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Thank You Orlando Cabrera, Phillies Take Early Lead

Base hits by Placido Polanco and Ryan Howard put runners on first and third for Jayson Werth. After working the count full off pitcher Johnny Cueto, Werth shot a grounder to late insert Orlando Cabrera at short. The veteran fielded it cleanly but overthrew the toss to first, drawing Joey Votto off the bag and allowing Polanco to touch home.

We’re all very appreciative of Dusty Baker playing his overrated, scrappy shortstop instead of the more capable Paul Janish. Say scrappy.

Phillies 1-0.