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Phillies Top Mariners 4-1 Behind Strong Start From Jerome Williams

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 18: Pitcher Jerome Williams #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the top of the first inning against the Seattle Mariners on August 18, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 18: Pitcher Jerome Williams #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the top of the first inning against the Seattle Mariners on August 18, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jerome Williams took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, Andres Blanco hit his first homer in three years, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 in an interleague game Monday night.

Making his second start since joining the Phillies, Williams (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in seven-plus innings.

Mariners rookie lefty Roenis Elias (9-10) gave up one run and three hits in four innings. He constantly pitched out of jams because he walked six and hit one batter with a pitch.

Blanco connected for a three-run shot off reliever Dominic Leone in the fifth to give the Phillies a 4-0 lead. It was his first home run since July 1, 2011, for Texas against Florida.

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