Arrieta pitches into 9th, Phillies hold off Mets 3-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jake Arrieta looks like an ace again.

Arrieta pitched neatly into the ninth inning, Scott Kingery and Cesar Hernandez hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday.

Hector Neris blew a 95 mph fastball past Keon Broxton with a 3-2 count and the bases loaded for the final out and his second save.

Arrieta (3-1) allowed two runs and six hits, inducing three double-play grounders. The veteran righty has pitched like the guy who won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award with the Cubs. He's thrown at least seven innings in three straight starts and has a 2.25 ERA after going 10-11 with a 3.96 ERA in his first season in Philadelphia last year.

''He has a different mindset,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''He understands everybody is looking to him for leadership and he's taken the bull by the horns.''

The Phillies, off to an 11-6 start, are counting on Arrieta, especially since All-Star Aaron Nola is struggling and Nick Pivetta was demoted to the minors after opening the season as the No. 2 starter.

''I feel good and I've been able to spin the ball well,'' Arrieta said. ''The timing of my delivery now is really good.''

Zack Wheeler (1-2) gave up three runs and five hits in seven innings.

Arrieta took the mound to start the ninth aiming for his first complete game since tossing a no-hitter on April 21, 2016, against Cincinnati. But he exited after Pete Alonso reached on an infield single that glanced off Arrieta to begin the inning.

Adam Morgan entered and hit Robinson Cano in the back with a fastball. After Morgan retired Michael Conforto on a fly to right, Neris struck out J.D. Davis. But Amed Rosario reached on an infield single that drove in a run and Neris hit pinch-hitter Wilson Ramos near his left elbow to load the bases.

With the crowd standing and cheering, Neris then struck out Broxton and pumped his fist jumping off the mound in celebration.

Maikel Franco's sacrifice fly in the second gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead.

Kingery hit an opposite-field drive out to right-center for his second homer in two games to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead in the fifth.

Hernandez drove his second homer into the right-field seats in the sixth to make it 3-0.

Conforto connected in the seventh, launching his fifth homer inside the right-field foul pole to cut it to 3-1. He has 16 homers and 46 RBIs in only 51 career games against the Phillies.

''We had opportunities all game and didn't come up with enough runs,'' Conforto said. ''We have to do more. We have to put it all together.''

SERIES MATTERS

The Phillies have lost the season series to the Mets seven straight seasons, but took two out of three to start this year. The teams meet again in New York next week.

BRYCE'S STREAK

Bryce Harper was 0 for 3 but also walked, extending his streak to 17 games reaching base safely.

ROSTER MOVES

Mets: RHP Jacob Rhame was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse. RHP Drew Gagnon was optioned after tossing 5 1/3 innings in relief in Tuesday night's 14-3 loss.

Phillies: INF Phil Gosselin was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Pivetta was optioned after posting an 8.35 ERA in four starts. Jerad Eickhoff will take Pivetta's spot in the rotation.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: INF Jed Lowrie will start taking live batting practice at the team's spring complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Lowrie has been sidelined by a left knee sprain. ... OF Brandon Nimmo wasn't in the lineup after leaving with neck stiffness Tuesday night. .... RHP Jacob deGrom, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, has strep throat and his next start will be pushed back from Friday to Saturday.

Phillies: CF Odubel Herrera left the game with a cramp in his left hamstring after making a running catch in the fifth inning. ... SS Jean Segura wasn't in the lineup after exiting with left hamstring tightness Tuesday night. ... RHP Tommy Hunter was moved to the 60-day injury list. Hunter has been sidelined by right forearm strain since spring training.

UP NEXT

Mets: After an off day, Jason Vargas (1-0, 14.21 ERA) will start the opener of a three-game set at St. Louis on Friday.

Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (2-1, 3.94) pitches the opener of a four-game series in Colorado on Thursday. Eflin has allowed 15 runs in 14 2/3 innings in three career starts against the Rockies.

