Pivetta goes the distance, Phillies beat Reds 4-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Nick Pivetta went the distance for the first time and got his first water cooler shower.

Pivetta struck out six in his first career complete game, Jay Bruce got another big hit and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Saturday.

Pivetta (4-1) allowed six hits in his third start since his demotion to the minors. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA since being recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

''It was special,'' Pivetta said. ''It's a feat but still have a lot more goals at hand.''

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Pivetta benefited from his brief demotion.

''The experience was a humbling one,'' Kapler said. ''Since then, he's done exactly what we've asked. He's pounded the zone, forced the opposition to put the ball in play. His curve is sharper, he's more aggressive, assertive with his fastball. He's more determined, more focused.''

J.T. Realmuto hit a solo homer and Bruce ripped a two-run single for the NL East leaders. Bruce is 8 for 18 with four homers and 11 RBIs in five games since the Phillies acquired him in a trade with Seattle.

Reds starter Tanner Roark (4-5) gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.

''None of us like it when we don't score and we don't accept it.'' Reds manager David Bell said.

Pivetta retired 17 straight batters after allowing two hits to start the game. He hadn't gone more than 7 1/3 innings in his previous 64 career starts.

''I focused on getting better each day, one pitch at a time,'' Pivetta said. ''Still have to keep going.''

Rhys Hoskins snapped a 0-for-12 slump with a two-out double and Realmuto walked to load the bases in the first. Bruce then lined a single to right to give the Phillies a 2-1 lead.

Realmuto hit an opposite-field drive to right for his 10th homer in the fourth. Bryce Harper reached on an infield single and Jean Segura followed with an RBI triple to make it 4-1 in the fifth.

Nick Senzel led off the game with a double, went to third on Joey Votto's single and scored on Eugenio Suarez's double-play grounder. Pivetta didn't allow another hit until the seventh and worked quickly.

''There's an uptick in his tempo,'' Hoskins said. ''That helps him, helps us behind him. There's less thought, less second-guessing. He's not getting in his head, in his own way. His stuff is electric.''

TAKE A BASE

Harper walked for the first time since May 25. He batted .333 (15 for 45) with eight extra-base hits in those 11 games.

GOING THE DISTANCE

Pivetta's complete game was Philadelphia's third this season. Zach Eflin has the other two.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: INF Alex Blandino was scheduled to be the designated hitter in his fifth rehab game with Triple-A Louisville. He's returning from right knee surgery last July.

Phillies: CF Adam Haseley was placed on the 10-day injury list with a left groin strain.

UP NEXT

RHP Sonny Gray (2-5, 2.54 ERA) goes for the Reds and RHP Aaron Nola (6-1, 4.63 ERA) starts for the Phillies on Sunday.

