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Victorino powers Phillies over Mariners

Jun 19, 2011 - 6:43 AM Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Shane Victorino hit the go-ahead two-run ground-rule double in the seventh inning and added a two-run homer as Philadelphia downed Seattle, 5-1, in the middle test of a three-game interleague series.

Ryan Howard finished 2-for-4 and drove in the other run for the Phillies, who brushed off a 4-2 setback in Friday's series opener to win for the eighth time in nine games.

Michael Stutes (1-0) recorded five scoreless outs in relief of starter Vance Worley for his first major-league win. Worley gave up one run on five hits over five innings.

Dustin Ackley's homer was the lone offense for the Mariners, whose two-game win streak came to an end.

"It felt great. He [Worley] gave me a good pitch to hit 3-2, put a good swing on it and ended up tying the game," Ackley said.

Felix Hernandez (7-6) worked seven full frames in the loss, charged with eight hits and three runs with five strikeouts and a pair of walks.

The visitors broke through in the seventh to snap a 1-1 tie and move ahead for good. Ross Gload singled with one out then Domonic Brown chased him to third with a double. Carlos Ruiz popped out to second but Jimmy Rollins walked and Victorino sliced a ball just inside the chalk in left and into the stands to plate two runs.

"I told myself to try and get a pitch, relax and see something you can put in play and let it happen," Victorino said. "Obviously, in that situation I succeeded, a lot of times I don't, but that one I did."

In the ninth, Rollins singled with two outs and Victorino barely managed to clear the wall in right-center for a 5-1 advantage.

Ryan Madson closed out the game with a scoreless bottom of the ninth.

Rollins began the game with a single, advanced on a wild pitch, moved to third on a groundout and scored on Howard's sacrifice fly.

Ackley's one-out solo homer -- his first career blast -- evened the game in the home second. Mike Carp followed with a walk and Greg Halman singled to put runners on the corners, but Carp was erased in a rundown between home and third after Ichiro Suzuki's grounder to second and Brendan Ryan fanned to keep it 1-1.

Philly failed to get Victorino home in the third despite his two-out triple, then wasted a leadoff double by Howard in the fourth. Seattle couldn't snap the deadlock with Suzuki on third with two down in the fifth.

Game Notes

Victorino has gone 5-for-8 with two home runs, three runs scored and five RBI in the first two games of this series...After turning in four scoreless frames, the Phillies bullpen has not allowed a run in 15 2/3 innings over the last seven games...Seattle dropped to 6-2 all-time against Philadelphia and 3-2 versus the NL East leaders at Safeco Field...Rollins wound up 3-for-4 and scored twice...Halman posted two hits in the loss.