at Bradenton, Fla.
Saturday, March 6
Phillies at the plate: Outfielder Dewayne Wise tripled to lead off the game and scored the first of Philadelphia's two runs in the first. Catcher Carlos Ruiz went 1-for-3 with a double and run scored. Prized prospect Domonic Brown had the Phillies' only multi-hit game.Pirates at the plate: Andrew McCutchen reached base all three times he came to the plate on Saturday with two singles and a walk. He scored the club's first run of the day and swiped his first base of the spring. Outfielder Ryan Church had the big hit of the afternoon with a two-run blast in the first. Jeff Clement went 1-for-3 with an RBI double.
Phillies on the mound: Joe Blanton was knocked around by the Pirates in the first of his two innings pitched. Blanton gave up three extra-base hits and three runs in the first. He surrendered five hits in all and struck out two. Danys Baez allowed one hit and struck out two in two frames. B.J. Rosenberg followed with two scoreless innings.Pirates on the mound: Starter Kevin Hart struggled in his first chance to try and put a stranglehold on the fifth spot in the rotation. In his one inning, Hart walked four and allowed one hit and two runs. Non-roster invitee D.J. Carrasco tossed two scoreless innings, and Brendan Donnelly pitched a perfect fifth in his first game of the spring.
Pittsburgh will play host to the Twins at McKechnie Field on Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Ross Ohlendorf will make the start for the Pirates. He will throw the first two innings, after having pitched just one frame in his Grapefruit League debut. Virgil Vasquez is also expected to make an appearance, which will be his first since surrendering a three-run, walk-off homer to the Yankees on Wednesday.
Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.