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Ruiz, Mayberry lead power display in loss to Yanks

Phillies hit three solo homers; Kendrick allows run over three innings

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The fans that braved the rain and howling winds early Thursday afternoon at Bright House Field got a chance to watch Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.

Tanaka allowed one run in three innings, and the Yankees rallied in the eighth to top the Phillies, 4-3.

Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis, who is expected to make the team as a utility infielder, hit a solo home run to right-center field against Tanaka in the third inning. Tanaka allowed only one other baserunner, a double to Marlon Byrd in the second.

Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick allowed one run in three innings. He allowed a solo home run to Yankees right fielder Ramon Flores in the third. Flores spent last season with Double-A Trenton.

"It was 0-2," Kendrick said of the sinker. "It was the same pitch I froze [Brian] McCann on. With an A-ball kid, you can't do that. But today I was just more aggressive. I was letting it go. I wanted to feel good, and I accomplished that."

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz and John Mayberry Jr. hit solo home runs to left field in the fifth to give the Phillies a two-run lead.

The Yankees got one run back in the seventh, when Adonis Garcia scored Scott Sizemore with a single to right field. They regained the lead in the eighth, on Jose Pirela's RBI double and Flores' sacrifice fly.

Derek Jeter recorded two hits for the Yankees, including a double, his first two hits of Spring Training. 

The game was played after a nearly 90-minute rain delay prior to first pitch.

Up next: The Phillies hit the road Friday to play the Orioles at 1:05 p.m. ET in Sarasota, live on MLB.TV. Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett makes his second Grapefruit League start. The Orioles had pursued Burnett in the offseason before he ultimately signed a one-year, $16 million deal with the Phillies.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for
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