CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Bobby Abreu hit his first home run of
the spring, Brett Myers struck out five in five innings and the
Philadelphia Phillies beat the Minnesota Twins 8-5 on Monday.
Chase Utley doubled and tripled against Twins ace Johan Santana.
Abreu, playing his third game since returning from the World
Baseball Classic, hit a solo homer off Santana in the fourth to
spark a three-run rally.
Myers gave up a pair of wind-blown solo homers, to Lew Ford and
Tony Batista. Philadelphia's No. 2 starter got stronger as the game
progressed and had his longest outing of the spring.
"It took me a couple of innings to get loose," Myers said.
"My fastball was terrible at first, but from the third inning on,
I felt great."
Right-hander Geoff Geary, hoping for an expanded role in the
Phillies' bullpen, pitched two scoreless innings to earn the save.
Jimmy Rollins had two RBI, with a single and a bases-loaded walk.
Santana allowed four runs and struck out seven in 3 2-3
The Phillies reassigned eight players to minor league camp:
pitchers Clay Condrey, Travis Minix, Brian Sanches and Ryan
Cameron, infielders Bobby Scales and Joe Thurston, and outfielders
Peter Bergeron and Shawn Garrett.