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Ruiz, Mayberry team up to lift Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA -- In the first game after manager Charlie Manuel's team meeting to address their shoddy play, the Philadelphia Phillies played like a more confident club on Friday night.

Carlos Ruiz went 3 for 3 with a homer and three RBI and John Mayberry Jr. homered and drove in three runs to lead Philadelphia to a 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday.

"I think we needed that," Ruiz said. "Charlie said a lot good things and we thought about it right after the meeting. I think it was right, and we didn't show too much energy. Today, we saw a little more, so that's good."

Vance Worley (3-2) allowed three runs on six hits, striking out nine, in six innings to help the Phillies snap a three-game losing streak.

"It's a good start for us to get back on the right foot and get a `W' in our belts," Worley said. "We hit the ball better today and played some good defense. That's something we can build on."

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Placido Polanco had a pair of doubles for Philadelphia, which was playing its first game after manager Charlie Manuel's much-publicized team meeting on Wednesday with the slumping five-time NL East defending champs who entered Friday four games below .500.

"We came out tonight and we played better than they did and won the game," Manuel said. "When you win, you always have confidence. Nobody likes to lose. Losing is a downer. That's how we look at it. It's always good to win."

Yonder Alonso homered for San Diego, which lost for the eighth time in the last 11 meetings with the Phillies. Alonso connected on the long ball despite not feeling well before the game.

"Really terrible, there's some stuff going around," he said of his health. "I made an adjustment, a reaction-type thing. [The homer] felt good but it was one of those days you just want to get over with."

San Diego left-hander Clayton Richard (1-5) gave up five runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

"He had good stuff but got hurt up in the zone," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "He just couldn't get the ball down. Both homers were on fastballs up."

Mayberry gave Philadelphia a 2-0 lead in the second inning by following Ruiz's infield hit with a liner over the wall in left.

The Padres tied it in the fourth on consecutive RBI singles by Alonso and Jesus Guzman, but were robbed of at least two more runs by Ty Wigginton's diving stab of Andy Parrino's liner down the first-base line with the bases loaded for the final out.

Wigginton, whose error two batters earlier allowed the bases to be loaded with one out, was fully extended when he fielded the ball on one hop and stepped on first to rob Parrino of at least a double.

"Parrino hit it right on the screws and the guy made a great play," Alonso said. "It would have been two or three runs."

Ruiz put the Phillies ahead 4-2 with an opposite-field, two-run homer in the fourth.

Alonso's one-out solo homer in the sixth to deep right pulled San Diego within 4-3.

But the Phillies got the run back in the bottom of the inning on Freddy Galvis' double to left that scored Mayberry.

And Philadelphia scored twice more in the seventh on RBI singles by Ruiz and Mayberry to take a 7-3 lead.

San Diego finished with 14 strikeouts, including five of the last six batters.

Padres catcher Nick Hundley went 1-for-4 after doubling in the ninth and now has three hits in his last 32 at-bats. Backup catcher John Baker is hitless in his last 18 trips, giving Padres catchers three hits in their last 50 at-bats.

Notes

  • The Boston Red Sox announced Friday night that they acquired OF Scott Podsednik from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash.
  • The crowd of 44,056 was the Phillies' 218th straight regular-season sellout and 234th including postseason play.
  • Philadelphia called up relievers Jake Diekman and Raul Valdes, and infielder Hector Luna from Triple-A Lehigh Valley prior to Friday's game. To make room, Laynce Nix was placed on the 15-day DL with a left calf strain, and relievers Brian Sanches and Joe Savery were demoted to Lehigh Valley.
  • San Diego placed right-hander Joe Wieland on the 15-day DL with a strained right elbow and recalled infielder/outfielder James Darnell from Triple-A Tucson. Darnell grounded into a double play as a pinch-hitter Friday.
  • Philadelphia ace right-hander Roy Halladay (3-2, 3.28) is scheduled to face Padres righty Edinson Volquez (1-2, 2.98) at 7:05 on Saturday.
 
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John Mayberry Jr. homers and drives in three runs for the Phillies, who end a three-game losing streak. (Getty Images)
John Mayberry Jr. homers and drives in three runs for the Phillies, who end a three-game losing streak. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Ruiz
AB 3
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
San Diego

Y. Alonso
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Will Venable, CF3110120 .247
Chris Denorfia, RF4000032 .271
Chase Headley, 3B3100120 .250
Yonder Alonso, 1B4122010 .300
Jesus Guzman, LF4021020 .267
Nick Hundley, C4010011 .186
Orlando Hudson, 2B3010114 .208
Andy Parrino, SS3000005 .200
Clayton Richard, P2000021 .000
    Brad Brach, P0000000 .000
   a- James Darnell, PH1000001 .000
    Miles Mikolas, P0000000 .000
    Josh Spence, P0000000 .000
Totals31373314  
a-grounded into a double play for Brach in the 7th
Batting
2B - Nick Hundley (4, Qualls)
HR - Yonder Alonso (1, Worley)
RBI - Yonder Alonso 2 (10), Jesus Guzman (12)
CS - Orlando Hudson (2, 2nd base by Worley/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Jesus Guzman 1
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clayton Richard (L,1-5) 5.1855212 5.32
Brad Brach 0.2000020 2.89
Miles Mikolas 1222200 9.00
Josh Spence 1000000 4.35
WP - Miles Mikolas (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Clayton Richard 95-59, Brad Brach 11-6, Miles Mikolas 17-8, Josh Spence 7-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clayton Richard 9-6, Josh Spence 1-2
Batters Faced - Clayton Richard 26, Brad Brach 2, Miles Mikolas 6, Josh Spence 3
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS5010011 .229
Placido Polanco, 3B4020000 .283
Shane Victorino, CF4010002 .244
Hunter Pence, RF3100113 .256
Ty Wigginton, 1B2200202 .277
Carlos Ruiz, C3233100 .340
John Mayberry Jr., LF4223001 .240
Freddy Galvis, 2B4011000 .214
Vance Worley, P2000000 .000
   a- Hector Luna, PH0000000 .000
   b- Brian Schneider, PH1000011 .222
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
   c- Juan Pierre, PH1000000 .337
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
Totals33710743  
a-announced for Worley in the 6th
b-struck out for Luna in the 6th
c-lined out for Bastardo in the 8th
Batting
2B - Placido Polanco 2 (7, Richard, Richard), Freddy Galvis (8, Richard)
HR - Carlos Ruiz (6, Richard), John Mayberry Jr. (1, Richard)
RBI - Carlos Ruiz 3 (22), John Mayberry Jr. 3 (6), Freddy Galvis (12)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Ruiz (7), John Mayberry Jr. 3 (5)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Rollins-Galvis-Wigginton, Polanco-Galvis-Wigginton, Rollins-Galvis-Wigginton
E - Ty Wigginton (4, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vance Worley (W,3-2) 6633291 3.07
Antonio Bastardo (H,5) 2000130 1.80
Chad Qualls 1100020 3.18
Pitches-Strikes - Vance Worley 92-58, Antonio Bastardo 26-15, Chad Qualls 13-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vance Worley 6-1, Antonio Bastardo 1-1
Batters Faced - Vance Worley 24, Antonio Bastardo 6, Chad Qualls 4
Game Information
Attendance - 44056
Game Time - 2:25
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Bill Miller, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor