Worley strikes out 8 in Phils' win over Pirates

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel points to the outfield with a bat before the Phillies spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Fla., Monday, March 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

March 12, 2012 1:08:06 PM PDT
Vance Worley struck out eight in four perfect innings, Hector Luna and Jimmy Rollins homered, and the Philadelphia Phillies held Pittsburgh without a hit until the seventh in a 4-1 victory over the Pirates on Monday.

The Pirates didn't hit a ball out of the infield against Worley. The hard-throwing right-hander struck out two in each of his innings, fanning everyone except Casey McGehee and Eric Fryer.

Pirates starter Charlie Morton went two innings in his spring debut, allowing four hits and striking out two. The right-hander had hip surgery in October and is about a week behind other pitchers in camp.

Luna homered in the fourth against Chris Resop, and Rollins connected of Tony Watson in the fifth.

Gorkys Hernandez's infield single in the seventh ended the Phillies- no-hit bid. He stole second and scored on third baseman Michael Martinez's fielding error.


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