Happ's Shutout Leads Phils to Big Win

And Werth goes four for four with two homers

Saturday, Jun 27, 2009  |  Updated 5:00 PM EDT
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A.J. Happ pitched a shutout in the first complete game of his career.

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After Friday's demoralizing loss, the 11th in 13 games, the Phils needed a big win and they got it. J.A. Happ pitched a five-hit shutout, Jayson Werth homered twice and the Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-0 Saturday.

In the first complete game of his career, Happ (5-0) struck out four and didn't walk a batter to win for the first time in four starts, helping the Phillies snap a three-game losing streak. The victory was Philadelphia's third in 14 games.

After going without an extra-base hit for the first time in 97 games in Friday's 6-1 defeat, the Phillies used the long ball to jump ahead quickly, homering twice in the top of the first.

Werth hit a towering two-run drive into the upper deck, his 14th, and Pedro Feliz added a two-out homer to left.

Toronto left-hander Brad Mills (0-1) allowed eight runs on eight hits in four-plus innings, striking out seven in his second career start
Werth's upper deck blast was the 14th in the 20-year history of Rogers Centre, formerly SkyDome. Toronto's Vernon Wells was the last player to reach the upper tier, on Sept. 16, 2004 against Baltimore's Rodrigo Lopez.

A Blue Jay in 2002 and 2003 before he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Werth singled in the third, doubled and scored in the fifth and hit a solo homer off reliever B.J. Ryan in the sixth. Needing a triple to complete the cycle, Werth walked in his final plate appearance.

Carlos Ruiz hit an RBI double in the fourth before the Phillies pulled away with a four-run fifth. Shawn Camp replaced Mills after Ryan Howard's single, then allowed an RBI single to Chris Coste, Eric Bruntlett's sacrifice fly and an run-scoring single by Ruiz, making it 9-0.
 

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