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Savery relishes first Major League victory

PHILADELPHIA -- Joe Savery finally got one.

He had pitched in 17 games this season before Monday's 7-6 victory over the Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies lost every one of those games, which is a quirky coincidence for the organization's 2007 first-round Draft pick. But not only did Savery snap that streak pitching the ninth inning Monday, he also got his first Major League win.

It was a big moment for Savery, who switched from pitcher to first baseman briefly last season before giving pitching another shot and making his big league debut late last season.

"It was an emotional moment," he said. "I'd like to think I don't take these things for granted. I've been bad way more than I've been good, so I really feel like I'm going to savor this moment -- no pun intended. It's something that a lot of people dream of. It's just one of those things."

PHILADELPHIA -- Joe Savery finally got one.

He had pitched in 17 games this season before Monday's 7-6 victory over the Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies lost every one of those games, which is a quirky coincidence for the organization's 2007 first-round Draft pick. But not only did Savery snap that streak pitching the ninth inning Monday, he also got his first Major League win.

It was a big moment for Savery, who switched from pitcher to first baseman briefly last season before giving pitching another shot and making his big league debut late last season.

"It was an emotional moment," he said. "I'd like to think I don't take these things for granted. I've been bad way more than I've been good, so I really feel like I'm going to savor this moment -- no pun intended. It's something that a lot of people dream of. It's just one of those things."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.