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    Phillies 7, Blue Jays 0


    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Cliff Lee's first spring start went about as well as it could have.

    He gave up two hits in two innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0 Tuesday, putting to rest any concerns about an abdominal strain that briefly set him back at beginning of training camp.

    "I was just looking to get out of there healthy and feeling good," he said after facing eight batters. "I would have liked to locate better but it was definitely a positive, a step in the right direction."

    Lee had a walk and a strikeout and got a double-play grounder off the bat of Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista

    "He was all right," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He got `em out, didn't he?"

    Ricky Romero, No. 1 in the Blue Jays starting rotation, matched Lee's two shutout innings, getting six groundball outs and giving up one hit, Ty Wigginton's leadoff double in the second.

    "I made some good pitches," Romero said. "I was a little off at the beginning but I felt great. I was working on my fastball, working to keep it down. The changeup is a little off but other than that, the cutters in the second inning were good pitches."

    Shane Victorino drove in two of Philadelphia's four runs in the second inning. Blue Jays reliever Rick VandenHurk, a February free-agent signee, gave up a leadoff single to Carlos Ruiz and one-out walks to Jimmy Rollins and Juan Pierre before Victorino singled up the middle. Wigginton's sacrifice fly and John Mayberry Jr.'s single each drove in a run.

    Phillies outfielder Scott Podsednik, a 10-year major leaguer who missed the 2011 season with plantar fasciitis, replaced Victorino in centerfield in the fifth inning and doubled in two at-bats.

    "I feel great. I've got my health back, I've got myself physically in the condition I need to be in to play," Podsednik said. "So far so good."

    The injury was first diagnosed in September 2010. He started last year with the Blue Jays, spent time in the minors, was released last May by Toronto and signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies. He played just 14 Triple-A games and signed another minor-league contract in November.

    "Very frustrating," he said. "It was probably one of the worst years in my big-league career. For a guy who makes his money with his feet, to have two jacked-up feet, it's no fun."

    NOTES: Non-roster pitchers Vance Worley of the Phillies and Bud Norris of visiting Houston are Wednesday's starters at Clearwater. ... Brandon Morrow is schedule to start for host Toronto opposite Boston's Justin Germano Wednesday. In Toronto's split squad game at Bradenton, Kyle Drabek is to start against Pittsburgh's Jeff Karstens. ... Blue Jays right-hander Dustin McGowan pitched a simulated game Tuesday and is scheduled to make has spring-training debut Saturday against the visiting Astros. McGowan is attempting a comeback following shoulder surgeries that cost him the 2009-10 seasons and limited him to five September appearances (four starts) last year.

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    Philadelphia Phillies
    Jimmy Rollins, SS2100100 .333
        Freddy Galvis, SS2111000 .300
    Juan Pierre, LF4210100 .375
    Shane Victorino, CF3112000 .125
        Scott Podsednik, CF2010001 .429
    Ty Wigginton, 1B1011000 .286
        Kevin Frandsen, 1B2000012 .125
    John Mayberry Jr., RF2011001 .333
        Lou Montanez, RF1001000 .500
    Laynce Nix, DH3000012 .000
    Hector Luna, 3B2000001 .333
        Pete Orr, 3B2000001 .000
    Carlos Ruiz, C21200001.000
        Tuffy Gosewisch, C2110000 .400
    Michael Martinez, 2B2000002 .286
        Cesar Hernandez, 2B2000010 .000
    2B - Freddy Galvis (2, Korecky), Scott Podsednik (2, J. Chavez), Ty Wigginton (1, R. Romero)
    SF - Ty Wigginton (1), Lou Montanez (1)
    RBI - Freddy Galvis (3), Shane Victorino 2 (2), Ty Wigginton (1), John Mayberry Jr. (1), Lou Montanez (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Freddy Galvis (2), John Mayberry Jr. (1)
    SB - Tuffy Gosewisch (1, 2nd base off Korecky/Jeroloman)
    Team LOB - 5
    DP - Luna-Martinez-Wigginton, Gosewisch-Galvis
    Philadelphia Phillies
    Cliff Lee (W,1-0) 2200110 0.00
    Kyle Kendrick (H,1) 2100020 0.00
    Jeremy Horst (H,1) 1100010 0.00
    Michael Schwimer (H,1) 1100010 0.00
    J.C. Ramirez (H,1) 1100010 0.00
    Raul Valdes (H,1) 1100000 0.00
    Jacob Diekman 1000120 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Cliff Lee 13-9, Kyle Kendrick 11-11, Jeremy Horst 6-6, Michael Schwimer 6-6, J.C. Ramirez 5-5, Raul Valdes 4-4, Jacob Diekman 11-7
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 2-2, Kyle Kendrick 2-2, Jeremy Horst 1-1, Michael Schwimer 1-1, Raul Valdes 1-2
    Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 8, Kyle Kendrick 7, Jeremy Horst 4, Michael Schwimer 4, J.C. Ramirez 3, Raul Valdes 4, Jacob Diekman 4
    Toronto Blue Jays
    Yunel Escobar, SS3000001 .000
        Omar Vizquel, SS1010000 .333
    Kelly Johnson, 2B3020010 .333
        Brian Bocock, 2B1000001 .000
    Jose Bautista, RF3010002 .333
        Ben Francisco, PR-RF1000001 .400
    Adam Lind, 1B2000101 .000
        David Cooper, 1B1000000 .125
    Edwin Encarnacion, DH3000002 .250
       a- Moises Sierra, PH-DH1000010 .286
    Brett Lawrie, 3B3020010 .556
        Chris Woodward, PR-3B00001001.000
    Travis Snider, LF3000032 .250
        Anthony Gose, CF1000011 .200
    J.P. Arencibia, C2000002 .000
        Brian Jeroloman, C1000000 .000
    Rajai Davis, CF2010010 .500
        Eric Thames, LF1000000 .286
    a-struck out for Encarnacion in the 9th
    2B - Jose Bautista (1, Schwimer), Brett Lawrie (3, Lee)
    3B - Kelly Johnson (1, Kendrick)
    CS - Chris Woodward (1, 2nd base by Ramirez/Gosewisch)
    Team LOB - 7
    Outfield Assists - Travis Snider 1
    E - J.P. Arencibia (1, Throwing), Brian Bocock (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Toronto Blue Jays
    Ricky Romero 2100000 0.00
    Rick VandenHurk (L,0-1) 1343200 27.00
    Chad Jenkins 2100010 0.00
    Luis Perez 2000010 0.00
    Jesse Chavez 1211000 4.50
    Bobby Korecky 1221010 9.00
    HBP - Nix (by Luis Perez)
    Pitches-Strikes - Ricky Romero 7-7, Rick VandenHurk 14-5, Chad Jenkins 9-9, Luis Perez 9-8, Jesse Chavez 5-5, Bobby Korecky 8-8
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ricky Romero 6-0, Chad Jenkins 4-1, Luis Perez 5-0, Jesse Chavez 2-1, Bobby Korecky 2-1
    Batters Faced - Ricky Romero 7, Rick VandenHurk 7, Chad Jenkins 7, Luis Perez 7, Jesse Chavez 5, Bobby Korecky 6
    Game Information
    Attendance - 5055
    Game Time - 2:38
    Temperature - 74
    Umpires - Home - Marty Foster, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Victor Carapazza