PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Aaron Nola struck out eight in seven splendid innings, Freddy Galvis and Maikel Franco hit two-run homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Monday night.
Nola (6-5) allowed four hits and none until Jordy Mercer lined a double down the left-field line with two outs in the fifth. Joaquin Benoit and Hector Neris completed the four-hitter.
Galvis hit a shot estimated at 417 feet into the second deck in right field to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead in the first off Ivan Nova (8-6).
After Galvis reached on a bunt single his next time up, Franco ripped a liner out to left to make it 4-0 in the third.
Nova gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings. He allowed more than three earned runs for only the fourth time in 17 starts.
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