Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh (3-7)000000000012

Phillies 5, Pirates 0

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A.J. Burnett lasted just 1 1-3 innings Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies, struggling with his control as his pitch count climbed to 51.

The Pittsburgh Pirates ace, preparing for an opening-day start against the Chicago Cubs, walked in a pair of runs in a four-run second during a 5-0 loss, giving up four runs, four hits and the two walks.

"All I'm worried about is April 1 and building up to that date," Burnett said.

Burnett issued consecutive walks to Humberto Quintero and Ben Revere that forced in two runs. Later in the inning, Chase Utley worked reliever Kris Johnson for another bases-loaded walk.

"Walking guys with the bases loaded at this point in the spring doesn't bother me because I was trying to be aggressive in that situation," Burnett said. "Any time you take the mound you want to do well, but it's spring training and results really don't matter. The whole idea is to just to get your work in and keep building up arm strength for the regular season."

Phillies fifth starter John Lannan and four relievers combined on a one-hitter. Lannan gave up the Pirates' only hit, a two-out double by Travis Snider in the first, and walked two during three scoreless innings.

Lannan has allowed one run in five innings in his first two starts. He signed a $5 million, one-year deal with Philadelphia after Washington allowed him to go free.

"I just felt like I had a good rhythm," Lannan said. "My fastball felt good and I had a good mix with Quintero back there catching. I wish I wouldn't have walked the two guys. Other than that, though, I was happy."

Mike Adams, signed to a $12 million, two-year contract, followed Lannan and pitched one perfect inning with one strikeout. Rookie left-hander Adam Morgan followed with three innings and Raul Valdes got the final six outs.

"Our pitching looked real sharp," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said. "Lannan looked really good. He has a lot of motion in his delivery and it's tough for the hitters to pick up his pitches."

Michael Young had two hits and two RBIs for Philadelphia. Revere and Yuniesky Betancourt also had two hits in helping send Pittsburgh to its seventh loss in eight games.

"It's been a real good spring for us," Manuel said. "We've been working real hard, and we've started hitting the last three or four days. The pitching has been good and now we're starting to swing the bats the way I know we can."

Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez, the Pirates' No. 2 starter, pitched three scoreless innings. He then departed for San Juan to join the Dominican Republic for the World Baseball Classic.

NOTES: Philadelphia OF Delmon Young was scheduled to visit orthopedist Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles on Tuesday for a checkup with hope he might be cleared to be participate in limited baseball activities. Young, signed to a $750,000 contract as a free agent in January, underwent microfracture surgery on his right ankle in November and likely will begin the season on the DL. The Phillies are encouraged that he has lost 11 pounds since the start of spring training, dropping to 227. ... Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy gave a pregame speech to the Pirates and also spoke to players at Pittsburgh's minor league complex.

 
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Philadelphia

M. Young
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Pittsburgh

T. Snider
AB 2
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ben Revere, CF3121110 .346
    Ender Inciarte, CF1000010 .429
Michael Young, 3B4022001 .261
    Michael Martinez, 3B1000000 .250
Chase Utley, 2B2001110 .333
    Cesar Hernandez, 2B2010001 .286
Ryan Howard, 1B3000014 .370
    Josh Fields, 1B2000012 .143
Darin Ruf, LF2100103 .130
Domonic Brown, RF3110011 .348
    Joe Mather, RF1000001 .000
John Mayberry Jr., DH4010013 .269
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS3120101 .412
Humberto Quintero, C2101123 .000
    Tommy Joseph, C1000000 .333
Totals3459559  
Batting
RBI - Ben Revere (1), Michael Young 2 (7), Chase Utley (2), Humberto Quintero (2)
SB - Ben Revere (3, 3rd base off Rodriguez/McKenry)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Betancourt-Utley-Howard, Utley-Betancourt-Howard, Young-Hernandez-Fields, Joseph-Hernandez
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
John Lannan (W,1-0) 3100200 1.80
Mike Adams (H,2) 1000010 0.00
Adam Morgan (H,1) 3000220 1.93
Raul Valdes 2000020 6.00
Pitches-Strikes - John Lannan 20-12, Mike Adams 6-5, Adam Morgan 22-11, Raul Valdes 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Lannan 5-2, Adam Morgan 3-2, Raul Valdes 3-1
Batters Faced - John Lannan 10, Mike Adams 3, Adam Morgan 9, Raul Valdes 6
Pittsburgh Pirates
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Starling Marte, LF3000001 .333
    Darren Ford, LF1000010 .286
Alex Presley, CF2000000 .286
    Felix Pie, CF0000100 .357
Travis Snider, RF2010010 .357
    Brad Hawpe, RF1000011 .083
Gaby Sanchez, 1B2000001 .417
    Clint Robinson, 1B1000011 .250
Russell Martin, DH2000100 .000
Michael McKenry, C1000101 .300
    Carlos Paulino, C1000010 .000
Jared Goedert, 3B2000001 .333
    Josh Harrison, 3B1000000 .000
Jordy Mercer, 2B1000100 .444
    Anderson Hernandez, 2B1000000 .455
Chase d'Arnaud, SS2000001 .250
    Ivan De Jesus Jr., SS1000000 .273
Totals2401045  
Batting
2B - Travis Snider (2, Lannan)
CS - Felix Pie (1, 2nd base by Morgan/Joseph)
Team LOB - 1
Fielding
DP - Harrison-A. Hernandez-C. Robinson, De Jesus-A. Hernandez-C. Robinson
PB - Michael McKenry (2)
E - Michael McKenry (1, Throwing), Wandy Rodriguez (1, Throwing)
Pittsburgh Pirates
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
A.J. Burnett (L,0-2) 1.1444220 13.50
Kris Johnson 1.2100130 3.38
Wandy Rodriguez 3210130 1.80
Duke Welker 1100100 3.00
Vic Black 1000010 0.00
Hunter Strickland 1100000 0.00
HBP - Ruf (by A.J. Burnett), Ruf (by Wandy Rodriguez)
Pitches-Strikes - A.J. Burnett 29-15, Kris Johnson 24-14, Wandy Rodriguez 26-18, Duke Welker 8-4, Vic Black 7-5, Hunter Strickland 3-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A.J. Burnett 1-1, Wandy Rodriguez 3-3, Duke Welker 1-1, Vic Black 2-0, Hunter Strickland 2-0
Batters Faced - A.J. Burnett 11, Kris Johnson 7, Wandy Rodriguez 13, Duke Welker 4, Vic Black 3, Hunter Strickland 3
Game Information
Attendance - 6281
Game Time - 2:51
Temperature - 59
Umpires - Home - David Soucy, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - Will Little, Third Base - Wally Bell