The rookie allowed three straight singles to open the frame before exiting. With the game knotted up at 1, Ellis welcomed Hansel Robles out of the bullpen by drilling a two-run double over the head of left fielder Curtis Granderson, and the Phillies went on to score two more runs in the inning.
Phillies starter Vince Velasquez wasn’t efficient, needing 103 pitches to get through five innings, but he was effective. The right-hander surrendered only one run — a Granderson sacrifice fly in the first — on five hits while striking out seven.
Troy Provost-Heron is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.
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