Halladay spins gem as Jays drop Phils
Starter tosses three scoreless innings; Lane drills third spring shot
BLUE JAYS 4, PHILLIES 3
at Dunedin, Fla.
Friday, March 6
Phillies at the plate: After being silenced by Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay, the Phillies broke through against reliever Brian Tallet in the fourth inning. Geoff Jenkins delivered a two-run double with one out to plate Raul Ibanez and Greg Dobbs. Jenkins added a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Dobbs and Pablo Ozuna each had two hits in the game.
Blue Jays at the plate: Outfielder Jason Lane continued his hot showing at the plate this spring, slamming a pitch over the wall in right-center field for a leadoff home run in the fifth inning. It was Lane's third blast of the spring for the Jays, who didn't have a player belt more than two homers last Spring Training. Adam Lind, John McDonald and Wayne Lydon added an RBI apiece for Toronto.
Phillies on the mound: Right-hander Chan Ho Park -- a candidate for the fifth spot in Philadelphia's rotation -- logged four decent innings against the Blue Jays. Park surrendered one run on three hits with four strikeouts and six outs via ground ball. Park struck out three batters in a row between the first and second innings.
Blue Jays on the mound: Halladay spun three sharp innings for the Blue Jays, needing only 36 pitches to cruise through 10 hitters. Halladay gave up no runs and yielded just one hit, inducing a double play groundout one batter later. He finished with four ground-ball outs and four strikeouts, fanning the only three hitters he faced in the second inning.
Grapefruit League records: Phillies 3-4; Blue Jays 4-3.
Up next for the Phillies: On Saturday, the Phillies will host the Tigers at 1:05 p.m. ET at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. Left-hander Jamie Moyer is scheduled to start for Philadelphia, while right-hander Edwin Jackson gets the nod for Detroit. J.A. Happ and Scott Eyre are also slated to pitch against the Tigers.
Up next for the Blue Jays: Toronto stays at home on Saturday for a 1:05 p.m. ET tilt against Cincinnati at Dunedin Stadium. Toronto right-hander Jesse Litsch and lefty Ricky Romero are both down to log three innings against the Reds, with Litsch getting the start. Minor Leaguer Matt Bush is also scheduled to pitch for the Jays.
Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.