Hernandez's 2-run homer lifts Phillies over Cardinals 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Nick Pivetta has no plans for a return trip to the minors.

Cesar Hernandez hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Pivetta threw five tough innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Tuesday night.

Pivetta (3-1) allowed three runs and three hits, striking out six in his first start since a demotion to Triple-A after posting an 8.35 ERA in his first four starts.

''I think anyone would grow from something like that,'' Pivetta said of his stint in the minors. ''I want to start again in five days and I want to be here the rest of the year.''

Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna hit homers in the first inning, but the Cardinals wasted a 3-0 lead and lost for the 11th time in 15 games.

''I'm not going to say we're not playing well because we haven't played poorly,'' Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. ''This group is only getting tighter. Ultimately, it'll be a blessing.''

Hernandez gave the NL East-leading Phillies a 4-3 lead in the fourth when he launched his sixth homer of the season off the facing of the second deck in right field.

Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (4-5) gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings with a season-high 10 strikeouts.

Edgar Garcia got five outs, Seranthony Dominguez retired all four batters he faced and Hector Neris finished for his 10th save in 10 tries.

The Cardinals quickly jumped ahead following a 50-minute rain delay during which Pivetta got soaked jogging in from the bullpen.

Goldschmidt slammed a hanging slider into the left-field seats for his 11th homer. After Paul DeJong was hit by a pitch, Ozuna ripped a two-run shot the opposite way to right for his 15th homer.

''A real gutsy performance in those conditions. Some of those rain drops were big,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said of Pivetta's outing. ''He really showed up when he needed to. He stayed tough.''

Pivetta helped himself with a one-out single in the third. Andrew McCutchen also singled and Bryce Harper lined a two-run double with two outs to cut the deficit to 3-2.

Harper hit another double in the fifth, but was thrown out by center fielder Harrison Bader trying to score on Rhys Hoskins' single.

Harper also struck out twice and leads the majors with 75.

''He's relaxed, confident, seeing the ball well,'' Kapler said. ''Those doubles were blistered.''

BEEN A WHILE

Wainwright recorded his 10th career double-digit strikeout performance and first since May 25, 2014 at Cincinnati. It was his third career start with no walks and 10 or more strikeouts.

FASTER PACE

Ozuna did not hit his 15th homer until his 120th game last season on Aug. 18.

STREAKING

Neris converted his 13th consecutive save, dating to last season.

ROSTER MOVE

The Phillies recalled OF Nick Williams from Triple-A Lehigh Valley after CF Odubel Herrera was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City casino.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: OF Roman Quinn, on the injured list since April 25 with a right groin strain, could start a rehab assignment by the weekend. Kapler said Quinn ''looks great, looks strong.''

UP NEXT

LHP Genesis Cabrera makes his major league debut for the Cardinals on Wednesday night against Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (5-0, 4.53 ERA). Nola is 3-2, 2.59 in five career starts vs. St. Louis.

