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                                      PITTSBURGH -- Aaron Nola was supposed to emerge as the Philadelphia Phillies ace this season. Philip Rivers Youth Jersey .After a promising beginning, hes struggled of late, including on Saturday when he was tagged for six runs and six hits in four-plus innings while the Phillies lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4.When hes at his best, he has control of all his pitches, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. Hes lost his control and he needs to a find a way to get it back.Nola (5-9) impressed as a rookie last season, going 6-2 with a 3.59 ERA in 13 starts, and then went 5-4 with a 2.65 ERA in his first 12 starts this season.Its unraveled since. Nola took a step backward from his last start when he pitched six shutout innings against the Miami Marlins on the heels of giving up 30 combined runs in his previous five outings.The Pirates drove him from the game during a five-run rally in the fifth inning that included two-run singles by Gregory Polanco and David Freese.Polancos hit put the Pirates ahead 4-3 and chased Nola. Freeses hit off Severino Gonzalez pushed the lead to three runs, and Francisco Cervelli capped the inning with a sacrifice fly to help Pittsburgh win for the fourth time in six games.I didnt have control of my curveball from the start and I just kept falling behind in the count, felt like I was 1-0 on everybody, Nola said. I still thought I did OK until the fifth inning. I left a couple of balls up and over the plate and they made me pay with some big hits.The Pirates Tyler Glasnow exited his second major league start in the fourth. The rookie right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day and allowed two runs (one earned) and four hits in three-plus innings. The 6-foot-8 22-year-old is one of the best pitching prospects in baseball.Manager Clint Hurdle said he had no sense at all of the severity of the injury, but Glasnow did not seem overly concerned.Its a long year and youre always going to have things come up, Glasnow said. It was kind of a progression, I guess, inning by inning got a little worse and they felt like it was time for me to come out.Glasnow also hit two batters, including catcher Cameron Rupp, who left the game in the third inning after being struck in the left ear flap of his helmet. Rupp did not display any concussion symptoms but will be re-examined Sunday as part of Major League Baseballs protocol for head injuries.Odubel Herrera had his second straight three-hit game for the Phillies after going 4 for 41 in his previous 11 games.It was getting pretty ugly for about a week there, so it feels good to get some hits, he said.Cesar Hernandez hit a pair of RBI singles and was one of four Phillies with two hits along with Andres Blanco, Tommy Joseph and Carlos Ruiz, who took over behind the plate for Rupp. Blanco and Joseph hit run-scoring singles.Cervelli went 2 for 3 and was the only Pirates player with multiple hits -- the Phillies outhit Pittsburgh 12-8. Starling Marte and Jordy Mercer also drove in runs.Juan Nicasio (8-6) allowed one run in two innings in relief of Glasnow. When Glasnow left, the score was tied 2-2 and the Phillies had runners on first and second with none out, but Nicasio escaped the jam unscathed.Mark Melancon closed with a scoreless inning for his 29th save.TRAINERS ROOMPhillies: 3B Maikel Franco (sore left wrist) sat out after being hit by a pitch in the first inning of Friday nights 4-0 win. Franco is considered day-to-day.Pirates: RHP Ryan Vogelsong (facial fractures) played catch before the game after leaving his rehab start Wednesday with Indianapolis after four innings because of a stiff neck.ROSTER MOVESIn addition to Glasnow, C Elias Diaz was recalled from Indianapolis while RHP AJ Schugel was optioned to the same club. C Eric Fryer was placed on the paternity list after his wife gave birth to twins -- a boy and a girl -- on Saturday.UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Vince Velasquez (8-2, 3.15 ERA) will start Sunday in the finale of the three-game series. He is 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA in six starts since his last loss May 29.Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon (2-1, 3.44) has allowed one run in six innings in each of his last two starts. Melvin Gordon III Womens Jersey . Here are his mid-season NBA awards.  MVP: (KEVIN DURANT-Thunder) - Has been sensational this season and more importantly, the most consistent player in the league. Considering that his team has been without star guard Russell Westbrook and with the free agent departure of sharpshooter Kevin Martin, hes had to carry the majority of the load to not only keep his team afloat but more importantly, at an elite level. Junior Seau Chargers Jersey . As the crowd erupted, Davis knocked the ball off the glass and back into his hands. With 1:14 to go in overtime, Davis sixth block also became his 17th rebound. That, along with his 32 points -- which tied a career high -- proved too much for Denver to overcome, and the Pelicans held on for their third straight victory, 111-107 on Sunday night. http:///...nquill-Elite-Jersey/ . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings kept pace in the NFC playoff race with a win in Jacksonville on Sunday, and Adrian Peterson?could be closer to returning to action.Appearing on Dash Radio with Minneapolis native DJ Skee, Peterson said hes hoping to practice this week for the first time since he tore the meniscus in his right knee Sept. 18. He hopes to return for the Vikings game against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 24, but didnt rule out the possibility of playing against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, saying hed have a better idea of his readiness once he practices.League sources had told ESPN last month that Peterson could return for the Colts or Packers game after an MRI showed his knee was nearly healed, and Peterson was seen running light sprints at Vikings practice on Nov. 29. Coach Mike Zimmer said that day it wasnt the first time Peterson had run, adding the running back was probably ahead of schedule.Peterson said last week he would only return this season if the Vikings were in the playoff race, adding it would be pointless to play if the Vikings werent in contention and indicating he was looking toward returrning for the Packers game -- which would fall on the five-year anniversary of when he tore his left ACL against the Washington Redskins. Drue Tranquill Chargers Jersey. Peterson returned from that operation in 2012, a season in which he ran for 2,097 yards and won the league MVP, establishing his reputation as a quick healer. A comeback from meniscus surgery this season would only add to it.DJ Skee, a Vikings fan who performs on the sideline before the teams home games at U.S. Bank Stadium, closed the interview by telling Peterson he hoped hed finish his career in Minnesota.The 31-year-old running backs 2017 contract is a team option, with a $6 million roster bonus and $18 million cap hit, but when asked about the possibility of his return next year, Peterson pointed out recent reports that the leagues salary cap is expected to climb again next season, adding, Its up to those guys to make it happen and saying he was only focused on what he could control.I know Gods plan for my life is going to turn out great, he said. ' ' '