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    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Even though it was just a spring training outing, Vance Worley pitched as if it were Game 7 of the World Series.

    Worley struck out eight in four perfect innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 Monday.

    The Pirates did not hit a ball out of the infield against Worley. The hard-throwing righty struck out two batters in each inning, dominating the Pirates with a mix of cutters, sinkers and curveballs.

    "It's too early to strike out a bunch of guys," Worley said. "I'd rather get contact, because that helps you get deeper into games. Today, I happened to get a lot of swings and misses and some takes in there, too. If they're going to give them to me, I'll take them."

    In his first outing this spring, Worley gave up two runs and five hits in two innings against the Houston Astros. He stewed about it for four days until he faced the Pirates.

    "I sat on my couch and thought about it, even though you're not supposed to think about it," Worley said. "I basically said, `I know I'm better than that.' I wasn't going to let it happen again. I had a little fire in me today."

    The 24-year-old Worley went 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA last season and finished third in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. He ranked second among NL rookies in wins and fourth in strikeouts (119). Yet, he is not taking a spot in the starting rotation for granted this spring.

    "I'm not going to say that I worry," Worley said. "But it's definitely a thought in the back of my mind that if I don't have success, it's not guaranteed that the job's mine. I have to earn it."

    Making his spring training debut, Pirates starter Charlie Morton went two innings, allowed four hits and struck out two.

    "My command wasn't really there," Morton said. "I fell behind guys. But I got it out of the way. It was kind of a different experience than what I've experienced thus far in camp."

    The right-hander had hip surgery in October and is about a week behind the other pitchers in camp. He expects to be ready for opening day.

    "Every time I got a checkup, I was ahead of schedule," said Morton, who resumed throwing in mid-December. "I've felt every day that I was going to be ready. We played everything on the safe side, and everything (in the rehab) was still fast."

    The Phillies got solo home runs from Hector Luna and Jimmy Rollins. Luna homered in the fourth off reliever Chris Resop. Rollins went deep in the fifth against lefty Tony Watson.

    The Pirates were hitless until the seventh inning, when Gorkys Hernandez reached on an infield single. Hernandez stole second and scored on an error by third baseman Michael Martinez.

    After collecting at least 10 hits in six straight games, the Pirates have gotten a total of six hits in their past two games.

    "I didn't get too giggly when we had the six consecutive games," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "It is what it is right now. We've got guys working on things. You never like to get shut down like we have been, but we're going to keep working."

    NOTES: Pirates RHP Brad Lincoln (tight right calf) and RHP Kyle McPherson (tired arm) were scratched from their scheduled outings Monday. Both pitchers are listed as day to day. ... The Pirates have their first of two scheduled off days on Tuesday. ... Monday, the Pirates beat the Netherlands 8-2 in a scrimmage in St. Petersburg, Fla. C Michael McKenry had six RBIs, including a two-run homer and a three-run triple.

     
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    Philadelphia Phillies
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jimmy Rollins, SS3111010 .250
        Freddy Galvis, 2B0000000 .316
    Juan Pierre, LF3010000 .278
        Domonic Brown, LF1111000 .273
    Shane Victorino, DH3010000 .227
       a- Kevin Frandsen, PH-DH1011000 .176
    Laynce Nix, 1B1000011 .211
        Hector Luna, 1B3111001 .211
    Carlos Ruiz, C3010000 .500
        Tuffy Gosewisch, C1000010 .400
    Scott Podsednik, RF3010010 .350
        Lou Montanez, RF0000100 .429
    Tyson Gillies, CF3000001 .158
    Pete Orr, 3B3000022 .176
    Michael Martinez, 2B-SS3110002 .263
    Totals3149416  
    a-singled for Victorino in the 8th
    Batting
    3B - Domonic Brown (2, Igarashi)
    HR - Jimmy Rollins (1, Watson), Hector Luna (2, Resop)
    SH - Freddy Galvis (1), Tyson Gillies (1)
    RBI - Jimmy Rollins (1), Domonic Brown (1), Kevin Frandsen (5), Hector Luna (6)
    2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins (1)
    CS - Juan Pierre (2, 3rd base by Morton/Fryer), Kevin Frandsen (1, 2nd base by Igarashi/Sanchez), Tyson Gillies (1, 2nd base by Cruz/Sanchez)
    Team LOB - 3
    Fielding
    E - Michael Martinez (3, Misplayed grounder)
    Philadelphia Phillies
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Vance Worley (W,1-1) 4000080 3.00
    Pat Misch (H,1) 2000120 2.25
    David Herndon (H,2) 1110010 0.00
    Antonio Bastardo (H,2) 1100000 0.00
    Michael Schwimer (S,1) 1000010 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Vance Worley 28-28, Pat Misch 14-10, David Herndon 8-7, Antonio Bastardo 4-4, Michael Schwimer 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vance Worley 3-1, Pat Misch 2-2, David Herndon 2-1, Antonio Bastardo 1-2, Michael Schwimer 1-1
    Batters Faced - Vance Worley 12, Pat Misch 7, David Herndon 5, Antonio Bastardo 4, Michael Schwimer 3
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Alex Presley, LF2000010 .350
        Mel Rojas, LF2000002 .000
    Nate McLouth, RF2000020 .462
        Gorkys Hernandez, RF2110000 .214
    Andrew McCutchen, CF2000010 .375
        Starling Marte, CF2000021 .563
    Neil Walker, 2B2000010 .100
        Yamaico Navarro, 2B2000001 .368
    Casey McGehee, 1B3000000 .286
    Garrett Jones, DH2000020 .214
       a- Matt Hague, PH-DH1000001 .333
    Pedro Alvarez, 3B2000010 .188
        Jordy Mercer, 3B1010000 .273
    Clint Barmes, SS2000020 .333
        Chase d'Arnaud, SS1000001 .300
    Eric Fryer, C1000100 .333
        Tony Sanchez, C1000001 .143
    Totals30120112  
    a-flied out for G. Jones in the 7th
    Batting
    SB - Gorkys Hernandez (3, 2nd base off Herndon/Gosewisch)
    Team LOB - 3
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Charlie Morton 2400020 0.00
    Chris Resop (L,1-1) 2111011 3.60
    Tony Watson 1111001 10.80
    Rudy Owens 1000000 0.00
    Ryota Igarashi 2322020 5.40
    Juan Cruz 1000110 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Charlie Morton 13-13, Chris Resop 13-10, Tony Watson 9-6, Rudy Owens 3-3, Ryota Igarashi 13-12, Juan Cruz 9-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Charlie Morton 3-0, Chris Resop 4-1, Tony Watson 2-1, Ryota Igarashi 1-2, Juan Cruz 1-0
    Batters Faced - Charlie Morton 9, Chris Resop 7, Tony Watson 4, Rudy Owens 3, Ryota Igarashi 8, Juan Cruz 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 6556
    Game Time - 2:23
    Temperature - 81
    Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Quinn Wolcott, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Bill Welke