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Worth noting

Darin Ruf and John Mayberry Jr. each homered Thursday in a 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.

The two are competing for bench jobs.

"It was good to see that, a two-run home run from [Ruf] and he hit another ball hard," Sandberg said. "That's a good sign for him."

• The Phillies made two errors in the field and some baserunning mistakes. Sandberg wasn't thrilled.

"A couple of innings they scored some runs we gave them too many outs," he said. "One inning we gave them four outs, another inning we gave them five outs, so that wasn't good. We had some bad baserunning with a couple guys doubled up on soft liners that were easy reads. So some fundamental things added up to some runs."

Ben Revere went 3-for-4.

• Rosenberg threw two scoreless innings. He struck out one. Mike Stutes and Mario Hollands each threw a scoreless inning. Brad Lincoln, who is a favorite for a bullpen job, allowed one unearned run in the third.

Jake Diekman, who is a lock to make the bullpen, allowed four hits and two runs in one inning.

"He got ground balls," Sandberg said. "Balls were hit on the ground and we didn't play good defense behind him. We didn't help him out on the defensive side, but he got good movement on the ball. The breaking ball for strikes wasn't there to help him out, but when he had to throw a pitch he got the ground ball."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for
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