Phillies' Worley Gives Up 2 Runs In 1st Start
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Vance Worley gave up two runs in his first start of spring training and the Philadelphia Phillies were roughed up by the Houston Astros, 10-3 on Wednesday.
Worley, who finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2011, allowed singles to each of the first two batters of the game and allowed a run in each of his two innings. Worley wasn't too concerned as he introduced a split-fingered fastball to his repertoire.
Jordan Schafer and J.D. Martinez led the Astros. Schafer, who started off the game with a single and scored the first run, went 3 for 4. Martinez had two hits and three RBIs.
Houston right-hander Bud Norris threw three hitless innings in his first start of the spring. In his second full season, Norris led the Astros with 176 strikeouts in a career-high 186 innings. He didn't have a strikeout Wednesday.
Source: Associated Press