Rhys Hoskins' 3-run homer lifts Phillies over Nationals 4-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Rhys Hoskins is making pitchers think twice about pitching around Bryce Harper.

Hoskins hit a three-run homer, Jerad Eickhoff threw five crisp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Friday night.

After Kurt Suzuki went deep off Seranthony Dominguez (3-0) to give the Nationals a 2-1 lead in the sixth, the Phillies rallied.

Jean Segura's infield single with one out chased Jeremy Hellickson. Lefty Dan Jennings (0-1) entered to face Harper, who drew a walk. Nationals manager Dave Martinez had a right-hander warming up in the bullpen but kept Jennings in to pitch to Hoskins. The cleanup hitter blasted a 1-1 pitch out to left to give Philadelphia a 4-2 lead.

''I was excited I was finally able to do damage against a lefty,'' said Hoskins, who was batting .240 (6 for 25) against lefties this season before smashing his 10th homer of the season.

It wasn't the first time Hoskins has followed a walk to Harper with a long ball.

''The guy is pretty good. I'd probably pitch around him, too,'' he said. ''The way this lineup is constructed, it's pick your poison.''

Jennings has allowed more than double the number of homers to righties than lefties (17-8) in his career in almost the same number of at-bats (699-605) they've had against him. But Martinez liked his chances because of the analytics.

''We had reverse splits against Hoskins,'' Martinez said.

Hellickson wasn't pleased he left the game.

''There's going to be games where that's probably the right move but the way I was going, I think that was my own and I thought I should've had a chance to get out of there,'' he said. ''Maybe one hard-hit ball since the first inning so I definitely thought I should've stayed out there.''

The NL East-leading Phillies have won five of six. The Nationals have lost seven of nine to fall a season-worst five games under .500.

Eickhoff fanned seven, allowing one run and three hits. He was pulled after 87 pitches.

''We have to be cognizant of his workload because he had a short, injury-riddled season last year,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said.

Adam Morgan tossed a scoreless seventh and set a franchise record for most appearances (16) to start a season without allowing a run. Pat Neshek pitched the eighth and Hector Neris finished for his fifth save in five tries.

Hellickson, who was Philadelphia's opening day starter in 2016 and `17, gave up two runs and four hits, striking out nine in 5 1/3 innings.

Segura lined an opposite-field homer to right to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead in the first.

Hellickson helped himself by walking to start the third. He advanced to second on Adam Eaton's single and scored on Howie Kendrick's two-out single to left.

The Phillies wasted Harper's leadoff double in the fourth. Hellickson struck out Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto before retiring Nick Williams on a fly to center.

FAMILIAR FACES

Harper was 1 for 3 with a double and walk against his former team. He's 7 for 19 (.368) with two homers and six RBIs in six games vs. Washington.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: LF Juan Soto missed his third straight game with back spasms.

Phillies: CF Odubel Herrera is expected to return to the lineup this weekend. Herrera has been sidelined by a right hamstring since April 17.

UP NEXT

LHP Patrick Corbin (2-1, 3.58 ERA) goes for the Nationals and RHP Jake Arrieta (4-2, 3.46) starts for the Phillies on Saturday night. Corbin is 3-2 in five career starts vs. Philadelphia. Arrieta is 1-2 with a 5.26 ERA in 13 starts vs. Washington.

