Worley, Ibanez lead Phillies past Nationals 7-4

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vance Worley throws against the Washington Nationals in the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

May 4, 2011 7:07:33 PM PDT
Vance Worley threw six sharp innings, Raul Ibanez homered and had three hits, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 7-4 Wednesday night.

Worley (2-0) allowed one run and four hits, striking out a career-high seven batters in his fourth start in the majors. Worley is filling in for the injured Joe Blanton.

The NL East-leading Phillies have won 10 of 13.

Jason Marquis (3-1) gave up 10 hits and six earned runs in five-plus innings in his worst start of the season. His ERA rose from 2.62 to 3.66. Marquis was seeking his 100th career win and was trying to go 4-0 for the first time.

Ibanez snapped an 0-for-35 slump with a pair of doubles on Tuesday, and is now 5 for 7 since the skid.

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