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Tampa Bay at Philadelphia

Tampa Bay (11-4) «00400146015161
Philadelphia (6-8)0001033007143

Rays 15, Phillies 7


CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Phillies starter John Lannan got plenty of working pitching out of the stretch - in the game and after it, too.

Sean Rodriguez and Shelley Duncan homered Saturday and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Philadelphia 15-7. Ryan Howard hit his fourth spring homer for the Phillies.

Lannan gave up four runs in the third, including a two-run homer by Rodriguez.

"I felt good," Lannan said. "I had a little trouble out of stretch there in the third, but made an adjustment in the fourth. Glad I could've worked on it, and I went into the bullpen and worked on it a little more."

Rays starter Jeff Niemann allowed one run and four hits in 3 2-3 innings.

The Rays scored four times in the seventh and six more in the eighth, battering relievers Antonio Bastardo and B.J. Rosenberg.

"We've played well," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "And the way we're playing, they're playing, the depth of this club, it's a good group to be around."

Ben Revere and Humberto Quintero each had three hits for the Phillies. Quintero, who drove in three runs, will likely be the backup catcher on opening day, but could go elsewhere when Carlos Ruiz returns from his 25-game suspension.

The Phillies scored three times in the sixth to close to 5-4 on a sacrifice fly by Yuniesky Betancourt and RBI singles from Quintero and Revere.

Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings left the game early with a mild ankle sprain, something Maddon said should only keep him out one or two games.

"Desmond's fine," Maddon said. "He could have continued to play. I saw him at second, he kind of hit the bag a little bit funny, so I did not want to take any chances.

NOTES: The Phillies reassigned six players to minor league camp on Saturday, including Adam Morgan, J.C. Ramirez, Kyle Simon, Tommy Joseph, Cody Asche and Michael Martinez. The team also optioned Joe Savery to minor league camp. ... Matt Moore will make his third start of the spring for the Rays on Sunday against the Red Sox. ... LH Cole Hamels will start Sunday for the Phillies on the road against Houston.

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Players of the Game
Tampa Bay

S. O'Malley
AB 4
R 3
H 2
HR 0

H. Quintero
AB 4
R 0
H 3
HR 0

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Tampa Bay Rays
Desmond Jennings, CF2111000 .400
    Rich Thompson, CF3110000 .286
Sean Rodriguez, 1B3112010 .130
    Leslie Anderson, RF3212000 .414
Ryan Roberts, 3B3110000 .300
    Robinson Chirinos, C2122100 .286
    Craig Albernaz, C0000000 .000
Shelley Duncan, DH6122034 .192
Wil Myers, LF3010012 .292
    Stephen Vogt, LF2000003 .300
Brandon Guyer, RF2000111 .250
    Hak-Ju Lee, SS1112100 .231
Jose Lobaton, C2111001 .250
    Nick Weglarz, 1B1000102 .000
Mike Fontenot, 2B3110012 .261
    Cole Figueroa, 2B2111000 .412
Shawn O'Malley, SS-3B4320002 .333
2B - Robinson Chirinos (1, Rosenberg), Shelley Duncan (1, Durbin), Wil Myers (2, Lannan)
HR - Sean Rodriguez (2, Lannan), Shelley Duncan (2, Rosenberg)
SF - Jose Lobaton (1)
SH - Rich Thompson (1)
RBI - Desmond Jennings (1), Sean Rodriguez 2 (4), Leslie Anderson 2 (11), Robinson Chirinos 2 (2), Shelley Duncan 2 (5), Hak-Ju Lee 2 (4), Jose Lobaton (3), Cole Figueroa (3)
2-OUT RBI - Hak-Ju Lee 2 (2), Cole Figueroa (2)
Team LOB - 7
E - Nick Weglarz (1, Misplayed grounder)
Tampa Bay Rays
Jeff Niemann (W,1-1) 3.2411031 2.16
Dane De La Rosa (H,2) 0.1100000 0.00
Jeremy Hellickson (H,2) 2533110 5.40
Alex Colome (H,1) 1430000 9.64
Felipe Rivero (H,3) 1000000 4.15
Kirby Yates 1000010 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Jeff Niemann 22-22, Dane De La Rosa 2-2, Jeremy Hellickson 17-13, Alex Colome 8-8, Felipe Rivero 3-3, Kirby Yates 5-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeff Niemann 7-1, Jeremy Hellickson 4-1, Alex Colome 1-3, Felipe Rivero 2-1
Batters Faced - Jeff Niemann 15, Dane De La Rosa 2, Jeremy Hellickson 12, Alex Colome 8, Felipe Rivero 3, Kirby Yates 3
Philadelphia Phillies
Ben Revere, CF4031000 .351
    Ender Inciarte, CF1000002 .333
Freddy Galvis, 3B4010013 .257
Chase Utley, 2B4100013 .190
    Michael Martinez, 2B1000000 .154
Ryan Howard, 1B3111011 .361
    John Mayberry Jr., 1B2000001 .237
Domonic Brown, LF4220000 .432
    Jermaine Mitchell, LF1000000 .375
Laynce Nix, RF5221010 .174
Cody Asche, DH4120110 .357
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS3001004 .333
Humberto Quintero, C4033000 .300
2B - Ben Revere (2, Niemann), Freddy Galvis (4, Hellickson), Cody Asche (2, De La Rosa)
HR - Ryan Howard (4, Niemann)
SF - Yuniesky Betancourt (1)
SH - Freddy Galvis (1)
RBI - Ben Revere (3), Ryan Howard (12), Laynce Nix (4), Yuniesky Betancourt (5), Humberto Quintero 3 (5)
2-OUT RBI - Ben Revere (1), Humberto Quintero 3 (3)
Team LOB - 9
Outfield Assists - Laynce Nix 1
DP - Nix-Betancourt-Utley
E - Domonic Brown (1, Misplayed grounder), Michael Martinez (2, Misplayed grounder), John Mayberry Jr. (2, Throwing)
Philadelphia Phillies
John Lannan (L,1-1) 4544031 5.00
Jonathan Papelbon 1000010 27.00
Chad Durbin 1211110 9.00
Antonio Bastardo 0.2341110 3.86
J.C. Ramirez 0.1000000 10.13
B.J. Rosenberg 0.1454001 24.30
Kyle Simon 0.2111200 6.00
Jacob Diekman 1100010 3.00
HBP - O'Malley (by Antonio Bastardo)
Pitches-Strikes - John Lannan 26-24, Jonathan Papelbon 5-5, Chad Durbin 10-6, Antonio Bastardo 13-8, J.C. Ramirez 1-1, B.J. Rosenberg 11-8, Kyle Simon 11-3, Jacob Diekman 6-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Lannan 5-4, Antonio Bastardo 1-1, B.J. Rosenberg 2-0, Kyle Simon 2-0, Jacob Diekman 1-1
Batters Faced - John Lannan 17, Jonathan Papelbon 3, Chad Durbin 5, Antonio Bastardo 8, J.C. Ramirez 1, B.J. Rosenberg 6, Kyle Simon 5, Jacob Diekman 4
Game Information
Attendance - 11022
Game Time - 3:24
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - David Soucy, Second Base - David Rackley, Third Base - Toby Basner