Thursday, March 12, 2009

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Atlanta

Clint Sammons launched a pair of two-run homers, and the Atlanta Braves got by the Phillies, 12-10, in spring training action.

Jeff Francoeur was 2-for-2 with two runs batted in while Diory Hernandez also drove in a pair for Atlanta.

Neither pitching staff fared very well, but Jo-Jo Reyes held his own for the win over a four-inning start, allowing just two of the runs on four hits while fanning four. Jeff Bennett took over and surrendered five runs on five hits, retiring just one batter before getting the hook.

Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez drove in two runs each while John Mayberry also had two RBI with a solo homer and a double for the Phils. Jason Donald was 3- for-4 with two runs scored and Miguel Cairo added a solo shot in the setback.

Kyle Kendrick was battered for eight runs on 10 hits in his three-plus innings of work, taking the loss.

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