Milton and Relievers Hold Down Twins In Phils Win

Eric Milton looks near ready to go as he breezed through five innings of work against the Minnesota Twins in exhibition baseball action in Florida. Meanwhile, Marlon Byrd and Shawn Wooten led the Phillies offense in combining for six hits as the Phillies beat the Twins 6-1.

Eric Milton and four relievers held Minnesota to just five hits as the Phillies beat the Twins 6-1 in a Grapefruit League contest.

Milton registered his first win of the spring, allowing one run and three hits in five innings with a walk and four strikeouts. Josh Hancock, Matt Squires and Jim Crowell each threw a perfect inning, while Geoff Geary allowed two hits in his inning of work.

Marlon Byrd and Shawn Wooten each had three hits for the Phillies, who pounded out 15 hits in the game. Jason Michaels had two hits, including his second homerun of the spring.

Rick Helling took the loss, yielding four runs - two earned - and four hits in three innings. Three Twins relievers were hit for 11 hits over the final six innings.

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