Burrell Homers and Leaves Game With Sore Foot

Pat Burrell's struggles with a sore right foot continued on Thursday as he left the game hobbled by the foot. Earlier in the game, Burrell homered to tie the game at 2-2 and the Phillies wound up pulling away for a 6-3 win in the Grapefruit League opener.

Pat Burrell homered and doubled for the Phillies in their Grapefruit League opener against the Yankees on Thursday. Burrell, serving as the Phillies DH, launched a two-run homerun off left-hander Sean Henn in the top of the third to erase a 2-0 Yankees lead. Later, he doubled, but was limping badly after making the turn at first base and was immediately lifted for a pinch-runner. There was no immediate word on the injury, but Burrell has been hobbled by a sore foot this spring. He had surgery to remove loose bodies and a bone spur on his right foot after last season and has limped considerably at times this spring.

Shawn Garrett, who pinch-ran for Burrell, continued as the DH and drove in two runs with a seventh inning double as the Phillies scored three times to take a 5-3 lead.

Chris Coste, who is battling for a utility spot, hit a solo homerun in the eighth for the Phillies.

On the mound, the best outing was turned in by Ryan Madson, who pitched two innings and retired all six batters he faced. Ryan Franklin started for the Phillies and surrendered two runs in two innings, but the damage could have been worse. Franklin pitched out of trouble in the first when he stranded Johnny Damon at third. Damon led off the Yankees bottom of the first with a double down the right field line.

Gavin Floyd, who is battling with Madson and Franklin for a spot in the rotation, gave up a homerun to Andy Phillips in the sixth inning and surrendered three hits in two innings.

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