at Bradenton, Fla.
Thursday, March 29

Phillies at the plate: Michael Bourn, who is battling for a roster spot, singled to lead off the game and then scored two batters later when Chase Utley doubled to right. Ryan Howard followed with a broken-bat single, allowing Utley to score. Howard, who was 1-for-23 in his last seven spring games, then crushed a bases-empty shot off Pirates starter Shawn Chacon to right in the third. Pat Burrell wasted no time in collecting his fourth homer of Spring Training, slicing a first-pitch offering from Chacon just inside the foul pole in left for back-to-back homers.

Pirates at the plate: In the first, Ronny Paulino ripped a double off Phillies starter J.A. Happ down the line to left and then scored when Jason Bay launched a shot to left-center that the wind kept from going out, resulting in a double off the wall. The Pirates touched up the 24-year-old lefty for four more runs in the third that included three consecutive doubles by Bay, Adam LaRoche and Brad Eldred.

Phillies on the mound: Happ, who entered the game with an 0-1 record and a 5.68 ERA this spring, gave up consecutive doubles with two outs in the first inning to give up a run. The 24-year-old left-hander, who will most likely begin the season with Triple-A Ottawa, gave up four more runs in the third and was relieved after the inning. In the second and the third innings, though, the 23-year-old left-hander gave up solo homers to White and Castillo. Geoff Geary pitched two scoreless innings and gave up just one hit.

Pirates on the mound: Chacon took a line drive from Bourn off the chest to start the game but, after trainers visited the mound to check on the 29-year-old right-hander, he continued to pitch. Looking a bit shaken, Chacon retired Shane Victorino on a long flyout to left before Utley's double and Howard's single. In the third, he issued the back-to-back homers. Left-hander Juan Perez, who entered the game without allowing a run in 7 1/3 innings, continued his strong spring with a perfect inning in which he retired Utley on a groundout to second and struck out Howard and Burrell looking. Perez has given up only three hits to 28 batters he's faced this spring.

Grapefruit League records: Phillies 11-16-3; Pirates 11-16-1.

Coming Up: The Phillies travel back to Philadelphia to play their last two games of the exhibition season. On Friday, the Phils will battle the Red Sox in a Friday night affair at Citizens Bank Park. Cole Hamels, who is coming off an impressive 6 2/3-inning outing in which he allowed five hits and two runs, makes his fifth and final start of the spring.

Pirates left-hander Tom Gorzelanny, who has an 0-2 record with a 9.45 spring ERA, is slated to start his fifth spring game when the Pirates host the Twins in Bradenton, Fla., on Friday.