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    Phillies 9, Yankees 3

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    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Right-hander Joe Blanton threw two shutout innings and third baseman Placido Polanco drove home the game's first run as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 9-3 in exhibition play on Monday.

    For both Blanton and Polanco, it was their first chance to get on the field in 2012 after injury-plagued 2011 seasons.

    The 31-year-old Blanton, who had averaged 32 starts in his first six big league seasons, made just eight in 2011 while battling elbow soreness. On Monday, Blanton allowed two hits, struck out one and recorded five groundball outs.

    The Yankees had their first look at offseason acquisition Michael Pineda. The 23-year-old right-hander, traded from Seattle in a deal that included catching prospect Jesus Montero, held the Phillies to one hit in two shutout innings. Pineda made the All-Star team as a rookie with the Mariners last season.

    For Blanton, Monday was another step forward after he returned in late September and pitched a scoreless inning in the National League Division Series against St. Louis.

    "I'm confident in how I feel," he said. "Really, really confident. I feel good."

    Although he made the All-Star team and was awarded a Gold Glove last season, Polanco was limited to 122 games with an assortment of injuries, including elbow pain and lower back inflammation. Polanco, 36, had double hernia surgery in October.

    "I'm very happy. I dove for a ball and didn't feel anything," Polanco said. "I didn't expect anything because I've been here for a while and I've done a lot of stuff. But game situations are a little bit different when you're out there. But I felt really good."

    Polanco finished his first game of the spring 2 for 3. Although Polanco sat out the first three exhibition games, Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said he planned to work Polanco in slowly in the beginning of spring training.

    Shortstop Jimmy Rollins (2 for 2 with a walk) and designated hitter Jim Thome (2 for 3 with a double) also enjoyed multiple-hit games for the Phillies. Thome came a few feet away from his first home run of the spring when he doubled high off the center field wall in the fourth. Second baseman Michael Martinez rebounded from a two-error game on Sunday by hitting a two-run home run in the seventh.

    Pineda ended the first inning of his Yankees debut with back-to-back strikeouts of Shane Victorino and Thome.

    "I'm very excited today," Pineda said at his locker stall, which was surrounded by a group of 20 reporters. "It's a little different because in Seattle, you don't have a lot of media at spring training."

    Pineda credited Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild for helping his first start. Rothschild has been working with Pineda on a new grip for his changeup. Pineda responded by throwing eight changeups Monday.

    "Right now, I feel a little more comfortable with my changeup," Pineda said. "It's a good pitch for me, because I'm (using) the same mechanics for the fastball."

    Yankees catcher Russell Martin was pleased.

    "I'm not surprised because when I caught him in the (bull)pen, he already had a good idea of it," he said. "I don't see why it couldn't be a good pitch for him."

    NOTES: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera could make his spring training debut on Sunday. The 42-year-old, who will throw around eight innings overall during the exhibition season, made 30 pitches during his first batting practice session. "It went great," Rivera said. "I feel good." ... New York reliever Rafael Soriano threw batting practice, making 28 pitches. . Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez left the game with a right hand contusion in the fifth inning after getting hit by an Austin Hyatt pitch. X-rays came back negative. ... Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has missed the first four games and isn't likely to play any time soon, according to Manuel. "It's going to be a while yet," he said. Utley sat out the first seven weeks of the 2011 season with right knee tendinitis. ... Philadelphia right-hander Justin De Fratus began his throwing program after resting a sore elbow. De Fratus threw 40 balls from 60 feet. . Phillies outfielder Laynce Nix is battling a mild hamstring strain and did not play. Nix, who signed a two-year, $2.5 million contract, has been limited to designated hitter and pinch-hitting duties. . Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee will make his spring debut on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

