Delwyn Young homered leading off the game. That was the highlight of the night for Pittsburgh and it wasn't nearly enough.
Ryan Howard hit an 8th inning grand slam to cap a 12 run scoring barrage for the Phillies. Howard's two run single in the third broke a two run tie. Later in the inning Jayson Werth hit a three run homer, putting the game out of reach. Werth later added an RBI double, giving him four RBI to go along with Howard's six.
The early damage was done against Charlie Morton who reverted to his early season form. He gave ups six hits and six runs in four innings. Jack Taschner was victimized by Howard's blast. In between those two, Jeff Karstens gave up two runs in 2-1/3.
Being blessed by mucho run support was Kyle Kendrick and he pitched well. He gave up just five hits and ...
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