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Recap: Phillies 3, Pirates 1
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: PNC Park
Date: July 02, 2013 7:05 PM EDT
  

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the sixth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped the Pittsburgh Pirates' nine-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.

The surprising Pirates missed out on a chance to win 10 in a row for the first time since 2004, but the NL Central leaders still have the major leagues best record at 51-31.

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Phillies slugger Ryan Howard ended an 0-for-22 slump - 12 strikeouts - with an RBI single in a three-run sixth to open the game's scoring. Howard and Michael Young each had two hits for Philadelphia, which scored all of its runs against Pirates rookie spot starter Brandon Cumpton.

Pettibone (4-3) won for the first time since May 14 - a span of nine starts - by limiting Pittsburgh's offense to Garrett Jones' homer in the sixth. In 5 2-3 innings, Pettibone gave up three hits.

The rookie right-hander was lifted after Jones' shot, his eighth of the season. Philadelphia's much-maligned bullpen repeatedly worked around trouble for 3 1-3 scoreless innings to finish off the Phillies' second win over their past five games.

Cumpton (0-1) got the ball because Jeff Locke was forced to warm up in the bullpen during the 14th inning Sunday.

Jake Diekman got the final out of the sixth and Phillippe Aumont survived four well-hit balls to pitch a scoreless seventh. J.R. Ramirez, Antonio Bastardo and Justin De Fratus worked around two walks and a single in the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon improved to 16 for 20 in save situations with a perfect ninth.

But little else during the victory came easy for the Phillies, who began the day 9 1-2 games back in the National League East. Philadelphia relievers, who entered Tuesday with the worst ERA in the NL, allowed six baserunners over the 2 1-3 innings not pitched by closer Papelbon.

None scored, though. De Fratus stuck out Jordy Mercer swinging with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth.

After four baserunners reached through five, Cumpton ran into trouble during the sixth inning for the second time over his three career major league starts.

Domonic Brown followed Howard's RBI single with a sacrifice fly and Delmon Young made it 3-0 when he doubled in Howard.

Those were the first earned runs allowed by Pittsburgh pitchers over a span of 22 1-3 innings. Before the sixth inning Tuesday, the Pirates had allowed one earned run over the prior 36 frames.

NOTES: The Pirates optioned INF Josh Harrison to Triple-A Indianapolis to make roster room for Cumpton. ... Pittsburgh had won 10 of its 11 previous games started by fill-in starters Cumpton, RHP Jeanmar Gomez and RHP Phil Irwin. ... Locke will start Wednesday's game, RHP Gerrit Cole starts Thursday and Gomez will return to the bullpen for the Pirates. ... Pittsburgh RHP A.J. Burnett, on the disabled list since June 13 because of a right calf strain, threw a simulated game Tuesday. ... Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick will make his next scheduled start Saturday at home against the Atlanta Braves. Kendrick was evaluated Tuesday in Pittsburgh and cleared two days after sustaining a concussion after being hit in the head with a pitch. ... Locke allowed two hits over six shutout innings of a 2-0 win at Philadelphia on April 23. LHP John Lannan, who starts Wednesday for the Phillies, is 1-4 in his career against the Pirates.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Phillies at Pirates
Tue, Jul 2 Final 3 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Phillies at Pirates
Wed, Jul 3 Final 5 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Phillies at Pirates
Thu, Jul 4 Final 6 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 PHI  +140   -155   8.5 
 PIT  -150   +135   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 PHI  +140   -145   8.5 
 PIT  -155   +125   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 PHI  24%   8%   87% 
 PIT  76%   92%   13% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PIT 6 Cover: +168 
 PHI 4 Over: 10 
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 Apr 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PIT 5 Cover: +105 
 PHI 3 Over: 8 
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 Apr 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PIT 2 Cover: +141 
 PHI 0 Under: 2 
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 Apr 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PIT 2 Under: 5 
 PHI 3 Cover: +108 
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 Mar 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PIT 1 Over: 3 
 PHI 2 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 4, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 5 Cover: +100 
 PIT 0 Over: 5 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Tuesday, Jul 2
 
    Tigers at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Brewers at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Phillies at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Padres at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
    Rays at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Cubs at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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