September 26, 2012
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Phillies rookier LF Darin Ruf hits his first Major League home run off Washington starter Ross Detwiler in the 2nd inning. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Phillies 6, Nationals 3
WP – Cole Hamels (16-6, 3-11)
LP – Ross Detwiler (10-7, 3.28)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (37)
PHILADELPHIA — Seeing his name penciled into the starting line up for the first time as a Major Leaguer had to have felt good for Darin Ruf.
Blasting a solo homer in the 2nd inning for his first career hit in the Majors had to have felt even better.
Ruf hit the first of three Phillies home runs – the shot coming off of Nationals starter Ross Detwiler – in their 6-3 win over the Nationals, backing Cole Hamels on a night he didn’t have his best stuff.
After a pair of pinch-hit at-bats, Ruf finally made his first start in left field. He finished the game going 2-for-3 with a homer and a single.
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