Found March 03, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect inning in his Philadelphia debut before the New York Yankees rallied for an 8-5 victory over the Phillies Saturday. Pence connected off New York right-hander Ivan Nova. Kevin Frandsen also homered for the Phillies. New Phillies reliever Chad Qualls gave up a two-run homer to Cole Garner in a three-run seventh. Yankees All-Star Curtis Granderson also homered for New York. Cole Hamels gave up a run on two doubles in the first inning, but was sharp in a scoreless second. Nova allowed two runs in the first before retiring five of his final six batters. Papelbon pitched a 1-2-3 fifth. He left the Boston Red Sox as a free agent, signing a four-year, $50 million contract with the Phillies.

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