Scott Kingery hit a three-run homer and the Phillies beat the Rockies 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Posted: 9:59 PM, Jun 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-12 23:59:20-04
Scott Kingery hit a three-run homer and the Phillies beat the Rockies 5-4 on Tuesday night.

PHILADELPHIA --  Aaron Nola  never gets flustered, even when he's riding a stationary bike while the closer fights to protect the lead.

Nola struck out 10 in another dominant performance,  Scott Kingery  hit a three-run homer and the  Philadelphia Phillies  beat the  Colorado Rockies  5-4 on Tuesday night.

Seranthony Dominguez  escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth for his third save.

"I just take it pitch by pitch," Nola said.

Nola (8-2) allowed one run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings, lowering his ERA to 2.27. He has given up three runs or less in 13 of 14 starts.

"He's a special kind of competitor," manager Gabe Kapler said. "He's fun to watch."

Nola left after striking out  Ian Desmond  with runners on first and third.  Edubray Ramos  entered and gave up a bloop RBI single to Tom Murphy before recording the third out.  Tommy Hunter  tossed a scoreless eighth. But  Luis Garcia  allowed four consecutive singles to start the ninth. He departed after Murphy's RBI single cut it to 5-2.

Dominguez entered and gave up an RBI single to pinch-hitter  Chris Iannetta DJ LeMahieu 's sacrifice fly cut it to 5-4. But right fielder  Aaron Altherr  ran down  Charlie Blackmon 's hard liner for the second out and Dominguez struck out  Nolan Arenado  to end it.

"I was thankful to get the job done," Dominguez said.

Kapler called Altherr's running catch a "game-saver."

"That play was sensational," he said.

Kingery drove a 1-2 pitch from  Jon Gray  (6-7) out to left-center to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead in the first. He added a sacrifice fly in the third.

Gray surrendered four runs on only three hits in six innings. He also fanned 10.

"I had no rhythm early and it cost me," Gray said.

Jesmuel Valentin 's pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth extended Philadelphia's lead to 5-1.

The Phillies have won two in a row for the first time since a three-game winning streak May 13-17.

The Rockies have lost five straight and nine of 11.

After starting at five positions, Kingery has taken over as Philadelphia's regular shortstop despite batting only .215.  J.P. Crawford  has moved to third base since returning from the disabled list and has started five straight games instead of  Maikel Franco .

"It's been a process," Kingery said. "Just trying to go step by step to where I feel better in the box."


This was the first time a Phillies starter and opposing starter each struck out 10 or more in the same game since April 25, 2011, at Arizona when Cliff Lee had 12 and  Ian Kennedy  had 10.


Rockies: OF  Carlos Gonzalez  was back in the lineup after missing two games with a rib issue. ... RHP  Adam Ottavino  threw a live batting practice session. He has been sidelined by a left oblique strain.