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  • W: S. Dominguez (3-0)L: D. Jennings (0-1)S: H. Neris (5)
  • HR: WAS - K. Suzuki (3), PHI - J. Segura (2), R. Hoskins (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Eaton LF30200100.294.360.405.7645.0
V. Robles RF40000024.246.288.449.737-1.0
H. Kendrick 3B40110001.349.413.5871.0014.0
M. Adams 1B40000032.238.258.460.718-1.5
K. Suzuki C41211010.269.316.481.7977.5
B. Dozier 2B30000101.181.294.319.6131.0
C. Kieboom SS40000022.111.200.333.533-1.0
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J. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- Y. Gomes PH10100000.268.333.394.7281.0
M. Taylor CF40000032.115.233.154.387-1.5
  • a-lined out for Jennings in the 7th
  • b-singled for Miller in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen CF40000010.248.371.444.816-0.5
J. Segura SS42211010.345.396.536.9317.5
B. Harper RF31100100.234.380.477.8574.0
R. Hoskins 1B31231011.288.415.6311.0458.5
J. Realmuto C30000012.280.347.439.786-0.5
N. Williams LF30000011.150.227.275.502-0.5
C. Hernandez 2B30100010.284.344.405.749-0.5
M. Franco 3B30000021.255.336.500.836-1.0
J. Eickhoff P10000010.000.200.000.200-0.5
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P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Eickhoff in the 5th
  • b-flied out for Morgan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Suzuki (2)
  • 3B - A. Eaton (2)
  • HR - K. Suzuki (3)
  • RBI - H. Kendrick (14), K. Suzuki (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Kendrick (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Robles, H. Kendrick, M. Adams 2 (2), C. Kieboom, J. Hellickson, M. Taylor
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Harper (9)
  • HR - J. Segura (2), R. Hoskins (10)
  • RBI - J. Segura (12), R. Hoskins 3 (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Realmuto, N. Williams
BASERUNNING
  • SB - H. Kendrick
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Hernandez
FIELDING
  • PB - K. Suzuki (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hellickson5.14220915.331.4813.5
D. Jennings (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.21221117.711.71-8.5
J. Miller2.01000003.971.245.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Hellickson5.1
D. Jennings (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.2
J. Miller2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Eickhoff5.03113702.051.0511.5
S. Dominguez (W, 3-0)1.01110215.401.509.0
A. Morgan (H, 8)1.01000100.000.552.5
P. Neshek (H, 4)1.00000002.771.233.0
H. Neris (S, 5)1.01000202.450.9510.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Eickhoff5.0
S. Dominguez (W, 3-0)1.0
A. Morgan (H, 8)1.0
P. Neshek (H, 4)1.0
H. Neris (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hellickson 79-56, D. Jennings 17-9, J. Miller 31-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hellickson 3-4, J. Miller 1-4
  • Batters Faced - J. Hellickson 20, D. Jennings 4, J. Miller 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Eickhoff 87-53, S. Dominguez 16-12, A. Morgan 15-11, P. Neshek 11-9, H. Neris 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Eickhoff 2-6, S. Dominguez 1-0, A. Morgan 1-1, P. Neshek 3-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Eickhoff 21, S. Dominguez 4, A. Morgan 4, P. Neshek 3, H. Neris 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Eaton LF30200100.294.360.405.7645.0
V. Robles RF40000024.246.288.449.737-1.0
H. Kendrick 3B40110001.349.413.5871.0014.0
M. Adams 1B40000032.238.258.460.718-1.5
K. Suzuki C41211010.269.316.481.7977.5
B. Dozier 2B30000101.181.294.319.6131.0
C. Kieboom SS40000022.111.200.333.533-1.0
J. Hellickson P11000111.167.375.167.5421.5
D. Jennings P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- W. Difo PH10000000.235.303.333.6370.0
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M. Taylor CF40000032.115.233.154.387-1.5
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  • a-lined out for Jennings in the 7th
  • b-singled for Miller in the 9th
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A. McCutchen CF40000010.248.371.444.816-0.5
J. Segura SS42211010.345.396.536.9317.5
B. Harper RF31100100.234.380.477.8574.0
R. Hoskins 1B31231011.288.415.6311.0458.5
J. Realmuto C30000012.280.347.439.786-0.5
N. Williams LF30000011.150.227.275.502-0.5
C. Hernandez 2B30100010.284.344.405.749-0.5
M. Franco 3B30000021.255.336.500.836-1.0
J. Eickhoff P10000010.000.200.000.200-0.5
a- A. Altherr PH10000010.034.067.069.136-0.5
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Eickhoff in the 5th
  • b-flied out for Morgan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Suzuki (2)
  • 3B - A. Eaton (2)
  • HR - K. Suzuki (3)
  • RBI - H. Kendrick (14), K. Suzuki (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Kendrick (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Robles, H. Kendrick, M. Adams 2 (2), C. Kieboom, J. Hellickson, M. Taylor
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Harper (9)
  • HR - J. Segura (2), R. Hoskins (10)
  • RBI - J. Segura (12), R. Hoskins 3 (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Realmuto, N. Williams
BASERUNNING
  • SB - H. Kendrick
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Hernandez
FIELDING
  • PB - K. Suzuki (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hellickson5.14220915.331.4813.5
D. Jennings (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.21221117.711.71-8.5
J. Miller2.01000003.971.245.0
Total8.06441102---
PITCHERSIP
J. Hellickson5.1
D. Jennings (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.2
J. Miller2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Eickhoff5.03113702.051.0511.5
S. Dominguez (W, 3-0)1.01110215.401.509.0
A. Morgan (H, 8)1.01000100.000.552.5
P. Neshek (H, 4)1.00000002.771.233.0
H. Neris (S, 5)1.01000202.450.9510.0
Total9.06223121---
PITCHERSIP
J. Eickhoff5.0
S. Dominguez (W, 3-0)1.0
A. Morgan (H, 8)1.0
P. Neshek (H, 4)1.0
