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Phillies 10, Rangers 8

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PHILADELPHIA -- Ugueth Urbina turned an easy game into a tough one for Billy Wagner and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pat Burrell homered twice and drove in four runs, helping the Phillies overcome Urbina's shaky debut to complete a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 10-8 victory on Thursday night.

Todd Pratt homered and had four RBI and Jim Thome also connected for the Phillies, who held on for their 12th win in 14 games. Philadelphia is a season-best five games over .500 at 33-28.

Urbina, acquired from Detroit on Wednesday, allowed four runs and retired just one batter in the ninth.

"I've seen him pitch a lot. He's going to help us," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "The long plane flight, his first time in a different uniform in a different city, there's a lot of factors that go into that."

Mark Teixeira hit a pair of homers and drove in five runs. David Dellucci also homered for Texas, which was swept for the first time this season. The Rangers have lost six of eight after winning nine in a row.

"They swing the bats well. That's a real good ballclub," Rangers manager Buck Showalter said. "They will have a lot of fun this year."

Vicente Padilla (3-5) allowed four runs and four hits in five innings to win his second consecutive start. Wagner earned his 17th save in 19 chances after replacing Urbina.

Urbina gave up a two-run homer to Mark DeRosa in the ninth, then pinch-hitter Gary Matthews Jr. singled and Dellucci walked. Wagner entered and induced Michael Young to fly out, but Teixeira's two-run double made it 10-8 before Hank Blalock grounded to first to end the game.

"I'm sure he wanted to go out and impress everybody," Wagner said of Urbina. "That's a good-hitting, free-swinging team. They swing at everything and hit everything."

Pedro Astacio (2-7) gave up five runs and seven hits in four innings.

Burrell hit his second homer deep into the left-field seats to give the Phillies a 7-4 lead in the fifth against reliever Michael Tejera. Bobby Abreu was hit by a pitch -- a possible retaliation for Padilla hitting Teixeira in the top of the inning -- before Burrell homered. Burrell responded by slamming his bat down and uttering a few choice words, before beginning his jog around the bases.

"I don't like when games come down to hitting guys," Burrell said. "I was frustrated with that. I was upset."

Burrell's first shot came leading off the second, cutting the deficit to 3-1. Thome followed with a drive that reached the second deck in right-center field for just his fourth homer this season.

After David Bell singled, Pratt hit a 2-0 pitch into the left-field seats to give the Phillies a 4-3 lead.

Pratt's RBI single in the fourth put Philadelphia ahead 5-4 after Teixeira tied it with his second homer. Pratt hit another RBI single to make it 8-4 in the fifth.

Burrell's run-scoring double in the sixth capped the Phillies' scoring.

Burrell finally appears to have regained his stroke this year after two subpar seasons. He's hitting .321 with 12 homers and 51 RBI.

A breakout season in 2002 in which he hit .282 with 37 homers and 116 RBI earned Burrell a $50 million, six-year contract.

But he followed that with an awful year, batting just .209 with 21 homers. He hit .257 with 24 homers last season.

"Pat's been hitting the ball good since spring training," Manuel said. "He's been very consistent. He's having a big year."

Dellucci led off the game with his 10th homer, hitting an 0-2 pitch over the wall in left-center field. After Young walked, Teixeira lined an opposite-field shot into the left-field seats for a 3-0 lead.

"The last two days I wasn't swinging very well," Teixeira said. "Tonight I got some good swings."

Notes

Rangers 2B Alfonso Soriano didn't start for the third consecutive game because of a minor hamstring injury. ... Dellucci has three career leadoff homers. ... Teixeira has six multihomer games, including two this season. ... The Phillies have hit back-to-back homers three times this season. ... Burrell has 10 multihomer games.

