MLB: Yu Darvish, Robinson Cano propel Padres past Phillies
Yu Darvish tossed seven strong innings and Robinson Cano had an RBI single to fuel the visiting San Diego Padres to a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday afternoon.
Darvish (4-1) allowed six hits, all singles, to go along with five strikeouts and no walks.
Taylor Rogers recorded the final four outs to earn his 15th save in 16 opportunities.
Manny Machado added two of the 10 hits for the Padres, who shut out the Phillies for the second time in the three-game series.
Rhys Hoskins had two hits for Philadelphia, which was shut out for the fifth time this season. Both teams combined for 18 hits, with all of them being singles.
Bryce Harper was held out of the lineup for a fourth straight game after receiving a PRP injection in his right elbow on Sunday.
Phillies starter Kyle Gibson (3-2) allowed two runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. Gibson struck out seven and walked none before leaving after 100 pitches.
The Padres placed runners at first and third with no outs in the fourth inning before Cano ripped an RBI single to right field for a 1-0 lead. Ha-Seong Kim added a sacrifice fly to left field to score Wil Myers for a 2-0 advantage.
The Phillies managed only three hits through the first five innings, singles by Hoskins, Garrett Stubbs on a bunt and Johan Camargo.
Gibson was lifted for Seranthony Dominguez after allowing a two-out single to Luke Voit in the sixth inning. Kim then hit an infield single and Austin Nola flied out to center.
Hoskins singled to right field with one out in the sixth and advanced to third on Alec Bohm’s base hit. Kyle Schwarber struck out and Nick Castellanos grounded out to end the threat.
Bryson Stott singled to open the bottom of the eighth, but former Phillie Luis Garcia induced Hoskins into a popout before Bohm struck out. Rogers then came in and gave up a single to Schwarber before Castellanos grounded out softly to second for the final out of the inning.
In the ninth, Rogers allowed a two-out walk to Camargo and struck out pinch hitter Jean Segura to end the game.
–Field Level Media