BLUE JAYS 5, PHILLIES 3
at Citizens Bank Park
Saturday, March 29
Blue Jays at the plate: Aaron Hill hit his second two-run home run in as many days, going deep in the fourth inning off Phillies starter Jamie Moyer to tie the score at 3. Outfielder Shannon Stewart was 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly.
Phillies at the plate: Pat Burrell stirred the Phils' offense, which managed just one run on Friday, by launching a three-run home run in the first inning. Burrell connected on a 1-0 offering from Toronto's John Parrish.
Blue Jays on the mound: Parrish, who is slated to start the season at Triple-A Syracuse, worked the first three innings. He allowed Burrell's three-run homer in the first and surrendered four hits overall. In Florida, starter Shaun Marcum pitched seven innings against the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate and allowed 11 hits and seven runs, four earned. He walked one and fanned eight.
Phillies on the mound: Moyer cruised through the first three innings before getting touched for three runs in the fourth, including Hill's two-run blow. Moyer pitched five innings, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out three and walking one.
Spring Training records: Blue Jays 13-16; Phillies 12-18-1.
Up next for Blue Jays: It's almost time for the real deal, as Toronto opens the 2008 season Monday at Yankee Stadium against New York at 1:05 p.m. Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay will square off against the Yankees' Chien-Ming Wang.
Up next for Phillies: The Phils travel to Allentown, Pa., on Sunday to take on their new Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The game, slated for a 2:05 p.m. ET start, takes place at the new Coca-Cola Park.
Erik Cagle is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.