Phillies rout Blue Jays 10-0

June 27, 2009 1:22:10 PM PDT
J.A. Happ pitched a five-hit shutout, Jayson Werth homered twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-0 Saturday. In the first complete game of his career, Happ (5-0) struck out four and didn't walk a batter to win for the first time in four starts, helping the Phillies snap a three-game losing streak. The victory was Philadelphia's third in 14 games.

After going without an extra-base hit for the first time in 97 games in Friday's 6-1 defeat, the Phillies used the long ball to jump ahead quickly, homering twice in the top of the first.

Werth hit a towering two-run drive into the upper deck, his 14th, and Pedro Feliz added a two-out homer to left.

Toronto left-hander Brad Mills (0-1) allowed eight runs on eight hits in four-plus innings, striking out seven in his second career start

Werth's upper deck blast was the 14th in the 20-year history of Rogers Centre, formerly SkyDome. Toronto's Vernon Wells was the last player to reach the upper tier, on Sept. 16, 2004 against Baltimore's Rodrigo Lopez.

A Blue Jay in 2002 and 2003 before he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Werth singled in the third, doubled and scored in the fifth and hit a solo homer off reliever B.J. Ryan in the sixth. Needing a triple to complete the cycle, Werth walked in his final plate appearance.

Mills also faced the Phillies in his debut, June 18 at Philadelphia, when he allowed four runs and six hits, including homers to Werth and Jimmy Rollins, in 3 2-3 innings.

Carlos Ruiz hit an RBI double in the fourth before the Phillies pulled away with a four-run fifth. Shawn Camp replaced Mills after Ryan Howard's single, then allowed an RBI single to Chris Coste, Eric Bruntlett's sacrifice fly and an run-scoring single by Ruiz, making it 9-0.

NOTES: Werth has eight career homers against Toronto. ... Rollins, stuck in an 0 for 19 slump, sat out for the third straight game. ... After Toronto C Rod Barajas said his strained right hamstring felt better Saturday, the Blue Jays did not file the paperwork to place him on the 15-day DL. Manager Cito Gaston said Barajas is day-to-day.

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