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    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Vance Worley was not concerned about the two runs he gave up in his spring debut. He was busy tinkering with his new pitch.

    Worley and the Philadelphia Phillies were roughed up by Jordan Schafer and the Houston Astros on Wednesday, 10-3.

    "I tried to work on the split-fingered change a little bit and my location was not all that great and the results didn't exactly come with it," Worley said.

    Worley, who finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2011, allowed singles to the first two hitters of the game and gave up a run in each of his two innings.

    Jordan Schafer and J.D. Martinez led the Astros. Schafer started the game with a single and scored and went 3 for 4. Martinez had two hits and three RBIs.

    Houston right-hander Bud Norris threw three scoreless innings in his first start.

    "Spring is all about getting your body in shape and taking care of yourself and getting out of here healthy," Norris said. "I'm happy with the results and still have some things to work on."

    In his second full season, Norris led the Astros with 176 strikeouts in a career-high 186 innings in 2011. He had no strikeouts Wednesday, but he also didn't allow a hit in three innings.

    "He had the one walk and that one walk was 0-2 back to a four-pitch walk to Thome, but other than that, he really did a good job of getting himself into counts, making some pitches and getting out of there," Houston manager Brad Mills said.

    The Phillies didn't get their first hit of the game until Shane Victorino hit a one-out single in the fourth inning. Their runs didn't come until late: Lou Montanez hit a two-run double in the eighth inning and Hector Luna hit his second home run of the exhibition season to lead off the ninth.

    The 24-year-old Worley worked mostly off his sinker to go 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA in 25 games (21 starts) in his first full big league season last summer. The Phillies won 14 consecutive starts he made from June 18 to Sept. 6.

    But in an effort to avoid a sophomore slump, Worley has been experimenting with adding the changeup to his regular pitch lineup. Two-time Cy Young Award winner and Phillies ace Roy Halladay showed Worley the changeup grip before camp opened last month.

    "It's Doc's grip," Worley said. "He showed it to me, said just mess with it. I threw a few of them and said, That's a good pitch.' I did throw one today that was good."

    Former Rookie of the Year and All-Star Dontrelle Willis scuffled in his latest bid to win a spot in the Phillies bullpen. Willis, who is in camp on a non-guaranteed contract, was pulled in the middle of the sixth inning.

    The 30-year-old Willis allowed four runs on three hits and two walks in 2-3 of an inning. Afterward, Willis complained of arm fatigue and soreness.

    "I was just throwing nothing up there, you can't go out there like that, that does nobody good," Willis said. "But at the same token, I always want to compete. Even if I don't feel 100 percent I'm going to try to go out there."

    NOTES: Philadelphia infield prospect Harold Garcia will be out for four to six months after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee Monday. Garcia was limited to 12 games in with an ACL tear of the same knee. Garcia, 25, hit .305 in 101 games between Double-A Reading and Class A Clearwater in 2010. . Phillies reliever Justin De Fratus took a day off Wednesday after restarting his throwing program Monday and Tuesday. De Fratus, 24, was sidelined for the first two weeks of camp with elbow soreness. . Phillies outfielder Laynce Nix made his first start in the field in Wednesday's game against the Astros. Nix had been battling hamstring soreness. . Houston infielder Jimmy Paredes might make his first appearance of the spring on Thursday. Paredes has been battling a left wrist injury. . Astros catcher Humberto Quintero will be examined by the team medical staff. Quintero is dealing with nerve inflammation in his back. . Houston right-hander Livan Hernandez will make his second start of the spring Thursday in Viera, Fla., against the Washington Nationals. Hernandez, who is entering his 17th big league season, pitched for Washington in each of the last three seasons.

