Nola, Rupp lead Phillies past Padres
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rookie Aaron Nola pitched seven strong innings and Cameron Rupp homered and drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Diego Padres 7-1 Friday night.
Rookie Aaron Altherr had an RBI triple as the Phillies ended their four-game losing streak. He has seven hits in the majors, all for extra bases.
Nola (5-1) allowed one run and two hits, striking out six. The righty has permitted one run and five hits in his last two starts over 15 innings.
Jerome Williams pitched two perfect innings to earn his first save. He was moved to the bullpen prior to the game to make way for righty Alec Asher.
The Phillies shut down San Diego after being outscored 40-21 in a four-game sweep by the New York Mets.
Ian Kennedy (8-12) gave up two runs and two hits in 6 2-3 innings.
Justin Upton homered for the Padres.
The Phillies broke open the game with five runs on four hits in the eighth off relievers Mark Rzepczynski and Odrisamer Despaigne.
Altherr tripled, Rupp hit a three-run homer and Jeff Francoeur had an RBI double. In eight games, Altherr is 7 for 29 with four doubles, a triple and two homers.
The Phillies took a 2-1 lead with a pair of runs in the fourth. A hit batter and a pair of singles loaded the bases with no outs.
After Cody Asche popped out, Rupp brought home a run with a groundout and Ryan Howard scored the go-ahead run from third on a wild pitch.
Padres: OF Matt Kemp (sore left shoulder) missed his second straight game after getting injured diving for a ball on Wednesday in Washington.
Phillies: LHP Elvis Araujo was put on the 15-day DL after straining his left groin delivering a pitch on Thursday night. Philadelphia recalled RHP Nefi Ogando from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Phillies LHP Adam Morgan (4-4, 4.43) opposes San Diego RHP Colin Rea (2-1, 5.52) in the second game of the three-game set on Saturday night. Morgan earned the win in Philadelphia's 4-2 victory at Petco Park on Aug. 8 when he allowed one earned run in six innings.
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