Phillies' Offense Strikes Early

PBR- The Phillies jumped on the Orioles early, scoring all of their nine runs before the fifth inning. Starter Joe Blanton struck out seven in six and two-thirds innings.

Shane Victorino led a powerful offensive charge with five RBIs on three hits, including a home run in the fourth inning with two out. Victorino also scored two runs.

Fan-favorite Jim Thome showed sparks of his old self, cracking three hits and scoring two runs for the Phillies.

Baltimore starter Jake Arrieta struggled, going only four innings and surrendering 9 runs on 11 hits.

The Baltimore bullpen gave up one hit in the final five innings, but the Orioles couldn't muster up enough offense to stage a full scale come back.

Designated hitter Chris Davis had two hits for the Orioles and drove in two runs including a solo homerun. Shortstop JJ Hardy also homered for Baltimore.

Tomorrow, the Phillies continue interleague play as Vance Worley takes the mound tomorrow against the Orioles. First pitch is set for 4:05p.m.

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