Texas at Philadelphia

W: A. Fultz (1-0) L: C. Young (5-3)
S: B. Wagner (16)
HR: TEX - None   PHI - None

Phillies 2, Rangers 0

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- With help on the way, the Philadelphia Phillies' pitching was stellar from start to finish.

Pat Burrell's two-run single broke a scoreless tie and four pitchers combined on a five-hitter, leading Philadelphia to a 2-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.

"Coming in, I wasn't thinking shutout," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

The Phillies have won 11 of 13, moving to a season-best four games over .500 at 32-28.

Rookie Robinson Tejeda pitched five innings in his first big-league start. The right-hander, getting a spot start because the Phillies played a doubleheader on Saturday, allowed just two hits and two walks, striking out four.

Aaron Fultz (1-0) pitched one inning to record his first win with the Phillies. Ryan Madson went two innings and Billy Wagner finished for his 16th save in 18 chances.

"He did a tremendous job," Manuel said of Tejeda. "He kept his composure. He didn't get shook up. He didn't get rattled. He just kept pitching. He was very aggressive. He went right at them."

Before the game, the Phillies significantly upgraded their bullpen, acquiring reliever Ugueth Urbina and infielder Ramon Martinez from Detroit for infielder Placido Polanco.

Urbina, who helped the Florida Marlins win the World Series in 2003, is 1-3 with nine saves and a 2.63 ERA in 25 games.

"The price was high, but to be able to get a proven bullpen arm who has pitched at a championship level, it was too good to pass up," Phillies general manager Ed Wade said.

The Rangers have lost five of seven after winning nine straight.

"They made a lot of good pitches," Rangers manager Buck Showalter said. "We couldn't get anything going."

Chris Young (5-3) allowed two runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings, losing for the first time since April 28.

Young breezed through the first five innings, allowing just one runner to reach second base. But Kenny Lofton and Tomas Perez started the sixth with singles. After Bobby Abreu grounded out to first base, Burrell lined a single to left field to make it 2-0.

Burrell advanced to second when left fielder Kevin Mench bobbled the ball, but was thrown out at the plate by right fielder Richard Hidalgo on David Bell's two-out single.

"He had a good fastball, good curve and an above-average change," Burrell said of Young. "He has good stuff. You have to try to react. I got a hanging curve."

Tejeda, a starter in the minors, had pitched out of the bullpen since being recalled by the Phillies.

"I felt good," he said. "I just tried to make good pitches. I've been a starter my whole life. I feel comfortable that way."

The Rangers came in leading the AL in runs.

"They threw a lot of guys at us," first baseman Mark Teixeira said. "We still have to get more than five hits no matter who they put out there."


  • Pitcher Randy Wolf flied out to right field pinch-hitting for Tejeda in the fifth.
  • Rangers 2B Alfonso Soriano, who has a 12-game hitting streak, didn't play.
  • Abreu's streak of reaching safely ended at 29 games.
  • Texas has been shut out four times this season.
  • The Phillies have won six of their last seven series.
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Players of the Game

P. Burrell
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0

K. Lofton
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0

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Game Information
Attendance - 24339
Game Time - 2:51
Temperature - 91
Umpires - Home - Ed Rapuano, First Base - Jerry Crawford, Second Base - C.B. Bucknor, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi