura SS41100002.355.375.452.8272.0
B. Harper RF40200021.417.563.9171.4792.0
R. Hoskins 1B21111201.318.516.6361.1528.0
O. Herrera CF30110010.333.387.444.8321.5
C. Hernandez 2B40000005.200.276.320.5960.0
A. Knapp C20100000.250.250.250.5001.0
a- J. Realmuto PH-C20000000.174.310.348.6580.0
M. Franco 3B40000001.318.516.7731.2890.0
J. Arrieta P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- N. Williams PH10000010.167.167.167.333-0.5
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- A. Altherr PH10000000.200.200.400.6000.0
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  • a-flied out for Knapp in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Arrieta in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Alvarez in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - M. Kepler (2), W. Astudillo, E. Rosario
  • RBI - M. Kepler (5), W. Astudillo (4), E. Rosario 3 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Kepler (3), W. Astudillo (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco, J. Cave, E. Adrianza, M. Pineda 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. McCutchen (2), B. Harper (3)
  • HR - R. Hoskins (2)
  • SF - O. Herrera
  • RBI - R. Hoskins (11), O. Herrera (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, J. Segura, R. Hoskins, C. Hernandez 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Buxton (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Buxton
  • DP - (Buxton-Astudillo)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Hernandez-Segura-Hoskins; Segura-Hernandez-Hoskins)
  • E - J. Segura (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Pineda (W, 1-0)5.04221512.000.7817.5
A. Mejia (H, 1)1.01001005.401.401.0
T. Hildenberger (H, 1)1.00000100.000.673.5
T. Rogers (H, 1)1.02001001.801.400.0
B. Parker1.00000002.700.903.0
Total9.0722361---
PITCHERSIP
M. Pineda (W, 1-0)5.0
A. Mejia (H, 1)1.0
T. Hildenberger (H, 1)1.0
T. Rogers (H, 1)1.0
B. Parker1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (L, 1-1)7.05333122.771.318.5
P. Neshek1.01000000.000.642.0
S. Dominguez0.113310115.432.14-5.0
J. Alvarez0.200010013.502.25-1.0
Total9.0766513---
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (L, 1-1)7.0
P. Neshek1.0
S. Dominguez0.1
J. Alvarez0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Pineda 80-51, A. Mejia 12-6, T. Hildenberger 8-8, T. Rogers 23-16, B. Parker 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Pineda 7-3, T. Rogers 3-0, B. Parker 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Pineda 20, A. Mejia 4, T. Hildenberger 3, T. Rogers 6, B. Parker 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Arrieta 2 (2)
  • IBB - J. Arrieta
  • HBP - S. Dominguez
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 75-49, P. Neshek 14-12, S. Dominguez 15-9, J. Alvarez 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 9-10, P. Neshek 1-2, J. Alvarez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 28, P. Neshek 4, S. Dominguez 4, J. Alvarez 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Rosario homered to right, Schoop and Adrianza scored62
  • 6TH INNING
    Herrera hit sacrifice fly to right, Segura scored, Harper to third32
  • 4TH INNING
    Hoskins homered to left center31
  • 3RD INNING
    Astudillo homered to left30
    Kepler homered to right center20
    Buxton scored on wild pitch10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Seranthony Dominguez relieved Pat Neshek
    • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schoop walked
    • E. Adrianza: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Adrianza hit by pitch, Schoop to second
    • B. Buxton: Ball, Buxton lined out to right, Schoop to third
    • E. Rosario: Strike swinging, Rosario homered to right, Schoop and Adrianza scored
    • Jose Alvarez relieved Seranthony Dominguez
    • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Kepler lined out to right
    • W. Astudillo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Astudillo walked
    • J. Polanco: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Polanco grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Blake Parker relieved Taylor Rogers
    • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Franco popped out to first
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Jose Alvarez
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Foul, Ball, Altherr grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pat Neshek pitching
    • W. Astudillo: Strike swinging, Astudillo fouled out to catcher
    • J. Polanco: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Polanco singled to left
    • C. Cron: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cron flied out to deep center, Polanco to second
    • J. Cave: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Cave grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Taylor Rogers pitching
    • Eddie Rosario in left field
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, McCutchen grounded out to third
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Segura grounded out to third
    • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked, Harper to second
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Herrera reached on an infield single to pitcher, Harper to third, Hoskins to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Buxton popped out to second
    • Mitch Garver hit for Adalberto Mejia
    • M. Garver: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Garver struck out looking
    • M. Kepler: Foul, Kepler flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Trevor Hildenberger pitching
    • J.T. Realmuto hit for Andrew Knapp
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto flied out to left
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Foul, Franco flied out to center
    • Nick Williams hit for Jake Arrieta
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • C. Cron: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cron walked
    • J. Cave: Cave reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Cron out at second
    • J. Schoop: Pickoff attempt, Schoop flied out to center
    • E. Adrianza: Adrianza lined out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Segura singled to center
    • Adalberto Mejia relieved Michael Pineda
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Harper doubled to center, Segura to third
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • O. Herrera: Herrera hit sacrifice fly to right, Segura scored, Harper to third
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez flied out to center, Harper out at home
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • M. Kepler: Foul, Strike looking, Kepler singled to right
    • W. Astudillo: Astudillo grounded out to second, Kepler out at second
    • J. Polanco: Ball, Polanco lined out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Knapp singled to left
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Franco fouled out to first
    • J. Arrieta: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Arrieta struck out bunting foul
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, McCutchen fouled out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Cron safe at first on shortstop Segura throwing error
    • J. Cave: Cave lined out to left
    • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Schoop walked
    • E. Adrianza: Adrianza lined out to right
    • B. Buxton: Ball, Cron to third on wild pitch, Ball, Buxton intentionally walked, Schoop to second
    • M. Pineda: Strike looking, Pineda grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Harper struck out looking
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hoskins homered to left center
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • E. Adrianza: Foul, Foul, Ball, Adrianza popped out to shortstop
    • B. Buxton: Buxton singled to left
    • M. Pineda: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Buxton stole second, Pineda grounded out to shortstop, Buxton to third
    • M. Kepler: Ball, Buxton scored on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Kepler homered to right center
    • W. Astudillo: Ball, Astudillo homered to left
    • J. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Polanco grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Franco flied out to right
    • J. Arrieta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arrieta struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Segura grounded into fielder's choice to third, McCutchen out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cron singled to left center
    • J. Cave: Foul, Ball, Cave grounded out to shortstop, Cron out at second
    • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop flied out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Ball, Foul, Herrera grounded out to first
    • C. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • A. Knapp: Foul, Ball, Knapp grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • M. Kepler: Kepler grounded out to shortstop
    • W. Astudillo: Astudillo grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Polanco flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Pineda Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, McCutchen doubled to deep right
    • J. Segura: Foul, Ball, Ball, Segura grounded out to shortstop, McCutchen to third
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)