H. Neris (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hellickson 79-56, D. Jennings 17-9, J. Miller 31-21
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hellickson 3-4, J. Miller 1-4
  • Batters Faced - J. Hellickson 20, D. Jennings 4, J. Miller 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Eickhoff 87-53, S. Dominguez 16-12, A. Morgan 15-11, P. Neshek 11-9, H. Neris 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Eickhoff 2-6, S. Dominguez 1-0, A. Morgan 1-1, P. Neshek 3-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Eickhoff 21, S. Dominguez 4, A. Morgan 4, P. Neshek 3, H. Neris 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Hoskins homered to left, Segura and Harper scored24
    Suzuki homered to left21
  • 3RD INNING
    Kendrick singled to center, Hellickson scored, Eaton to third11
  • 1ST INNING
    Segura homered to right center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hector Neris relieved Pat Neshek
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier lined out to second
    • C. Kieboom: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kieboom struck out swinging
    • Yan Gomes hit for Justin Miller
    • Y. Gomes: Gomes singled to right
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pat Neshek pitching
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kendrick lined out to pitcher
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Adams grounded out to second
    • K. Suzuki: Suzuki grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Miller Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Segura flied out to right
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Harper flied out to shallow left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Wilmer Difo hit for Dan Jennings
    • Adam Morgan relieved Seranthony Dominguez
    • W. Difo: Ball, Strike swinging, Difo lined out to left
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Eaton tripled to left center
    • V. Robles: Ball, Robles grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Justin Miller pitching
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez reached on an infield single to second
    • M. Franco: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Franco flied out to right
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Adam Morgan
    • A. Knapp: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Hernandez caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Knapp flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Seranthony Dominguez pitching
    • M. Adams: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Adams struck out looking
    • K. Suzuki: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Suzuki homered to left
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Kieboom: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Kieboom struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Segura reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • Dan Jennings relieved Jeremy Hellickson
    • B. Harper: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Harper walked, Segura to second
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins homered to left, Segura and Harper scored
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Realmuto flied out to deep left
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • M. Taylor: Taylor grounded out to third
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Eaton walked
    • V. Robles: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Robles fouled out to first
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Kendrick flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Franco struck out looking
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Jerad Eickhoff
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Altherr struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Suzuki doubled to left
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dozier grounded out to third
    • C. Kieboom: Strike looking, Ball, Kieboom flied out to deep center, Suzuki to third
    • J. Hellickson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hellickson struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Foul, Harper doubled to right
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Realmuto struck out looking
    • N. Williams: Ball, Harper to third on passed ball, Ball, Williams flied out to right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • J. Hellickson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hellickson walked
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Eaton singled to right, Hellickson to second
    • V. Robles: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Kendrick singled to center, Hellickson scored, Eaton to third
    • M. Adams: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kendrick stole second, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • J. Eickhoff: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Eickhoff struck out looking
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • K. Suzuki: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dozier walked
    • C. Kieboom: Kieboom flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike swinging, Williams flied out to shallow center
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Franco struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Eickhoff Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Eaton lined out to center
    • V. Robles: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kendrick lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hellickson Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to second
    • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Segura homered to right center
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Harper lined out to right
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hoskins singled to center
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Realmuto flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)