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[August 25, 2014]
Phillies 7, Cardinals 1: Jerome
Williams pitched eight terrific innings, allowing only one run and five
hits as host Philadelphia edged St. Louis in the rubber game of their
Williams (4-5) continued to excel with the Phillies, who claimed
him off waivers a couple weeks ago and have watched the journeyman
right-hander go 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA in three starts since joining
the team. He struck out five and walked three before Justin De
Fratus took care of things in the ninth.
Ben Revere had two hits and scored twice while Jimmy Rollins belted
a two-run homer for Philadelphia. St. Louis managed just six hits on
the day, including two apiece by Jhonny Peralta and Oscar Taveras,
in falling 1 1/2 games behind National League Central-leading
The Phillies scored in each of the first three innings against
Justin Masterson (6-8), building a 5-0 lead in the process. Chase
Utley had an RBI single in the first inning and Williams squeezed
home a run in the second before Revere followed with a base hit to
make it 3-0.
A fourth-inning wild pitch by Masterson and an RBI single by Wil
Nieves later in the frame pushed the advantage to 5-0. Rollins'
seventh-inning blast against Nick Greenwood - his 16th homer of the
season - capped the scoring.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Masterson was charged with five runs and six hits in three
innings and has a 7.43 ERA in five starts since coming over in a trade
with Cleveland. ... Rollins had not homered since July 30 and entered
with only one RBI in August. ... Revere raised his average to .314,
tying Colorado 1B Justin Morneau for the top spot in the National
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