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PBR -  The Astros jumped on Vance Worley for five hits in two innings and set the tone early en route to a 10-3 win over the Phillies in Clearwater on Wednesday afternoon.

Phillies Pitching: Worley struggled against the 11 batters he faced, surrendering two runs on five hits and a walk ... Pat Misch and Dontrelle Willis were also knocked around, allowing a combined eight runs on eight hits over 2 2/3 innings ... Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless fifth and struck out two.   

Phillies Offense: Lou Montanez collected a pair of RBI with a double in the eighth ... Hector Luna added a solo shot in the ninth ... Jim Thome finished 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts.

Let's Review: Willis said after Wednesday's contest that he felt soreness in his left arm, although he does not believe it is anything serious. He's likely out of action until early next week ... Placido Polanco is expected to start on Thursday ... Jim Thome will see his first action at first base this spring in a Minor League Spring Training game on Monday.

On Deck: The Phillies host the Pirates on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. Cole Hamels is scheduled to start, followed by Dave Bush, Antonio Bastardo, David Purcey and Phillippe Aumont.

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