     
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    New York Yankees
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Brett Gardner, LF3110000 .167
        Zoilo Almonte, LF10110001.000
    Curtis Granderson, CF3000000 .400
        Melky Mesa, CF1000013 .000
    Nick Swisher, RF3010000 .200
        Colin Curtis, RF1010000 .500
    Raul Ibanez, DH3000021 .167
       a- Justin Maxwell, PH-DH1000001 .000
    Eric Chavez, 1B3010010 .200
        Brandon Laird, PR-1B1100000 .000
    Russell Martin, C1100100 .000
        Gustavo Molina, C20200001.000
    Eduardo Nunez, SS1010000 .333
        Ramiro Pena, PR-SS2010012 .250
    Bill Hall, 3B3000004 .200
        Jorge Vazquez, 3B1000001 .333
    Jayson Nix, 2B2011000 .400
        Corban Joseph, 2B1000011 .000
    Totals33310216  
    a-grounded into a double play for Ibanez in the 8th
    Batting
    3B - Brett Gardner (1, Hyatt)
    SF - Jayson Nix (1)
    RBI - Zoilo Almonte (3), Jayson Nix (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Zoilo Almonte (3)
    SB - Russell Martin (1, 2nd base off Hyatt/Schneider)
    CS - Ramiro Pena (1, 2nd base by Hyatt/Schneider)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    DP - Nix-Pena-Chavez
    New York Yankees
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Michael Pineda 2100020 0.00
    David Robertson 1111100 9.00
    Cesar Cabral 1100000 0.00
    Daniel Burawa 1200000 0.00
    Adam Miller (BS,1; L,0-1) 0.1255300135.00
    Juan Cedeno 1333111 27.00
    Ryan Pope 1.2000020 0.00
    HBP - Wigginton (by Cesar Cabral), Frandsen (by Adam Miller)
    Pitches-Strikes - Michael Pineda 11-11, David Robertson 10-5, Cesar Cabral 5-4, Daniel Burawa 4-4, Adam Miller 16-3, Juan Cedeno 13-8, Ryan Pope 9-9
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Michael Pineda 2-2, David Robertson 1-2, Cesar Cabral 1-2, Daniel Burawa 2-0, Ryan Pope 1-2
    Batters Faced - Michael Pineda 7, David Robertson 5, Cesar Cabral 5, Daniel Burawa 4, Adam Miller 6, Juan Cedeno 7, Ryan Pope 5
    Philadelphia Phillies
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jimmy Rollins, SS2120100 .500
        Freddy Galvis, SS1001000 .250
    Placido Polanco, 3B3021000 .667
        Tyson Gillies, PR-CF1100110 .429
    Shane Victorino, CF3000013 .000
        Hector Luna, 3B2013010 .500
    Jim Thome, DH3020011 .400
        Juan Pierre, PR-DH1000011 .500
    Hunter Pence, RF2100101 .286
        Scott Podsednik, RF1000000 .400
    Ty Wigginton, 1B1100100 .167
        John Mayberry Jr., LF1110000 .286
    Domonic Brown, LF2100102 .250
        Michael Martinez, 2B1112000 .400
    Brian Schneider, C2000002 .000
        Erik Kratz, C2111000 .250
    Kevin Frandsen, 2B-1B3101000 .167
    Totals31910955  
    Batting
    2B - Hector Luna (1, Cedeno), Jim Thome (1, Cabral)
    HR - Michael Martinez (1, Cedeno)
    SF - Freddy Galvis (1)
    RBI - Freddy Galvis (2), Placido Polanco (1), Hector Luna 3 (4), Michael Martinez 2 (2), Erik Kratz (1), Kevin Frandsen (3)
    2-OUT RBI - Placido Polanco (1), Hector Luna 3 (3)
    SB - Jimmy Rollins 2 (2, 2nd base off Robertson/Martin, 3rd base off Robertson/Martin)
    CS - Juan Pierre (1, 2nd base by Miller/Molina)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    DP - Galvis-Martinez-Frandsen, Luna-Martinez-Frandsen
    E - Kevin Frandsen (1, Throwing)
    Philadelphia Phillies
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Joe Blanton 2200010 0.00
    Scott Elarton 2000010 0.00
    Austin Hyatt (BS,1; W,1-0) 2122110 9.00
    Brian Sanches (H,1) 1411020 9.00
    David Herndon 2300010 0.00
    HBP - Nunez (by Austin Hyatt)
    Pitches-Strikes - Joe Blanton 10-10, Scott Elarton 8-8, Austin Hyatt 15-10, Brian Sanches 11-11, David Herndon 9-9
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Blanton 5-0, Scott Elarton 4-1, Austin Hyatt 1-3, David Herndon 3-0
    Batters Faced - Joe Blanton 8, Scott Elarton 6, Austin Hyatt 8, Brian Sanches 7, David Herndon 7
    Game Information
    Attendance - 9956
    Game Time - 2:55
    Temperature - 67
    Umpires - Home - Eric Cooper, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Dan Iassogna