PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Nick Maton homered to help the Philadelphia Phillies snap a five-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.
Phillies star Bryce Harper was a late scratch from the lineup due to right forearm soreness, and second baseman Jean Segura was ruled out for up to three months with a fractured right index finger.
Phillies manager Joe Girardi said he hopes to have Harper back in the lineup Friday for Philadelphia’s next game.
“We’re still a really good team,” Schwarber said. “Obviously, we want (Harper) in the lineup. I think we did a really good job tonight. It was a really sound offensive baseball game.”
Maton, Segura’s replacement at second base, also had an RBI bunt single as Philadelphia avoided a three-game sweep and won for just the fifth time in 17 games while likely cooling calls for Girardi’s job — at least for now.
“I think we really needed it bad,” Girardi said of the win.
Wilmer Flores hit a three-run homer for the Giants.
Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola (3-4) was cruising until allowing five runs in the sixth inning. The Phillies picked him up in the bottom of the frame against reliever Jarlin Garcia (1-2).
Maton, who was called up from Triple-A prior to the game, hit a one-out homer to right to pull the Phillies within 5-4. It was the first earned run allowed by Garcia this season after going a club-record tying 17 straight appearances without giving one up and 22 consecutive outings without an earned run dating to last season.
“I don’t think his slider had as much bite on it,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said of Garcia. “Today was a hiccup.”
After Bryston Stott singled, Schwarber launched a 3-0 fastball over the wall in right to…