Burnett, Phillies blank D-Backs
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - A.J. Burnett hurled eight scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the rubber match of a three-game set.
Burnett (1-1) scattered five hits and fanned eight without walking a batter to earn his first win with the Phillies.
Chase Utley was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Phillies, winners in three of their last four games.
Jonathan Papelbon stranded a runner in the ninth to earn his eighth save.
Brandon McCarthy (0-5) was the hard-luck loser Sunday. He allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out a career-high 12.
The Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Ben Revere singled and stole second before scoring on Utley's bloop single to shallow center.
Utley opened the sixth with a double and scored on Chris Owings' throwing error. Marlon Byrd laced a grounder to the hole on the left side. Owings made a diving stab for the ball and fired it to third, but the ball bounced off Utley and out of play, allowing him to score.
Burnett gave up a one-out triple to Owings in fifth inning, but retired the next 10 batters in order. Gerardo Parra finally got to Burnett in the eighth with a two-out double to left-center, but Burnett managed to get Martin Prado to ground out to end the threat.
Papelbon allowed a one-out single in the ninth, but retired the next two hitters to secure the win.
Philadelphia was 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position ... Revere has nine stolen bases this season ... Burnett lowered his ERA to a slender 2.15 ... Arizona was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position ... Owings has four errors this season.
04/27 19:21:25 ET