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  • W: J. Arrieta (3-1)L: Z. Wheeler (1-2)S: H. Neris (2)
  • HR: NYM - M. Conforto (5), PHI - C. Hernandez (2), S. Kingery (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil LF40200001.424.485.5421.0272.0
P. Alonso 1B41100012.323.413.7081.1211.5
R. Cano 2B30000001.192.253.329.5821.0
M. Conforto RF41211002.324.422.6341.0559.0
J. Davis 3B40100013.283.400.522.9220.5
A. Rosario SS40110012.264.312.375.6871.5
T. d'Arnaud C20000101.071.188.071.2591.0
a- W. Ramos PH00000000.321.393.396.7901.0
K. Broxton CF40000015.200.294.200.494-0.5
Z. Wheeler P20000010.125.125.125.250-0.5
b- D. Smith PH00000100.450.542.5501.0921.0
J. Wilson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-hit by pitch for d'Arnaud in the 9th
  • b-walked for Wheeler in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen LF40000000.266.413.516.9280.0
S. Kingery SS41111010.480.536.8801.4165.5
B. Harper RF30000110.262.423.525.9480.5
R. Hoskins 1B30000110.254.405.576.9820.5
J. Realmuto C41200000.279.348.426.7743.0
O. Herrera CF20100013.270.319.381.7000.5
A. Altherr CF10000000.056.056.111.1670.0
C. Hernandez 2B21111100.237.333.407.7407.0
M. Franco 3B20010000.250.368.607.9751.0
J. Arrieta P30000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Conforto (5)
    • RBI - M. Conforto (11), A. Rosario (12)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Rosario (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Cano, K. Broxton 5 (5)
    BATTING
    • HR - S. Kingery (2), C. Hernandez (2)
    • SF - M. Franco
    • RBI - S. Kingery (6), C. Hernandez (8), M. Franco (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Herrera 3 (3), J. Arrieta 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Conforto (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 3 (Kingery-Hernandez-Hoskins; Kingery-Hernandez-Hoskins; Hernandez-Kingery-Hoskins)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Wheeler (L, 1-2)7.05333526.351.5410.5
    J. Wilson1.00000103.240.963.5
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Wheeler (L, 1-2)7.0
    J. Wilson1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Arrieta (W, 3-1)8.06222312.251.1125.5
    A. Morgan (H, 5)0.10000000.000.390.0
    H. Neris (S, 2)0.21000202.570.867.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Arrieta (W, 3-1)8.0
    A. Morgan (H, 5)0.1
    H. Neris (S, 2)0.2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 109-72, J. Wilson 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 9-7, J. Wilson 1-1
    • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 29, J. Wilson 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - A. Morgan, H. Neris
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 105-68, A. Morgan 6-5, H. Neris 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 12-6
    • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 29, A. Morgan 2, H. Neris 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. McNeil LF40200001.424.485.5421.0272.0
    P. Alonso 1B41100012.323.413.7081.1211.5
    R. Cano 2B30000001.192.253.329.5821.0
    M. Conforto RF41211002.324.422.6341.0559.0
    J. Davis 3B40100013.283.400.522.9220.5
    A. Rosario SS40110012.264.312.375.6871.5
    T. d'Arnaud C20000101.071.188.071.2591.0
    a- W. Ramos PH00000000.321.393.396.7901.0
    K. Broxton CF40000015.200.294.200.494-0.5
    Z. Wheeler P20000010.125.125.125.250-0.5
    b- D. Smith PH00000100.450.542.5501.0921.0
    J. Wilson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total3127212517-----
    • a-hit by pitch for d'Arnaud in the 9th
    • b-walked for Wheeler in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. McCutchen LF40000000.266.413.516.9280.0
    S. Kingery SS41111010.480.536.8801.4165.5
    B. Harper RF30000110.262.423.525.9480.5
    R. Hoskins 1B30000110.254.405.576.9820.5
    J. Realmuto C41200000.279.348.426.7743.0
    O. Herrera CF20100013.270.319.381.7000.5
    A. Altherr CF10000000.056.056.111.1670.0
    C. Hernandez 2B21111100.237.333.407.7407.0
    M. Franco 3B20010000.250.368.607.9751.0
    J. Arrieta P30000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
    A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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      BATTING
      • HR - M. Conforto (5)
      • RBI - M. Conforto (11), A. Rosario (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Rosario (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Cano, K. Broxton 5 (5)
      BATTING
      • HR - S. Kingery (2), C. Hernandez (2)
      • SF - M. Franco
      • RBI - S. Kingery (6), C. Hernandez (8), M. Franco (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Herrera 3 (3), J. Arrieta 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Conforto (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Kingery-Hernandez-Hoskins; Kingery-Hernandez-Hoskins; Hernandez-Kingery-Hoskins)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Wheeler (L, 1-2)7.05333526.351.5410.5
      J. Wilson1.00000103.240.963.5
      Total8.0533362---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Wheeler (L, 1-2)7.0
      J. Wilson1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Arrieta (W, 3-1)8.06222312.251.1125.5
      A. Morgan (H, 5)0.10000000.000.390.0
      H. Neris (S, 2)0.21000202.570.867.0
      Total9.0722251---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Arrieta (W, 3-1)8.0
      A. Morgan (H, 5)0.1
      H. Neris (S, 2)0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 109-72, J. Wilson 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 9-7, J. Wilson 1-1
      • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 29, J. Wilson 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Morgan, H. Neris
