July 31, 2019 / 2:16 AM / 2 months ago

Smyly, Hoskins lead Phillies past Giants

EditorsNote: Corrected PHI’s LOB thru 1st 3 innings (changed to four from three) in 6th graf; Adds apostrophe to ‘Phillies’ in 12th graf

Jul 30, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Drew Smyly (18) takes the field for warm ups before action against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Smyly tossed seven scoreless innings, Rhys Hoskins homered and the host Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Francisco Giants, 4-2, on Tuesday.

Jean Segura ripped three hits while Cesar Hernandez, J.T. Realmuto and Adam Haseley added two hits each for the Phillies. Bryce Harper also walked three times and scored one run.

Smyly (2-5) gave up four hits. He recorded five strikeouts against just one walk while throwing 103 pitches, 71 for strikes.

Hector Neris pitched a scoreless ninth for his 19th save in 23 opportunities.

Brandon Belt and Stephen Vogt each had a pinch-hit homer in the eighth for the Giants, who had won 19 of 24 entering this game.

Giants starter Tyler Beede allowed 10 hits and four runs in five innings. Beede (3-5) struck out four and walked two.

The Phillies stranded four runners in scoring position through the first three innings, and the game remained scoreless.

San Francisco managed only two hits through the first four innings.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Phillies went ahead 1-0 when Maikel Franco grounded out but knocked in Realmuto from third. Haseley then doubled home Hernandez for a 2-0 advantage.

Hoskins crushed a two-run shot in the fifth, his team-leading 23rd of the season, for a 4-0 lead.

San Francisco’s Donovan Solano singled to center with one out in the sixth. But Mike Yastrzemski grounded into a double play to end the inning.

The Giants grounded into eight outs through Smyly’s seven innings.

Nick Pivetta came in to pitch the eighth for the Phillies and allowed a pinch-hit homer to Belt, who had been in an 0-for-17 slump. The solo homer cut the Phillies’ lead to 4-1 and was the third career pinch-hit home run for Belt.

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Vogt added another pinch-hit homer off Pivetta, and the Giants climbed within 4-2.

Yastrzemski struck out to open the ninth, and pinch hitter Alex Dickerson lined out to center. Buster Posey flied out to left to end the game.

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