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Moyer takes over for Pedro, goes six scoreless to pace Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA -- Jamie Moyer had a quality start -- out of the bullpen.

Moyer pitched six scoreless innings in relief of Pedro Martinez, who took his spot in the starting rotation, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 Tuesday night.

A 66-minute rain delay ruined Martinez's home debut with the Phillies. The three-time Cy Young Award winner allowed one run in three innings in his second start since returning to the majors. Martinez struck out three and retired the last eight batters he faced, but left after the long delay.

"It was a fun night," Martinez said. "You never know what you're going to get when you put two old goats out there. I enjoyed it."

Pitching in a steady rain, Moyer (11-9) gave up two singles and struck out five in his first relief appearance in five years. He also chipped in with two hits. The 46-year-old left-hander was upset last week when he was demoted to the bullpen to make room for Martinez.

"I went out and did what I set forth to do, got them to put the ball in play and relied on my defense," Moyer said.

Jayson Werth hit his career-best 25th homer and Carlos Ruiz also connected, helping the NL East-leading Phillies win for the sixth time in seven games.

Diamondbacks starter Jon Garland (6-11) allowed five runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

"That's a good hitting team," Garland said. "They're going to do some damage and they did."

A crowd of 45,186 gave the defending World Series champion Phillies a team-record 51 sellouts in only 59 home games. Many came out to cheer Martinez, who used to hear the typical boos when he pitched for the New York Mets.

Martinez received a nice ovation when he walked in from the bullpen. Some fans even gave him polite applause after he failed to get a bunt down in the second.

"They were saying, 'Go get 'em Pedro,"' Martinez said. "It was nice."

Stephen Drew hit his third career leadoff homer to start it off for Arizona. Ryan Roberts followed with a single, but Martinez settled in. After starting a double play on a bouncer to the mound, Martinez showed the stuff that made him one of the best pitchers of his generation.

Martinez blew a pair of fastballs -- clocked at 90 and 91 mph -- past cleanup hitter Mark Reynolds, who has 38 homers. Then it was vintage Pedro. He backed Reynolds off the plate with consecutive inside fastballs before finishing him off with a down-and-away changeup.

Once play resumed in the bottom of the third, the Phillies quickly took a 3-1 lead. Werth's RBI double tied it at 1, and Pedro Feliz and Ruiz had consecutive RBI singles. Feliz was thrown out by right fielder Alex Romero trying to score on Ruiz's hit.

Werth lined a homer to left in the fifth and Ruiz went deep an inning later.

Moyer hadn't appeared in relief since June 24, 2004, when he entered in the 15th inning of Seattle's 9-7 loss to Texas in 18 innings. He hasn't pitched regularly out of the bullpen since 1996 with Boston.

Moyer leads the staff in wins, but he posted a 5.47 ERA in 22 starts. Despite his age, the Phillies gave Moyer a $13 million, two-year contract last December after he recorded a team-high 16 wins.

Moyer lashed out against management after his demotion and he took some heat on talk radio and in newspapers for his critical comments. But fans cheered loudly when Moyer took the mound and they roared when he advanced to third on a fly out in the fourth.

"Moyer did a tremendous job," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He stays ready all the time. He comes prepared to pitch."

Martinez signed a one-year contract with the Phillies last month after going 5-6 with a 5.61 ERA for the Mets last year. He made three minor league rehab assignments while recovering from a strained shoulder and earned a victory in his first start against the Chicago Cubs last week.

Notes

  • Phillies RHP Brett Myers will make his first rehab start for Single-A Clearwater on Thursday. Myers has been sidelined since having hip surgery in June.
  • Moyer's last start was Aug. 9 against Florida.
  • Garland pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the first.
 
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Jamie Moyer, replaced by Pedro Martinez in the rotation, shuts down Arizona.  (US Presswire)
Jamie Moyer, replaced by Pedro Martinez in the rotation, shuts down Arizona. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

J. Werth
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Philadelphia

J. Moyer
IP 6.0
H 2
ER 0
BB 0
K 5
 

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Stephen Drew, SS4111010 .264
Ryan Roberts, LF4020000 .281
Gerardo Parra, CF4000001 .290
Mark Reynolds, 3B3000011 .283
Miguel Montero, C3010001 .296
Rusty Ryal, 2B3000031 .375
Alex Romero, RF3000010 .271
Josh Whitesell, 1B3000000 .198
Jon Garland, P2000010 .094
    Daniel Schlereth, P0000000 .000
    Leo Rosales, P0000000 .000
   a- Chris Snyder, PH1000010 .206
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
Totals3014108  
a-struck out for Rosales in the 8th
Batting
HR - Stephen Drew (11, P. Martinez)
RBI - Stephen Drew (50)
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Alex Romero 1
E - Ryan Roberts (5, Throwing)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Jon Garland (L,6-11) 5.11155232 4.42
Daniel Schlereth 1000110 5.87
Leo Rosales 0.2000110 4.30
Jon Rauch 1100010 3.86
IBB - Ibanez by Jon Garland
HBP - Utley (by Jon Garland)
WP - Daniel Schlereth (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 89-59, Daniel Schlereth 14-7, Leo Rosales 10-4, Jon Rauch 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 4-8, Daniel Schlereth 2-0, Leo Rosales 1-0, Jon Rauch 1-1
Batters Faced - Jon Garland 29, Daniel Schlereth 4, Leo Rosales 3, Jon Rauch 4
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5010012 .242
Shane Victorino, CF5020001 .314
Chase Utley, 2B2110201 .295
Ryan Howard, 1B5000028 .266
Jayson Werth, RF4222006 .263
Raul Ibanez, LF3100113 .289
Pedro Feliz, 3B4011000 .285
Carlos Ruiz, C3132100 .235
Pedro Martinez, P1000011 .000
    Jamie Moyer, P3020011 .152
Totals35512546  
Batting
2B - Jayson Werth (20, Garland)
HR - Jayson Werth (25, Garland), Carlos Ruiz (6, Garland)
RBI - Jayson Werth 2 (72), Pedro Feliz (61), Carlos Ruiz 2 (27)
2-OUT RBI - Jayson Werth (29), Pedro Feliz (29), Carlos Ruiz (9)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - P. Martinez-Rollins-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
Pedro Martinez 3211031 4.50
Jamie Moyer (W,11-9) 6200050 5.22
Pitches-Strikes - Pedro Martinez 38-26, Jamie Moyer 69-45
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Pedro Martinez 2-3, Jamie Moyer 8-5
Batters Faced - Pedro Martinez 10, Jamie Moyer 20
Game Information
Attendance - 45186
Game Time - 2:25
Temperature - 88
Umpires - Home - Mike Reilly, First Base - Chuck Meriwether, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Laz Diaz