Aaron Nola Strikes Out 10, Pitches 7-Inning Complete Game As Phillies Beat Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Aaron Nola struck out 10 and pitched all seven innings for the first complete game of his big league career, and the Philadelphia Phillies handed the Miami Marlins their worst drubbing in two days, winning a doubleheader opener 11-0 Friday.

Nola (5-3) didn’t allow a hit until Brian Anderson singled to cap a 10-pitch at-bat leading off the fifth. By then the Phillies had their 11-run lead.

Nola allowed two subsequent singles. He hit two batters, walked none, threw 106 pitches and reached double digits in strikeouts for the fourth time this year.

It was another rough outing for Marlins pitchers, who gave up a National League record 29 runs against Atlanta on Wednesday.

Andrew McCutchen drove in three runs with three hits, including his sixth homer. Rhys Hoskins hit a three-run homer, his 10th. Adam Haseley doubled twice, singled and drove in two runs.

Nola’s complete game was his first in 136 career starts. It was his fifth start of at least seven innings this year, as he lowered his ERA to 2.40.

Trevor Rogers (1-1) gave up nine runs, eight earned, in three-plus innings. He struck out five of the first seven batters, but the Phillies broke through with four runs in the third inning.


Haseley doubled and McCutchen homered on consecutive pitches, and Jean Segura added a two-out, two-run double. The Phils added five runs in the fourth, when Hoskins’ homer in the fourth made it 9-0.

Miami fell to 3-10 at home.


Phillies: Before the doubleheader, they selected INF Ronald Torreyes from Lehigh Valley, optioned RHP Connor Brogdon to Lehigh Valley, reinstated LHP Adam Morgan from the IL, and designated INF Neil Walker for assignment.

Marlins: They selected the contract of RHP Johan Quezada. RHP Justin Shafer cleared waivers and was granted his unconditional release.


Phillies: RHP Spencer Howard (1-2, 5.66) is scheduled to start Saturday in place of Zack Wheeler, whose start was pushed back at least until Monday after he ripped a nail putting on his pants.

Marlins: RHP José Ureña (0-0, 5.40) is scheduled to start in the fourth game of the series. He allowed three runs in five innings in his first start of the year against Atlanta after being sidelined by the coronavirus.

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