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    Philadelphia «5
    Detroit3

    Phillies 5, Tigers 3

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    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Brian Schneider hit a three-run homer off Rick Porcello and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 Wednesday.

    Schneider's second spring homer was the Phillies' fourth straight hit in the second inning off Porcello.

    Porcello said he experimented with new breaking pitches in his third spring outing.

    "You want to do well, obviously, but there's also stuff you need to work on more than other things at that given time," said Porcello, who gave up his first runs of the spring.

    "My previous two starts I had real good command of my sinker and got good movement on it. Today I kind of came out of a couple of them left them up too much."

    Five Tigers relievers finished, with closer Jose Valverde pitching a scoreless inning.

    Tigers manager Jim Leyland said the team has started the process of looking for a replacement for reliever Joel Zumaya, who has been shut down for two weeks with a sore elbow.

    "I don't think from within camp, or most likely by a trade, you could replace a healthy Joel Zumaya," Leyland said. "You've got to keep looking and try to come up with somebody, most likely from within, that you can feel comfortable with. We're going to continue to look for somebody, either right or left, and see how it plays out."

    Jeff Larish homered in the seventh for the Phillies and Raul Ibanez had two hits.

    Phillies starter Joe Blanton gave up two runs in four innings.

    NOTES: Phillies manager Charlie Manuel indicated after the game that he expects to sign a contract extension by this weekend.

     
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    Philadelphia Phillies
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jimmy Rollins, SS2010110 .207
        Michael Martinez, SS2000001 .174
    Shane Victorino, CF2000111 .308
        Pete Orr, CF2000000 .214
    Placido Polanco, 3B3010003 .222
        Carlos Rivero, 3B1000000 .308
    Ryan Howard, 1B2000101 .269
        Jeff Larish, 1B1111000 .200
    Raul Ibanez, LF3120000 .240
        Brandon Moss, LF1000010 .143
    Delwyn Young, RF3110001 .321
        Matt Miller, RF1000000 .000
    Ross Gload, DH4111001 .273
    Brian Schneider, C3113000 .294
        Dane Sardinha, C1000000 .400
    Wilson Valdez, 2B4010000 .476
    Totals3559533  
    Batting
    2B - Raul Ibanez (1, Porcello)
    HR - Jeff Larish (1, Below), Brian Schneider (2, Porcello)
    RBI - Jeff Larish (3), Ross Gload (2), Brian Schneider 3 (4)
    2-OUT RBI - Jeff Larish (1)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    DP - Howard-Rollins, Valdez-Larish
    Philadelphia Phillies
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Joe Blanton (W,1-0) 5522230 3.09
    Ryan Madson (H,1) 1100010 0.00
    J.C. Romero (H,1) 1200000 0.00
    David Herndon (H,2) 1100010 0.00
    Mike Zagurski (S,1) 1211020 2.25
    Pitches-Strikes - Joe Blanton 33-25, Ryan Madson 7-6, J.C. Romero 4-4, David Herndon 6-6, Mike Zagurski 9-9
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Blanton 8-3, Ryan Madson 1-1, J.C. Romero 1-1, David Herndon 2-0, Mike Zagurski 1-0
    Batters Faced - Joe Blanton 21, Ryan Madson 4, J.C. Romero 4, David Herndon 4, Mike Zagurski 5
    Detroit Tigers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Andy Dirks, LF3020100 .500
       a- Ryan Strieby, PH1000011 .227
    Will Rhymes, 2B4010001 .190
       b- Scott Sizemore, PH1000011 .211
    Magglio Ordonez, DH2001001 .105
       c- Casper Wells, PH-DH1000000 .294
    Miguel Cabrera, 1B3110022 .174
        Scott Thorman, 1B1010000 .200
    Victor Martinez, C3010010 .231
        Bryan Holaday, C1000001 .200
    Brennan Boesch, RF3010000 .333
        Clete Thomas, RF1000011 .273
    Jhonny Peralta, SS1000100 .286
        Argenis Diaz, SS2110001 .333
    Don Kelly, CF3110001 .316
        Ben Guez, CF1010000 .333
    Danny Worth, 3B2000011 .176
        Audy Ciriaco, 3B2011000 .154
    Totals35311227  
    a-struck out for Dirks in the 9th
    b-struck out for Rhymes in the 9th
    c-grounded out for Ordonez in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Ben Guez (1, Zagurski)
    SF - Magglio Ordonez (1)
    RBI - Magglio Ordonez (1), Audy Ciriaco (1)
    SB - Brennan Boesch (1, 2nd base off Madson/Sardinha)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    DP - Rhymes-Peralta-Cabrera
    Detroit Tigers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Rick Porcello (L,0-1) 3644221 4.50
    Adam Wilk 2100100 0.00
    Jose Valverde 1100000 1.80
    Duane Below 1111011 7.50
    Brad Thomas 1000000 1.50
    Ryan Perry 1000000 1.80
    Pitches-Strikes - Rick Porcello 29-19, Adam Wilk 11-7, Jose Valverde 4-4, Duane Below 7-6, Brad Thomas 3-3, Ryan Perry 3-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rick Porcello 2-4, Adam Wilk 2-4, Jose Valverde 3-0, Duane Below 1-1, Brad Thomas 1-2, Ryan Perry 3-0
    Batters Faced - Rick Porcello 16, Adam Wilk 8, Jose Valverde 4, Duane Below 4, Brad Thomas 3, Ryan Perry 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 8445
    Game Time - 2:23
    Temperature - 80
    Umpires - Home - Greg Gibson, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Sam Holbrook