Dickerson, Peterson homer vs. Phillies

Dickerson, Peterson homer vs. Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Corey Dickerson and Shane Peterson provided the punch for the Rays on Monday afternoon in a 7-2 victory over the Phillies in a Grapefruit League matchup at Spectrum Field.

Dickerson hit a two-run home run to left field in the fifth inning against Phillies prospect Drew Anderson and Peterson crushed a two-run homer to right in the sixth against Minor Leaguer Miguel Nunez. They were the first homers of the spring for Dickerson and Peterson.

Peterson's two-run shot

Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco ripped a solo home run to left field in the fourth inning. It was his third homer of the spring.

Rays left-hander Blake Snell allowed four hits, one run and struck out one in two innings.

"Happy about [my first outing]," Snell said. "It was kind of cool at first, kind of shaky with the fastball, I wasn't throwing any strikes with it. And next thing, throwing nothing but strikes with it. … Once it was coming out good, I felt more confidence with it."

Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff allowed one hit, one run, one walk and struck out two in two innings.

"It went well," Eickhoff said. "It could have been a lot better. It's just funny going from the offseason to now, all the experiences you've gained through the time up here, you always lose a step going from the offseason to now, and you never slow it down as much as you want to. I took some steps in the right direction. I can improve, though."

Eickhoff fans McKenry

Rays Up Next: The Rays will host the Twins on Tuesday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park in a 1:05 p.m. ET contest. Alex Cobb will make his first start of the spring. Others scheduled to pitch include Brad Boxberger, Alex Colome, David Carpenter, Dana Eveland, Danny Farquhar, and Cory Rasmus. Evan Longoria is scheduled to make his first appearance of the spring as he's slated to play third base. Hector Santiago will start for the Twins.

Phillies Up Next: The Phillies host the Orioles on Tuesday in a 1:05 p.m. ET Grapefruit League game at Spectrum Field. Right-hander Clay Buchholz will make his Phillies debut. The Phillies acquired him in the offseason in a trade with the Red Sox.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

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