06/26 18:42 CDT Schwarber hits 3-run HR, Harper-less Phils beat Padres 8-5
Schwarber hits 3-run HR, Harper-less Phils beat Padres 8-5
By BERNIE WILSON
AP Sports Writer
SAN DIEGO (AP) --- Kyle Schwarber hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the
seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the San Diego
Padres 8-5 on Sunday, a day after losing NL MVP Bryce Harper indefinitely with
a broken left thumb.
Harper was injured when he was hit by a pitch from left-hander Blake Snell in
Philadelphia's 4-2 win on Saturday night. The slugger, who has had a great
season while playing mostly at designated hitter because of an elbow injury, is
expected to see a specialist after the Phillies return home.
San Diego's Yu Darvish left with a 5-3 lead after striking out a season-high
nine in six innings. But reliever Nabil Crismatt (4-1) couldn't hold it after
getting into trouble opening the seventh. Bryson Stott walked, Matt Vierling
singled and Schwarber, the leadoff batter, drove a 2-1 pitch into the left
field seats for the lead. It was his 21st.
Schwarber also had an RBI double in the second for the Phillies, who've won
three of four.
Garrett Stubbs, who played at nearby Torrey Pines High School and then at
Southern California, singled in an insurance run for the Phillies in the eighth
after striking out in his first three at-bats. Matt Vierling scored on a wild
pitch in the ninth.
Nick Nelson (2-1) pitched 3 1/3 perfect innings in relief of Kyle Gibson, with
two strikeouts. Andrew Bellatti pitched the ninth for his first save.
San Diego went ahead 5-2 in the third on two-run doubles by Austin Nola and
rookie C.J. Abrams that knocked out Kyle Gibson. The right-hander allowed three
hits, two walks and hit a batter that inning. Overall, Gibson allowed five runs
and four hits, walked three and struck out two in 2 2/3 innings, his shortest
outing this season.
Nola hit an RBI single off younger brother Aaron Nola in San Diego's 1-0 win
Darvish allowed three runs and seven hits, with one walk.
San Diego leadoff batter Jurickson Profar walked in the first and scored on
Eric Hosmer's groundout.
The Phillies went ahead in the second on Bryson Stott's RBI single and
Schwarber's RBI double.
Phillies: Placed Harper on the 10-day injured list and recalled OF and former
No. 1 overall draft pick Mickey Moniak from Triple-A to take Harper's roster
Padres: Placed RHP Steven Wilson on the 15-day IL with left hamstring
tendinitis and recalled LHP Ray Kerr from Triple-A El Paso.
Phillies: RHP Zack Wheeler (6-4, 2.77 ERA) is scheduled to start Tuesday night
in the opener of a three-game home series against Atlanta, which will counter
with RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 4.84).
Padres: LHP Sean Manaea (3-3, 3.87) is scheduled to start Tuesday night in the
opener of a two-game series at Arizona opposite RHP Zac Gallen (4-2, 2.92).
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