Reds avoid sweep, rally in 7th to top Phillies 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bryce Harper was about 45 feet down the line and had Phillies fans on their feet as he took off for a straight steal of home . With the Phillies ahead by a run and slugger Rhys Hoskins at the plate, Harper thought the gamble was worth the payoff.

Harper dashed on right-hander Sonny Gray's fastball and slid into home , out in a puff of dirt on the tag by Curt Casali.

Harper's hustle in third inning had backfired - and the Phillies' lead soon disappeared in a 4-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

''I had a good read, good jump,'' Harper said. ''I think if I just slid headfirst, got my hand in there a little bit, it probably would have been better. I probably should know if my guy has a take sign or not just in case he swings and puts one right in my face.''

Joey Votto tied the game for Cincinnati with a two-out single in the seventh inning and Eugenio Suarez followed with the go-ahead hit to rally the Reds and avoid a three-game sweep.

''Just a lot of good things happened today to be able to win that game,'' Reds manager David Bell said .

Harper got tangled up in a pair of plays at the plate, scoring from second on a misplayed popup but getting thrown out on an attempted steal of home.

Trailing 1-0, the Phillies loaded the bases with two outs in the third against Grey. Hoskins hit a routine popup to first base that Votto appeared to lose in the sun. The ball plopped untouched on the field, and Maikel Franco scored from third and Harper from second. Harper initially was called out by plate umpire, but Harper got his right leg to the plate between the legs of catcher Casali's legs and was ruled safe after a video review.

Jean Segura's sacrifice fly in the fifth made it 3-1. With two outs and Hoskins up, Harper broke for the plate and was tagged out by Casali. When Harper was a rookie with Washington in 2012, Harper stole home on Cole Hamels after the Phillies lefty drilled him in the game.

The Phillies weren't pleased with this attempt, either.

''He has been very aggressive on the bases and he's won some games for us with his aggressive baserunning,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''He and I spoke about it and he understands that was a little overaggressive.''

Harper has won over the fans and helped put the Phillies in first place in the NL East with his hard-charging style, and won't change his attitude toward taking the extra base just because of one miscue.

''I just like to run bases. I like to run, even when I was younger. I like to try to make plays on the bags, play the game hard,'' he said. ''I've said it in the past, my teammates expect that out of me, these fans, this city as well. I expect it out of myself. Try to play hard each day.''

Raisel Iglesias allowed the potential tying run to reach on first base in the ninth but tossed a scoreless inning for his 13th save in 14 chances. Zach Duke (3-1) pitched one-third of an inning, helping stop Philadelphia's four-game winning streak. Harper had a chance to tie the game in the eighth but he struck out against Amir Garrett.

Hoskins drove in two runs for the Phillies on the misplayed popup.

Aaron Nola tossed four-hit ball over 6 2/3 innings as he tried to follow teammate Nick Pivetta with a second straight complete game for the Phillies. Pivetta struck out six in his first career complete game on Saturday.

Nola led 3-1 when he was chased after 6 2/3 innings with two on. Jose Alvarez (0-2) gave up a single that loaded the bases, and Votto lined a two-run that tied the game at 3-all.

Suarez followed with a single off Vince Velasquez came in and gave up the go-ahead single to Suarez to make it 4-3.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: INF Alex Blandino homered twice in his fifth rehab game with Triple-A Louisville. He is returning from right knee surgery last July.

Phillies: C J.T. Realmuto appeared to get crossed up on a pitch in the seventh and took a 93 mph fastball off his left arm. He took a few warmup tosses from Nola and stayed in the game.

VOTTO STREAK

Votto has reached base in 23 of his last 24 games and his batting .404 (19-47) over his last 10 games. But his misplay on the popup had him down.

''For us to be a winning team, the details matter,'' he said. ''I'm out there missing popups in the middle of the infield, and it's scoring two runs. When we're playing close games, those sort of mistakes can't happen. Without making excuses, I should have had my glasses out there.''

UP NEXT

Reds: The Reds are off Monday and open a series in Cleveland with RHP Luis Castillo (6-1, 2.38 ERA) on the mound.

Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (3-3, 4.14 ERA) gets the call when the Phillies open a three-game series against Arizona on Monday.

