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Moyer earns 250th victory

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 22, 2013 at 08:53 PM
PHILADELPHIA -

Jamie Moyer reached a rare mark for a pitcher, becoming the 44th to win 250 games. The veteran Phillies left-hander would have been just as happy if it was his first.

Moyer went six strong innings to lead the Phillies to their third straight victory, 4-2 over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

The 46-year-old Moyer is only the 11th left-hander to join the exclusive 250-win list. And despite his teammates' postgame champagne toast, Moyer's words lacked the excitement one might expect after such a rare achievement.

"It's not about the personal things, I'm more excited about us winning," Moyer said. "I really haven't thought about winning 250. It takes so much effort to prepare and play. I was taught to play the game as a team, not as an individual. When you play 20-some years, some of these things can happen."

INDIANS: Placed All-Star outfielder Grady Sizemore on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation and called up utilityman Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Columbus.

PADRES: Right-hander Jake Peavy will make his scheduled start Tuesday despite being bothered by right ankle tendinitis.

RED SOX: John Smoltz had his longest and strongest outing of the season, working five innings in a rehab start for the Greenville Drive.

Smoltz gave up a run on four hits against the Charleston RiverDogs, but he closed by retiring his final seven batters - including the final three on strikeouts.

REDS: Cincinnati will activate right-hander Edinson Volquez from the disabled list and start him today in the opener of a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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