Victorino nearly cycles in Phils win

Shane Victorino hits a two-run homer in the top of the 9th to cap off his three-hit, four-RBI night.

Of all the hits to fall short of the cycle with, Shane Victorino chose the easiest.

The center fielder doubled, tripled and homered while driving in four runs as the Phils beat Seattle, 5-1, and expanded their lead in the NL East to a season high six games.

Victorino hit a two-run double in the 7th inning to snap a 1-1 tie created by Seattle in the 2nd and then capped off his three-hit night with a two-run home run in the top of the 9th.

Jimmy Rollins also had three hits for the Phils. Ryan Howard drove in the Phils other a run, a sacrifice fly in the 1st inning.

Vance Worley made the start for the Phils, lasting five innings and tossing 96 pitches. He allowed a run on five hits and two walks while striking out three.

On the day he joined Twitter, Michael Stutes got his first win of his Major League career as he was on the hill when the Phils took the lead off Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. King Felix allowed three runs in seven innings of work while striking out five.

2B: Howard (17), Brown (6), Victorino (10). 3B: Victorino (7). HR: Victorino (8).

WP: Stutes (1-0). LP: F. Hernandez (7-6).



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