The Phillies pitching could not hold up in their 10-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In 5.2 innings, Jamie Moyer struck out seven batters, but allowed seven earned runs on eleven hits, including Andrew McCutchen’s solo home run. In the eighth inning, Brad Lidge gave up a three run homer to Garrett Jones.
Ian Snell and the rest of the Pirates pitching limited the Phillies offense to just four hits. Ryan Howard hit his eighth home run of the season, a monster solo shot over the batter’s eye in center field. Carlos Ruiz hit a three-run home run off Denny Bautista.