Moyer, Phillies defeat Arizona 6-2

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Jamie Moyer pitched 6-and-two-thirds shutout innings and Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 last night.

Jimmy Rollins, Raul Ibanez, Pedro Feliz and Paul Bako each drove in a run as the Phillies stretched their lead in the NL East to a season-high seven games over Atlanta and Florida.

The defending world champions improved to a majors-best 30-15 on the road.

The 46-year-old Moyer worked out of jams in each of the first three innings, baffling the Diamondbacks with a mix of 80 mph fastballs and even softer changeups.

Jon Garland took the loss for Arizona.

Game 2 of the three-game series with Philadelphia is set for 6:40 tonight at Chase Field.