2/27/2013 4:49 P.M. ET
Ruiz drives in three, Revere scores twice in loss
Lannan allows one run on four hits with a strikeout over two innings
By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- John Lannan, who joined the Phillies on a one-year deal worth $2.5 million this offseason, gave up one run on four hits over two innings on Wednesday in a 12-5 loss to the Twins at Hammond Stadium.
Lannan also struck out one and walked one. Carlos Ruiz went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and drove in three runs, while Ben Revere, traded by the Twins to the Phillies in the offseason, went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a two stolen bases.
Right-hander Kevin Correia started for the Twins, and surrendered three runs on five hits and two walks over 2 1/3 innings. He's set to fly back to San Diego late Wednesday to attend the birth of his third child before returning early Sunday.
"I felt better than I did in my first outing," Correia said. "I guess that's the goal -- just to progress every inning you're out there."
Ryan Doumit hit a three-run homer and prospect Aaron Hicks added two RBIs for the Twins, who had 17 hits.
Doumit crushed a three-run blast off right-hander Kyle Simon to cap a four-run fourth inning for Minnesota. Hicks, who is competing for the center field job this spring, brought in the first run of the inning on an RBI double off Phillies prospect Adam Morgan.
Hicks also drove in a run in the second inning with an RBI infield single off Lannan. Trevor Plouffe, in his second game since returning from an injured right calf, had an RBI single for the Twins in the third inning off Morgan.
The Twins put up back-to-back three-run innings in the sixth and seventh. Drew Butera, Mark Sobolewski and Jeff Clement each had RBI singles in the sixth while Wilkin Ramirez had a RBI single and an error by Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis led to two more runs scoring in the seventh.
Up next for the Phillies: The Phillies return home Thursday to play the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 p.m. ET at Bright House Field. Left-hander Cole Hamels, who is scheduled to start Opening Day, will be on the mound. Also scheduled to pitch are Ethan Martin, Jonathan Pettibone and Jake Diekman. Diekman is battling for one of three jobs available in the bullpen.