Worth noting

• Right-hander Kyle Kendrick allowed four hits, two unearned runs, one walk and struck out three in five innings in a Minor League game at Carpenter Complex. "I was happy with how I threw," he said.

• Second baseman Chase Utley went 2-for-4 on Thursday. He has been swinging the bat better in recent days.

• Closer Jonathan Papelbon struck out two in one scoreless inning. His last two appearances have been scoreless.

• Third baseman Pete Orr's solo homer in the eighth gave the Phillies the victory.

• The Phillies optioned infielder Cesar Hernandez to Minor League camp following Thursday's game. They also reassigned right-hander Justin Friend to Minor League camp. The club has 40 players remaining in big league camp: 19 pitchers, four catchers, nine infielders and eight outfielders.

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