Marte powers up in Grapefruit loss to Phillies

Marte powers up in Grapefruit loss to Phillies

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Brian Bogusevic, a last-minute replacement in the Phillies' lineup, hit two home runs off Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez. However, it was a Russ Canzler single that set up the go-ahead run in the ninth for Philadelphia's second win over the Tigers in three days -- a 5-4 decision on Saturday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium.

Bogusevic wasn't in the lineup until Jeff Francoeur was scratched with a sore oblique. He took over Francoeur's original cleanup spot and jumped a 91-mph fastball for a two-run homer, part of a 33-pitch opening inning for Sanchez in his third spring start. The ball landed near the bottom of the left-field berm, just out of Xavier Avery's reach at the fence.

Sanchez allowed hits to three of Philadelphia's first four hitters. He allowed one other hit over the rest of his four-inning performance. That, too, came from Bogusevic, who sent a slider out on a line over the right-field fence in the corner for a third-inning solo shot.

The Tigers chipped away at the 4-1 deficit with help from Phillies starter Paul Clemens, who walked four batters and threw just 18 of 48 pitches for strikes over 2 1/3 innings. Jefry Marte's fifth-inning solo homer completed the comeback minutes after Marte's off-balance threw robbed Odubel Herrera of a bunt single leading off the top of the innings.

The two bullpens traded scoreless frames from there until Canzler hit a one-out single in the ninth off Alex Wilson and went to third base on Chris McGuiness' single. Catcher Shane Zeile's passed ball allowed Canzler to score.

Up next: The Tigers begin a two-day road trip to Jupiter, Fla., on Sunday with a 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium, where the Tigers will likely run into former teammate and Marlins utilityman candidate Don Kelly. Alfredo Simon will make his third start of the spring for Detroit opposite Dan Haren. The radio broadcast will be available online at MLB Gameday Audio.

Jason Beck is a reporter for Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.