Worley's Phils Longest No-Hit Bid

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Vance Worley carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning in Friday's win over the Athletics. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Four times this season, a Phillies pitcher has taken a no-hitter into the fifth inning.

 One was by Vance Worley, who didn't allow a hit to the Athletics until the sixth inning Friday. Two others were by Roy Oswalt, who was placed on the disabled list Friday. The other was by Cliff Lee.

 Those four games, with other Phillies "hitless" notes below it: 

      No-Hit Length    Final  
Date Pitcher Opponent      Inn.  Batters       IP    H    Result
June 24   Vance Worley   Athletics 5.2 21 6 1 W 1-0
April 21 Roy Oswalt at Padres 4.2 16 6 1 W 3-0
June 16 Cliff Lee Marlins 4.2 14 9 2 W 3-0
April 15 Roy Oswalt Marlins 4.0 13 6 4 L  3-4

Cole Hamels and Lee have each taken two hitless games into the fourth inning.

Roy Halladay, who tossed no-hitters in both the 2010 regular season and postseason, has not taken a hitless game into the third inning since Opening Day. In 16 starts, he has allowed a first-inning hit 10 times (eight of those came before recording even one out).

Kyle Kenrick and Joe Blanton, who have 11 starts betweem them, have allowed a hit before recording an out six times.

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