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Phils relievers follow Doc's lead
Bullpen strong before two-run ninth secures comeback win
By Todd Zolecki / MLB.com
Thursday, March 4
Yankees at the plate: Robinson Cano singled in the fourth inning, but otherwise, New York was quiet early. Down to their last out, the Yankees tied things up when David Winfree brought home Greg Golson with a single two batters before Jose Gil gave New York a short-lived lead with a dribbler down the first-base line that scored Winfree from second.Phillies at the plate: Not much went on early. Placido Polanco singled in the first inning, and Brian Bocock singled in the second. Non-roster invite Ozzie Chavez opened the scoring in the bottom of the seventh inning with an RBI double that scored Juan Castro from second base. With one out in the bottom of the ninth and his team trailing by a run, non-roster invite Paul Hoover doubled and advanced to third, scoring Quintin Berry just ahead of the throw from left field. Wilson Valdez won it two batters later with an infield single that ricocheted off pitcher Wilkins Arias, allowing pinch-runner Dewayne Wise to score from third with two outs. Yankees on the mound: Left-hander CC Sabathia allowed two hits and two walks in two scoreless innings, making his 2010 Grapefruit League debut. Right-hander Zack Segovia, who formerly pitched for the Phillies, allowed one walk in one inning as Sabathia's replacement.
2010 Spring Training - Philadelphia Phillies
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Sights & Sounds
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Phillies on the mound: Right-hander Roy Halladay made his Phillies debut, and he looked as good as advertised. Halladay struck out three and allowed no hits in two scoreless innings. He threw 24 pitches, 21 of which were strikes. Right-hander Kyle Kendrick, who is competing for the fifth spot in Philadelphia's rotation, allowed just one hit and struck out one in two scoreless innings.Worth noting: Polanco, who is playing third base for the first time since 2005, made a throwing error in the first inning, but he fielded the ball cleanly the remainder of the way. Grapefruit League records: Yankees 1-1; Phillies 1-0 Up next: The Yankees will host the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday afternoon at 1:05 ET at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., in a game being televised on MLB.TV. Right-hander Phil Hughes, who went 8-3 with a 3.03 ERA in 2009 as a reliever, makes his Grapefruit League debut. Joba Chamberlain is also scheduled to pitch, although he is battling the flu.
The Phillies will visit to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday at 1:05 p.m. in Dunedin, Fla, with left-hander Cole Hamels making his Grapefruit League debut. The two clubs will also play a "B" game at 10 a.m. at Bright House Field. Left-hander Jamie Moyer will start that game for the Phillies.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.