Phillies, Twins play to 1-1 tie
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Phillies played to their second tie of the spring today, managing only two hits against the Twins before a record crowd of 8,764 in Hammond Stadium.
The score was 1-1 and the game was stopped after nine innings. The team’s record is now 2-8-2.
The Phillies didn’t get a hit until left fielder Tony Gwynn, Jr. led off the sixth with a single.
They fell behind 1-0 in the first after a leadoff walk to Darin Mastroianni led to Minnesota’s lone run. He scored on a single to left by first baseman Joe Mauer.
The Phillies tied the game in the eighth. DH John Mayberry Jr. led off the inning with a grounder to third that was thrown away and out of play, allowing Mayberry to advance to second. He eventually reached third and then scored on a fielder’s choice grounder to short by Ronny Cedeno. Mayberry was ruled safe on a close play at the plate. The play was reviewed but the call was upheld.
Phillies starter Jeff Manship pitched three innings and allowed that run and two hits.
Four other pitchers combined to shut out the Twins the rest of the way. B.J. Rosenberg and Brad Lincoln each pitched two innings. Jeremy Horst pitched one inning and struck out two.
The other pitcher with a shutout inning was Phillippe Aumont.
The staff combined on a seven-hitter.
The Phillies’ second hit of the game came in the eighth by centerfielder Ben Revere..
Philadelphia’s other tie came on March 5 against the Braves. That score was 2-2.