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By the time Werth, who finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base, struck out to leave only Adam LaRoche standing in the way of Hamels‘ complete game, the fans in Philadelphia had paid enough homage to the right fielder.

“Things are definitely different,” Werth said, now a member of a team that is 9-28 at Citizens Bank Park and has lost 30 of its past 40 games against the Phillies. “But I was glad it went the way it did. From here on out, whatever happens, I’ll definitely always remember that first at-bat.

“If I’m booed every day here for the rest of my career, I’ll take that as a compliment.”