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

P. Burrell
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 4
Philadelphia

T. Pratt
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 4
 
Texas Rangers
David Dellucci, LF4211110 .260
Michael Young, SS4110111 .305
Mark Teixeira, 1B4235010 .304
Hank Blalock, 3B4000103 .288
Kevin Mench, RF3000110 .283
Richard Hidalgo, CF4010011 .229
Rod Barajas, C3100112 .235
Mark DeRosa, 2B4112011 .167
Pedro Astacio, P1000000 .000
   a- Laynce Nix, PH1000000 .267
    Michael Tejera, P0000000 .000
    Kameron Loe, P0000000 .000
   b- Andres Torres, PH1000000 .158
    Doug Brocail, P0000000 .000
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
   c- Gary Matthews Jr., PH1110000 .254
Totals34888578 
a-grounded out for Astacio in the 5th
b-popped out for Loe in the 7th
c-singled for Cordero in the 9th
Batting
2B - Mark Teixeira (16, Wagner), Richard Hidalgo (7, Geary)
HR - David Dellucci (10, Padilla), Mark Teixeira 2 (16, Padilla, Padilla), Mark DeRosa (2, Urbina)
RBI - David Dellucci (22), Mark Teixeira 5 (48), Mark DeRosa 2 (5)
2-OUT RBI - Mark Teixeira 2 (25)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
PB - Rod Barajas (2)
Texas Rangers
Pedro Astacio (L,2-7) 4755033 5.60
Michael Tejera 0.2433011 13.50
Kameron Loe 1.1221110 2.45
Doug Brocail 1000010 3.70
Francisco Cordero 1100010 3.65
IBB - Abreu by Kameron Loe
HBP - Abreu (by Michael Tejera)
Pitches-Strikes - Pedro Astacio 64-46, Michael Tejera 25-16, Kameron Loe 31-17, Doug Brocail 11-6, Francisco Cordero 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Pedro Astacio 4-5, Kameron Loe 3-0, Doug Brocail 1-1, Francisco Cordero 1-1
Batters Faced - Pedro Astacio 19, Michael Tejera 7, Kameron Loe 7, Doug Brocail 3, Francisco Cordero 4
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5110001 .269
Endy Chavez, CF5010011 .200
Bobby Abreu, RF3210100 .327
Pat Burrell, LF5234012 .321
Jim Thome, 1B4111012 .205
Chase Utley, 2B4220011 .314
David Bell, 3B4120001 .268
Todd Pratt, C4134010 .254
Vicente Padilla, P2000021 .154
   a- Ramon Martinez, PH1000002 .263
    Geoff Geary, P0000000 .000
   b- Jason Michaels, PH1000000 .286
    Rheal Cormier, P0000000 .000
    Ugueth Urbina, P0000000 .000
    Billy Wagner, P0000000 .500
Totals38101491711 
a-grounded out for Padilla in the 5th
b-popped out for Geary in the 7th
Batting
2B - Pat Burrell (9, Loe), Chase Utley (9, Astacio)
3B - Jimmy Rollins (4, Loe)
HR - Pat Burrell 2 (12, Astacio, Tejera), Jim Thome (4, Astacio), Todd Pratt (3, Astacio)
RBI - Pat Burrell 4 (51), Jim Thome (20), Todd Pratt 4 (13)
2-OUT RBI - Todd Pratt (2)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Bell-Utley-Thome
Philadelphia Phillies
Vicente Padilla (W,3-5) 5444343 6.43
Geoff Geary 2100010 4.02
Rheal Cormier 1000010 5.21
Ugueth Urbina 0.1244211 3.90
Billy Wagner (S,17) 0.2100000 2.43
HBP - Teixeira (by Vicente Padilla)
Pitches-Strikes - Vicente Padilla 75-48, Geoff Geary 28-20, Rheal Cormier 13-8, Ugueth Urbina 22-10, Billy Wagner 7-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vicente Padilla 7-3, Geoff Geary 2-3, Rheal Cormier 1-1, Billy Wagner 1-1
Batters Faced - Vicente Padilla 22, Geoff Geary 7, Rheal Cormier 3, Ugueth Urbina 5, Billy Wagner 3
Game Information
Attendance - 25205
Game Time - 2:45
Temperature - 82
Umpires - Home - Jerry Crawford, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Ed Rapuano