Phillies Shutout Twins 3-0
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — David Buchanan allowed two hits in five innings, Cody Asche hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 Monday.
The Twins' Mike Pelfrey, who is competing for that final spot in the rotation, was effective again on Monday, giving up two runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings in the loss. He served up a two-run blast to Cody Asche in the second inning after a fielding error from Eduardo Nunez, but he was otherwise solid.
Pelfrey showed good velocity, hitting more than 95 mph on the stadium radar gun more than 10 times, and he also worked in his split-changeup.
Pelfrey, said he feels great and has a 1.32 ERA in 13 2/3 innings so far this spring.
Hall of Famers Molitor, Sandberg manage against each other
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame players Paul Molitor and Ryne Sandberg are managing against each other, making the spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and Philadelphia Phillies a unique matchup.
The Hall said it believes Monday's game in Clearwater, Florida, marks the first time two of its members have faced each other as major league managers.
Molitor is in his first full season with the Twins. Sandberg is in his second full year.
Molitor and Sandberg threw out ceremonial first pitches at the same time. After the first pitch of the game, the ball was taken out of play, signed by both managers and headed to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.