By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
March 4 2015, 5:00 PM EDT.

Kevin Slowey tossed two scoreless innings and Odubel Herrera collected three hits to lift the Phillies to a 3-1 victory over the Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Slowey, a non-roster invitee, is fighting for a spot on the Opening Day roster. The right-hander was released by Miami last June and entered camp with a 4.62 career ERA.

The one hit Slowey allowed was a single by Alex Rodriguez in the opening frame. The contest marked Rodriguez's first action since his season-long suspension in 2014 for PED use.

Cord Phelps had two hits in the win, including an RBI-single that opened scoring in the second inning. Maikel Franco added an RBI-single in the fifth.

Aaron Harang was originally scheduled to start for the Phillies, but he was scratched with a back issue.

Inside the Box: Herrera, a Rule-5 pickup, not only notched three hits but also swiped three bases ... Hector Neris tossed two scoreless innings while collecting a pair of strikeouts.

On Deck: Philadelphia will travel to Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Fla., on Thursday to face the Houston Astros. Cliff Lee is expected to start for the Phillies.

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