• The Phillies scored three runs in the first inning in Wednesday's 6-5 victory over the Orioles. They had been held scoreless through the first three innings in nine of their previous 11 Grapefruit League games this month.
"Crooked numbers early," Sandberg said. "It makes a difference with the tone of the game as far as quality throughout the nine innings and having a chance for a positive note at the end with a W. Some real good at-bats. Good to see Brownie [Domonic Brown] come through there with the bases-loaded, two-out knock [in the first inning]. Freddy [Galvis] had a good game swinging the bat. Some good offense early. It makes all the difference in the world. It goes a long way with the pitching."
• Right-hander Kyle Kendrick pitched in a Minor League game at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Fla. He allowed six hits, two runs (one earned run) and struck out six in five innings. He threw 62 pitches.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.