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Carlos Ruiz went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs and John Mayberry Jr. homered and drove in three runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
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.
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.
Yonder Alonso homered for San Diego, which lost for the eighth time in the last 11 meetings with the Phillies.
San Diego left-hander Clayton Richard (1-5) gave up five runs on eight hits in 5 1-3 innings.
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 single...
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Mayberry and Ruiz were a 1-2 punch on Friday. (AP)The Phillies opened up their series with the worst team in the National League and calmly dispatched them with a solid all-around showing, winning game one of the series, 7-3.WORLEY NOT BAD -The line: 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 2 walks, 9 strikeouts (93 pitches/58 strikes). Overall a very good outing.-His trouble spot...
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“July is so far ahead,” Amaro said. “We just have to get on track. But if July comes and we’re playing like this, we’ll be sellers. How we play now will determine whether we’ll be buyers or sellers...
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