Worley scuffles in the sixth as Phils fall to Giants

PBR - A tale of two Vance Worley's; that was the storyline of Friday night's contest against the Giants at Citizens Bank Park.

Worley hurled five innings allowing just one run before the wheels came off in the sixth. When the damage was complete Worley had surrendered six runs on six hits, including a Brandon Crawford grand slam. The Giants went on to defeat the Phils, 7-2.

"I got hurt on the one pitch, really," Worley said. "I felt strong. Everything was coming out the way I wanted it. I just missed." 

Worley opened the contest retiring 13 of the first 14 batters he faced, but eight of the final 13 he faced reached base. He tossed a career-high 119 pitches.

The loss knocked the Phils to 17-28 at home, which is the worst mark in the NL. The last season they ended with a losing home record was 2000.

"It is what it is right now," Worley said. "We have to keep going out there trying to win."

Tim Lincecum allowed five hits, two runs, two walks and struck out six in seven innings to notch the win.

"He's always a tough pitcher, but he mixed it up," said Ryan Howard, who homered off Lincecum in the sixth.

The two clubs resume their three-game set on Saturday afternoon with Cole Hamels slatted to face Matt Cain. 

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

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