Alcantara helps Marlins beat slumping Phillies 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Sandy Alcantara gave Miami's tired pitching staff a huge boost with a stellar effort.

Alcantara pitched 7 2/3 sharp innings, Bryan Holaday hit a solo homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Friday night.

''He was awesome,'' Holaday said of his battery mate. ''He grinded, he competed. Coming off two extra-inning games, we needed him to go deep and he delivered.''

The Phillies have lost five in a row. They're 6-14 since May 29 and have lost eight games in the standings in that span after holding a 3 1/2-game lead in the NL East.

''Our guys can swing the bats better,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. ''We have to improve.''

Alcantara (4-6) gave up one run, eight hits and struck out six. Jose Quijada struck out pinch-hitter Sean Rodriguez to leave runners at first and third in the eighth. Sergio Romo finished for his 14th save in 15 tries.

''I have to be aggressive and never give up,'' Alcantara said.

The tall righty has allowed one earned run or less in six of his last seven starts.

''Sandy is a guy getting better, gaining confidence,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''He has tremendous stuff, top-of-the-rotation stuff. He has a chance to be special.''

Phillies ace Aaron Nola (6-2) allowed two runs - one earned - and six hits, striking out 10 in eight innings. Nola lowered his ERA to 4.55 with his longest outing of the season.

The Marlins went ahead in the sixth after Brian Anderson got hit by a pitch to start the inning and moved to third on Starlin Castro's single. Anderson scored when third baseman Scott Kingery bobbled Cesar Puello's slow roller for an error.

Holaday connected in the second, driving his second homer out to left-center to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.

The Phillies tied it a 1 in the third when Roman Quinn stole home. Quinn led off with a double and went to third on Bryce Harper's single. After Rhys Hoskins flied out, Jay Bruce struck out swinging. But Harper stole second on the third strike and Quinn scooted home on the throw.

Alcantara escaped trouble in the second after Kingery hit a two-out double and Cesar Hernandez was intentionally walked to bring up Nola, who was batting eighth. Nola ripped a liner to right but Puello was playing him the opposite way and easily made the catch.

CHASE'S NIGHT

The Phillies honored six-time All-Star second baseman Chase Utley with a retirement ceremony. Utley, perhaps the most popular player in franchise history, finished his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers last year.

''Thank you for being the best fans in baseball,'' Utley told the crowd.

PUNCH OUTS

Nola became the eighth Phillies pitcher to record 10 double-digit strikeout games, joining Steve Carlton (70), Curt Schilling (48), Cole Hamels (29), Jim Bunning (25), Cliff Lee (22), Chris Short (17) and Brett Myers (11).

ROSTER MOVE

The Marlins recalled right-hander Jeff Brigham from Triple-A New Orleans and optioned outfielder Austin Dean.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: C Jorge Alfaro was placed on the seven-day concussion injured list and C Wilkin Castillo was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

Phillies: LHP Adam Morgan was activated from the injury list and LHP Cole Irvin was sent to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Morgan had been sidelined since May 26 with a left forearm strain. ... RHP Tommy Hunter will make a rehab appearance on Sunday with Class A Clearwater. Hunter has been out since spring training with right forearm strain.

UP NEXT

RHP Vince Velasquez (2-4, 4.71 ERA) makes his second start for the Phillies since moving to the bullpen and RHP Elieser Hernandez (0-2, 3.95) goes for the Marlins. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Velasquez has a chance to regain the fifth spot in the rotation.

