TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies won their first game after trading All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to Washington, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Tuesday night for their ninth victory in 10 games since the All-Star break.
Adam Morgan stopped a four-start winless streak and Cody Asche drove in two runs for the Phillies, who had lost their previous eight games against Toronto.
Morgan (2-2) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings to win for the first time since his major league debut, June 21 against St. Louis.
Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista left after an apparent right hamstring injury in the eighth.
All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, acquired by Toronto from Colorado, was not active and was expected to make his Blue Jays debut on Wednesday.
Jeanmar Gomez pitched the seventh, Luis Garcia worked the eighth and Ken Giles finished for his first save this season.
Three Phillies pitchers combined to set down 15 consecutive batters before Edwin Encarnacion’s leadoff single in the ninth. Giles retired the next three batters in order.
Toronto, which lost second baseman Devon Travis to a sore left shoulder earlier in the game, had to use catcher Russell Martin at second base in the ninth.
Making his fourth start for Toronto, left-hander Felix Doubront (1-1) allowed three runs and six hits in four-plus innings. Doubront has not won in his past three outings.
Travis hit his second career leadoff home run, his first homer since May 3. Toronto made it 2-0 in the second on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Ryan Goins.
Philadelphia took the lead with a three-run fifth. Ryan Howard led off with an infield single that bounced off his leg. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons asked for a review but was denied.
Darin Ruf, Asche and Andres Blanco followed with consecutive doubles.
Martin doubled off the glove of center fielder Ben Revere to begin the fourth, but Morgan responded by setting down the next nine batters.
Phillies: Phillies LHP Cole Hamels is being pushed back one day and is not scheduled to start for again until after Friday’s trade deadline has passed. Hamels threw a season-high 129 pitches in Sunday’s no-hitter over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He is 6-7 with a 3.64 ERA in 20 starts.
Blue Jays: Travis left after two innings with a sore left shoulder. Travis missed 36 games earlier this season because of a shoulder injury, suffered when he was hit by a bad hop grounder in an April 30 game at Cleveland.
Phillies: RHP Jerome Williams (3-7, 6.28 ERA) pitched six innings against the Chicago Cubs on July 24, his first start after missing more than a month with a strained left hamstring. He’s 2-0 in four career appearances against Toronto.
Blue Jays: RHP R.A. Dickey (4-10, 4.53 ERA) pitched 8 1-3 innings to beat Oakland on July 23, snapping a five-start winless streak. Dickey has allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine of his past 10 outings.
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