Hoskins hits 2 solo homers, Phillies beat Nationals 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Rhys Hoskins has quite a knack for being clutch.

Hoskins hit two solo homers, Odubel Herrera hit a two-run shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Monday night.

Since the start of last season, Hoskins has 25 homers that have either tied a game or given Philadelphia a lead.

''I don't think I bear down more,'' Hoskins said. ''There's a ton of confidence knowing in those situations if I keep my heart rate down and treat it like any other at-bat, good things can happen. And if it doesn't, I have All-Stars behind me.''

Kurt Suzuki and Brian Dozier went deep for the Nationals.

Bryce Harper was 0 for 3 with a walk in his third game against his former team but helped prevent a run with a perfect relay throw.

The Phillies are off to a 7-2 start.

''I haven't had a chance to say this but defense was the story of the game,'' manager Gabe Kapler said.

Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez allowed two runs and four hits in five innings in his first start this season. Seranthony Dominguez (1-0) tossed a perfect sixth, Adam Morgan and David Robertson each tossed scoreless innings.

Pat Neshek pitched out of trouble in the ninth for his first save.

Dozier led off the inning with a homer to cut the deficit to 4-3. Anthony Rendon followed with a double. But left fielder Andrew McCutchen ran down Juan Soto's drive to left, Ryan Zimmerman grounded out to second and Suzuki flied out to right.

Anibal Sanchez (0-1) gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings in his second start against Philadelphia in five days.

''Everything can change by a pitch,'' Sanchez said.

Hoskins, who hit a two-run homer a 2-1 win over Minnesota on Sunday, gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead in the sixth on his fourth homer. He took Justin Miller deep in the eighth to make it 4-2 .

After circling the bases both times, Hoskins did a series of choreographed handshakes with several teammates.

''He's selectively aggressive,'' Kapler said. ''Those balls weren't clipped the way he can clip a baseball but they still had enough trajectory.''

Washington took a 2-0 lead in the second after Soto lined a double and Suzuki ripped a homer to left.

The Phillies tied it in the fourth when J.T. Realmuto hit a single and Herrera followed with a drive to the seats in right-center.

Zimmerman was thrown out trying to score from first base on Suzuki's hit in the fourth when Harper chased the ball down in right-center and quickly fired to shortstop Jean Segura, who threw a strike to catcher Realmuto.

''That was awesome,'' Velasquez said. ''Bryce got it quick. Segura made a nice throw. Little things like that matter most.''

Dozier's homer was his first since signing a $9 million, one-year free agent deal. He totaled 76 homers between 2016-17 before disappointing last season with Minnesota and the Dodgers.

SEEING RED

Sanchez has made four straight starts against Philadelphia going back to his final two outings with the Braves last season. He's 5-10 career vs. the Phillies.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: OF Michael Taylor (right knee/hip sprain) was activated from the 10-day injured list. OF Andrew Stevenson was optioned to Triple-A Fresno.

Phillies: OF Roman Quinn (right oblique strain) will continue his rehab work in the minors, though the team hasn't decided whether he will move up to face tougher competition.

UP NEXT

RHP Aaron Nola (1-0, 7.00 ERA) goes for the Phillies and RHP Stephen Strasburg (1-0, 2.84) starts for the Nationals in a matchup of aces Tuesday night. Nola, who finished third in NL Cy Young award voting last year, got roughed up in Washington last week, allowing six runs in three innings.

