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Moyer outduels Maddux as Phillies top Padres

Aug 16, 2008 - 5:48 AM By Tim Powers PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- Jamie Moyer tossed seven scoreless innings and Pat Burrell homered as the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a four-game skid with an 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday.

Burrell's solo shot in the seventh - his 28th - broke a scoreless tie and helped the Phillies (65-57) remain one game behind the New York Mets (66-56) in the National League East.

Moyer (11-7) bested Greg Maddux in a duel of two of the oldest pitchers in baseball. The 45-year-old lefthander allowed three hits with three strikeouts and two walks.

Ryan Madson and J.C. Romero combined for a scoreless eighth before Brad Lidge worked a perfect ninth to convert his 29th save in as many chances.

"(Maddux) is a great competitor and I enjoyed watching him pitch tonight," Moyer said. "I felt like I had command of pretty much everything tonight. I kept my pitch count down and we made some nice defensive plays. It's fun to be a part of. It's nice to come out on top of a game like that."

The 42-year-old Maddux (6-9) matched Moyer through six frames, with the only blemish coming when Burrell belted a one-out offering from the four-time Cy Young Award winner into the left field seats.

"They have quite a lineup," Maddux said. "Burrell got me. I threw the pitch where I wanted to, but obviously, I should have throw it somewhere else, but he got me."

"The thing about (Maddux) is that he throws a lot of fastballs and obviously, they have a lot of movement," Burrell said. "Fortunately for us, I got one I could handle and hit it over the fence. It was pretty fun tonight to watch that (pitching) matchup."

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel also enjoyed watching the soft-tossing veterans keep the opposition off-balance.

"It just goes to show you that if you know what you're doing you can keep the runners down," Manuel said. "You don't have to throw 95. That was good pitching. Both of them put the ball where they wanted to."

San Diego's only legitimate scoring threat came in the sixth when Scott Hairston drew a two-out walk and advanced to third on a single by Brian Giles. But Moyer induced a ground ball from Kevin Kouzmanoff, who was promptly cut down by an athletic scoop and off-balance throw by first baseman Ryan Howard to end the inning.

"Our defense was good all night," Manuel said. "It was a good throw (by Howard). That wasn't an easy play."

Maddux was seeking his fourth straight win and the 354th of his career, which would tie him for eighth place on the all-time list with Roger Clemens. He allowed one run and five hits over seven innings. The righthander struck out four and walked one batter.

Tadahito Iguchi collected the only extra-base hit for the Padres, who have dropped three of four.

"It was a pitching clinic," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Two guys who really know their game. It was impressive by both sides, and it came down to one swing of the bat against one power hitter."








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    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - JAMIE MOYER, RYAN MADSON (8TH), J.C. ROMERO (8TH), BRAD LIDGE
    (9TH) AND CARLOS RUIZ
    SDG - GREG MADDUX, JUSTIN HAMPSON (8TH), MIKE ADAMS
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