SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants ended Aaron Nola's recent run of success in hanging a 5-4 loss on the Phillies at AT&T Park on Thursday night.
The loss was the Phillies' fifth in a row as they sunk to a season-worst 33 games under .500. They are a majors-worst 43-76.
The Phils are 6-20 against the NL West. They are 19-45 on the road.
The Giants have the second-worst record in the National League at 49-74.
Starting pitching report
Nola entered the game riding a streak in which he had pitched at least six innings and given up two or fewer runs in 10 straight starts. His ERA over that span was a majors-best 1.71.
The righty's outstanding run ended in this one as he was tagged for seven hits and five runs over five innings. He walked three. One of those walks extended the third inning and led to a run, and another ended up turning into a run.
Nola is 9-8.
San Francisco right-hander Jeff Samardzija gave up eight hits and four runs over six innings. He walked one, struck out five and gave up two homers. He is 8-12.
Lefty Hoby Milner shined for the Phillies. He got five big outs to keep it a one-run game.
Mark Melancon, Hunter Strickland and Sam Dyson closed it out for the Giants.
At the plate
Cameron Rupp got the Phillies on the board with a long homer to right in the fifth. The Phils rallied for three runs in the sixth to make it a one-run game. Nick Williams led off the inning with a solo homer, Rhys Hoskins singled, Maikel Franco doubled and Hyun Soo Kim had an RBI single. The rally stalled when Tommy Joseph grounded into a double play with a run scoring on the play.
Hoskins had two hits. Freddy Galvis doubled and tripled. He was stranded on base both times.
Jarrett Parker doubled twice against Nola. His double in the fifth drove home two runs. Hunter Pence reached base three times and scored two runs.
In the field
Williams, playing center field in place of Odubel Herrera, made a nice diving catch in the first inning, and Hoskins, learning on the job in left field, ran down a ball in the gap in the third. Second baseman Cesar Hernandez made an eye-popper, as well.
Herrera missed his third straight game with a sore left hamstring. He appears to be headed to the disabled list (see story).
The Phillies added utility man Pedro Florimon from Triple A and designated reliever Pedro Beato for assignment.
Zach Eflin (1-4, 5.76) pitches against Giants lefty Matt Moore (3-12, 5.71) on Friday night.