Kingery, Realmuto pace Phillies in 14-3 win over Mets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Scott Kingery is earning more playing time with every hit.

Kingery and J.T. Realmuto each had three hits and five RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies cruise to a 14-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Kingery and Maikel Franco hit three-run homers and Realmuto had a pair of two-run doubles in a 10-run first inning. Realmuto also went deep for the Phillies in the fourth.

''I'm feeling good right now and I want to do whatever I can to help the team when I'm in the lineup,'' said Kingery, who is batting .524 (11 for 21) in limited opportunities.

Kingery started the game at third base and moved to shortstop after Jean Segura was injured. Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said it's getting more difficult to keep his super sub out of the starting lineup.

''There's a feeling that hitters get when you know where the sweet spot on the barrel is and Scott is at that contact point,'' Kapler said.

Kingery, who signed a $24 million, six-year contract last year before playing a game in the majors, had a tough rookie season, batting just .226 while adjusting to a utility role. He went from being an everyday second baseman in the minors to starting at five positions, including 101 games at shortstop.

''Confidence and mindset,'' Kingery said when asked what changed this season. ''Game experience gives you confidence every time you step on the field.''

His five RBIs were a career high.

Nick Pivetta (2-1) gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings. Mets starter Steven Matz (1-1) allowed eight runs - six earned - without retiring a batter.

''Frustrated to not get out of the first,'' Matz said.

Wilson Ramos and Michael Conforto each hit a solo homer for New York.

Realmuto got Philadelphia started in the first with a bases-loaded drive to left-center that scored two. Kingery followed with his first homer to left for a 5-0 lead. After Mets shortstop Amed Rosario booted a grounder for his second error in the inning, Franco crushed one out to straightaway center to chase Matz.

Realmuto lined a two-run double off left fielder Jeff McNeil's glove to cap the big inning.

Matz had allowed only three earned runs total in his first three starts. The lefty's ERA rose from 1.65 to 4.96.

''We didn't make a few plays, first and foremost,'' Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. ''Rough night when that happens.''

OUCH

Bryce Harper had a scare when he got hit by a pitch on the left forearm. The slugger stayed in the game after getting checked by a trainer and was 1 for 2 with a walk and three runs.

LONG RELIEF

Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff, recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before the game, struck out six in four scoreless innings for his first career save. Drew Gagnon went 5 1/3 innings after replacing Matz, giving up six runs - five earned.

EIGHT-HOLE HERO

Franco, who used to bat in the middle of Philadelphia's lineup before Harper and Realmuto arrived, leads the team with seven homers and 17 RBIs while hitting in the eighth spot.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: CF Brandon Nimmo left the game because of neck stiffness in the first inning.

Phillies: Segura exited with left hamstring tightness after going 1 for 2 in the first inning. ... 1B Rhys Hoskins was out of the lineup because of a sprained left ankle. He was available to pinch-hit and expects to return Wednesday. ... RHP David Robertson (elbow) had an MRI that revealed a Grade 1 flexor strain. He's on the 10-day injured list and is day to day to throw.

UP NEXT

RHP Zack Wheeler (0-1, 10.24 ERA) starts for the Mets on Wednesday afternoon and RHP Jake Arrieta (2-1, 2.25) goes for the Phillies. Wheeler is 4-1 with a 3.36 ERA in 10 career starts vs. Philadelphia. Arrieta is 2-3 with a 2.34 mark in 10 career starts vs. New York.