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PHI37-28
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  • W: Z. Duke (3-1)L: J. Alvarez (0-2)S: R. Iglesias (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Winker LF30100010.237.315.438.7530.5
a- N. Senzel PH-CF21200000.273.333.460.7943.0
J. Votto 1B40120112.256.347.379.7263.5
E. Suarez 3B50110011.265.338.500.8381.5
D. Dietrich 2B41100013.248.349.634.9841.5
M. Lorenzen P0000-000.125.222.250.000-
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Farmer 2B00000000.221.265.455.7200.0
Y. Puig RF40000021.207.252.378.630-1.0
J. Iglesias SS40100010.291.330.413.7430.5
J. Peraza CF-2B-LF40110011.214.273.329.6021.5
C. Casali C21100200.297.363.440.8024.0
S. Gray P20000012.111.158.111.269-0.5
Z. Duke P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. VanMeter PH-LF11000102.226.351.290.6422.0
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Winker in the 7th
  • b-walked for Duke in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B21000200.274.336.439.7755.0
B. Harper RF41100022.251.356.469.8252.0
J. Segura SS20110100.293.342.455.7974.0
R. Hoskins 1B40120011.263.384.504.8892.5
J. Realmuto C40100002.274.329.457.7871.0
J. Bruce LF30000000.231.293.591.8840.0
V. Velasquez P0000-000.125.222.125.000-
J. Hammer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Gosselin PH10000001.229.245.292.5370.0
S. Kingery CF40000011.310.349.530.879-0.5
M. Franco 3B31100000.209.284.388.6722.0
A. Nola P20000021.042.179.042.220-1.0
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Williams LF10000010.157.203.229.431-0.5
  • a-flied out for Hammer in the 9th
BATTING
  • RBI - J. Votto 2 (14), E. Suarez (41), J. Peraza (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto 2 (6), E. Suarez (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto, D. Dietrich 3 (3), S. Gray 2 (2), J. VanMeter 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Segura (15)
  • SF - J. Segura
  • RBI - J. Segura (26), R. Hoskins 2 (44)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Hoskins, J. Realmuto 2 (2), S. Kingery
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez (4), B. Harper (3)
  • CS - B. Harper
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Segura-Hoskins)
  • PB - J. Realmuto (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray5.24333303.651.216.5
Z. Duke (W, 3-1)0.10000005.821.717.0
M. Lorenzen (H, 4)0.20000103.211.370.5
A. Garrett (H, 9)1.00000201.631.164.0
R. Iglesias (S, 13)1.11000102.791.289.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray5.2
Z. Duke (W, 3-1)0.1
M. Lorenzen (H, 4)0.2
A. Garrett (H, 9)1.0
R. Iglesias (S, 13)1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola6.24333704.581.4914.5
J. Alvarez (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.02110003.701.48-8.0
V. Velasquez1.12001204.231.511.0
J. Hammer1.01000003.860.642.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola6.2
J. Alvarez (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.0
V. Velasquez1.1
J. Hammer1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 98-60, Z. Duke 2-1, M. Lorenzen 10-6, A. Garrett 12-9, R. Iglesias 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 7-6, A. Garrett 1-0, R. Iglesias 1-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 23, Z. Duke, M. Lorenzen 2, A. Garrett 3, R. Iglesias 5
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Nola (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 104-70, J. Alvarez 4-3, V. Velasquez 30-17, J. Hammer 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 8-5, J. Hammer 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 27, J. Alvarez 2, V. Velasquez 7, J. Hammer 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Winker LF30100010.237.315.438.7530.5
a- N. Senzel PH-CF21200000.273.333.460.7943.0
J. Votto 1B40120112.256.347.379.7263.5
E. Suarez 3B50110011.265.338.500.8381.5
D. Dietrich 2B41100013.248.349.634.9841.5
M. Lorenzen P0000-000.125.222.250.000-
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Farmer 2B00000000.221.265.455.7200.0
Y. Puig RF40000021.207.252.378.630-1.0
J. Iglesias SS40100010.291.330.413.7430.5
J. Peraza CF-2B-LF40110011.214.273.329.6021.5
C. Casali C21100200.297.363.440.8024.0
S. Gray P20000012.111.158.111.269-0.5
Z. Duke P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. VanMeter PH-LF11000102.226.351.290.6422.0
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Winker in the 7th
  • b-walked for Duke in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B21000200.274.336.439.7755.0
B. Harper RF41100022.251.356.469.8252.0
J. Segura SS20110100.293.342.455.7974.0
R. Hoskins 1B40120011.263.384.504.8892.5
J. Realmuto C40100002.274.329.457.7871.0
J. Bruce LF30000000.231.293.591.8840.0
V. Velasquez P0000-000.125.222.125.000-
J. Hammer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Gosselin PH10000001.229.245.292.5370.0
S. Kingery CF40000011.310.349.530.879-0.5
M. Franco 3B31100000.209.284.388.6722.0
A. Nola P20000021.042.179.042.220-1.0
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Williams LF10000010.157.203.229.431-0.5
Total303530378-----
  • a-flied out for Hammer in the 9th
BATTING
  • RBI - J. Votto 2 (14), E. Suarez (41), J. Peraza (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto 2 (6), E. Suarez (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto, D. Dietrich 3 (3), S. Gray 2 (2), J. VanMeter 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Segura (15)
  • SF - J. Segura
  • RBI - J. Segura (26), R. Hoskins 2 (44)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Hoskins, J. Realmuto 2 (2), S. Kingery
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Hernandez (4), B. Harper (3)
  • CS - B. Harper
FIELDING
  • DP - (Hernandez-Segura-Hoskins)
  • PB - J. Realmuto (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray5.24333303.651.216.5
Z. Duke (W, 3-1)0.10000005.821.717.0
M. Lorenzen (H, 4)0.20000103.211.370.5
A. Garrett (H, 9)1.00000201.631.164.0
R. Iglesias (S, 13)1.11000102.791.289.5
Total9.0533370---
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray5.2
Z. Duke (W, 3-1)0.1
M. Lorenzen (H, 4)0.2
A. Garrett (H, 9)1.0
R. Iglesias (S, 13)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola6.24333704.581.4914.5
J. Alvarez (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.02110003.701.48-8.0
V. Velasquez1.12001204.231.511.0
J. Hammer1.01000003.860.642.0
Total9.0944490---
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola6.2
J. Alvarez (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.0
V. Velasquez1.1
J. Hammer1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 98-60, Z. Duke 2-1, M. Lorenzen 10-6, A. Garrett 12-9, R. Iglesias 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 7-6, A. Garrett 1-0, R. Iglesias 1-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 23, Z. Duke, M. Lorenzen 2, A. Garrett 3, R. Iglesias 5
