Worley excels as Phils down Rockies

PBR - The bleeding had to stop at some point and Vance Worley made sure of that, tossing a solid 6 2/3 innings in the Phillies 8-5 win over Colorado at Coors Field on Saturday night.

The win halted a five game losing skid.

Worley scattered eight hits, surrendering two runs. He also delivered a two-out, two-run double down the right field line in the sixth to push the Phils to a 6-2 lead. 

Chase Utley collected three hits and drove in a pair while Shane Victorino collected his first double in more than a month, finishing 2-for-5 with two runs scored. 

Carlos Ruiz broke the contest open in the first with a three-run blast to center field, giving the Phillies a 4-0 lead.

Worley escaped a bases loaded situation in the fifth by getting Michael Cuddyer to swing and miss on a fastball up in the strike zone.

Jake Diekman and Brian Sanches struggled in relief, allowing three runs in a combined 2/3's of an inning, but Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless 1 1/3 innings to secure the victory and his 19th save of the season. 

Jeremy Guthrie failed to get past the fifth, surrendering four runs on seven hits and a pair of walks in the loss.

Wilin Rosario hit a three-run homer in the eighth off Sanches, but the Phils tacked on a pair of runs in the final frame to put the contest out of reach.

The series concludes on Sunday with Cole Hamels facing Drew Pomeranz.

- Patrick Gordon  is the editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com or @Philabaseball on Twitter.

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