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Howard’s 6 RBI’s power Phillies past Pirates in 12-2 rout

Philadelphia 12 – Pittsburgh 2
  • Game Summary
  • Ryan Howard hit a grand slam and had six RBI’s, leading the NL East leading Philadelphia Phillies (24-13) over the Pittsburgh Pirates (16-22) 12-2 Monday night at Citzens Park.
  •  Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick went eight strong innings, limiting the Pirates to five hits and just two runs. Jayson Werth hit a three-run homer for the Phillies who had 13 hits on the night and welcomed back star shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Rollins was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the game.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates starter Charlie Morton fell to 1-7 on the season, giving up six runs and six hits in four innings of work. Morton (9.38 ERA) has the worst ERA of all starters in the majors. The Pirates fully intend to stick with Morton.
  • Delwyn Young was one of the few bright spots for the Pirates at the plate. Young started at second base and homered in the first inning off of Kendrick and drove in the Pirates only two runs.
  • Ryan Doumit added two hits for the Pirates, going 2-for-3 with a walk. Ryan Church (0-for-4) started in left field in place of Lastings Milledge.
  • The Pirates struggled getting runners in scoring position and were 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position. Aki Iwamura did not start due to a leg injury but did pinch hit and grounded out in the fifth. Iwamura, the Pirates highest paid player is batting .159 on the season and is hitless in his last 27 at bats.  

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