Eickhoff, Harper lead Phillies past Marlins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Finally healthy, Jerad Eickhoff was terrific.

Eickhoff pitched seven crisp innings, Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Friday night.

Eickhoff allowed two hits, struck out six and walked one. It was the right-hander's second start and third appearance of the season after making just one start in 2018 due to a right hand injury that was a struggle to diagnose.

''It just makes everything a little sweeter now,'' Eickhoff said. ''That's what I've learned from this whole experience. The perspective from everything has changed quite a bit. I'm just pitching for these guys.''

Eickhoff (1-1) finally was treated for carpal tunnel syndrome, including surgery after last season, and is slowly beginning to regain his form. He was sharp in spring training and returned to Philadelphia's rotation on Sunday at Colorado, allowing four runs in six innings.

The performance against lowly Miami was his first win since Aug. 25, 2017, and his longest outing since going seven innings on April 10, 2017.

''He's gone through some adversity and has had to endure some moments,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. ''It's been really fulfilling to see him have the recent success he's had.''

The Marlins struggled against Eickhoff's best pitch, a slow curveball that accounted for each of his strikeouts.

''Jerad was good,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''He kept getting that curveball over and we didn't seem to know really exactly what we wanted to do with it. He kept us off balance, slowed us down with that.''

Harper broke the game open with a drive off the second deck in right in the eighth. The slugger was mired in a 2-for-22 drought before launching Tyler Kinley's 88-mph slider 400 feet for his sixth homer.

Philadelphia's star outfielder praised Eickhoff.

''He was always tough to face,'' said Harper, who is 2 for 12 with six strikeouts against the right-hander. ''I'm very excited for him.''

J.T. Realmuto and Maikel Franco also went deep for the Phillies, who won for just the third time in their last nine games.

Jorge Alfaro had two of Miami's five hits. The Marlins, who began the day in a tie with Kansas City for the worst record in the majors, dropped to 8-18.

The start of the game was delayed 1 hour, 33 minutes due to rain.

Alfaro's leadoff single in the fourth was Miami's first hit. But Alfaro was called out on a steal attempt when Eickhoff struck out Miguel Rojas and home plate umpire Nic Lentz ruled Rojas interfered with Realmuto's throw.

Realmuto put the Phillies in front with an opposite-field shot to right in the first off Jose Urena (1-4) that was helped by a strong wind. Franco's two-out homer to right in the fourth came on the same pitch, a two-seam fastball that was in almost the identical location down the middle of the plate.

Urena was sharp otherwise, allowing four hits in seven innings.

STRONG WINDS

Wind was a factor on a cool, blustery evening.

Rhys Hoskins' pop fly to shallow center in the first fell in for a double when it blew away from Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson. Harper couldn't corral a foul ball in the second that bounced beyond his reach. And Philadelphia shortstop Sean Rodriguez had two near-collisions in the outfield as he raced to make tricky catches of wind-blown balls over his head, first just missing center fielder Andrew McCutchen in the fourth and then brushing against left fielder Nick Williams in the sixth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: INF Neil Walker (hamstring) was out of the starting lineup, but walked as a pinch hitter in the eighth. ... OF/1B Garrett Cooper (left calf strain) had three hits and homered in a rehab assignment at Single-A Jupiter.

Phillies: SS Jean Segura (strained left hamstring) is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Marlins right-hander Trevor Richards (0-3, 3.72 ERA) opposes Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta (3-2, 2.65 ERA) on Saturday night. Arrieta, who is 6-1 with a 2.78 ERA in nine career starts against Miami, is pitching for the first time since criticizing Harper for his ejection against the Mets on Monday night.

