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TOTALSTOTALS35767712
BATTING
Home Runs: Juan Soto 18 (2, 4th inning off Jake Arrieta, 1 on, 1 Out; 10th inning off Yacksel Ríos, 0 on, 1 Out)RBI: Trea Turner (62); Juan Soto (60); Matt Wieters (24); Andrew Stevenson (13)2-out RBI: Trea Turner 1; Andrew Stevenson 12-out RISP: Bryce Harper 3; Adrian Sanchez 2GIDP: Trea Turner 1
FIELDING
Double Plays: (Trea Turner-Mark Reynolds); (Mark Reynolds-Anthony Rendon-Mark Reynolds); (Adrian Sanchez-Trea Turner-Mark Reynolds)
Washington Nationals LogoWASHINGTON NATIONALS - PITCHERSNATIONALS - PITCHERSPITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
TOTALS10.01366561
PITCHING
Pitches: Tanner Roark 70; Tim Collins 18; Jimmy Cordero 6; Austen Williams 18; Kyle McGowin 13; Justin Miller 23; Matt Grace 4; Wander Suero 3; Greg Holland 21Strikes: Tanner Roark 49; Tim Collins 10; Jimmy Cordero 4; Austen Williams 11; Kyle McGowin 9; Justin Miller 14; Matt Grace 3; Wander Suero 1; Greg Holland 9Ground Balls: Tanner Roark 9; Tim Collins 1; Austen Williams 2; Kyle McGowin 1; Matt Grace 1Fly Balls: Tanner Roark 4; Tim Collins 1; Kyle McGowin 1; Justin Miller 1; Wander Suero 1; Greg Holland 2Batters Faced: Tanner Roark 22; Tim Collins 4; Jimmy Cordero 1; Austen Williams 4; Kyle McGowin 4; Justin Miller 3; Matt Grace 1; Wander Suero 2; Greg Holland 5Hit Batsman: Justin MillerIntentional Walks: Carlos Santana (By Wander Suero)
Philadelphia Phillies LogoPHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - BATTERSPHILLIES - BATTERSBATTERSABRHRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLG
TOTALSTOTALS40613656
BATTING
Home Runs: José Bautista 12 (1, 8th inning off Kyle McGowin, 0 on, 0 Outs)RBI: César Hernández (49); Rhys Hoskins (89); Wilson Ramos (13); José Bautista (44); Asdrúbal Cabrera (75)2-out RBI: César Hernández 1; Rhys Hoskins 1; Wilson Ramos 22-out RISP: César Hernández 1; Carlos Santana 2; José Bautista 4GIDP: Carlos Santana 1; Odúbel Herrera 1
FIELDING
Error: Nick Williams (3)Double Plays: (Pedro Florimón-César Hernández-Carlos Santana)Passed Balls: Jorge Alfaro
Philadelphia Phillies LogoPHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - PITCHERSPHILLIES - PITCHERSPITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
TOTALS10.06777122
PITCHING
WP: Seranthony Domínguez 1Pitches: Jake Arrieta 88; Pat Neshek 16; Edubray Ramos 18; Luis Avilán 7; Seranthony Domínguez 43; Luis García 12; Yacksel Ríos 15Strikes: Jake Arrieta 54; Pat Neshek 11; Edubray Ramos 11; Luis Avilán 3; Seranthony Domínguez 24; Luis García 6; Yacksel Ríos 11Ground Balls: Jake Arrieta 4; Pat Neshek 1; Seranthony Domínguez 5; Yacksel Ríos 2Fly Balls: Jake Arrieta 3; Pat Neshek 1; Edubray Ramos 2; Yacksel Ríos 1Batters Faced: Jake Arrieta 21; Pat Neshek 3; Edubray Ramos 3; Luis Avilán 1; Seranthony Domínguez 9; Luis García 2; Yacksel Ríos 4Hit Batsman: Jake Arrieta
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-TOP OF 1ST
NATIONALS-TOP OF 1ST
TOP OF 1ST
0 RUNS, 0 HITS, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 0 H, 0 E
GROUND OUT
Eaton grounded out, second baseman C.Hernández to first baseman C.Santana.
GROUND OUT
Turner grounded out, second baseman C.Hernández to first baseman C.Santana.
STRIKEOUT
Harper struck out.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 1ST
PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 1ST
BOTTOM OF 1ST
0 RUNS, 1 HIT, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 1 H, 0 E
GROUND OUT
C.Hernández grounded out, first baseman Reynolds unassisted.
DOUBLE
Hoskins doubled to left.
GROUND OUT
W.Ramos grounded out, shortstop Turner to first baseman Reynolds.
GROUND OUT
C.Santana grounded out, first baseman Reynolds unassisted.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-TOP OF 2ND
NATIONALS-TOP OF 2ND
TOP OF 2ND
1 RUN, 1 HIT, 0 ERRORS
1 R, 1 H, 0 E
WALK
Rendon walked on a full count.
DOUBLE
Soto doubled to right, Rendon scored.
STRIKEOUT
Reynolds struck out.
POP OUT
Wieters popped out to first baseman C.Santana.
GROUND OUT
Sanchez grounded out, shortstop Kingery to first baseman C.Santana.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 2ND
PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 2ND
BOTTOM OF 2ND
0 RUNS, 1 HIT, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 1 H, 0 E
FOUL POP OUT
N.Williams fouled out to third baseman Rendon.
SINGLE
Franco singled to center.
GROUND DOUBLE PLAY
