Saturday, February 13, 2016

Phillies beat Yankees, 10-5, in Grapefruit League play


TAMPA, Fla. - Roy Halladay wasn't as sharp Friday as he was in his first outing, but the results looked familiar.

Halladay allowed three hits and struck out three in 2 1/3 innings in the Phillies' 10-5 victory over the host New York Yankees.

Halladay, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee have combined to allow just two earned runs in 11 1/3 innings this spring. They've struck out 13.

Halladay's fastball velocity reportedly was in the 89-91 mph range, just as it was in his first start, but his location wasn't as sharp.

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  • Several fastballs missed high and outside, and he issued his first walk. He left after reaching his allotted pitch count.

    The Phillies reached double digits in runs for the second consecutive day, but Friday's outburst had more to do with what the Yankees weren't doing, namely fielding and throwing strikes.

    The Phillies struck out 12 times, but the Yankees walked seven -- including Domonic Brown three times -- and committed four errors.

    Six of the Phillies' 10 runs were unearned.

    The Phillies had 10 hits, but just one for extra-bases.

    It was a key one, however. Jimmy Rollins' two-run double in the second inning stretched their lead to 4-0 against starter Hiroki Kuroda.

    John Mayberry delivered a two-run single in the third inning to make it 6-0 before the Yankees scored once off Halladay and rallied against the Phillies' bullpen. Mayberry finished with 3 RBIs.

    Closer Jonathan Papelbon, rocked in his first spring appearance, was only slightly better Friday.

    The first three batters he faced reached base. Addison Maruszak, pinch-hitting for Kevin Youkilis, drilled a two-run double off the top of the wall in left field to make it 6-3.

    Papelbon got a soft line out and then struck out two batters after backup second baseman Kevin Frandsen dropped a pop fly.

    Reliever Phillippe Aumont, battling for a bullpen spot, struck out two in another overpowering performance. Aumont will pitch for Canada in the World Baseball Classic.

    The Phillies broke it open with a four-run seventh, again aided by Yankees walks and errors.

    Ryan Howard, who entered the game 8 for 15, went hitless in three at-bats.

    Darin Ruf, trying to win an outfield job, singled once and was on base four times.

    Prospect Cody Asche had two hits for the Phillies.

    Cliff Lee is scheduled to make his second start Saturday at Toronto.

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