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  • W: J. Eickhoff (1-1)L: J. Urena (1-4)
  • HR: PHI - B. Harper (6), J. Realmuto (4), M. Franco (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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J. Garcia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Prado 1B40000001.288.317.390.7070.0
B. Anderson RF40000000.232.324.337.6610.0
S. Castro 2B40100000.257.312.356.6681.0
J. Alfaro C40200000.290.338.464.8022.0
M. Rojas SS30100113.280.337.360.6971.5
J. Berti 3B30000022.000.167.000.167-1.0
L. Brinson CF30100011.194.247.264.5111.5
J. Urena P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- N. Walker PH00000100.250.337.421.7581.0
R. Herrera PR-LF00000000.143.192.184.3760.0
  • a-popped out for Granderson in the 8th
  • b-walked for Urena in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen CF40000020.240.356.440.796-1.0
J. Realmuto C32111100.272.343.446.7898.0
B. Harper RF31121100.255.397.521.9188.0
R. Hoskins 1B20100200.266.400.564.9644.0
N. Williams LF40100014.154.214.231.4451.5
M. Franco 3B31111102.261.355.543.8997.0
C. Hernandez 2B40100002.276.333.408.7411.0
S. Rodriguez SS30000001.182.182.545.7270.0
J. Eickhoff P20000011.000.250.000.250-0.5
a- D. Cozens PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Neshek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Eickhoff in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Brinson (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - I. Galloway 2 (2), M. Prado, M. Rojas 2 (2), J. Berti
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (5), N. Williams (2)
  • HR - J. Realmuto (4), B. Harper (6), M. Franco (7)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (18), B. Harper 2 (17), M. Franco (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Williams, M. Franco 2 (2), C. Hernandez 2 (2), J. Eickhoff
FIELDING
  • DP - (Castro-Rojas-Prado)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Realmuto-Rodriguez)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 1-4)7.04223425.081.5412.0
T. Kinley0.22222013.211.50-6.0
J. Garcia0.10000000.000.000.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 1-4)7.0
T. Kinley0.2
J. Garcia0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Eickhoff (W, 1-1)7.02001602.121.0031.0
E. Ramos (H, 1)0.21000106.002.00-0.5
A. Morgan (H, 7)0.10001000.000.56-1.0
P. Neshek1.02000002.451.271.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Eickhoff (W, 1-1)7.0
E. Ramos (H, 1)0.2
A. Morgan (H, 7)0.1
P. Neshek1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Kinley
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 112-66, T. Kinley 31-18, J. Garcia 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 12-4, J. Garcia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 27, T. Kinley 6, J. Garcia
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Eickhoff 86-57, E. Ramos 17-13, A. Morgan 11-4, P. Neshek 15-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Eickhoff 6-8, E. Ramos 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Eickhoff 23, E. Ramos 3, A. Morgan 2, P. Neshek 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Granderson LF30000011.153.250.319.569-0.5
a- I. Galloway PH10000002.231.231.269.5000.0
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Garcia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Prado 1B40000001.288.317.390.7070.0
B. Anderson RF40000000.232.324.337.6610.0
S. Castro 2B40100000.257.312.356.6681.0
J. Alfaro C40200000.290.338.464.8022.0
M. Rojas SS30100113.280.337.360.6971.5
J. Berti 3B30000022.000.167.000.167-1.0
L. Brinson CF30100011.194.247.264.5111.5
J. Urena P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- N. Walker PH00000100.250.337.421.7581.0
R. Herrera PR-LF00000000.143.192.184.3760.0
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  • a-popped out for Granderson in the 8th
  • b-walked for Urena in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen CF40000020.240.356.440.796-1.0
J. Realmuto C32111100.272.343.446.7898.0
B. Harper RF31121100.255.397.521.9188.0
R. Hoskins 1B20100200.266.400.564.9644.0
N. Williams LF40100014.154.214.231.4451.5
M. Franco 3B31111102.261.355.543.8997.0
C. Hernandez 2B40100002.276.333.408.7411.0
S. Rodriguez SS30000001.182.182.545.7270.0
J. Eickhoff P20000011.000.250.000.250-0.5
a- D. Cozens PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Neshek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Eickhoff in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Brinson (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - I. Galloway 2 (2), M. Prado, M. Rojas 2 (2), J. Berti
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (5), N. Williams (2)
  • HR - J. Realmuto (4), B. Harper (6), M. Franco (7)
  • RBI - J. Realmuto (18), B. Harper 2 (17), M. Franco (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Williams, M. Franco 2 (2), C. Hernandez 2 (2), J. Eickhoff
FIELDING
  • DP - (Castro-Rojas-Prado)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Realmuto-Rodriguez)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 1-4)7.04223425.081.5412.0
T. Kinley0.22222013.211.50-6.0
J. Garcia0.10000000.000.000.0
Total8.0644543---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 1-4)7.0
T. Kinley0.2
J. Garcia0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Eickhoff (W, 1-1)7.02001602.121.0031.0
E. Ramos (H, 1)0.21000106.002.00-0.5
A. Morgan (H, 7)0.10001000.000.56-1.0
P. Neshek1.02000002.451.271.0
Total9.0500270---
PITCHERSIP
J. Eickhoff (W, 1-1)7.0
E. Ramos (H, 1)0.2
A. Morgan (H, 7)0.1
P. Neshek1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - T. Kinley
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 112-66, T. Kinley 31-18, J. Garcia 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 12-4, J. Garcia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 27, T. Kinley 6, J. Garcia