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  • W: S. Alcantara (4-6)L: A. Nola (6-2)S: S. Romo (14)
  • HR: MIA - B. Holaday (2)
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    J. Realmuto C40000012.265.323.435.757-0.5
    J. Segura SS40100011.269.319.432.7512.5
    S. Kingery 3B40100011.336.377.6501.0261.5
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    • a-announced for Nola in the 8th
    • b-struck out for Miller in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Anderson (15)
    • HR - B. Holaday (2)
    • RBI - B. Holaday (6)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Holaday
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, S. Castro, C. Puello, Y. Rivera 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Hoskins 2 (16), S. Kingery (14), R. Quinn
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Harper 3 (3), J. Bruce 2 (2), J. Realmuto, J. Segura, A. Nola 2 (2), S. Rodriguez 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - B. Holaday
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Harper (4), J. Segura (5), R. Quinn (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Rivera-Rojas)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Bruce (5)
    • DP - (Bruce-Hernandez)
    • E - S. Kingery 2 (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Alcantara (W, 4-6)7.28114603.511.4121.0
    J. Quijada (H, 2)0.10000101.931.710.5
    S. Romo (S, 14)1.01000104.761.349.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Alcantara (W, 4-6)7.2
    J. Quijada (H, 2)0.1
    S. Romo (S, 14)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Nola (L, 6-2)8.062111014.551.4519.0
    H. Neris1.00000202.590.964.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Nola (L, 6-2)8.0
    H. Neris1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - S. Alcantara 2 (3)
    • IBB - S. Alcantara (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Alcantara 112-75, J. Quijada 6-3, S. Romo 10-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Alcantara 9-7
    • Batters Faced - S. Alcantara 34, J. Quijada, S. Romo 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - A. Nola (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 107-82, H. Neris 18-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 9-5, H. Neris 1-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Nola 32, H. Neris 3
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    H. Ramirez LF40100011.314.343.416.7590.5
    B. Anderson 3B31100012.247.334.400.7343.5
    S. Castro 2B40100022.232.263.314.5770.0
    C. Puello RF40100002.367.483.6121.0961.0
    J. Riddle CF40000033.190.227.345.573-1.5
    B. Holaday C31111102.259.394.519.9126.0
    Y. Rivera 1B40000022.059.059.059.118-1.0
    S. Alcantara P30000030.200.231.240.471-1.5
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Harper RF50100003.242.355.448.8023.0
      R. Hoskins 1B40300102.272.398.517.9156.0
      J. Bruce LF50000025.236.298.574.872-1.0
      J. Realmuto C40000012.265.323.435.757-0.5
      J. Segura SS40100011.269.319.432.7512.5
      S. Kingery 3B40100011.336.377.6501.0261.5
      C. Hernandez 2B30200100.268.326.424.7503.0
      A. Nola P20000102.036.182.036.2181.0
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      b- S. Rodriguez PH10000012.234.333.362.695-0.5
      H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      R. Quinn CF31100120.125.200.156.3565.0
      Total3519004818-----
      • a-announced for Nola in the 8th
      • b-struck out for Miller in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Anderson (15)
      • HR - B. Holaday (2)
      • RBI - B. Holaday (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Holaday
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, S. Castro, C. Puello, Y. Rivera 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Hoskins 2 (16), S. Kingery (14), R. Quinn
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Harper 3 (3), J. Bruce 2 (2), J. Realmuto, J. Segura, A. Nola 2 (2), S. Rodriguez 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - B. Holaday
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Harper (4), J. Segura (5), R. Quinn (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Rivera-Rojas)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Bruce (5)
      • DP - (Bruce-Hernandez)
      • E - S. Kingery 2 (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Alcantara (W, 4-6)7.28114603.511.4121.0
      J. Quijada (H, 2)0.10000101.931.710.5
      S. Romo (S, 14)1.01000104.761.349.5
      Total9.0911480---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Alcantara (W, 4-6)7.2
      J. Quijada (H, 2)0.1
      S. Romo (S, 14)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Nola (L, 6-2)8.062111014.551.4519.0
      H. Neris1.00000202.590.964.0
      Total9.06211121---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Nola (L, 6-2)8.0
      H. Neris1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Alcantara 2 (3)
      • IBB - S. Alcantara (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Alcantara 112-75, J. Quijada 6-3, S. Romo 10-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Alcantara 9-7
      • Batters Faced - S. Alcantara 34, J. Quijada, S. Romo 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Nola (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 107-82, H. Neris 18-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 9-5, H. Neris 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Nola 32, H. Neris 3
      • 6TH INNING
        Puello reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Anderson scored, Castro to second on 3rd baseman Kingery fielding error21
      • 3RD INNING
        Quinn stole home, Harper to second11
      • 2ND INNING
        Holaday homered to left center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Hector Neris pitching
        • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
        • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Holaday safe at first on 3rd baseman Kingery throwing error
        • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Holaday caught stealing second, catcher to second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Sergio Romo relieved Jose Quijada
        • R. Quinn: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Quinn struck out swinging
        • B. Harper: Ball, Harper flied out to deep center
        • R. Hoskins: Foul, Hoskins singled to left
        • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Bruce fouled out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez reached on an infield single to second
        • B. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • S. Castro: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • C. Puello: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Puello grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura singled to right
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Kingery out on batter's interference
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Segura stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez reached on an infield single to second, Segura to third
        • Brad Miller hit for Aaron Nola
        • Jose Quijada relieved Sandy Alcantara
        • Sean Rodriguez hit for Brad Miller
        • S. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • Y. Rivera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Rivera grounded out to second
        • S. Alcantara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Alcantara struck out swinging
        • M. Rojas: Rojas grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • R. Quinn: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Quinn struck out swinging
        • B. Harper: Harper grounded out to pitcher
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoskins doubled to deep left
        • J. Bruce: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bruce struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson hit by pitch
        • S. Castro: Castro singled to shallow right, Anderson to third
        • C. Puello: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Puello reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Anderson scored, Castro to second on 3rd baseman Kingery fielding error
        • J. Riddle: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
        • B. Holaday: Holaday flied into double play left to second, Castro out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • S. Kingery: Foul, Foul, Ball, Kingery flied out to right
        • C. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to second
        • A. Nola: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nola grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • S. Alcantara: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Alcantara struck out looking
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rojas grounded out to second
        • H. Ramirez: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins doubled to shallow left
        • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Bruce flied out to left
        • J. Realmuto: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Realmuto struck out on foul tip
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, Segura struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Castro grounded out to third
        • C. Puello: Puello singled to center
        • J. Riddle: Riddle flied out to deep right
        • B. Holaday: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Holaday walked, Puello to second
        • Y. Rivera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Segura grounded out to first
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
        • C. Hernandez: Hernandez singled to shallow center
        • A. Nola: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nola walked
        • R. Quinn: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez to third, Nola to second on wild pitch, Ball, Quinn walked
        • B. Harper: Harper flied out to deep right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • S. Alcantara: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Alcantara struck out looking
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas singled to right
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ramirez flied out to shallow right
        • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rojas out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • R. Quinn: Quinn doubled to left
        • B. Harper: Harper singled to center, Quinn to third
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hoskins flied out to center
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Bruce struck out on foul tip, Quinn stole home, Harper to second
        • J. Realmuto: Foul, Realmuto grounded out to catcher
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • C. Puello: Ball, Strike looking, Puello lined out to second
        • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Riddle struck out on foul tip
        • B. Holaday: Ball, Ball, Holaday homered to left center
        • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rivera grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto flied out to center
        • J. Segura: Ball, Segura grounded out to third
        • S. Kingery: Ball, Foul, Kingery doubled to deep left
        • C. Hernandez: Hernandez intentionally walked
        • A. Nola: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nola lined out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Nola Pitching:
        • M. Rojas: Rojas fouled out to catcher
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Anderson doubled to shallow right
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Alcantara Pitching:
        • B. Harper: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Harper flied out to left
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins walked
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce grounded into double play shortstop to first, Hoskins out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)