Phillies Spring Stays Ugly With 4-2 Loss to Twins

The Phillies will be glad to get out of Florida and start the regular season. The Minnesota Twins handed the Phillies another loss Wednesday, getting two eighth inning runs to beat the Phillies 4-2 in Clearwater.

Phillies ace Kevin Millwood allowed one run in his three innings of work Wednesday as the Phillies lost to the Twins 4-2. Matt LeCroy's second inning solo homerun was the only run scored in the game through the first five innings.

Minnesota took a 2-0 lead with a solo homerun from Michael Cuddyer, his fifth of the spring, in the top of the sixth inning. Cuddyer's homerun came off Amaury Telemaco and was the only hit Telemaco allowed in two innings of work.

Jim Thome hit his second homerun of the spring and Bobby Abreu chipped in with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game 2-2.

Ryan Owens singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth and James Tomlin had an RBI double off Jim Crowell to give the Twins their 4-2 edge. Crowell was over from the minor league camp and won't be on the Phillies opening day roster.

Geoff Geary, another minor league pitcher, threw two shutout innings and Tim Worrell shut down the Twins in the ninth.

Bobby Abreu and David Bell both had two hits for the Phillies.


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