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Eickhoff 86-57, E. Ramos 17-13, A. Morgan 11-4, P. Neshek 15-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Eickhoff 6-8, E. Ramos 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Eickhoff 23, E. Ramos 3, A. Morgan 2, P. Neshek 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Harper homered to right, Realmuto scored04
  • 4TH INNING
    Franco homered to right02
  • 1ST INNING
    Realmuto homered to right01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Pat Neshek relieved Adam Morgan
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Prado lined out to right
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson flied out to deep right
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Castro reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Alfaro singled to right, Castro to third
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas flied out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Edubray Ramos pitching
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Rojas singled to right
    • J. Berti: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Berti struck out swinging
    • L. Brinson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Brinson reached on fielder's choice to third, Rojas out at second
    • Adam Morgan relieved Edubray Ramos
    • Neil Walker hit for Jose Urena
    • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker walked, Brinson to second
    • Rosell Herrera ran for Neil Walker
    • Isaac Galloway hit for Curtis Granderson
    • I. Galloway: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike (foul tip), Ball, Galloway popped out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Kinley pitching
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen flied out to right
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Realmuto walked
    • B. Harper: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Harper homered to right, Realmuto scored
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hoskins popped out to second
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Williams doubled to deep center
    • M. Franco: Franco intentionally walked
    • Jarlin Garcia relieved Tyler Kinley
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • B. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to third
    • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Castro grounded out to third
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • S. Rodriguez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez grounded out to second
    • Dylan Cozens hit for Jerad Eickhoff
    • D. Cozens: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cozens grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Brinson doubled to deep right center
    • J. Urena: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Urena struck out looking
    • C. Granderson: Granderson popped out to shortstop
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Prado popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Realmuto grounded out to third
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Harper walked
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins walked, Harper to second
    • N. Williams: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Williams struck out looking
    • M. Franco: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Franco lined out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Alfaro singled to left
    • M. Rojas: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging, Alfaro out at second,
    • J. Berti: Berti lined out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • S. Rodriguez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rodriguez grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Eickhoff: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Eickhoff struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Prado grounded out to second
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson popped out to shortstop
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Castro fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • N. Williams: Foul, Ball, Williams grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Hoskins out at second
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Franco homered to right
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • J. Urena: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Urena struck out looking
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen struck out looking
    • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Realmuto lined out to right
    • B. Harper: Ball, Foul, Ball, Harper grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Castro flied out to center
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rojas walked
    • J. Berti: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Berti struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike swinging, Franco grounded out to third
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez singled to left center
    • S. Rodriguez: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez popped out to shortstop
    • J. Eickhoff: Strike looking, Strike looking, Eickhoff grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Granderson popped out to shortstop
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Prado flied out to center
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Realmuto homered to right
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Harper flied out to deep center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hoskins doubled to right center
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Williams grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)