Moyer becomes oldest pitcher to win game in majors
DENVER (AP) - April 17, 2012 (WPVI) -- Jamie Moyer turned in a vintage performance in becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league game.
The 49-year-old Moyer threw seven masterful innings and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer, helping the Colorado Rockies hold on for a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Moyer (1-2) was sharp all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list.
Relying on a consistent cutter and mixing in a 78-mph fastball, the cunning lefty gave up just six hits and two runs - both unearned - as he kept the Padres hitters at bay and off balance.
That's been a winning recipe for Moyer over a career that's stretched nearly a quarter century and included 689 games.
jamie moyer, sports
- Photos: Pictures from Easter Sunday services
- AccuWeather: Easter to be comfortable, breezy 58 min ago
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Video: 5,000 turn out for Easter service in Mt. Airy
- Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter 41 min ago
- Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76 39 min ago
- Man shot, killed in Gloucester Twp. apartment
- Man found shot in minivan in Tioga-Nicetown 40 min ago
- Girl hospitalized after near-drowning in Philly hotel
- 2 injured after car hits Camden police cruiser
- Man targeted in Collingdale hit-and-run ID'd
- Divers pull more bodies from sunken South Korean ferry
- Video: Snowmobiler charged by angry moose
- AccuWeather: Easter to be comfortable, breezy
58 min ago