DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson each homered as the Blue Jays defeated the Phillies, 10-6, in their final home game of the spring at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
The heart of Toronto's order combined for three home runs, four runs scored, four RBIs and four walks in one of their final tuneups for the regular season. The Blue Jays will wrap up their Florida schedule on Wednesday before heading to Montreal for a two-game exhibition series against the Reds.
Philadelphia also enjoyed a productive day at the plate with Grady Sizemore going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ryan Howard walked twice and scored two runs, while Odubel Herrera added a solo home run in the eighth.
Right-hander Sean O'Sullivan got the start for the Phillies and was charged with four runs on four walks and five hits over four innings of work. He surrendered a two-run homer to Encarnacion in the first inning with the ball traveling so far, it went over the batter's eye in straightaway center field.
Rookie Aaron Sanchez got the call for Toronto and also had a rough day on the mound. He wasn't able to get out of the fifth and allowed five runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings. The most troubling aspect of his afternoon was that Sanchez walked six batters and struck out just two.
"I didn't really give myself a chance today," Sanchez said in reference to the high number of walks. "I don't think [it was] anything mechanical-wise. I think it was just one of those days where it was super-hot, I was wet, things were slipping and I wasn't good. That being said, [I need to] just work out the kinks over the next five days and be ready to go again."
Toronto Minor Leaguer Rowdy Tellez put the game out of reach in the bottom of the eighth inning with a three-run shot to right field.
Up next: Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels will start Wednesday's 1:05 p.m. ET game on MLB.TV against the Braves at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla,. The Phillies named him their Opening Day starter Sunday. It will be the second Opening Day start of his career.
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