SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 8-5 on Sunday, a day after losing NL MVP Bryce Harper indefinitely with a broken left thumb.
Harper was injured when he was hit by a pitch from southpaw Blake Snell in Philadelphia’s 4-2 win on Saturday night. The slugger, who had a great season while playing mostly designated hitter due to an elbow injury, should see a specialist after the Phillies return home.
the San Diego one Yu Darvish left with a 5-3 lead after pulling out a season-high nine in six innings. But reliever Nabil Crismatt (4-1) couldn’t hold on after getting into trouble opening the seventh. Bryson Stott walked, Matt Vierling single and Schwarber, the first batter, pitched 2-1 into the left field seats to take the lead. It was his 21st.
Schwarber also had an RBI double in second for the Phillies, who won three of four games.
Garrett Stubbs, who played at nearby Torrey Pines High School and then Southern California, singled in an insurance run for the Phillies in the eighth after striking out his first three at bats. Matt Vierling scored on a wild pitch in the ninth.
Nick Nelson (2-1) pitched 3 1/3 perfect innings in relief Kyle Gibson, with two strikeouts. Andrew Bellatti pitched the ninth for his first save.
San Diego took a 5-2 lead in the third on two-run doubles from Austin Nola and rookie CJ Abrams that knocked out Kyle Gibson. The right-hander allowed three hits, two walks and one batter this inning. Overall, Gibson allowed five runs and four hits, walked three and struck out two in 2 2/3 innings, his shortest outing this season.
Nola hit an RBI single against younger brother Aaron Nola in San Diego’s 1-0 win Friday night.
Darvish gave up three runs and seven hits, with one walk.
San Diego leadoff batter Jurickson Profar scored the opening base and scored on Eric Hosmer’s field.
The Phillies took the lead in second on Bryson Stott’s RBI single and Schwarber’s RBI double.
Phillies: Placed Harper on the 10-day disabled list and recalled OF and former No. 1 draft pick Mickey Moniak from Triple-A to take Harper’s place.
Padres: Placed RHP Steven Wilson on the 15-day IL with left hamstring tendonitis and recalled LHP Ray Kerr from Triple-A El Paso.
Phillies: RHP Zack Wheeler (6-4, 2.77 ERA) is set to start Tuesday night in Game 1 of a three-game home series against Atlanta, which will counter with RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 4.84) .
Padres: LHP Sean Manaea (3-3, 3.87) is set to start Tuesday night in Game 1 of a two-game series at Arizona against RHP Zac Gallen (4-2, 2.92).
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Bernie Wilson, The Associated Press