Offensive effort falls short for strong Pivetta

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Hedges showed bunt on a potential safety squeeze in his plate appearance against Phillies closer Hector Neris in the ninth before he flied out to center field to score Cory Spangenberg from third.

Padres left-hander Clayton Richard allowed just five hits, one run and one walk in six innings. He struck out two. He would have pitched longer, except a one-hour, 34-minute rain delay forced him from the game. His only mistake came in the fourth, when Tommy Joseph hit a solo homer to right field.

Pivetta allowed five hits, three runs and struck out nine in seven innings. He allowed three home runs, including the two to Hedges. Pivetta posted a 3.94 ERA in his final five starts before the All-Star break.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Williams sparks rally:
Phillies pinch-hitter Nick Williams ripped a one-out double off the right-field wall in the seventh inning to put runners on second and third with one out. Daniel Nava‘s fielder’s choice scored Cameron Rupp to cut the Padres lead to 3-2. Freddy Galvis then laced a single to left field against Padres left-hander Brad Hand to score Williams to tie the game, 3-3.

Pirela crushes one: Padres left fielder Jose Pirela crushed a solo homer to left-center field in the first inning to hand the Padres a 1-0 lead. The ball travelled a projected 450 feet, according to Statcast™. It is the longest homer hit this season at Citizens Bank Park, and the second-longest Padres homer this season. Wil Myers hit one 453 feet on May 13 in Chicago against the White Sox.

Statcast: Pirela's 450-ft homer

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

AJ Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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