O'Sullivan turns in solid start, but Phils edged by Yanks

Right-hander goes three innings, retires six straight after first-inning hiccup

TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi put together another strong outing Sunday afternoon, tossing four scoreless innings as the Yankees beat the split-squad Phillies, 3-2, at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Eovaldi gave up two hits and struck out three while facing the minimum number of batters over four innings. The 25-year-old right-hander threw 38 of his 45 pitches for strikes.

"Today, overall everything felt pretty good," Eovaldi said. "For the most part today, I was able to throw all four of my pitches, so that's a good sign."

The Yankees got on the board quickly against Phillies right-hander Sean O'Sullivan. Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a triple into the left-center-field gap and scored on catcher Brian McCann's one-out sacrifice fly to center field.

O'Sullivan retired six straight batters after that. He pitched three innings, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out two.

Yankees right-hander Chase Whitley, competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, followed Eovaldi with two strikeouts in two perfect innings.

The Phillies got on the board against Yankees reliever David Carpenter in the seventh inning. Center fielder Ben Revere drew a leadoff walk, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored on right fielder Domonic Brown's RBI single to right field.

Yankees third baseman Chase Headley broke the 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with a solo shot to right field -- his first homer of the spring -- off Phillies right-hander Kevin Slowey.

Up next for the Phillies: Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels starts Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles at Bright House Field at 1:05 p.m. ET, live on MLB.TV. He has a 3.60 ERA in two starts this spring as he lines up to be the team's Opening Day starter. Also scheduled to pitch for the Phillies are Ethan Martin, Cesar Jimenez, Jake Diekman and Justin De Fratus.

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.