Homers hurt Phils in loss to Tigers
Durbin gives up three long balls in split-squad game
TIGERS (ss) 6, PHILLIES (ss) 2
at Lakeland, Fla.
Wednesday, March 5
Tigers at the plate: Carlos Guillen hit two tape-measure home runs deep to right field, both of them solo shots, and later added another RBI. Magglio Ordonez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer to the top of the left-field berm.
Phillies on the mound: J.D. Durbin gave up three home runs over four innings. He walked two and struck out three in his second outing of the spring. J.A. Happ allowed one run over two innings of relief.
Tigers on the mound: Justin Verlander picked up where he left off in his second outing of the spring, tossing three scoreless innings with one hit allowed. Denny Bautista continued his torrid spring with two perfect innings, giving the non-roster right-hander five scoreless frames on two hits.
Grapefruit League records: Phillies 3-4, Tigers 3-4-1.
Up next: Former National League East foes Dontrelle Willis and Tom Glavine will match up on Thursday when the Tigers host the Braves at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla. Game time is 1:05 p.m. ET.
The Phillies return home to Clearwater, Fla., with their full roster to host the Rays in a 1:05 p.m. contest. Adam Eaton will start opposite James Shields.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.