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 105-68, A. Morgan 6-5, H. Neris 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 12-6
      • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 29, A. Morgan 2, H. Neris 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Rosario reached on an infield single to shortstop, Alonso scored, Cano to second23
      • 7TH INNING
        Conforto homered to right13
      • 6TH INNING
        Hernandez homered to right03
      • 5TH INNING
        Kingery homered to right center02
      • 2ND INNING
        Franco hit sacrifice fly to center, Realmuto scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Alonso reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • Adam Morgan relieved Jake Arrieta
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Cano hit by pitch, Alonso to second
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Conforto flied out to deep right, Alonso to third
        • Hector Neris relieved Adam Morgan
        • J. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Rosario reached on an infield single to shortstop, Alonso scored, Cano to second
        • Wilson Ramos hit for Travis d'Arnaud
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Ramos hit by pitch, Cano to third, Rosario to second
        • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • K. Broxton: Foul, Broxton grounded out to shortstop
        • Dominic Smith hit for Zack Wheeler
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
        • J. McNeil: Strike looking, McNeil grounded out to shortstop, Smith out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Wilson Pitching:
        • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Hoskins lined out to center
        • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Realmuto grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Conforto homered to right
        • J. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis singled to right
        • A. Rosario: Rosario flied out to deep center
        • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud grounded out to second, Davis out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • J. Arrieta: Ball, Arrieta lined out to right
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen popped out to first
        • S. Kingery: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • Z. Wheeler: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Wheeler struck out swinging
        • J. McNeil: Foul, McNeil singled to shallow right center
        • P. Alonso: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Cano lined out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto lined out to center
        • A. Altherr: Altherr grounded out to third
        • C. Hernandez: Hernandez homered to right
        • M. Franco: Franco grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • A. Rosario: Ball, Rosario lined out to center
        • Aaron Altherr in center field
        • T. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Broxton: Ball, Broxton flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen lined out to right
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kingery homered to right center
        • B. Harper: Harper grounded out to second
        • R. Hoskins: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Cano lined out to left
        • M. Conforto: Conforto grounded out to first
        • J. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez lined out to center
        • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Franco grounded out to third
        • J. Arrieta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arrieta struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • Z. Wheeler: Ball, Strike swinging, Wheeler grounded out to shortstop
        • J. McNeil: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, McNeil reached on an infield single to second
        • P. Alonso: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Alonso grounded out to second, McNeil out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen flied out to center
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Harper walked
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins walked, Harper to second
        • J. Realmuto: Realmuto reached on an infield single to shortstop, Harper to third, Hoskins to second
        • O. Herrera: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Conforto stole second, Davis grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, d'Arnaud walked
        • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Ball, Broxton grounded into fielder's choice to third, Conforto out at third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hoskins grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Realmuto: Realmuto singled to right
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Herrera singled to left, Realmuto to third
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked, Herrera to second
        • M. Franco: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Franco hit sacrifice fly to center, Realmuto scored
        • J. Arrieta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Arrieta struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Arrieta Pitching:
        • J. McNeil: McNeil grounded out to first
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso grounded out to pitcher
        • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cano flied out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, McCutchen grounded out to third
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Kingery grounded out to third
        • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Harper grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)