O.Herrera grounded into a double play, shortstop Turner to first baseman Reynolds, Franco out.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-TOP OF 3RD
NATIONALS-TOP OF 3RD
TOP OF 3RD
0 RUNS, 0 HITS, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 0 H, 0 E
STRIKEOUT
Roark struck out.
BUNT OUT
Eaton was out bunting, third baseman Franco to first baseman C.Santana.
STRIKEOUT
Turner struck out.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 3RD
PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 3RD
BOTTOM OF 3RD
0 RUNS, 0 HITS, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 0 H, 0 E
GROUND OUT
Kingery grounded out, third baseman Rendon to first baseman Reynolds.
STRIKEOUT
Arrieta struck out.
STRIKEOUT
C.Hernández struck out.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-TOP OF 4TH
NATIONALS-TOP OF 4TH
TOP OF 4TH
2 RUNS, 2 HITS, 1 ERROR
2 R, 2 H, 1 E
STRIKEOUT
Harper struck out.
WALK
Rendon walked on a full count.
HOME RUN
Soto homered to center on the first pitch, Rendon scored.
GROUND OUT
Reynolds grounded out, third baseman Franco to first baseman C.Santana.
DOUBLE
Wieters doubled to center.
ADVANCE, ERROR
On right fielder N.Williams' fielding error, Wieters to third.
FLIED OUT
Sanchez flied out to center fielder O.Herrera.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 4TH
PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 4TH
BOTTOM OF 4TH
0 RUNS, 1 HIT, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 1 H, 0 E
FLIED OUT
Hoskins flied out to center fielder Harper.
SINGLE
W.Ramos singled to right.
GROUND DOUBLE PLAY
C.Santana grounded into a double play, first baseman Reynolds to third baseman Rendon to first baseman Reynolds, W.Ramos out.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-TOP OF 5TH
NATIONALS-TOP OF 5TH
TOP OF 5TH
0 RUNS, 0 HITS, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 0 H, 0 E
LINE OUT
Roark lined out to center fielder O.Herrera.
HIT BY PITCH
Eaton was hit by a pitch.
STRIKEOUT
Turner struck out.
STOLEN BASE
Eaton stole second.
STRIKEOUT
Harper struck out.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 5TH
PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 5TH
BOTTOM OF 5TH
5 RUNS, 7 HITS, 0 ERRORS
5 R, 7 H, 0 E
DOUBLE
N.Williams doubled to right.
POP OUT
Franco popped out to second baseman Sanchez.
SINGLE
O.Herrera singled to left, N.Williams to third.
LINEUP CHANGE
A.Cabrera pinch-hitting for Kingery.
DOUBLE
A.Cabrera doubled to right, N.Williams scored, O.Herrera to third.
LINEUP CHANGE
Bour pinch-hitting for Arrieta.
FOUL POP OUT
Bour fouled out to third baseman Rendon.
SINGLE
C.Hernández singled to left, O.Herrera scored, A.Cabrera to third.
DOUBLE
Hoskins doubled to left, A.Cabrera scored, C.Hernández to third.
SINGLE
W.Ramos singled to center, C.Hernández scored, Hoskins scored.
DOUBLE
C.Santana doubled to right, W.Ramos to third.
LINEUP CHANGE
Collins pitching.
LINEUP CHANGE
J.Bautista pinch-hitting for N.Williams.
FLIED OUT
J.Bautista flied out to center fielder Harper.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-TOP OF 6TH
NATIONALS-TOP OF 6TH
TOP OF 6TH
0 RUNS, 0 HITS, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 0 H, 0 E
LINEUP CHANGE
J.Bautista in as right fielder.
LINEUP CHANGE
A.Cabrera in as shortstop.
LINEUP CHANGE
Neshek pitching.
STRIKEOUT
Rendon struck out.
GROUND OUT
Soto grounded out, shortstop A.Cabrera to first baseman C.Santana.
FLIED OUT
Reynolds flied out to right fielder J.Bautista.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 6TH
PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 6TH
BOTTOM OF 6TH
0 RUNS, 0 HITS, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 0 H, 0 E
GROUND OUT
Franco grounded out, third baseman Rendon to first baseman Reynolds.
STRIKEOUT
O.Herrera struck out.
WALK
A.Cabrera walked.
LINEUP CHANGE
Altherr pinch-hitting for Neshek.
LINEUP CHANGE
Cordero pitching.
STRIKEOUT
Altherr struck out.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-TOP OF 7TH
NATIONALS-TOP OF 7TH
TOP OF 7TH
0 RUNS, 0 HITS, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 0 H, 0 E
LINEUP CHANGE
Ramos pitching.
FLIED OUT
Wieters flied out to right fielder J.Bautista.
FOUL POP OUT
Sanchez fouled out to first baseman C.Santana.
LINEUP CHANGE
V.Robles pinch-hitting for Cordero.
STRIKEOUT
V.Robles struck out.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 7TH
PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 7TH
