Twins 5

(12-9, 5-6 away)

Phillies 8

(12-6, 7-3 home)

    1:05 PM ET, March 20, 2006

    Bright House Networks, Clearwater, Florida 

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    Philadelphia 8, Minnesota 5

    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 innings.

    Game notes

    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.

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