Austin Nola chose his brother Aaron Nola six times on Friday night to bring home the only run of the game and beat the Philadelphia Phillies who visited the San Diego Padres 1-0.
Eric Hosmer set the situation one out double from Phillies starting pitcher.
Then Aaron Nola went on two strikes against his brother. However, Austin Nola went to the opposite field with an RBI single to the right, defeating a scoreless tie. Early in the game, Austin Nola grounded and struck out his brother, spending a life of 0-4 with two strikeouts and a walk in front of the decisive single.
Austin Nola is the first player to defeat his brother, who has been the only RBI in the game since 1900. And it's the first time a Major League Baseball player has won his brother since 1979.
"I'm glad I got a hit," Austin Nola said. "But there are mixed feelings. That's my brother. He made a fuss about the game. I knew he was trying to attack me. I chased it."
Left-handed MacKenzie Gore and three reliefs shut out the Phillies with five hits, even in a one-on-one series.
Gore rebounded from two bad starts, blanking the Phillies with three hits and four strikeouts in five innings. The third time, Bryce Harper was retired with a full base on the inning end fly to the right. After two innings, he defeated Harper with two ons and one out.
Nabil Crismatt (4-0) won two scoreless innings. Luis Garcia defeated Rhys Hoskins, Harper and Nick Castellanos in a perfect octave. Taylor Rogers then scored his 22nd save, flying Kyle Schwarber to the center and ending the game with the base loaded.
Aaron Nola (4-5) suffered a loss by allowing one run on seven hits and two walks on ten strikeouts in seven innings.
– Field-level media