Lieber Ends Spring On A Down Note

Spring training is in its final few days and the outings seem a little more important. Jon Lieber stumbled in his final outing of the spring as the Blue Jays came from behind to beat the Phillies 6-5. The loss dropped the Phillies record to 11-17.

Jon Lieber lasted just four innings, getting hit for three runs on seven hits and a walk. The outing gave Lieber a 4.09 ERA for the spring and was his final tune-up for Monday's opener against the Washington Nationals.

Terry Adams and Billy Wagner were also tagged for a run in their one inning of work in Wednesday's game. The winning rally came off minor leaguer Martire Franco, who gave up three singles in the ninth inning as the Blue Jays scored a run in each of the last two innings to beat the Phillies.

Mike Lieberthal hit his second homerun of the spring in the fourth inning and delivered a sacrifice fly to drive in another run. Minor leaguer Nate Grinnell launched a three-run homerun to give the Phillies a short-lived lead.

Jim Thome returned to the Phillies lineup and went 2-for-3. David Bell also played and went 0-for-3 on the day.

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