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Phillies 47-year-old Moyer shuts down Pirates

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Jamie Moyer pitched six strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies closed out their spring training schedule with a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.

Moyer, who was named the fifth starter two days earlier, gave up solo home runs to Ryan Church and Ryan Doumit but held Pittsburgh in check the rest of the way. The 47-year-old left-hander scattered six hits while striking out three and walking none.

Moyer, who underwent three offseason operations, enters his 24th major league season healthy and coming off a strong spring. In six starts, including three 'B' games, Moyer had a 2.02 ERA while striking out 23 and walking just one in 26 2-3 innings.