     
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    Houston Astros
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jordan Schafer, CF4231002 .556
       a- Jason Bourgeois, PH-CF2000022 .333
    Jose Altuve, 2B3010003 .273
        Marwin Gonzalez, SS1100100 .167
       b- Joe Thurston, PH-2B1000000 .143
    Brian Bogusevic, RF3110002 .167
       c- Brandon Barnes, PH-RF2000000 .000
    J.D. Martinez, LF4023001 .500
        Fernando Martinez, PR-LF1100010 .250
    Jack Cust, DH2000112 .000
       d- George Springer, PH-DH2000001 .000
    Jed Lowrie, SS2100111 .333
        Brian Bixler, 2B-SS0100200 .333
    Matt Downs, 1B3020001 .444
       e- Jonathan Singleton, PH-1B2110001 .200
    Brett Wallace, 3B2110101 .125
       f- Diory Hernandez, PH-3B2012001 .200
    Jason Castro, C3121012 .400
       g- Carlos Corporan, PH-C1011000 .250
       h- Jake Goebbert, PH1000000 .000
        Chris Wallace, C00000001.000
    Totals411015866  
    a-struck out for Schafer in the 6th
    b-grounded out for Gonzalez in the 9th
    c-grounded out for Bogusevic in the 6th
    d-flied out for Cust in the 6th
    e-singled for Downs in the 6th
    f-singled for Wallace in the 6th
    g-singled for Castro in the 6th
    h-flied out for Corporan in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Jordan Schafer (2, Misch), J.D. Martinez 2 (3, Misch, Willis)
    3B - Matt Downs (1, Papelbon)
    RBI - Jordan Schafer (1), J.D. Martinez 3 (8), Diory Hernandez 2 (2), Jason Castro (1), Carlos Corporan (2)
    2-OUT RBI - J.D. Martinez (5), Diory Hernandez 2 (2), Carlos Corporan (1)
    SB - Brian Bogusevic (3, 2nd base off Misch/Kratz)
    Team LOB - 10
    Fielding
    DP - Lowrie-Altuve-Downs
    Houston Astros
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Bud Norris (W,1-0) 3000100 0.00
    Kyle Weiland (H,1) 2200120 0.00
    Lance Pendleton (H,1) 1000110 0.00
    Jorge De Leon (H,1) 1000000 0.00
    Fernando Rodriguez (H,2) 1222120 9.00
    Jose Valdez 1111001 9.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Bud Norris 12-8, Kyle Weiland 16-12, Lance Pendleton 9-5, Jorge De Leon 3-3, Fernando Rodriguez 13-9, Jose Valdez 6-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bud Norris 7-1, Kyle Weiland 3-1, Jorge De Leon 2-1, Jose Valdez 1-2
    Batters Faced - Bud Norris 9, Kyle Weiland 9, Lance Pendleton 4, Jorge De Leon 3, Fernando Rodriguez 6, Jose Valdez 4
    Philadelphia Phillies
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jimmy Rollins, SS2000000 .250
        Freddy Galvis, SS1100100 .273
    Shane Victorino, CF2010000 .200
        Scott Podsednik, CF1110100 .500
    Hunter Pence, RF2000011 .222
        Lou Montanez, RF2012001 .500
    Jim Thome, DH2000122 .286
       a- Tyson Gillies, PH-DH1000011 .375
    John Mayberry Jr., 1B2000001 .273
        Hector Luna, 1B2111000 .375
    Laynce Nix, LF3000100 .000
    Kevin Frandsen, 3B4000001 .083
    Erik Kratz, C2010000 .333
        Sebastian Valle, C2000010 .000
    Michael Martinez, 2B2000002 .222
        Pete Orr, 2B1000000 .000
    Totals3135345  
    a-struck out for Thome in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Scott Podsednik (3, F. Rodriguez), Lou Montanez (2, F. Rodriguez)
    HR - Hector Luna (1, Valdez)
    RBI - Lou Montanez 2 (3), Hector Luna (5)
    2-OUT RBI - Lou Montanez 2 (2)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    DP - Rollins-Martinez-Mayberry, Rollins-Mayberry
    E - Kevin Frandsen (2, Throwing)
    Philadelphia Phillies
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Vance Worley (L,0-1) 2522100 9.00
    Pat Misch 2541110 4.50
    Jonathan Papelbon 1100120 0.00
    Dontrelle Willis 0.2344200 27.00
    Brian Rosenberg 1.1100020 0.00
    Chad Qualls 1000100 13.50
    Michael Stutes 1000010 9.00
    WP - Vance Worley (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Vance Worley 15-10, Pat Misch 18-13, Jonathan Papelbon 12-8, Dontrelle Willis 13-5, Brian Rosenberg 9-9, Chad Qualls 7-3, Michael Stutes 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vance Worley 3-2, Pat Misch 4-1, Jonathan Papelbon 1-0, Dontrelle Willis 1-1, Brian Rosenberg 1-1, Michael Stutes 1-1
    Batters Faced - Vance Worley 11, Pat Misch 12, Jonathan Papelbon 5, Dontrelle Willis 7, Brian Rosenberg 5, Chad Qualls 4, Michael Stutes 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 7422
    Game Time - 2:56
    Temperature - 81
    Umpires - Home - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Mark Lollo, Third Base - UMP Nonindividual