Sunday, February 1, 2015

Phillies romp Twins, 5-1, at Bright House Field

Marlon Byrd gets a tap on the head from Ben Revere after scoring on a sacrifice fly against the Twins. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Marlon Byrd gets a tap on the head from Ben Revere after scoring on a sacrifice fly against the Twins. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Jimmy Rollins homered for the second consecutive day and Domonic Brown doubled twice, leading an 11-hit attack by the Phillies’ regulars Sunday on the way to a 5-1 romp over the Minnesota Twins.

Rollins completed Philadelphia’s scoring when he ripped a 3-1 pitch from Twins starter Phil Hughes well over the right-field wall at Bright House Field. It was his third homer of the year as he continued to rebound from a mid-spring slump.

Brown doubled in the second and drove home a run with another in the third. Marlon Byrd also had two singles for the Phillies.

Kyle Kendrick (1-0), making just his third official start of the spring, went a strong six innings for the win. He gave up six hits and the Twins’ lone run, which was helped when Brian Dozier’s shot down the left-field line was snared by a Hooters ballgirl for a ground-rule double.

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