A great road record (24-9) trumped a poor interleague mark (4-9) as the Phillies used a six-run first and a four-run fourth to pound David Price and snap their six-game losing streak.
Nothing like a nice laugher after the misery of last week, made possible by an early burst and good pitching. How about that Chase Utley, and how about that big rook John Mayberry? Along with Ryan Howard's down-in-the-count double, Utley and Mayberry, who got one in the wheelhouse for a three-run shot, accounted for the first-inning scoring to get this nine-game roadtrip started off right. Utley would later drill one into the seats for a two-run shot, finishing with four RBIs. Staked to a big lead, Jamie Moyer held the Rays at bay, allowing five hits and a run over six for his fifth win of the season, No. 251 all-time.
Shane Victorino, one of the few positives during the homestand, extended his hitting streak to 11 games and reached base four times in five at bats. He's hitting .308. Meanwhile, Jimmy Rollins reached on an error and scored in the first and didn't reach base the rest of the game. He's hitting .214.