BOTTOM OF 7TH
0 RUNS, 2 HITS, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 2 H, 0 E
LINEUP CHANGE
Williams pitching.
LINE OUT
C.Hernández lined out to shortstop Turner.
SINGLE
Hoskins singled to center.
SINGLE
W.Ramos hit an infield single to shortstop, Hoskins to second.
LINEUP CHANGE
Cozens pinch-running for W.Ramos.
DOUBLE PLAY
C.Santana hit into a double play, second baseman Sanchez to shortstop Turner to first baseman Reynolds, Cozens out.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-TOP OF 8TH
NATIONALS-TOP OF 8TH
TOP OF 8TH
0 RUNS, 0 HITS, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 0 H, 0 E
LINEUP CHANGE
Avilán pitching.
LINEUP CHANGE
Alfaro in as catcher.
LINEUP CHANGE
Florimón in as shortstop.
LINEUP CHANGE
A.Cabrera in as third baseman.
WALK
Eaton walked on a full count.
LINEUP CHANGE
Domínguez pitching.
GROUND DOUBLE PLAY
Turner grounded into a double play, shortstop Florimón to second baseman C.Hernández to first baseman C.Santana, Eaton out.
GROUND OUT
Harper grounded out, pitcher Domínguez to first baseman C.Santana.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 8TH
PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 8TH
BOTTOM OF 8TH
1 RUN, 1 HIT, 0 ERRORS
1 R, 1 H, 0 E
LINEUP CHANGE
McGowin pitching.
HOME RUN
J.Bautista homered to left on a 1-1 count.
STRIKEOUT
Florimón struck out.
GROUND OUT
O.Herrera grounded out, second baseman Sanchez to first baseman Reynolds.
LINE OUT
A.Cabrera lined out to right fielder Eaton.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-TOP OF 9TH
NATIONALS-TOP OF 9TH
TOP OF 9TH
3 RUNS, 2 HITS, 0 ERRORS
3 R, 2 H, 0 E
WALK
Rendon walked on a full count.
PASSED BALL
On Domínguez's wild pitch, Rendon to second.
WALK
Soto walked on a full count.
GROUND DOUBLE PLAY
On Alfaro's passed ball, Rendon to third.
STRIKEOUT
Reynolds struck out.
SINGLE
Wieters singled to right, Rendon scored, Soto to second.
LINEUP CHANGE
Taylor pinch-running for Wieters.
LINEUP CHANGE
Zimmerman pinch-hitting for Sanchez.
FORCE OUT
Zimmerman grounded into fielder's choice, third baseman A.Cabrera to second baseman C.Hernández, Soto to third, Taylor out.
LINEUP CHANGE
Stevenson pinch-hitting for McGowin.
LINEUP CHANGE
Difo pinch-running for Zimmerman.
SINGLE
Stevenson hit an infield single to shortstop, Soto scored, Difo to second.
WALK
Eaton walked on a full count, Difo to third, Stevenson to second.
LINEUP CHANGE
Lu.García pitching.
WALK
Turner walked on a full count, Difo scored, Stevenson to third, Eaton to second.
STRIKEOUT
Harper struck out.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 9TH
PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 9TH
BOTTOM OF 9TH
0 RUNS, 0 HITS, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 0 H, 0 E
LINEUP CHANGE
J.Miller pitching.
LINEUP CHANGE
Harper in as right fielder.
LINEUP CHANGE
Taylor in as center fielder.
LINEUP CHANGE
Difo in as second baseman.
LINEUP CHANGE
Kieboom in as catcher.
LINEUP CHANGE
Knapp pinch-hitting for Alfaro.
WALK
Knapp walked on a full count.
HIT BY PITCH
C.Hernández was hit by a pitch, Knapp to second.
POP OUT
Hoskins popped out to first baseman Reynolds.
LINEUP CHANGE
Crawford pinch-hitting for Lu.García.
LINEUP CHANGE
Grace pitching.
FORCE OUT
Crawford grounded into fielder's choice, pitcher Grace to shortstop Turner to second baseman Difo, Knapp to third, C.Hernández out.
LINEUP CHANGE
Suero pitching.
ADVANCE, NO PLAY
On defensive indifference, Crawford to second.
INTENTIONAL WALK
C.Santana was intentionally walked.
FLIED OUT
J.Bautista flied out to center fielder Taylor.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-TOP OF 10TH
NATIONALS-TOP OF 10TH
TOP OF 10TH
1 RUN, 1 HIT, 0 ERRORS
1 R, 1 H, 0 E
LINEUP CHANGE
Ríos pitching.
LINEUP CHANGE
Knapp in as catcher.
GROUND OUT
Rendon grounded out, second baseman C.Hernández to first baseman C.Santana.
HOME RUN
Soto homered to left on a 0-1 count.
STRIKEOUT
Reynolds struck out.
GROUND OUT
Taylor grounded out, pitcher Ríos to first baseman C.Santana.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 10TH
PHILLIES-BOTTOM OF 10TH
BOTTOM OF 10TH
0 RUNS, 0 HITS, 0 ERRORS
0 R, 0 H, 0 E
LINEUP CHANGE
G.Holland pitching.
STRIKEOUT
Florimón struck out.
FOUL POP OUT
O.Herrera fouled out to second baseman Difo.
WALK
A.Cabrera walked on a full count.
WALK
Knapp walked on four pitches, A.Cabrera to second.
FOUL POP OUT
C.Hernández fouled out to right fielder Harper.

