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Schierholtz Stars In Debut; Phils Win

Phillies 3, Nationals 2
WP – Vance Worley (6-6, 3.63)
LP – Edwin Jackson (6-7, 3.57)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (23)

WASHINGTON — Nate Schierholtz expressed that he was happy to get a fresh start in Philadelphia.

Newly acquired right fielder Nate Schierholtz hits a single in the 3rd inning for the Phillies. He went 2-for-5 with a home run in his Phillies debut. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

If he plays like he did in the Phillies 3-2 win on a regular basis, his leash will be a lot longer than it was in San Francisco.

The win for the Phillies was their second straight, guaranteeing them their first series win against the first place Nationals on the season.

Schierholtz hit a solo home run in the 5th inning that turned into the game-winner. It was his first blast in a Phillies uniform and sixth of the season.

Schierholtz finished the game with two hits while hitting in the two-hole. He also made a nice sliding catch in right field, flashing the leather and the bat all in one game.

The other two runs for the Phillies came from Jimmy Rollins. In the 3rd, Rollins hit an upperdeck solo home run to cut the Nationals early 2-0 lead in half.

Rollins then hit another solo homer in the 5th, tying the game up at 2-2. Schierholtz followed up with his home run, giving the Phils a 3-2 lead and win.

Vance Worley pitched great for his sixth win of the year. He went seven, allowing two unearned runs on six hits and a walk. Worley failed to strike out a Nationals batter.

In the 1st, an Adam LaRhoche RBI single following an error by Kevin Frandsen at third gave the Nats a 1-0 lead. The next hitter, Danny Espinosa, grounded into a would-be double play but Chase Utley’s bobble allowed him to only get the out at second and the run to score to make it 2-0.

2B: Utley (3). HR: Rollins 2 (12), Schierholtz (6).

Boxscore.

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