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PHILADELPHIA -- A promotion to the big leagues was all Jonathan Pettibone needed to get hitters out.
Pettibone allowed two runs and six hits, striking out six in 5 1/3 innings. The righty was pulled after 83 pitches and didn't get a decision.
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Filling in for injured lefty John Lannan, the 22-year-old Pettibone was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley after going 0-2 with a 9.20 ERA in three starts.
He fared better against big league batters.
"My game plan was to be aggressive, go after guys," he said. "I have to pitch to my strengths. Once I got on the mound, the nerves were flying. Once I settled down, I got in a rhythm."
On a chilly night when the temperature dipped below 50 degrees, the Phillies scratched out their second successive victory to improve to 9-11.
Pirates starter A.J. Burnett gave up two runs and five hits, fanning seven in five innings.
"It was a grind all night," Burnett said. "Sometimes I had it, sometimes I didn't."
Jared Hughes (1-2) retired the first two batters he faced in the sixth before running into trouble.
"We have to win the one-run games," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.
Alvarez gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead when he drove his third homer out to right in the second. Martin led off the fifth with a drive to left to tie it at 2.
Pettibone helped Philadelphia get its first run when he walked in his first plate appearance in the third, advanced to second on Rollins' single, went to third on a grounder and scored on a wild pitch.
The Phillies briefly took a 2-1 lead in the fourth. Michael Young led off with an infield single, extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Domonic Brown walked and Ben Revere singled to load the bases.
Burnett struck out Kratz following a 10-pitch at-bat and fanned Pettibone.
But Rollins took a 2-2 pitch off his leg to force in a run. Burnett then struck out John Mayberry Jr. to end the inning.
Pettibone worked out of trouble in the first after Starling Marte led off with a double and advanced to third on a flyout. Pettibone fell behind Andrew McCutchen 3-0 before striking him out looking at a fastball on the outside corner. Mayberry then saved a run with a fully extended, diving catch on Jones' liner to right.
"That was great," Pettibone said. "Who knows what would've happened after? It was a big play."
Though Manuel wouldn't commit to it, Pettibone's sharp outing almost assures he'll stick around. The Phillies will need a fifth starter for a while.
"He made some good pitches at times," Manuel said. "He got them out when he needed to. He did fine."
|Jonathan Pettibone has an encouraging MLB debut: 5 1/3 innings, two runs, six walks, six strikeouts, no walks. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
|Starling Marte, LF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.315|
|Travis Snider, RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.326|
|Andrew McCutchen, CF||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.257|
|Garrett Jones, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||2||1||.296|
|Alex Presley, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333|
|Neil Walker, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||2||1||.265|
|Pedro Alvarez, 3B||4||1||2||1||0||2||2||.150|
|Russell Martin, C||3||1||2||1||0||0||1||.241|
|Clint Barmes, SS||3||0||1||0||0||2||0||.143|
|Vin Mazzaro, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|A.J. Burnett, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Jared Hughes, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|John McDonald, SS||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.077|
|2B - Starling Marte (4, Pettibone), Garrett Jones (4, Papelbon), Neil Walker (2, Pettibone)|
|HR - Pedro Alvarez (3, Pettibone), Russell Martin (2, Pettibone)|
|SH - A.J. Burnett (2)|
|RBI - Pedro Alvarez (6), Russell Martin (4)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Barmes-Walker-G. Jones, McDonald-Alvarez-G. Jones|
|Jared Hughes (L,1-2)||1||2||1||1||1||1||0||5.79|
|HBP - Rollins (by A.J. Burnett)|
|WP - A.J. Burnett (3)|
|Pitches-Strikes - A.J. Burnett 101-59, Jared Hughes 24-14, Vin Mazzaro 24-16|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A.J. Burnett 3-4, Jared Hughes 2-0, Vin Mazzaro 2-2|
|Batters Faced - A.J. Burnett 23, Jared Hughes 6, Vin Mazzaro 6|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||3||0||2||2||0||1||0||.273|
|John Mayberry Jr., RF||4||0||0||0||0||3||6||.286|
|Chase Utley, 2B||4||0||2||0||0||1||1||.306|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.275|
|Michael Young, 3B||3||1||1||0||1||0||1||.333|
|Domonic Brown, LF||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||.217|
|Ben Revere, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.215|
|Erik Kratz, C||3||1||0||0||1||2||5||.203|
|Jonathan Pettibone, P||1||1||0||0||1||1||3||.000|
|Raul Valdes, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|a- Ezequiel Carrera, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.125|
|Antonio Bastardo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Adams, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jonathan Papelbon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-singled for Valdes in the 6th|
|RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (7)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (3)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|Outfield Assists - Domonic Brown 1|
|DP - Rollins-Howard|
|Raul Valdes (W,1-0)||0.2||0||0||0||0||2||0||10.24|
|Antonio Bastardo (H,1)||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
|Mike Adams (H,1)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.00|
|Jonathan Papelbon (S,4)||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||2.25|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jonathan Pettibone 83-51, Raul Valdes 10-8, Antonio Bastardo 15-8, Mike Adams 12-9, Jonathan Papelbon 7-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jonathan Pettibone 5-4, Antonio Bastardo 1-0, Mike Adams 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Jonathan Pettibone 21, Raul Valdes 2, Antonio Bastardo 3, Mike Adams 3, Jonathan Papelbon 4|
|Attendance - 35385|
|Game Time - 2:53|
|Temperature - 50|
|Umpires - Home - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Mark Carlson|