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PHI10-6
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  • W: N. Pivetta (2-1)L: S. Matz (1-1)S: J. Eickhoff (1)
  • HR: NYM - W. Ramos (1), M. Conforto (4), PHI - J. Realmuto (2), M. Franco (6), S. Kingery (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Nimmo CF00000100.241.388.463.8511.0
J. Lagares CF40000023.219.306.344.649-1.0
P. Alonso 1B21000110.328.423.7381.1602.5
K. Broxton LF10000010.231.333.231.564-0.5
R. Cano 2B50200022.200.253.343.5962.0
M. Conforto RF31111103.313.418.5971.0157.0
W. Ramos C31121001.321.383.396.7807.0
J. McNeil LF30200002.418.484.5451.0293.0
D. Smith 1B10100000.450.522.5501.0721.0
A. Rosario SS40100013.265.315.382.6970.5
J. Davis 3B40200012.286.412.548.9591.5
S. Matz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Gagnon P20000003.000.000.000.0000.0
P. Sewald P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. McCutchen LF52200010.283.434.550.9844.5
    J. Segura SS21100001.328.384.478.8613.0
    A. Knapp 1B30100000.133.235.200.4352.0
    B. Harper RF23100100.276.432.552.9846.0
    b- O. Herrera PH-CF10000002.262.313.377.6900.0
    J. Realmuto C53351003.263.338.421.76016.0
    S. Kingery 3B-SS42351001.524.583.8571.44015.0
    C. Hernandez 2B31110201.228.318.351.6696.0
    A. Altherr CF-RF51000005.059.059.118.1761.0
    M. Franco 1B-3B51131013.259.385.6301.0147.5
    N. Pivetta P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
    a- N. Williams PH10000010.214.267.286.552-0.5
    J. Eickhoff P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    • a-struck out for Pivetta in the 5th
    • b-flied out for Harper in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Cano (4), J. McNeil (5)
    • HR - M. Conforto (4), W. Ramos
    • SF - W. Ramos
    • SH - D. Gagnon
    • RBI - M. Conforto (10), W. Ramos 2 (12)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Conforto (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Lagares 2 (2), J. McNeil (5), P. Sewald
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. McCutchen (5), J. Segura (5), A. Knapp, J. Realmuto 2 (3), S. Kingery (4), C. Hernandez (2)
    • HR - J. Realmuto (2), S. Kingery, M. Franco (6)
    • RBI - J. Realmuto 5 (13), S. Kingery 5 (5), C. Hernandez (7), M. Franco 3 (17)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto 2 (6)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Realmuto 2 (13), S. Kingery, A. Altherr (4), M. Franco (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. McNeil, A. Rosario 2 (2), J. Davis (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Matz (L, 1-1)0.04861024.961.35-16.0
    D. Gagnon5.17651518.441.504.5
    P. Sewald2.22001002.251.253.0
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Matz (L, 1-1)0.0
    D. Gagnon5.1
    P. Sewald2.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    N. Pivetta (W, 2-1)5.07333228.352.1310.0
    J. Eickhoff (S, 1)4.03000600.000.7519.0
    PITCHERSIP
    N. Pivetta (W, 2-1)5.0
    J. Eickhoff (S, 1)4.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 31-17, D. Gagnon 97-64, P. Sewald 43-27
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 2-3, D. Gagnon 8-4, P. Sewald 1-5
    • Batters Faced - S. Matz 8, D. Gagnon 25, P. Sewald 11
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 100-59, J. Eickhoff 59-38
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 10-5, J. Eickhoff 6-1
    • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 24, J. Eickhoff 15
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Nimmo CF00000100.241.388.463.8511.0
    J. Lagares CF40000023.219.306.344.649-1.0
    P. Alonso 1B21000110.328.423.7381.1602.5
    K. Broxton LF10000010.231.333.231.564-0.5
    R. Cano 2B50200022.200.253.343.5962.0
    M. Conforto RF31111103.313.418.5971.0157.0
    W. Ramos C31121001.321.383.396.7807.0
    J. McNeil LF30200002.418.484.5451.0293.0
    D. Smith 1B10100000.450.522.5501.0721.0
    A. Rosario SS40100013.265.315.382.6970.5
    J. Davis 3B40200012.286.412.548.9591.5
    S. Matz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    D. Gagnon P20000003.000.000.000.0000.0
    P. Sewald P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total33310323820-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. McCutchen LF52200010.283.434.550.9844.5
      J. Segura SS21100001.328.384.478.8613.0
      A. Knapp 1B30100000.133.235.200.4352.0
      B. Harper RF23100100.276.432.552.9846.0
      b- O. Herrera PH-CF10000002.262.313.377.6900.0
      J. Realmuto C53351003.263.338.421.76016.0
      S. Kingery 3B-SS42351001.524.583.8571.44015.0
      C. Hernandez 2B31110201.228.318.351.6696.0
      A. Altherr CF-RF51000005.059.059.118.1761.0
      M. Franco 1B-3B51131013.259.385.6301.0147.5
      N. Pivetta P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
      a- N. Williams PH10000010.214.267.286.552-0.5
      J. Eickhoff P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      Total3914131433516-----
      • a-struck out for Pivetta in the 5th
      • b-flied out for Harper in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Cano (4), J. McNeil (5)
      • HR - M. Conforto (4), W. Ramos
      • SF - W. Ramos
      • SH - D. Gagnon
      • RBI - M. Conforto (10), W. Ramos 2 (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Conforto (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Lagares 2 (2), J. McNeil (5), P. Sewald
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. McCutchen (5), J. Segura (5), A. Knapp, J. Realmuto 2 (3), S. Kingery (4), C. Hernandez (2)
      • HR - J. Realmuto (2), S. Kingery, M. Franco (6)
      • RBI - J. Realmuto 5 (13), S. Kingery 5 (5), C. Hernandez (7), M. Franco 3 (17)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Realmuto 2 (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Realmuto 2 (13), S. Kingery, A. Altherr (4), M. Franco (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. McNeil, A. Rosario 2 (2), J. Davis (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Matz (L, 1-1)0.04861024.961.35-16.0
      D. Gagnon5.17651518.441.504.5
      P. Sewald2.22001002.251.253.0
      Total8.0131411353---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Matz (L, 1-1)0.0
      D. Gagnon5.1
      P. Sewald2.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      N. Pivetta (W, 2-1)5.07333228.352.1310.0
      J. Eickhoff (S, 1)4.03000600.000.7519.0
      Total9.01033382---
      PITCHERSIP
      N. Pivetta (W, 2-1)5.0
      J. Eickhoff (S, 1)4.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 31-17, D. Gagnon 97-64, P. Sewald 43-27
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 2-3, D. Gagnon 8-4, P. Sewald 1-5
      • Batters Faced - S. Matz 8, D. Gagnon 25, P. Sewald 11
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 100-59, J. Eickhoff 59-38
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 10-5, J. Eickhoff 6-1
      • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 24, J. Eickhoff 15
      • 6TH INNING
        Hernandez doubled to shallow right, Kingery scored314
        Kingery doubled to shallow left, Harper and Realmuto scored313
      • 5TH INNING
        Ramos hit sacrifice fly to center, Alonso scored311
      • 4TH INNING
        Realmuto homered to center211
      • 3RD INNING
        Conforto homered to left center210
      • 2ND INNING
        Ramos homered to right center110
      • 1ST INNING
        Realmuto doubled to deep left, McCutchen and Harper scored, Realmuto to third on 3rd baseman McNeil throwing error010
        Franco homered to center, Hernandez and Altherr scored08
        Kingery homered to left, Harper and Realmuto scored05
        Realmuto doubled to left center, McCutchen and Segura scored, Harper to third02
