PHILADELPHIA , PA - AUGUST 17: John Mayberry Jr. #15 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park on August 17, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Diamondbacks 9-2. (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 1: Phillies Become First To 80 Wins

Vance Worley and David Herndon combined for six innings of 2-hit, one run ball and John Mayberry Jr. hit a 2-run homer as the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 4-1, becoming the first team in the majors to 80 wins.

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Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 1: Phillies Become First To 80 Wins

Vance Worley and David Herndon combined for six innings of 2-hit, one run ball and John Mayberry Jr. hit a 2-run homer as the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 4-1, becoming the first team in the majors to 80 wins.

Worley got the start and was looking strong until a nearly two and half hour rain delay ended his night. However, with regular long reliever Kyle Kendrick unavailable because he’s scheduled to start for Cole Hamels this weekend, the Phillies called on David Herndon to take the hill when the rains stopped. He picked up the win after three strong innings in which he struck out four and allowed just one hit.

Mayberry smacked what would turn out to to be the game winning homer in the third when he bounced a pitch off the left field pole to put the Phils up 3-1. Chase Utley and Raul Ibanez each had a pair of hits and scored a run.

The win puts the Phillies a season high 39 games over .500. They are currently one game off the pace for the best record in franchise history, set in 1977.

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