Reds Take Their Turn Shutting Down Phils Offense

While the Phillies offense continued to struggle, one good sign is that Kevin Millwood showed no signs of struggle. Millwood, who had been roughed up all spring, seems to have settled into a comfortable routine and pitched five strong innings for the Phillies.

Phillies starter Kevin Millwood yielded one run and five hits in five innings, with the only run he allowed coming on a solo homerun to Adam Dunn in the fourth inning. The Phillies pitching problems came from an unlikely source; Rheal Cormier was roughed up for five earned runs, giving up two hits and hitting two batters without getting an out. The big blow came on Wily Mo Pena's grand slam.

After Rheal Cormier hit Corky Miller with the bases loaded to snap a 1-1 tie, Pena followed with his blast, his second homerun of the spring.

David Coggin, Amaury Telemaco and Geoff Geary all pitched one scoreless inning for the Phillies.

Jesus Sanchez registered the win, allowing three hits in six scoreless innings with two walks and three strikeouts.

Offensively, the Phillies picked up just five hits. David Bell, playing third base, picked up one of those hits, going 1-3 on the day.

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