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
        • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lagares struck out looking
        • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
        • R. Cano: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
        • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Smith singled to shallow left
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smith out at second
        • J. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis grounded out to third, Rosario to second
        • P. Sewald: Ball, Sewald grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Sewald Pitching:
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Foul, Ball, Kingery hit by pitch
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked, Kingery to second
        • A. Altherr: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Altherr flied out to left
        • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Franco grounded out to second, Hernandez out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • R. Cano: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Cano singled to right
        • M. Conforto: Strike swinging, Foul, Conforto popped out to third
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Ramos grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Keon Broxton in left field
        • Dominic Smith at first base
        • J. Eickhoff: Eickhoff flied out to deep left
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen singled to shallow left
        • A. Knapp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Knapp doubled to deep left, McCutchen to third
        • Odubel Herrera hit for Bryce Harper
        • O. Herrera: Herrera flied out to left
        • J. Realmuto: Foul, Realmuto flied out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Jerad Eickhoff pitching
        • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Rosario reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • D. Gagnon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gagnon lined out to center
        • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Gagnon Pitching:
        • A. Knapp: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Knapp flied out to left
        • B. Harper: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Harper singled to right
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Realmuto safe at first on 3rd baseman Davis fielding error, Harper to second
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Kingery doubled to shallow left, Harper and Realmuto scored
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez doubled to shallow right, Kingery scored
        • Paul Sewald relieved Drew Gagnon
        • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Foul, Altherr flied out to center
        • M. Franco: Ball, Franco fouled out to first
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • J. Lagares: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lagares grounded out to shortstop
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked
        • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cano doubled to left center, Alonso to third
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
        • W. Ramos: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ramos hit sacrifice fly to center, Alonso scored
        • J. McNeil: Foul, Foul, Ball, McNeil grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Gagnon Pitching:
        • M. Franco: Franco flied out to right
        • Nick Williams hit for Nick Pivetta
        • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • J. McNeil: Ball, McNeil doubled to left
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Rosario struck out looking
        • J. Davis: Davis singled to left, McNeil to third
        • D. Gagnon: Gagnon grounded out to shortstop, Davis out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Gagnon Pitching:
        • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Harper popped out to third
        • J. Realmuto: Realmuto homered to center
        • S. Kingery: Kingery singled to shallow center
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Kingery to second on wild pitch, Foul, Hernandez popped out to third
        • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Altherr lined out to second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Conforto homered to left center
        • W. Ramos: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramos lined out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Gagnon Pitching:
        • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McCutchen lined out to right
        • A. Knapp: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Knapp flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Andrew Knapp at first base
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Ramos homered to right center
        • J. McNeil: Ball, Ball, McNeil singled to shallow center
        • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rosario reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, McNeil out at second
        • J. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis singled to shallow center, Rosario to second
        • D. Gagnon: Ball, Gagnon hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Rosario to third, Davis to second
        • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lagares grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Gagnon Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Hernandez lined out to center
        • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Altherr grounded out to third
        • M. Franco: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Nimmo walked
        • P. Alonso: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Alonso hit by pitch, Nimmo to second
        • R. Cano: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cano flied out to center, Nimmo to third
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Conforto grounded out to shortstop, Alonso out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Matz Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen safe at first on shortstop Rosario fielding error
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Segura doubled to deep right, McCutchen to third
        • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Harper hit by pitch
        • J. Realmuto: Foul, Foul, Foul, Realmuto doubled to left center, McCutchen and Segura scored, Harper to third
        • S. Kingery: Kingery homered to left, Harper and Realmuto scored
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez walked
        • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Altherr reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hernandez to second on shortstop Rosario fielding error
        • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Franco homered to center, Hernandez and Altherr scored
        • Drew Gagnon relieved Steven Matz
        • Juan Lagares in center field
        • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
        • A. McCutchen: McCutchen doubled to shallow left
        • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Segura grounded out to third, McCutchen to third
        • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Harper walked
        • J. Realmuto: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Realmuto doubled to deep left, McCutchen and Harper scored, Realmuto to third on 3rd baseman McNeil throwing error
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (10 Runs, 5 Hits, 4 Errors)