Nola rips bases-clearing double for Phils’ 1st hit

NEW YORK — Aaron Nola finally took care of business himself.

Nola, who learned Sunday that he made his first National League All-Star team, smacked a two-out double into the right-field corner with the bases loaded in the fifth inning Monday night in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Mets at Citi Field. It was the Phillies’ first hit of the night. The hit cleared the bases to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead.


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NEW YORK — Aaron Nola finally took care of business himself.

Nola, who learned Sunday that he made his first National League All-Star team, smacked a two-out double into the right-field corner with the bases loaded in the fifth inning Monday night in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Mets at Citi Field. It was the Phillies’ first hit of the night. The hit cleared the bases to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead.


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After Carlos Santana and Aaron Altherr started the inning with walks, Scott Kingery flied out and Jorge Alfaro grounded out. The Mets intentionally walked Maikel Franco to face Nola, who entered the game a .067 career hitter with just three RBIs in 155 plate appearances. But Nola hit a first-pitch fastball the opposite way.

It was Nola’s third hit in 36 at-bats this season. It was the 10th hit of his career. It was just his second hit for extra bases.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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