Soto HR in 10th gives Nats doubleheader sweep over Phils

Associated Press

Soto HR in 10th gives Nats doubleheader sweep over Phils

Associated Press 9/12/2018 By DAN GELSTON

PHILADELPHIA (AP)-- Juan Soto made a leaping catch in foul territory in the first game of a doubleheader and ended eight hours of baseball with a milestone homer in the second game.

Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Pivetta pitches during the third inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Pivetta pitches during the third inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia.
© AP Photo/Matt Slocum

Both plays from the talented teen keyed a sensational sweep for the Nationals.

Soto hit a solo home run in the 10th inning, his second of the game, to lead the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies and a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday night.

''I've never seen a 19 year old swing and be that patient at the plate,'' Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. ''He's 19 but he plays like he's been in the league a long time.''

The Nationals rallied for three runs in the ninth inning off Seranthony Dominguez to tie the game at 6-all. Soto, who hit a two-run shot in the fourth, connected off Yacksel Rios (3-2) with one out in the 10th for the winner.

Greg Holland retired the first batters in the 10th before he walked the next two. Holland got Cesar Hernandez to fly out to end the game for his third save. Wander Suero (3-0) got the win.

In the first game, Spencer Kieboom hit his first major league home run after losing a tooth earlier in the day, Erick Fedde pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and the Nationals beat Phillies 3-1.

Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Pivetta pitches during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. © AP Photo/Matt Slocum Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Pivetta pitches during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. Washington Nationals' Juan Soto hits a two-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta during the fourth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. © AP Photo/Matt Slocum Washington Nationals' Juan Soto hits a two-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta during the fourth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia.

The doubleheader was needed once Monday's night's game was postponed because of poor field conditions from weekend rain. The grounds crew used blow torches to dry a field that had not been covered with a tarp and players described as ''spongy'' and ''soft.''

It's the Phillies who are stuck in the mud.

The Phillies, who were 15 games over .500 in early August and in the thick of NL playoff race, have lost four straight games and are 6-16 since Aug. 18. Philadelphia fell 6 1/2 games behind Atlanta in the NL East and 6 1/2 games behind St. Louis in the race for the second wild card spot.

The Nationals (73-72) also swept a doubleheader on Saturday and just may pass the slumping Phillies (74-70) in the final standings.

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, left, and catcher Spencer Kieboom celebrate after winning the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. Washington won 3-1. © AP Photo/Matt Slocum Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, left, and catcher Spencer Kieboom celebrate after winning the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. Washington won 3-1.

''I'm not going to sugarcoat it. We're not playing good baseball right now,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said.

The second game ended 8 1/2 hours after the first pitch in the opener - and with only a smattering of fans at the park each time.

''I feel beat up right now and I just stood there,'' Martinez said.

The Phillies seemed poised to win the nightcap and get some sort of spark going to stay in the NL playoff picture. They scored five runs in the fourth inning off starter Tanner Roark, and Jose Bautista hit a solo shot in the eighth to make it 6-3.

But Dominguez failed them and Kapler let his closer labor through 43 pitches before pulling him. With 20 active pitchers, Kapler nearly gave them all a turn during the day - except when Dominguez needed help.

The Phillies loaded the bases in the ninth, but the rally was snuffed when Bautista flied out.

Soto had three hits and four RBIs in the nightcap and passed Ken Griffey Jr. for fourth on the career list for homers by a teenager with 18. He also has the most multi-homer games by a teenager in baseball history with three.

''Can't wait to talk to 2-2 over there,'' Roark said in the Nationals clubhouse.

The Nats had reason to smile - even if Kieboom, a rookie catcher, was missing a tooth. Kieboom is waiting on veneers and lost half a temporary tooth earlier at breakfast when he bit into a baguette. The other half was stuck in his gums.

He looked as if he spit out a tooth while he walked to the plate in the fifth in the opener. It was just a big spitball. He pointed to the gap as he jogged back to the dugout after the solo homer.

''I just popped it off,'' he said, laughing. ''I've got to roll with this for a little while but that's fine. The Caps, those boys play with no teeth. I can play with no teeth.''

Phillies starter Nick Pivetta (7-12) was one of seven pitchers to work the opener.

Fedde (2-3), making his second start since he missed two months with a sore right shoulder, tossed one-hit ball through five.

The late afternoon start resulted in a sparse crowd for the first pitch. The 40-plus-person Phillies contingent in front of the dugout for the national anthem was larger than the bunch of fans in the upper deck.

Washington Nationals' Erick Fedde pitches during the third inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. © AP Photo/Matt Slocum Washington Nationals' Erick Fedde pitches during the third inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia.

''One thing that we continue to focus on is who can perform best under sub-optimal conditions,'' Kapler said. ''So optimal conditions are a packed house and really fired up and energetic and suboptimal conditions are when you have more challenging situations. And I think today was a more challenging situation and we always challenge our guys to do the best under those circumstances that they possibly can.''

FLIP OUT

Phillies 3B Maikel Franco flipped over a railing and into the dugout chasing down a foul ball in the eighth inning of the nightcap. Franco left the game with a right shoulder contusion and neck soreness.

DOUBLE DIP

The Phillies have played four doubleheaders this season, their most since 2011. They've played three at Citizens Bank Park since the All-Star break.

MOVING ON UP

The Phillies recalled RHP Drew Anderson, RHP Enyel De Los Santos and LHP Ranger Suarez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

UP NEXT

It's a doozy: Washington sends RHP Stephen Strasburg (7-7, 4.04 ERA) to the mound against RHP Aaron Nola (16-4, 2.29).

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