Friday, March 20, 2009

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati

Brett Myers struck out seven, gave up four hits without allowing a walk in a scoreless 5 2/3-inning start, as the Phillies downed Cincinnati, 8-1, in a spring training contest.

Matt Stairs doubled in three of Philadelphia's six runs in the second inning while Carlos Ruiz finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. Raul Ibanez had two hits in three at-bats, walked once and scored a run in the win.

Aaron Harang suffered the loss after battling through Philadelphia's potent second frame. The right-hander went 3 1/3 total innings and was charged with six runs on seven hits and three walks. Craig Tatum had the lone RBI for Cincy in the loss.

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