Phils heat up late, but rally falls short

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It was the first time since May 13, when Lisalverto Bonilla tossed eight frames in San Francisco, that a Reds starter pitched more than six innings in a game. The Reds have won four of their past six games to improve to 23-24.

Altherr's RBI double

The Phillies, who have lost 21 of their past 26 games, had not had fewer than four hits in a game until this week. Then they had three hits Sunday in Pittsburgh, three hits in both Monday and Wednesday’s games against the Rockies and just three hits against the Reds. They have scored just nine runs in the past six games.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Duvall brings bat and glove: Adam Duvall ripped a two-run home run to left field against Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola in the first inning to give the Reds a 2-0 lead. Duvall then made a five-star catch to end the third, when Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera laced a line drive to left. Duvall covered 33 feet in 2.8 seconds to make the catch, which had a catch probability of just 24 percent, according to Statcast™.

Duvall's solo blast

Nola goes high, Schebler goes deep: Nola had not allowed a ball in play on a pitch in the upper third of the strike zone or higher this season, according to Statcast™. Then he threw a 2-1 fastball to Scott Schebler in the second inning, and he crushed the 93 mph fastball to center field for a solo home run to hand the Reds a 3-0 lead. The ball left Schebler’s bat at 105 mph and travelled a projected 419 feet. It was his 14th homer of the season.

Schebler's solo smash

WHAT’S NEXT
Reds: Bronson Arroyo (3-4, 6.75 ERA) will start for the Reds when the series continues at 4:10 p.m. ET Saturday on MLB.TV. Arroyo has lost his past two starts and has given up nine homers over his past four outings.

Phillies: Right-hander Jared Eickhoff (0-5, 4.70 ERA) faces the Reds in the second game of the three-game series Saturday afternoon on MLB.TV. He had a 3.56 ERA in five starts in April, but he has a 6.33 ERA in four starts this month.

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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.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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


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