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PBR - Vance Worley surrendered three runs in the first inning before settling in to strike out seven in six innings, but the Yankees downed the Phillies 6-3 on Friday at Bright House Field.

Phillies Pitching: Worley walked one and his ERA for the spring stands at 2.81 ... Jonathan Papelbon hurled a scoreless inning in relief, striking out two ... David Herndon surrendered a pair of hits and one run.

Phillies Offense: Laynce Nix went 0-for-3, dropping his spring batting average to .185 ... Erik Kratz hit his second homer of the spring in the eighth inning ... The Phillies finished 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight.

Let's Review: Roy Halladay was named Opening Day starter for the Phils, while Cole Hamels will start the home opener. Joe Blanton may not start a contest until mid-April, simply because of how the schedule has off days built in.

On Deck: The Phillies travel to Fort Myers to face the Red Sox with a 1:35 p.m. start. Cole Hamels is scheduled to start.

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