Moyer sharp as Phils blow out Reds

Moyer sharp as Phils blow out Reds

PHILLIES 8, REDS 1
at Clearwater, Fla.
Wednesday, Feb. 27

Phillies at the plate: Ryan Howard smacked a wind-aided double to center, went to third on a Pat Burrell single and scored when Geoff Jenkins grounded into a double play. New third baseman Pedro Feliz stroked a line single in his first Phillies at-bat, then doubled in the second run in the fifth. Also in the fifth, Greg Dobbs belted a three-run homer.

Reds at the plate: Jay Bruce, ranked as the sport's top prospect by Baseball America, singled in the second for the only Reds hit off Jamie Moyer. Adam Rosales ripped a solo homer in the seventh.

Phillies on the mound: Moyer, in his 22nd Major League season, allowed one hit over three scoreless innings. He walked none and struck out three. Rule 5 Draft pick Travis Blackley also worked three scoreless innings. He allowed one hit, but picked the runner off and also struck out two.

Reds on the mound: Rotation candidate Jeremy Affeldt worked two innings and surrendered one run on three hits. Gary Majewski allowed six runs on six hits in one-third of an inning, giving him a spring ERA of 162.00.

Grapefruit League records: Phillies (1-0), Reds (0-1).

Up next: Righty Kyle Kendrick, who won 10 games as an unheradled rookie last season, opposes Pirates lefty Tom Gorzelanny on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. ET. Prospects Joe Savery and Josh Outman are also scheduled to pitch for Philadelphia.

Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.