Adleman pitches 8 crisp innings as Reds beat Phillies 5-2

Adleman pitches 8 crisp innings as Reds beat Phillies 5-2
Posted at 10:22 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 22:22:34-04

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tim Adleman tossed eight innings of one-hit ball, Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Friday night.

Adleman (3-2) entered with a 6.19 ERA and hadn’t pitched more than seven innings in 19 career starts. But he looked like Greg Maddux against Philadelphia.

Andres Blanco’s first-inning single was all the struggling Phillies got off Adleman. He struck out four and walked two.

Philadelphia is 5-21 since an 11-9 start.

Duvall followed Joey Votto’s RBI groundout in the first with his 11th homer. Schebler connected to straightaway center for his 14th homer in the third.

Jose Peraza’s two-run single in the sixth extended Cincinnati’s lead to 5-0.

Phillies starter Aaron Nola (2-2) allowed six hits and walked two in six innings.

Aaron Altherr hit an RBI double off Asher Wojciechowski in the ninth and another run scored on a bases-loaded grounder, but Raisel Iglesias struck out Maikel Franco with two runners on for his ninth save.


Right-hander Jake Buchanan joined the Reds after being claimed on waivers from the Cubs on Thursday. Buchanan and fellow pitchers Scott Feldman and Wojciechowski were previously with Astros.


After striking out in each of his five at-bats on Thursday, Odubel Herrera was moved up from the No. 3 spot in Philadelphia’s lineup to leadoff. He began last season atop the batting order and made the All-Star team. Herrera went 1 for 4, raising his average to .227.


Reds: Injured RHP Anthony DeSclafani has been throwing lightly, but still isn’t close to returning from a sprained elbow ligament. ... Backup C Stuart Turner, out with a hamstring injury, is moving closer to a rehab stint.

Phillies: 2B Cesar Hernandez didn’t play because of tightness in his groin.


RHP Bronson Arroyo (3-4, 6.75 ERA) starts Saturday for the Reds against Phillies RHP Jerad Eickhoff (0-5, 4.70 ERA).