at Clearwater, Fla.
Sunday, March 25 Phillies at the plate: Jimmy Rollins, who had a double in the first inning, started a two-out rally with a single to left in the third inning. Shane Victorino followed with a single before Chase Utley hit his fifth homer of the spring off Twins starter Ramon Ortiz, putting the Phillies ahead, 3-2. Utley became the first Phillie with a multihomer game when he smacked a solo shot to left in the fifth off Ortiz for his sixth home run of Spring Training. Ryan Howard ended an 0-for-17 slump when he followed Utley's solo homer with a single to center, chasing Ortiz from the game. Howard came around to score three batters later, after advancing to third on a single by Greg Dobbs and then crossing the plate as a part of a five-run inning. Twins at the plate: In the second inning, Rondell White crushed an 0-2 offering from Phillies starter Cole Hamels into Philadelphia's bullpen in left field to give the visitors an early 1-0 lead. Luis Castillo hit a solo homer off Hamels over the left-field wall in the third inning.
Twins right-hander Sidney Ponson, who has a 2-1 record with a 6.30 spring ERA, is slated to start his fourth spring game when the Twins host his former team, the Orioles, at 1:05 p.m. on Monday.
Chris Girandola is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.