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Red-hot Phillies down Pirates

Red-hot Phillies down Pirates

The Philadelphia Phillies won their fifth game in six contests as they got past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 in the opener of a three-game series Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Philadelphia won the game as -175 favorites, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (9).

Jayson Werth led the Phillies with two RBIs, and Shane Victorino scored on a throwing error. Joe Blanton turned in a solid performance, allowing just four hits and one run over 7 1-3 innings.

Garrett Jones went deep in a losing effort for the Pirates, while Zach Duke gave up five hits and three runs over eight innings on the mound.