Sunday, February 24, 2013

Brown homers and Halladay in form; Phils and Tigers tie

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
@Philabaseball

Roy Halladay surrendered just one hit over two innings on Sunday as the Phillies and Tigers battled to a 5-5 tie in 10 innings.

He struck out a pair and tossed 16 of 22 pitches for strikes. The lone hit surrendered was a solo home run to  Victor Martinez. 

"He was filthy," said Tigers outfielder Tori Hunter. "I hadn't faced him in a couple of years. He looked good. His fastball was sneaky and it had that late life. It was sinking and cutting. If he gets better from here, it's scary."

Halladay's velocity sat around the upper 80s throughout his two innings of work. 

On the Mound: J.C. Ramirez allowed three runs on three hits and a walk over one inning ... Rodrigo Lopez tossed three scoreless innings, striking out three ... Antonio Bastardo and Joe Savery each pitched a scoreless inning.

At the Plate: Domonic Brown hit a solo shot in the eighth to tie the contest at 5-5, he's hitting .500 this spring ... Ryan Howard finished 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles ... Chase Utley was given the day off.

Up Next: The Tigers visit Clearwater on Monday to face the Phillies ... Cliff Lee will make his Grapefruit League debut.  

- Patrick Gordon is the editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com or @Philabaseball on Twitter.

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