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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Freddy Galvis homered and drove in three runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 10-1 Tuesday.
Galvis, who hadn't played an inning in the outfield in six professional seasons, made his first start of spring training in left field, a position where the Phillies do not have a set opening-day starter. The 23-year-old Galvis, usually a shortstop, went 2 for 4 with two runs scored.
Galvis hit a two-run homer off Robert Hernandez with one out in the fifth inning, his third of spring training, and added an RBI single against Hernandez during a five-run sixth. Hernandez allowed nine runs and 11 hits in six innings.
Domonic Brown went 3 for 4 with two doubles, and Ryan Howard and Humberto Quintero had two hits apiece.
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price announced on Twitter that he'll be on the lookout for fans in Rays gear and will be giving away 100 tickets to the season opener.
Asche with Reading in 2012, Image- Jay Floyd
As the exhibition schedule winds down, we check in one last time with Phillies third base prospect Cody Asche, who has been offering weekly thoughts directly from inside spring training in Clearwater, FL.
A 4th round draft selection in 2011 out of the University of Nebraska, Asche has been a fast rising prospect since joining the Phils...
Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers
TIME: 1:05, Joker Marchant Stadium (Lakeland)
Weather: 63, sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Today will be the last time this spring that the Phillies play a spring training game on the road. The Tigers will be their opponent, and it looks as though the Phillies team is already picked. The only thing that Charlie Manuel is doing now...
It’s a beautiful, sunny day here in Clearwater Bill, Connie and I take our front row seats in the Tiki Terrace. We usually take this opportunity to verbally support our Phil’s and torment any opponent that comes in ear shot, ” Hey Skippy”, Twins outfielder.
As we go thru our linage of insults I spot one player going thru his stretches and playing catch. All the while conversing...
For a team that finished 17 games out of first place, the Philadelphia Phillies are quite confident they can regain the NL East crown they relinquished to Washington after a five-year run.
''The Nationals had a great year last year, but we had a lot of injuries,'' slugger Ryan Howard said. ''Call us old if you want to. If you want to sweep us under the rug...
Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria each hit a two-run homer in a four-run fifth inning that carried the Tampa Bay Rays past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Monday night.
Zobrist's go-ahead shot appeared to be helped over the fence by right fielder Jose Tabata's outstretched glove. Longoria's first home run of the spring was a no-doubter.
Russell Martin had two hits for the...
Why Phillies made good decision to release Betancourt
The Philadelphia Phillies AAA affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be the first team to implement a “urinal gaming” system in its Coca Cola Stadium gentleman’s rooms. According to Jon Schaeffer on MiLB.com Coca-Cola Park in the Allentown, PA, stadium is the worlds first to implement this “technology.” IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes described the technology with...
You know what I haven't had in a while? Big League Chew. But I just might now since Cole Hamels will be on the package, as our Andrew Gillen reported a while back. Today, Rob Neyer of SBNation tweeted the pic of the packaging. Check it out: PS - 20...
Cole Hamels tuned up for his first opening day start by pitching three scoreless innings for Philadelphia while Justin Verlander worked into the sixth inning Wednesday as the Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1.
Hamels gave up one hit, walked one and struck out three. He'll start next Monday night at Atlanta.
Verlander allowed one earned run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings...
Cole Hamels gets his final tune up before the regular season as the Philadelphia Phillies face the Detroit Tigers today in Grapefruit League play.
Today’s Phillies lineup:
The Phillies played their second-to-last game in Florida this afternoon as they took on the Tigers. Cole Hamels and Justin Verlander got the start, six days before both are set to start on Opening Day. The Phillies got out to an early lead in the first as Michael Young sac-flied...