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  • W: N. Pivetta (4-1)L: T. Roark (4-5)
  • HR: PHI - J. Realmuto (10)
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J. Peraza SS30100000.213.273.331.6051.0
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  • a-struck out for Roark in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Bowman in the 8th
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R. Hoskins 1B41100012.263.386.509.8952.5
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S. Kingery CF30000023.323.363.552.915-1.0
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    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Senzel 2 (10)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dietrich, J. Winker, J. Iglesias
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Hoskins (13)
    • 3B - J. Segura (3)
    • HR - J. Realmuto (10)
    • RBI - J. Segura (25), J. Realmuto (36), J. Bruce 2 (39)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Segura (14), J. Bruce 2 (10)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Hoskins, S. Kingery 2 (2), N. Pivetta 2 (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Peraza-Dietrich-Votto)
    • E - T. Roark
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Franco-Hernandez-Hoskins; Franco-Segura-Hoskins)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Roark (L, 4-5)5.06442413.741.410.0
    M. Bowman2.00002101.170.654.5
    J. Hughes1.00000203.451.054.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Roark (L, 4-5)5.0
    M. Bowman2.0
    J. Hughes1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    N. Pivetta (W, 4-1)9.06110604.931.3833.0
    PITCHERSIP
    N. Pivetta (W, 4-1)9.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - M. Bowman
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 92-54, M. Bowman 28-19, J. Hughes 16-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 5-5, M. Bowman 3-2, J. Hughes 1-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Roark 22, M. Bowman 8, J. Hughes 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 105-71
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 11-8
    • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 31
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    J. Votto 1B40200001.256.346.381.7272.0
    E. Suarez 3B40000013.266.341.507.848-0.5
    D. Dietrich 2B40000032.248.352.645.997-1.5
    J. Winker RF30000001.236.315.440.7540.0
    J. VanMeter LF30100000.233.343.300.6431.0
    J. Peraza SS30100000.213.273.331.6051.0
    T. Barnhart C30000002.197.294.331.6250.0
    T. Roark P10000010.211.211.368.579-0.5
    a- K. Farmer PH10000010.221.265.455.720-0.5
    M. Bowman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- J. Iglesias PH10000001.292.332.416.7480.0
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    • a-struck out for Roark in the 6th
    • b-grounded out for Bowman in the 8th
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    C. Hernandez 2B40000000.277.333.443.7760.0
    B. Harper RF31100100.251.357.473.8303.0
    J. Segura SS41210001.291.339.450.7896.0
    R. Hoskins 1B41100012.263.386.509.8952.5
    J. Realmuto C21111210.274.331.461.7927.5
    J. Bruce LF40120001.235.297.601.8983.0
    S. Kingery CF30000023.323.363.552.915-1.0
    M. Franco 3B20000100.207.283.389.6721.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Senzel 2 (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dietrich, J. Winker, J. Iglesias
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Hoskins (13)
      • 3B - J. Segura (3)
      • HR - J. Realmuto (10)
      • RBI - J. Segura (25), J. Realmuto (36), J. Bruce 2 (39)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Segura (14), J. Bruce 2 (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Hoskins, S. Kingery 2 (2), N. Pivetta 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Peraza-Dietrich-Votto)
      • E - T. Roark
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Franco-Hernandez-Hoskins; Franco-Segura-Hoskins)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Roark (L, 4-5)5.06442413.741.410.0
      M. Bowman2.00002101.170.654.5
      J. Hughes1.00000203.451.054.0
      Total8.0644471---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Roark (L, 4-5)5.0
      M. Bowman2.0
      J. Hughes1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      N. Pivetta (W, 4-1)9.06110604.931.3833.0
      Total9.0611060---
      PITCHERSIP
      N. Pivetta (W, 4-1)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - M. Bowman
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 92-54, M. Bowman 28-19, J. Hughes 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 5-5, M. Bowman 3-2, J. Hughes 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Roark 22, M. Bowman 8, J. Hughes 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 105-71
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 11-8
      • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 31
      • 5TH INNING
        Segura tripled to shallow left, Harper scored14
      • 4TH INNING
        Barnhart homered to right13
      • 1ST INNING
        Bruce singled to right center, Segura and Hoskins scored, Realmuto to third12
        Suarez grounded into double play third to second to first, Senzel scored, Votto out at second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Foul, Strike looking, Senzel doubled to left center
        • J. Votto: Votto flied out to left
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Barnhart lined out to right
        • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, VanMeter singled to deep right
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Peraza singled to center, VanMeter to second
        • T. Barnhart: Barnhart grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, VanMeter to third, Peraza out at second
        • Jose Iglesias hit for Matt Bowman
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jared Hughes pitching
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bruce grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Votto singled to left
        • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Winker grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Bowman Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Harper: Harper grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Segura fouled out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Barnhart lined out to left
        • Kyle Farmer hit for Tanner Roark
        • K. Farmer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Farmer struck out swinging
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Foul, Senzel lined out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Bowman pitching
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Realmuto walked
        • J. Bruce: Foul, Foul, Bruce flied out to center
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second, Realmuto to second
        • Ma. Franco: Franco intentionally walked
        • N. Pivetta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • J. Winker: Winker grounded out to first
        • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, VanMeter grounded out to first
        • J. Peraza: Peraza grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez fouled out to left
        • B. Harper: Harper reached on an infield single to pitcher, Harper to second on pitcher Roark throwing error
        • J. Segura: Foul, Strike swinging, Segura tripled to shallow left, Harper scored
        • R. Hoskins: Hoskins grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 4TH INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Votto grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Suarez fouled out to first
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnhart homered to right
        • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Bruce flied out to left
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
        • Ma. Franco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Franco grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Barnhart grounded out to second
        • T. Roark: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Roark struck out swinging
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Strike swinging, Senzel flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Barnhart lined out to center
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Segura singled to center
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Hoskins grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Segura out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • J. Winker: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Winker grounded out to shortstop
        • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, VanMeter lined out to right
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike looking, Peraza lined out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Roark Pitching:
        • Ma. Franco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Franco flied out to center
        • N. Pivetta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pivetta struck out swinging
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • N. Pivetta Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Senzel doubled to shallow right
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Votto singled to right center, Senzel to third
        • E. Suarez: Suarez grounded into double play third to second to first, Senzel scored, Votto out at second
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Hughes Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez lined out to center
        • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Harper walked
        • J. Segura: Segura reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Harper out at second
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins doubled to deep left, Segura to third
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Realmuto walked
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bruce singled to right center, Segura and Hoskins scored, Realmuto to third
        • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)