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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - pitched a three-hit shutout as the Philadelphia completed a sweep of an abbreviated two-game series against the Boston with a 5-0 win in front of 60,960 at Veterans Stadium. and each homered for the , who have won three in a row and five of six. went 0-for-11 in the two games at Philadelphia for the , who have dropped two straight and four of six. The 22-year-old Myers (6-6) was masterful, striking out five and walking three in recording his first career shutout and second career complete game. The young righthander, who had gone 0-2 over his last three starts, threw first- pitch strikes to 27 of the 33 batters he faced. Abreu gave the a 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the top of the third inning. Abreu connected on a 2-2 pitch from Boston starter and deposited it just over the center field wall for his 12th homer of the year and second in as many games. Abreu scored the ' second run in the bottom of the sixth. He led off the frame with a double off the left-center field wall and moved to third on 's grounder to the right side of the infield. then lofted a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Abreu to make it a 2-0 game. Philadelphia scored three times off Boston reliever in the seventh. Rookie led off the frame with his first home run of the season -- his first since hitting his only other career homer September 12, 2002 -- to make it 3-0. Myers then singled to right and moved to second on 's sacrifice bunt. Rollins followed with his fourth home run of the season, a two-run blast to put the up 5-0. Myers finished off the gem with 1-2-3 innings in the eighth and ninth. He threw just four pitches in the eighth, retiring , and Ramirez. Kim (2-6) took the loss, surrendering two runs on four hits while striking out three and walking three. The , who came back three times to post a dramatic 6-5 win in 13 innings Saturday against Boston, outhomered the 7-2 in the two games of the series. Friday's scheduled series opener was rained out and will be made up September 1. Myers improved to 1-2 in Interleague play during his brief career, lowering his ERA from 9.31 to 4.95 in outings against the American League. His only other complete game came August 14, 2002, versus Milwaukee. The ' , who homered twice Saturday, tried to lay down a squeeze bunt with two outs and Polanco at third in the fifth. However, Kim pounced quickly on the ball and threw out Thome to end the inning. The improved to 18-3 when scoring five or more runs this year. Boston fell to 8-6 in Interleague play this season and 53-64 all-time. Philadelphia improved to 5-6 against the AL this year and 54-59 since Interleague play began in 1997. As part of festivities honoring the final year of Veterans Stadium, the honored members of their 1980s teams, including Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton. It also was Carlton bobblehead day at the Vet.

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