Friday, March 20, 2015

End of 4: Phillies 3, Pirates 1

Pittsburgh pitcher Vance Worley bats in the bottom of the fourth inning at McKechnie Field against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. JASON DILL/

Through two home runs, the Phillies hold a 3-1 advantage through the first four innings.
Philadelphia's Brian Bogusevic and Cody Asche launched the homers. Asche's was a two-run dinger. Half of the Phillies' hits are via the long ball.
In the top of the second, Bogusevic connected on a solo homer to right field. Asche delivered his to RF, too, except he also plated Andres Blanco, who singled earlier in the top of the third inning.
Pittsburgh starter Vance Worley was also bested by Blanco's glove. Worley smoked a shot to short stop, but Blanco snagged the liner for the out in his first at-bat.
Worley also had another chance to help his own cause, but was retired with two on and two out in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Starling Marte had doubled and scored when Pedro Alvarez belted a double off the center field wall.

- Jason Dill

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