Phillies fall­ing be­hind, swept by Na­tion­als

San Francisco Chronicle - - TUESDAY’S BASEBALL -

Philadel­phia tum­bled out of a play­off po­si­tion, get­ting swept in a dou­ble­header in Wash­ing­ton on Tues­day when Yadiel Hernandez hit a gameend­ing, two­run homer in the eighth in­ning off Brandon Work­man for an 8­7 win in the sec­ond game.

Hernandez, 32, be­came the old­est player to hit a walk­off homer for his first big­league home run, ac­cord­ing to Stats LLC.

Austin Voth (1­5) pitched a three­hit­ter to win the opener 5­1, his first com­plete game in 20 big­league starts and his first vic­tory in 10 starts this sea­son.

Philadel­phia (27­29) lost its fourth game in a row and dropped be­hind Cincin­nati (28­28), Mil­wau­kee (27­27) and the Giants (27­27) for the Na­tional League’s eighth and fi­nal play­off berth.

“We’ve dug our­selves a hole and we’ve done that be­fore and we’ve been able to fight out of it,” Philadel­phia man­ager Joe Gi­rardi said. “Now we have to win games and rely on” other teams.

De­fend­ing cham­pion Wash­ing­ton (23­32) kept alive its slim post­sea­son hopes by ex­tend­ing its win­ning streak to four. Daniel Hud­son (3­2) claimed the win.

Brew­ers 3, Reds 2:

Ty­rone Tay­lor home­red, Eric Sog­ard dou­bled home the go-ahead run in the sev­enth in­ning, and vis­it­ing Mil­wau­kee ral­lied. Tay­lor had a solo shot off Sonny Gray, who went five in­nings in a solid re­turn from a hip in­jury.

Car­di­nals 5, Roy­als 0:

Dy­lan Carl­son had two RBIS while fin­ish­ing a homer shy of the cy­cle and Austin Gomber tossed six in­nings of four-hit ball in a cru­cial spot start and vis­it­ing St. Louis moved 31⁄2 games be­hind the Cubs in the NL Cen­tral.

Braves 11, Mar­lins 1:

Bryse Wil­son pitched five score­less in­nings, Mar­cell Ozuna drove in five runs with four hits that in­cluded two homers and host At­lanta clinched its third straight NL East ti­tle. The Braves clinched a record 20th di­vi­sion ti­tle, one more than the New York Yan­kees. Mi­ami re­mained in po­si­tion to earn its first play­off berth since win­ning the 2003 World Se­ries.

In­di­ans 5, White Sox 3:

Jose Ramirez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th in­ning to clinch a post­sea­son berth for host Cleve­land.

Astros 6, Mariners 1:

Martin Mal­don­ado hit a three-run homer, Fram­ber Valdez struck out eight to set ca­reer highs for wins and strike­outs, and vis­it­ing Hous­ton closed in on its fourth straight play­off berth. Hous­ton (28-27) is sec­ond in the AL West, com­fort­ably ahead of the fourth-place Mariners (24-31) and the third-place Angels (25-31).

Angels 4, Padres 2:

Max Stassi had two im­pres­sive home runs among his four hits, Grif­fin Can­ning struck out 10 in six in­nings and vis­it­ing Los Angeles beat San Diego. The loss, plus St. Louis’ 5-0 win at Kansas City, kept the Padres from clinch­ing the NL’S No. 4 seed in the play­offs and home­field ad­van­tage in the wild-card round next week.

Yan­kees 12, Blue Jays 1:

Ger­rit Cole limited Toronto to five hits over seven in­nings in his fi­nal prepa­ra­tion for the play­offs, and Aaron Hicks drove in three runs in a rout over Toronto in Buf­falo, N.Y.

Pi­rates 3, Cubs 2:

Jacob Stallings hit a solo home run in the bot­tom of the ninth and Pitts­burgh stalled Chicago’s bid to win the NL Cen­tral.

Mets 5, Rays 2:

Robin­son Cano, Pete Alonso and Guillermo Here­dia went deep and host New York pre­vented Tampa Bay from clinch­ing the AL East crown.

Red Sox 8, Ori­oles 3:

Nick Pivetta struck out eight in five in­nings of one-run ball in his Bos­ton de­but and Chris­tian Vazquez hit a three-run homer to beat vis­it­ing Bal­ti­more.

Twins 5, Tigers 4:

Max Ke­pler hit the ty­ing home run in the eighth in­ning and the gamewin­ning sin­gle with two outs in the 10th, giv­ing host Min­nesota a vic­tory that tight­ened the AL Cen­tral race.

Di­a­mond­backs 7, Rangers 0:

Car­son Kelly had a three-run homer, and Caleb Smith and Ri­ley Smith com­bined to throw a six-hit­ter for host Ari­zona.

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