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Moyer yields record-breaking 506th HR, still wins

Jun 27, 2010 - 10:19 PM PHILADELPHIA(AP) -- With each passing start, Jamie Moyer seems to eclipse another milestone. All the 47-year-old left-hander wants to concentrate on, though, is helping Philadelphia win.

And, lately, he's been succeeding.

Moyer gave up his record-breaking 506th home run but was sharp otherwise, and the Phillies took advantage of Toronto's troubles to beat the Blue Jays 11-2 Sunday.

Moyer's only mistake was a two-run homer by Vernon Wells in the third inning. Moyer passed former Phillies Hall of Famer Robin Roberts for the most homers allowed in a career.

"I have the desire to be here, so getting caught up in all the things that come with it, I don't want to and won't allow myself to and don't want to get lost in where I am and that's playing with these guys in the room," Moyer said. "If you get caught up in it, you can really lose focus."

The Blue Jays made a season-high four errors, including a pair by second baseman Aaron Hill, that set up six unearned runs.

"You can't give them so many outs," Toronto manager Cito Gaston said. "That's the worst game we've played all year. We certainly lost as a team. We all stunk up the place."

Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Ben Francisco each had three hits for the Phillies and Ryan Howard scored three runs. Philadelphia won for the eighth time in 11 games.

"The weather is getting hot, this is hitting season and we're starting to swing the bats better," said Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel, whose team has scored 75 runs in its last 11 games.

Moyer (9-6), whose mound opponent wasn't even born when he made his major league debut, gave up two runs and six hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked none.

Moyer earned his 267th career victory, moving within one win of tying Jim Palmer for 34th on the all-time list. Moyer has won four of his last five starts.

"His longevity is absolutely remarkable," Manuel said. "What impresses me is his command. He says if he puts the ball where he wants to go, he can get people out."

That certainly was true against the Blue Jays.

"He keeps the ball down, moves the ball all over and keeps the hitters off-balance," Wells said.

Moyer made his big league debut on June 16, 1986, 16 days before Toronto starter Brett Cecil (7-5) was born.

"I look at my job as my job and I don't look at it any differently now than 20 years ago," Moyer said. "To have an opportunity to play this long is pretty cool, but I really have to stay focused because whether it's the media, the coaching staff, the front office, if I have a bad game, (they say), 'Well, you're too old, you can't do it."'

"He's not going to overpower you and he works to his game plan and wants you to get yourself out," Howard said.

The Phillies took two of three from the Jays in a series that was moved from Toronto to Philadelphia because of the G20 Summit. As they did all series, the Jays wore their home uniforms and batted second, while the Phillies wore their road grays.

Toronto has lost five of seven overall.

Cecil struggled for the third straight outing, allowing seven runs - five earned - and a season-high 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings.

Cecil won five straight starts, allowing only six earned runs, in a span through June 10. Since then, he has lost three in a row while giving up 25 hits and 16 earned runs in 15 2-3 innings.

The Phillies scored four times in the second, with Dane Sardinha hitting a two-run double and Francisco and Rollins adding RBI singles. Francisco also doubled twice.

After Toronto got a pair of runs back on Wells' 19th homer, the Phillies got both runs back in the fourth on RBI singles by Rollins and Chase Utley. Both were unearned after Hill dropped the throw from shortstop Alex Gonzalez on Wilson Valdez's sharply hit grounder that looked like a routine double-play ball that would've ended the inning.

Hill had another gaffe in the strange seventh inning when the Blue Jays made three errors that set up four runs.

With one out, Howard was called safe when first-base umpire Joe West ruled that Lyle Overbay came off the bag on a throw, although replays appeared to show the first baseman held the bag. After Victorino singled and Francisco doubled, Raul Ibanez walked to load the bases.

The inning looked to be over when Valdez hit a sharp grounder to Hill, but the second baseman threw past Gonzalez and into left field, allowing Victorino and Francisco to score. Then, Sardinha grounded harmlessly to the pitcher's mound, but Jason Frasor threw it away trying to get Ibanez in a rundown, allowing another run to cross.

NOTES: Moyer became the 40th pitcher in major league history to reach 4,000 innings when he completed the second. ... The Phillies finished with a 9-9 interleague record, while Toronto went 7-11. ... Manuel held 3B Placido Polanco out of the lineup for the second straight game as a precaution. Polanco's left elbow was sore following a dive in Friday night's game. Polanco missed six games from May 28-June 3 with a left elbow bruise and inflammation.








  • Blue Jays 2, Phillies 11 - FINAL
    PHILADELPHIA ab r h rbi bb so lob avg
    J Rollins ss 6 0 3 2 0 0 2 .311
    C Utley 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .276
    J Castro 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
    J Werth rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 6 .287
    R Howard 1b 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 .293
    R Gload 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .246
    S V

    Jun 27 4:45 PM


  • ML
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY JASON FRASOR ALLOWED RAUL IBANEZ TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, D SARDINHA ON FIRST, W VALDEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 11
    TORONTO 2 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.322, 3-FOR-4, 2 RBI)

    Phillies 11, Blue Jays 2  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 27 3:56 PM


  • ML
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY AARON HILL ALLOWED BEN FRANCISCO AND SHANE
    VICTORINO TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, W VALDEZ ON SECOND, R IBANEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 10
    TORONTO 2 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: D SARDINHA (.250, 1-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Phillies 10, Blue Jays 2  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 27 3:54 PM


  • ML
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BEN FRANCISCO SCORED RYAN HOWARD
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B FRANCISCO ON SECOND, S VICTORINO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 8
    TORONTO 2 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R IBANEZ (.242, 1-FOR-3)

    Phillies 8, Blue Jays 2  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 27 3:48 PM


  • ML
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY SHANE VICTORINO SCORED RYAN HOWARD
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S VICTORINO ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 7
    TORONTO 2 TOP,5TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: B FRANCISCO (.229, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Phillies 7, Blue Jays 2  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 27 3:06 PM


  • ML
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHASE UTLEY SCORED WILSON VALDEZ
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C UTLEY ON FIRST, J ROLLINS ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    TORONTO 2 TOP,4TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J WERTH (.291, 0-FOR-2)

    Phillies 6, Blue Jays 2  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 27 2:46 PM


  • ML
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JIMMY ROLLINS SCORED RAUL IBANEZ
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J ROLLINS ON FIRST, W VALDEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 5
    TORONTO 2 TOP,4TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C UTLEY (.274, 0-FOR-2)

    Phillies 5, Blue Jays 2  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 27 2:42 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY VERNON WELLS (19) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF JAMIE MOYER SCORED ALEX GONZALEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4, TORONTO 2
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A LIND (.204, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies 4, Blue Jays 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsJun 27 2:31 PM


  • ML
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JIMMY ROLLINS SCORED DANE SARDINHA
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J ROLLINS ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 4
    TORONTO 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C UTLEY (.275, 0-FOR-1)

    Phillies 4, Blue Jays 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 27 2:03 PM


  • ML
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DANE SARDINHA SCORED WILSON VALDEZ AND SHANE
    VICTORINO
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, D SARDINHA ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3
    TORONTO 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.304, 1-FOR-1)

    Phillies 3, Blue Jays 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 27 2:02 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BEN FRANCISCO SCORED RYAN HOWARD
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B FRANCISCO ON FIRST, S VICTORINO ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 1
    TORONTO 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R IBANEZ (.241, 5 HR, 32 RBI)

    Phillies 1, Blue Jays 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 27 1:57 PM