Morgan wins big league debut, leads Phils past Wacha, Cards

3 years 1 month 1 day ago Sunday, June 21 2015 Jun 21, 2015 Sunday, June 21, 2015 5:14:00 PM CDT June 21, 2015 in Baseball
By: The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Adam Morgan won his major league debut in surprising style, outpitching Michael Wacha and leading the Philadelphia Phillies past the St. Louis Cardinals 9-2 Sunday.

Winless in the minors this year, Morgan (1-0) allowed one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings, striking six and walking two against the team with the best record in the majors.

The 25-year-old lefty had been 0-6 in 13 starts at Triple-A this season, and was 13-28 lifetime in the minors. He was called up before the game to pitch in place of Jerome Williams, who's out with a strained left hamstring.

Morgan snapped a 25-game stretch without a win for a Phillies starter dating to May 23, a string that stretched from Memorial Day to Father's Day.

Wacha (9-3) gave up five runs and eight innings in five innings.

 

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