Myers, late runs lift Phillies past Reds

Myers, late runs lift Phillies past Reds

PHILLIES 6, REDS 2
at Sarasota, Fla.
Sunday, March 16

Phillies at the plate: Chris Snelling was 1-for-1 with two RBIs, Jason Jaramillo went 1-for-3 with one RBI and Ray Olmedo chipped in a hit and one RBI. National League Most Valuable Player Jimmy Rollins went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Ryan Howard and Shane Victorino each finished the day 1-for-3.

Reds at the plate: Ken Griffey Jr. went 2-for-3 and drove in both Cincinnati runs with a sixth-inning single. Norris Hopper, Juan Castro and Alvin Colina contributed singles as the Reds managed five hits in seven innings against Brett Myers.

Phillies on the mound: Myers went seven innings and allowed two runs on five hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out three to lower his spring ERA to 1.64.

Reds on the mound: Edinson Volquez pitched five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk. The right-hander struck out six. Jon Coutlangus pitched a scoreless frame, but Gary Majewski was tagged for three runs in two-thirds of an inning.

Grapefruit League records: Reds 10-10-1, Phillies 6-12-1.

Up next for Phillies: Philadelphia returns to Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., for a 1:05 p.m ET game against the Indians on Monday. Right-hander Chad Durbin will start for the Phillies against Indians lefty Cliff Lee. Also scheduled to pitch for the Phils are Clay Condrey, J.C. Romero and Tom Gordon.

Up next for Reds: Right-hander Johnny Cueto gets another opportunity to strengthen his rotation case on Monday when he starts against Detroit left-hander Kenny Rogers in a 1:05 p.m. game at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla.

Jim Molony is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.