PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Forty-seven-year-old Jamie Moyer tossed a
two-hitter to become the oldest player in major league history to
throw a shutout, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta
Braves 7-0 on Friday night.
The Phillies confirmed the feat by Moyer, who is 47 years, 170
days old. Phil Niekro was the previous oldest at 46 years, 188 days
when he tossed a four-hitter for the New York Yankees against
Toronto on Oct. 6, 1986.
Moyer (4-2) struck out five and faced one batter over the
minimum to earn his 262nd career victory. He allowed leadoff
singles to Troy Glaus in the second and eighth innings. He recorded
his 10th career shutout and 32nd complete game.
Derek Lowe (4-3) allowed seven runs and 11 hits in five innings
for the Braves.
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