The Phillies offense is officially rolling. Pat Burrell connected on two homeruns and Tomas Perez added another as the Phillies beat Pittsburgh 9-7 on Sunday. Cory Lidle had a rough first inning, but then rebounded to give the Phillies four innings of work and get his first win of the spring.
Saturday was Jim Thome's day to hit two homeruns and Sunday was Pat Burrell
's turn. The Phils left fielder hit a three-run homerun in the first and a solo shot in the third to help lead the Phillies to a win over Pittsburgh. Burrell also added a single later in the game and now has three homeruns this spring.
Tomas Perez also hit a two-run homerun as the Phillies scored six times in the first inning off Pirates starter Josh Fogg. Perez finished with two hits, as did Bobby Abreu.
Cory Lidle (1-0) struggled through the first inning, giving up two runs. He finished with four innings of work, giving up five hits, no walks and striking out three.
The Pirates mounted a comeback against Amaury Telemaco as Ty Wigginton and Jose Castillo hit back-to-back homeruns in the sixth inning and making it an 8-6 ballgame.
The Phillies added an insurance run off former Phillie Joe Roa in the seventh and the Pirates responded with a run off Rheal Cormier in the eighth.
Billy Wagner gave up one hit, but struck out two in the ninth for his first save of the spring.