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  • W: N. Pivetta (3-1)L: A. Wainwright (4-5)S: H. Neris (10)
  • HR: STL - P. Goldschmidt (11), M. Ozuna (15), PHI - C. Hernandez (6)
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P. Goldschmidt 1B41211000.268.359.449.8087.0
P. DeJong SS31000011.291.394.510.9041.5
M. Ozuna LF41121010.231.315.518.8336.5
M. Carpenter 3B40000020.218.330.378.709-1.0
Y. Molina C20000110.265.294.397.6900.5
a- J. Martinez PH10000000.302.360.416.7760.0
K. Wong 2B30000120.222.328.374.7030.0
H. Bader CF30000012.257.370.436.805-0.5
A. Wainwright P20000010.111.158.111.269-0.5
b- J. Gyorko PH10100000.200.250.267.5171.0
J. Flaherty PR0000-000.125.125.125.000-
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  • a-lined out for Molina in the 9th
  • b-singled for Wainwright in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen CF41100010.257.375.446.8211.5
J. Segura SS40000012.308.354.478.832-0.5
B. Harper RF40220020.232.357.449.8075.0
R. Hoskins 1B40200011.271.396.536.9321.5
J. Realmuto C31100011.272.325.462.7871.5
C. Hernandez 2B31121021.303.361.482.8436.0
S. Kingery 3B30000021.339.381.559.940-1.0
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Williams LF30000020.172.221.250.471-1.0
N. Pivetta P21100010.111.111.111.2221.5
E. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Franco 3B10000000.219.284.388.6720.0
    BATTING
    • HR - P. Goldschmidt (11), M. Ozuna (15)
    • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (26), M. Ozuna 2 (47)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fowler, P. DeJong, H. Bader 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Harper 2 (16)
    • HR - C. Hernandez (6)
    • RBI - B. Harper 2 (36), C. Hernandez 2 (25)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Harper 2 (14)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Hoskins 2 (2), S. Kingery
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - H. Bader (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Wainwright (L, 4-5)6.084401014.941.416.0
    G. Gallegos2.00000303.910.917.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Wainwright (L, 4-5)6.0
    G. Gallegos2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    N. Pivetta (W, 3-1)5.03332627.711.8917.0
    E. Garcia (H, 2)1.21000203.181.593.0
    S. Dominguez (H, 7)1.10000104.431.433.5
    H. Neris (S, 10)1.00000201.900.8911.0
    PITCHERSIP
    N. Pivetta (W, 3-1)5.0
    E. Garcia (H, 2)1.2
    S. Dominguez (H, 7)1.1
    H. Neris (S, 10)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Wainwright
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 92-64, G. Gallegos 23-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 4-3, G. Gallegos 2-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 25, G. Gallegos 6
    PITCHING
    • HBP - N. Pivetta (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 106-63, E. Garcia 29-17, S. Dominguez 19-12, H. Neris 15-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 3-6, E. Garcia 1-2, S. Dominguez 2-1
    • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 21, E. Garcia 6, S. Dominguez 4, H. Neris 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fowler RF40000021.255.390.397.787-1.0
    P. Goldschmidt 1B41211000.268.359.449.8087.0
    P. DeJong SS31000011.291.394.510.9041.5
    M. Ozuna LF41121010.231.315.518.8336.5
    M. Carpenter 3B40000020.218.330.378.709-1.0
    Y. Molina C20000110.265.294.397.6900.5
    a- J. Martinez PH10000000.302.360.416.7760.0
    K. Wong 2B30000120.222.328.374.7030.0
    H. Bader CF30000012.257.370.436.805-0.5
    A. Wainwright P20000010.111.158.111.269-0.5
    b- J. Gyorko PH10100000.200.250.267.5171.0
    J. Flaherty PR0000-000.125.125.125.000-
    G. Gallegos P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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    • a-lined out for Molina in the 9th
    • b-singled for Wainwright in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. McCutchen CF41100010.257.375.446.8211.5
    J. Segura SS40000012.308.354.478.832-0.5
    B. Harper RF40220020.232.357.449.8075.0
    R. Hoskins 1B40200011.271.396.536.9321.5
    J. Realmuto C31100011.272.325.462.7871.5
    C. Hernandez 2B31121021.303.361.482.8436.0
    S. Kingery 3B30000021.339.381.559.940-1.0
    S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    N. Williams LF30000020.172.221.250.471-1.0
    N. Pivetta P21100010.111.111.111.2221.5
    E. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Franco 3B10000000.219.284.388.6720.0
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      BATTING
      • HR - P. Goldschmidt (11), M. Ozuna (15)
      • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (26), M. Ozuna 2 (47)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fowler, P. DeJong, H. Bader 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Harper 2 (16)
      • HR - C. Hernandez (6)
      • RBI - B. Harper 2 (36), C. Hernandez 2 (25)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Harper 2 (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Hoskins 2 (2), S. Kingery
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - H. Bader (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Wainwright (L, 4-5)6.084401014.941.416.0
      G. Gallegos2.00000303.910.917.5
      Total8.08440131---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Wainwright (L, 4-5)6.0
      G. Gallegos2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      N. Pivetta (W, 3-1)5.03332627.711.8917.0
      E. Garcia (H, 2)1.21000203.181.593.0
      S. Dominguez (H, 7)1.10000104.431.433.5
      H. Neris (S, 10)1.00000201.900.8911.0
      Total9.04332112---
      PITCHERSIP
      N. Pivetta (W, 3-1)5.0
      E. Garcia (H, 2)1.2
      S. Dominguez (H, 7)1.1
      H. Neris (S, 10)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Wainwright
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 92-64, G. Gallegos 23-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 4-3, G. Gallegos 2-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 25, G. Gallegos 6
      PITCHING
      • HBP - N. Pivetta (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 106-63, E. Garcia 29-17, S. Dominguez 19-12, H. Neris 15-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 3-6, E. Garcia 1-2, S. Dominguez 2-1
      • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 21, E. Garcia 6, S. Dominguez 4, H. Neris 3
      • 4TH INNING
        Hernandez homered to right, Realmuto scored34
      • 3RD INNING
        Harper doubled to deep right, Pivetta and McCutchen scored32
      • 1ST INNING
        Ozuna homered to right, DeJong scored30
        Goldschmidt homered to left10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Hector Neris relieved Seranthony Dominguez
        • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
        • Jose Martinez hit for Yadier Molina
        • Jo. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Martinez lined out to center
        • K. Wong: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • S. Dominguez Pitching:
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt lined out to right
        • P. DeJong: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, DeJong grounded out to third
        • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ozuna grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Gallegos Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Segura grounded out to second
        • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Harper struck out looking
        • R. Hoskins: Hoskins grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Ed. Garcia Pitching:
        • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
        • H. Bader: Bader popped out to second
        • Jedd Gyorko hit for Adam Wainwright
        • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gyorko singled to right center
        • Seranthony Dominguez pitching
        • Maikel Franco at third base
        • Jack Flaherty ran for Jedd Gyorko
        • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fowler struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Giovanny Gallegos pitching
        • N. Williams: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
        • Ma. Franco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Franco popped out to pitcher
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Edgar Garcia relieved Nick Pivetta
        • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ozuna popped out to second
        • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Carpenter grounded out to second
        • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Molina struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wainwright Pitching:
        • J. Realmuto: Realmuto grounded out to third
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kingery struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • A. Wainwright: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wainwright struck out swinging
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Fowler flied out to center
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Goldschmidt singled to right center
        • P. DeJong: Foul, Ball, DeJong flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wainwright Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Segura: Segura flied out to deep right
        • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Harper doubled to deep right center
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Hoskins singled to center, Harper out at home
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
        • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Carpenter lined out to right
        • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Molina walked
        • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wong walked, Molina to second
        • H. Bader: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wainwright Pitching:
        • J. Realmuto: Realmuto singled to left center
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez homered to right, Realmuto scored
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Kingery struck out looking
        • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
        • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
        • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt grounded out to third
        • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wainwright Pitching:
        • N. Williams: Foul, Williams flied out to left
        • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Ball, Pivetta singled to center
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, McCutchen singled to left, Pivetta to second
        • J. Segura: Ball, Pivetta to third, McCutchen to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
        • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Harper doubled to deep right, Pivetta and McCutchen scored
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • K. Wong: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wong lined out to center
        • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Bader flied out to shallow center
        • A. Wainwright: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Wainwright grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wainwright Pitching:
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins singled to left
        • J. Realmuto: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kingery reached on fielder's choice to second, Hoskins out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Fowler flied out to left
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Goldschmidt homered to left
        • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, DeJong hit by pitch
        • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ozuna homered to right, DeJong scored
        • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
        • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Molina grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wainwright Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, McCutchen lined out to right
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Harper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Harper struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)