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Phils belt four homers, sink Blue Jays

Phils belt four homers, sink Blue Jays

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PHILLIES 15, BLUE JAYS 7
at Dunedin, Fla.
Sunday, March 23

Phillies at the plate: Philadelphia infield prospect Jason Donald powered the offense with a pair of three-run home runs for the Phillies. Wes Helms chipped in a two-run homer in a five-run eighth. In the first, Chase Utley got things rolling with a solo shot. Geoff Jenkins, Pedro Feliz and Carlos Ruiz added run-scoring hits, and Ryan Howard drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning.

Blue Jays at the plate: Marco Scutaro highlighted Toronto's offense in the fifth, when he launched an 0-1 pitch into the trees beyond the left-field fence for a two-run homer. Scutaro, who drove in Lyle Overbay with the blast, added a run-scoring single in the sixth. Overbay contributed an RBI double in the sixth, and Josh Kreuzer and Hector Luna each had RBIs in the seventh.

Phillies on the mound: Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels cruised through four innings, but he was chased from the contest after 5 1/3. Following four shutout frames, Hamels yielded five runs in the fifth and sixth innings. He finished with nine hits allowed, three strikeouts, two walks and 87 pitches (51 strikes).

Blue Jays on the mound: Right-hander A.J. Burnett threw his first curveballs of the spring and experienced mixed results. Over 5 1/3 innings, he surrendered seven runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and three walks, finishing with 88 pitches, including 57 strikes.

Grapefruit League records: Phillies 11-13-1; Blue Jays 9-14.

Phillies up next: Left-hander Jamie Moyer makes his final start in Florida when the Phillies challenge the Yankees at 7:15 p.m. ET on Monday at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla. Moyer is scheduled to start in Philadelphia on Saturday in the first of two "On-Deck" series games against the Jays, and is slated to pitch in the Phillies' third game of the regular season.

Blue Jays up next: Toronto will play under the lights at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., on Monday when the Reds host the Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m. Jays right-hander Shaun Marcum will take the mound and oppose Cincinnati righty Josh Fogg.

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

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