Moyer boosts Phillies, 5-2
PHILADELPHIA — Jamie Moyer continues to prove age is just a number, while his Philadelphia Phillies teammates showed they still can hit.
The 47-year-old Moyer pitched a seven-hitter and Jayson Werth homered to help the Phillies break out of their offensive slump with a 6-2 win over the San Diego Padres last night.
Ryan Howard went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, and Chase Utley also drove in a run for the Phillies, who won their second straight. Philadelphia had been mired in a team batting slump, with its prolific offense scoring 29 runs over the last 15 games. The Phillies went 5-10 in those games.
"Every person in this clubhouse has the utmost confidence in our offense," Moyer said. "Teams go through droughts."
Moyer (6-5), who moved into a tie for 38th all-time with 264 career wins, settled down after surrendering two runs on five hits in the second. The left-hander allowed just two hits the rest of the way while striking out one and walking one.
"The thing with Jamie is he knows his game and stays with it," Padres manager Bud Black said. "After the second inning, the ball started sinking. He was hitting his spots and got a lot of ground balls."
Mets 6, Marlins 1: Jonathon Niese (2-2) scattered six hits over seven innings in his return from the disabled list and David Wright hit a rare homer at Citi Field, sending host New York over Florida.
Wright drove in three runs and rookie Ike Davis went 4 for 4 for New York.
Cardinals 5, Brewers 4, 11 innings: Colby Rasmus singled home the winning run in the 11th to lift host St. Louis over Milwaukee.
Mitchell Boggs (1-2) pitched one inning to earn the victory. John Axford (1-1) took the loss.
REDS 5, NATIONALS 1
Rookie Mike Leake (5-0) allowed an unearned run over seven innings to remain unbeaten as Cincinnati beat host Washington.
Leake allowed seven hits, walked none and struck out five, becoming the first pitcher in Reds history to go undefeated after 11 major league starts.
CUBS 8, ASTROS 5
Rookie Tyler Colvin hit a two-run home run, and Aramis Ramirez homered and had two RBIs to help Chicago beat host Houston.
Ryan Dempster (4-5) allowed six hits and three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings for Chicago. He struck out seven.
PIRATES 6, GIANTS 3
Andrew McCutchen had four hits, including a homer, and scored three runs to lead host Pittsburgh over San Francisco.
Ryan Doumit also homered for the Pirates and had four RBIs.
DIAMONDBACKS 4, ROCKIES 3
Dontrelle Willis (1-0) pitched six scoreless innings and scored a run in his Arizona debut and the Diamondbacks held on to beat visiting Colorado.
Willis, the big left-hander, acquired Tuesday from Detroit, allowed five hits and struck out three.
BRAVES 9, DODGERS 3
Omar Infante drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a single as Atlanta used a seven-run seventh inning to beat host Los Angeles.
Brian McCann added a two-run double and Troy Glaus hit a two-run homer during the big inning for the Braves, who won for the 15th time in 18 games.
RED SOX 8, ORIOLES 2
Kevin Youkilis homered in the seventh inning to break open a scoreless game, and Boston beat host Baltimore to extend the Orioles' losing streak to 10 games.
Jon Lester (7-2) gave up four hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings for the Red Sox.
BLUE JAY 3, YANKEES 2, 14 INNINGS
Aaron Hill singled home the winning run in the 14th inning and host Toronto beat New York.
Vernon Wells and Alex Gonzalez hit solo home runs for the Blue Jays, who lead the major leagues with 96 homers.
RANGERS 6, RAYS 1
Tommy Hunter (1-0) pitched a five-hitter in his season debut and Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer as host Texas beat Tampa Bay.
Hunter (1-0), called up from Triple-A Oklahoma earlier in the day, struck out four and didn't issue a walk.
ANGELS 11, MARINERS 2
Torii Hunter had three hits and three RBIs to lead Los Angeles over host Seattle.
Ervin Santana (6-3) won his fifth consecutive start, allowing one run and seven hits in six innings.
INDIANS 3, WHITE SOX 1
Austin Kearns had an RBI single in the fourth inning and scored on a balk, and Mitch Talbot pitched seven strong innings to lead Cleveland over host Chicago.
Talbot (7-4) allowed one run on six hits with five strikeouts and three walks.
TWINS 4, ATHLETICS 3
Matt Tolbert hit a tiebreaking two-out single in the ninth inning to drive in pinch-runner J.J. Hardy as Minnesota beat host Oakland.
Alex Burnett (1-1) retired one batter for the win, while Jon Rauch pitched a scoreless ninth for his 15th save in 17 chances.
TIGERS 4, ROYALS 2
Justin Verlander (6-4) gave up two runs on five hits with three walks in seven innings, and Miguel Cabrera hit his 17th home run as Detroit beat host Kansas City.
Cabrera broke up the scoreless duel with a two-out homer to left in the sixth.