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Utley delivers Phils' lone run behind Buchanan

Second baseman plates Gwynn; roster hopeful allows two of three Jays homers

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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Blue Jays used three solo home runs Thursday to beat the Phillies, 3-1, at Bright House Field.

Center fielder Moises Sierra and catcher Erik Kratz hit back-to-back home runs against Phillies right-hander David Buchanan in the second inning to give Toronto a 2-1 lead. Kratz went deep again in the ninth. They were the first homers of the spring for Sierra and Kratz.

"I was impressed with his composure," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said about Buchanan. "He came inside on a couple hitters after that to keep them honest. I thought he rebounded and minimized."

The Phillies jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Tony Gwynn Jr. and Chase Utley doubled against Blue Jays right-hander Esmil Rogers.

It was Utley's first extra-base hit of the spring.

Rogers allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out six in 4 2/3 innings. Buchanan allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while fanning six in four innings.

Up next: The Phillies host the World Series champion Red Sox in a Grapefruit League game at 1:05 p.m. ET on Friday at Bright House Field, live on MLB.TV. Philadelphia left-hander Cliff Lee takes the mound. Sandberg named Lee the team's Opening Day starter on Monday.

Todd Zolecki 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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