Wolf and Burrell Lead Phillies to Win Over Reds

If the Phillies are going to be successful this season, Randy Wolf and Pat Burrell will need to be two key ingredients. On Sunday, both played their role to perfection as the Phillies beat Cincinnati 5-0. The win came over former Phillie Eric Milton, who is now 1-1 on the season.

One of the knocks on Eric Milton last season was the number of homeruns that he surrendered. The Phillies were on the other end of that Sunday as Pat Burrell smashed two homeruns. Chase Utley added another later in the game off reliever Ryan Wagner.

Burrell finished the day 3-for-3 with three RBI and upped his average to .388 this spring. He also leads the team with six homeruns and 19 RBI. Utley hit his second homerun in as many days and has four homeruns this spring.

Randy Wolf threw five shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out eight. Terry Adams, Pedro Liriano, Ryan Madson and Billy Wagner each threw one shutout inning, giving up a total of two hits and two walks. It was the first time this spring that Wagner threw on back-to-back days.

David Bell was back in the lineup and went 0-for-4. Jim Thome missed another game with a sore back, but reported that he did feel much better and that he could likely return to the lineup on Monday, one full week before the start of the regular season.


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