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  • W: S. Dominguez (1-0)L: A. Sanchez (0-1)S: P. Neshek (1)
  • HR: WAS - K. Suzuki (1), B. Dozier (1), PHI - O. Herrera (1), R. Hoskins 2 (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Eaton RF40000001.243.349.270.6190.0
B. Dozier 2B41111000.103.133.207.3406.0
A. Rendon 3B40100010.412.500.9121.4121.5
J. Soto LF41100001.265.359.441.8003.0
R. Zimmerman 1B40100012.233.368.367.7350.5
K. Suzuki C41221001.267.294.467.7618.0
W. Difo SS30000000.200.273.350.6230.0
A. Sanchez P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Sipp P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Adams PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Miller P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
V. Robles CF30100010.276.382.586.9690.5
  • a-struck out for Sipp in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen LF40000030.212.366.455.820-1.5
J. Segura SS40200000.342.375.421.7962.0
B. Harper RF30000112.345.525.7591.2840.5
R. Hoskins 1B42222012.367.513.9331.44611.5
J. Realmuto C31100112.200.324.333.6582.5
O. Herrera CF41221001.324.368.500.8687.0
S. Kingery 2B40200010.250.333.250.5831.5
M. Franco 3B40000004.276.447.6551.1030.0
V. Velasquez P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- A. Altherr PH10000000.167.167.333.5000.0
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Williams PH10000000.125.125.125.2500.0
D. Robertson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Neshek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Velasquez in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Morgan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rendon (5), J. Soto (3)
  • HR - B. Dozier, K. Suzuki
  • RBI - B. Dozier, K. Suzuki 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, K. Suzuki 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - R. Hoskins 2 (5), O. Herrera
  • RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (15), O. Herrera 2 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Harper 2 (2), J. Realmuto 2 (2), M. Franco 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - O. Herrera
FIELDING
  • DP - (Difo-Dozier-Zimmerman)
  • E - K. Barraclough, A. Rendon (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Harper (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez (L, 0-1)5.27332626.521.761.0
W. Suero0.100000012.001.670.0
K. Barraclough0.20000101.801.600.5
T. Sipp0.100000015.432.570.0
J. Miller1.02110015.061.500.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez (L, 0-1)5.2
W. Suero0.1
K. Barraclough0.2
T. Sipp0.1
J. Miller1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez5.04220213.000.6710.0
S. Dominguez (W, 1-0)1.000001010.801.5010.5
A. Morgan (H, 4)1.00000100.000.403.5
D. Robertson (H, 2)1.01000107.712.792.5
P. Neshek (S, 1)1.02110011.590.887.0
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez5.0
S. Dominguez (W, 1-0)1.0
A. Morgan (H, 4)1.0
D. Robertson (H, 2)1.0
P. Neshek (S, 1)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 83-50, W. Suero 3-2, K. Barraclough 11-8, T. Sipp 1-1, J. Miller 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 5-5, K. Barraclough 2-0, T. Sipp 1-0, J. Miller 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 25, W. Suero, K. Barraclough 3, T. Sipp, J. Miller 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 80-49, S. Dominguez 11-7, A. Morgan 11-8, D. Robertson 12-9, P. Neshek 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 5-7, S. Dominguez 2-0, A. Morgan 1-1, D. Robertson 1-1, P. Neshek 1-2
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 18, S. Dominguez 3, A. Morgan 3, D. Robertson 4, P. Neshek 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Eaton RF40000001.243.349.270.6190.0
B. Dozier 2B41111000.103.133.207.3406.0
A. Rendon 3B40100010.412.500.9121.4121.5
J. Soto LF41100001.265.359.441.8003.0
R. Zimmerman 1B40100012.233.368.367.7350.5
K. Suzuki C41221001.267.294.467.7618.0
W. Difo SS30000000.200.273.350.6230.0
A. Sanchez P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Sipp P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Adams PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Miller P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
V. Robles CF30100010.276.382.586.9690.5
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  • a-struck out for Sipp in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen LF40000030.212.366.455.820-1.5
J. Segura SS40200000.342.375.421.7962.0
B. Harper RF30000112.345.525.7591.2840.5
R. Hoskins 1B42222012.367.513.9331.44611.5
J. Realmuto C31100112.200.324.333.6582.5
O. Herrera CF41221001.324.368.500.8687.0
S. Kingery 2B40200010.250.333.250.5831.5
M. Franco 3B40000004.276.447.6551.1030.0
V. Velasquez P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- A. Altherr PH10000000.167.167.333.5000.0
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Williams PH10000000.125.125.125.2500.0
D. Robertson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Neshek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Velasquez in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Morgan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rendon (5), J. Soto (3)
  • HR - B. Dozier, K. Suzuki
  • RBI - B. Dozier, K. Suzuki 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, K. Suzuki 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - R. Hoskins 2 (5), O. Herrera
  • RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (15), O. Herrera 2 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Harper 2 (2), J. Realmuto 2 (2), M. Franco 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - O. Herrera
FIELDING
  • DP - (Difo-Dozier-Zimmerman)
  • E - K. Barraclough, A. Rendon (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Harper (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez (L, 0-1)5.27332626.521.761.0
W. Suero0.100000012.001.670.0
K. Barraclough0.20000101.801.600.5
T. Sipp0.100000015.432.570.0
J. Miller1.02110015.061.500.0
Total8.0944273---
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez (L, 0-1)5.2
W. Suero0.1
K. Barraclough0.2
T. Sipp0.1
J. Miller1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez5.04220213.000.6710.0
S. Dominguez (W, 1-0)1.000001010.801.5010.5
A. Morgan (H, 4)1.00000100.000.403.5
D. Robertson (H, 2)1.01000107.712.792.5
P. Neshek (S, 1)1.02110011.590.887.0
Total9.0733052---
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez5.0
S. Dominguez (W, 1-0)1.0
A. Morgan (H, 4)1.0
D. Robertson (H, 2)1.0
