DUNEDIN, Fla. Curry 2 Fake . -- Jose Bautista kept up his torrid start to the spring, hitting two doubles and driving in two runs Thursday that sent the Toronto Blue Jays over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5. A day after hitting a long home run against the Phillies in his first at-bat of exhibition play, Bautista had an RBI double in the first inning off Philadelphia ace Cliff Lee. Bautista finished 2 for 2 with a walk. The former two-time major league homer champion missed the final six weeks last year because of a hip injury. Jose Reyes, Brett Lawrie and Melky Cabrera also drove in runs for Toronto. "I thought we swung the bats pretty good," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. Gibbons liked how many of Torontos hits were up the middle or to the opposite field. "Against a lot of lefties and things like that, you have to be able to do that and I think it was progress for us," he said. Lee allowed two hits and a run in two innings. He struck out three and walked none. "Obviously Im trying to throw strikes," Lee said. "I made a couple mistakes. The first double was, for sure, a mistake. I tried to throw a backdoor cutter and it ended up right down the middle." "And then Bautista, I just missed on the pitch before and tried to throw the same pitch. It wasnt a bad one, its just you get into a 2-2 count with him in that situation is not where you want to be. He put a good swing on it." Philadelphias offence was powered by a pair of home runs from bench hopefuls: Darin Ruf hit a two-run shot in the third and John Mayberry Jr. had a solo drive in the sixth. Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey allowed one unearned run in two innings. He gave up two hits, two walks and struck out two. STARTING TIME Phillies: Lee gave up doubles to two of the first three batters he faced, then stopped the Blue Jays. He is the odds-on favourite to start on opening day March 31 at Texas. Blue Jays: Dickey got through an uneasy first inning to feel good about his spring debut. The knuckleballer walked back-to-back batters with one out in his opening inning. "Im feeling a lot better than I was at this point last year, so Im hoping that will carry out through the rest of spring and opening day," Dickey said. RUF RIDER Ruf hit a long home run off Esmil Rogers with one on and no one out in the third inning. The shot was the first for any Phillies player this spring. Ruf finished 1 for 3 with a walk. KNUCKLED Dickey worked with new battery partner Erik Kratz for the first time this spring. Kratz, a catcher acquired from the Phillies in a trade this winter, wore a first basemans glove in an attempt to have a better chance at catching Dickeys arsenal of knuckleballs. Kratz allowed one passed ball in the games first inning. "Its a hard thing to do," Dickey said. "The game speed, and runners on -- its just going to take some time. But I felt like he looked real comfortable back there. Outside of the one passed ball, I felt like he handled it pretty well." TRAINERS ROOM Philadelphia right-handed reliever Mike Adams threw off the mound for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery on July 31. He was limited to 28 games in his first season after signing a two-year, $12 million free agent deal with the Phillies. The veteran setup reliever hopes to join the Phillies bullpen at some point in April. "It went good -- really good," he said. "It was probably an 85 per cent bullpen or so. I wasnt trying to let loose right off the bat. I was trying to get a good feel for throwing off the slope again." Philadelphia right-hander Ethan Martin, who entered camp competing for the fifth starters job, left after facing four batters in the fifth inning with shoulder discomfort. Hell be examined by the team medical staff on Friday morning. "He was pain-free pitching, but the ball just wasnt coming out, throwing 85 miles per hour," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "That was a sign for me to go out and see what was going on." Under Armour Outlet Store . Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, Fiorentina levelled on aggregate in the 14th minute when Joaquin Sanchez Rodriguez headed back a long ball from David Pizarro and Pasqual smashed home an angled volley. Curry 1 Shoes For Sale . -- Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick shot a second-round 69 to take the lead after 36 holes and former LPGA great Annika Sorenstam and Chad Pfeifer, who lost his left leg above the knee serving in Iraq, are among several players in contention in the American Century Championship tournament on Saturday.KINGSTON, Ont. -- Robert Polesello scored twice as the Kingston Frontenacs crushed the Belleville Bulls 6-1 in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday. Darcy Greenaway, Conor McGlynn, Sam Bennett and Spencer Watson also scored as Kingston (26-17-4) exploded for all six goals in the second period. Cameron Brace had the only goal for Belleville (13-29-4) in the third period. Frontenacs goaltender Matt Mahalak finished with 26 saves. At the other end of the ice, Charlie Graham and Michael Giugovaz allowed three goals each while combining for 32 saves. --- WOLVES 4 COLTS 2 SUDBURY, Ont. -- The Wolves used a three-goal third period to slip past Barrie. Jeff Corbett, Danny Desrochers, Nicholas Baptiste and Radek Faksa had a goal each for Sudbury (26-13-8). Aaron Ekblad and Cordell James countered for the Colts (24-18-3). Franky Palazzese turned back 33 shots for the Wolves, while Colts goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood made 32 saves. --- SPITFIRES 8 STING 7 (SO) SARNIA, Ont. -- Josh Ho-Sang had three goals and an assist to go along with the shootout winner, and Trevor Murphy scored twice as Windsor squeaked out a victory against the Sting. Remy Giftopoulos and Slater Koekkoek also scored for the Spitfires (29-17-2) and Brady Vail had three assists. Anthony DeAngelo had a pair of goals for Sarnia (15-27-6) and Joshua Chapman, Jimmy McDowell, Vladislav Kodola, David Brown and Kevin Spinozzi each scored once. Windsors Alex Fotinos gave up seven goals on 31 shots through 40 minutes of action and was replaced by Dalen Kuchmey, who stopped five shots to earn the victory. Taylor Dupuis turned aside 37-of-44 shots for the Sting. --- GREYHOUNDS 4 WHALERS 2 SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. -- Tyler Gaudet scored oonce and set up two more as the Greyhounds doubled up Plymouth. Under Armour Charged Outlet. Andrew Fritsch, David Miller and Patrick Watling also scored for Sault Ste. Marie (33-11-5). Connor Chatham and Matt Mistele responded for the Whalers (17-26-5). Matt Murray made 28 saves for the Greyhounds as Plymouths Zack Bowman stopped 35-of-38 shots in defeat. --- OTTERS 5 GENERALS 4 OSHAWA, Ont. -- Connor Brown had three goals and an assist as Erie edged the Generals. Brendan Gaunce scored once and set up two more for the Otters (36-9-2) and Kyle Pettit scored the eventual winner midway through the third period. Scott Laughton had a pair of goals for Oshawa (31-13-4) while Dylan Smoskowitz and Will Petschenig scored the others. Eries Oscar Dansk made 22 saves for the win. Daniel Altshuller allowed four goals on 21 shots for the Generals before giving way to Ken Appleby, who stopped 5-of-6 shots in 14 minutes of relief. --- STORM 4 SPIRIT 2 GUELPH, Ont. -- Kerby Rychel had two goals and an assist as the Storm toppled Saginaw. Robby Fabbri and Brock McGinn also scored for Guelph (37-8-3) while Matt Finn tacked on two assists. Jimmy Lodge and Nick Moutrey supplied the offence for the Spirit (23-20-5). Justin Nichols made 32 saves for the Storm as Saginaws Jake Paterson stopped 44-of-48 shots in defeat. --- BATTALION 3 PETES 1 NORTH BAY, Ont. -- Jake Smith and Vincent Praplan each had a goal and an assist as the Battalion downed Peterborough. Matt MacLeod also scored for North Bay (24-17-6), which is 5-0-1 in its last six outings. Michael Clarke scored for the Petes (21-22-4). Jake Smith made 27 saves for the Battalion. Peterboroughs Andrew DAgostini stopped 28 shots in a losing cause. ' ' '
Jan 2, 2020
Jose Bautista kept up his torrid start t
Jose Bautista kept up his torrid start t