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Nola (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 104-70, J. Alvarez 4-3, V. Velasquez 30-17, J. Hammer 11-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 8-5, J. Hammer 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 27, J. Alvarez 2, V. Velasquez 7, J. Hammer 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Suarez singled to left, Senzel scored, Votto to second43
    Votto singled to center, Casali and VanMeter scored, Senzel to second33
  • 5TH INNING
    Segura hit sacrifice fly to right, Hernandez scored, Harper to third13
  • 3RD INNING
    Hoskins reached on an infield single to first, Franco and Harper scored, Segura to third12
  • 2ND INNING
    Peraza grounded out to third, Dietrich scored, Iglesias to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • JD Hammer relieved Vince Velasquez
    • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Senzel singled to center
    • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Votto grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Senzel out at second
    • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez lined out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Iglesias Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Realmuto singled to right center
    • Phil Gosselin hit for JD Hammer
    • P. Gosselin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gosselin flied out to right
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Ball, Kingery fouled out to first
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Iglesias struck out looking
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza singled to right
    • C. Casali: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Casali walked, Peraza to second
    • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, VanMeter lined out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Garrett Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • Kyle Farmer at second base
    • Raisel Iglesias pitching
    • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Segura grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Ball, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Casali: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Casali reached on an infield single to third
    • Josh VanMeter hit for Zach Duke
    • J. VanMeter: Ball, Casali to second on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, VanMeter walked
    • Jose Alvarez relieved Aaron Nola
    • Nick Senzel hit for Jesse Winker
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Foul, Senzel reached on an infield single to shortstop, Casali to third, VanMeter to second
    • J. Votto: Votto singled to center, Casali and VanMeter scored, Senzel to second
    • Vince Velasquez pitching
    • Nick Williams in left field
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Suarez singled to left, Senzel scored, Votto to second
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Dietrich flied out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Michael Lorenzen pitching
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • Ma. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Franco fouled out to first
    • Amir Garrett relieved Michael Lorenzen
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich lined out to center
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Puig popped out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hoskins grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Realmuto flied out to right
    • Zach Duke relieved Sonny Gray
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Bruce flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • C. Casali: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Casali popped out to shortstop
    • S. Gray: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gray grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Winker singled to right
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • A. Nola: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez stole second, Ball, Harper singled to right, Hernandez to third, Harper to second
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura hit sacrifice fly to right, Hernandez scored, Harper to third
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Harper caught stealing home, catcher
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Puig lined out to left
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Peraza struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bruce grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Foul, Kingery flied out to center
    • Ma. Franco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Franco grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Winker struck out looking
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Votto walked
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • Ma. Franco: Foul, Franco singled to right center
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Nola struck out bunting foul
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked, Franco to second
    • B. Harper: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Harper reached on fielder's choice to second, Franco to third, Hernandez out at second
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Harper stole second, Ball, Segura walked
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins reached on an infield single to first, Franco and Harper scored, Segura to third
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Dietrich singled to shallow center
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Iglesias singled to shallow right center, Dietrich to third
    • J. Peraza: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Peraza grounded out to third, Dietrich scored, Iglesias to second
    • C. Casali: Casali intentionally walked
    • S. Gray: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gray struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto grounded out to third
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Bruce lined out to center
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kingery popped out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Winker grounded out to second
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Votto grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suarez flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Segura doubled to deep right center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Hoskins flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)