P. Neshek (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 83-50, W. Suero 3-2, K. Barraclough 11-8, T. Sipp 1-1, J. Miller 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 5-5, K. Barraclough 2-0, T. Sipp 1-0, J. Miller 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 25, W. Suero, K. Barraclough 3, T. Sipp, J. Miller 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 80-49, S. Dominguez 11-7, A. Morgan 11-8, D. Robertson 12-9, P. Neshek 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 5-7, S. Dominguez 2-0, A. Morgan 1-1, D. Robertson 1-1, P. Neshek 1-2
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 18, S. Dominguez 3, A. Morgan 3, D. Robertson 4, P. Neshek 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Dozier homered to center34
  • 8TH INNING
    Hoskins homered to left24
  • 6TH INNING
    Hoskins homered to left23
  • 4TH INNING
    Herrera homered to right center, Realmuto scored22
  • 2ND INNING
    Suzuki homered to left, Soto scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Pat Neshek relieved David Robertson
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Dozier homered to center
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Rendon doubled to deep left
    • J. Soto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soto lined out to left
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Zimmerman grounded out to pitcher, Rendon to third
    • K. Suzuki: Suzuki flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • David Robertson pitching
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Ball, Difo flied out to left
    • Matt Adams hit for Tony Sipp
    • M. Adams: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Robles singled to left
    • A. Eaton: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Eaton grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Justin Miller pitching
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins homered to left
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Realmuto flied out to deep right
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera singled to left
    • S. Kingery: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Herrera caught stealing second, catcher to second, Kingery safe at first on 3rd baseman Rendon fielding error
    • M. Franco: Foul, Franco grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Morgan relieved Seranthony Dominguez
    • J. Soto: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Soto flied out to right
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • K. Suzuki: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Suzuki grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Barraclough relieved Wander Suero
    • Nick Williams hit for Adam Morgan
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Williams grounded out to second
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Segura safe at first on Barraclough fielding error
    • Tony Sipp relieved Kyle Barraclough
    • B. Harper: Harper grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Seranthony Dominguez pitching
    • A. Eaton: Strike swinging, Ball, Eaton grounded out to second
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to third
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rendon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Harper grounded out to second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hoskins homered to left
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Realmuto walked
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Foul, Herrera lined out to right
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Ball, Kingery singled to center, Realmuto to second
    • Wander Suero relieved Anibal Sanchez
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Franco flied out to right
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • W. Difo: Difo grounded out to first
    • A. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Robles flied out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Vince Velasquez
    • A. Altherr: Altherr fouled out to right
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Segura grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Rendon grounded out to second
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Soto grounded out to first
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Zimmerman singled to center
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Suzuki singled to right center, Zimmerman out at home
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins fouled out to shortstop
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • O. Herrera: Pickoff attempt, Herrera homered to right center, Realmuto scored
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • M. Franco: Franco grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • V. Robles: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Robles struck out looking
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Eaton lined out to right
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Dozier popped out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • V. Velasquez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Velasquez lined out to shortstop
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, McCutchen struck out looking
    • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Foul, Segura singled to center
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Soto doubled to deep right
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Zimmerman popped out to shortstop
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Suzuki homered to left, Soto scored
    • W. Difo: Ball, Strike looking, Difo flied out to left
    • A. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Herrera fouled out to left
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Kingery reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Franco: Franco grounded out to second, Kingery out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Eaton popped out to shortstop
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier flied out to right
    • A. Rendon: Rendon grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen grounded out to third
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Segura singled to right
    • B. Harper: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Harper walked, Segura to second
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Realmuto struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)