Found April 02, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
The Phillies knocked off the Bucs tonight, 4-3. At the plate: Andrew McCutchen homered. Garrett Jones doubled. Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-3. No strikeouts though! On the mound: Tony Watson, Evan Meek, and Juan Cruz each allowed one run in one inning. Joel Hanrahan, Chris Resop, and Jason Grilli all pitched a scoreless inning. Box score link Spring record: 9-19-2 Next: Tuesday, at Phillies, 7:05 ©2012 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved..

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