The Phillies wake up 0.5 games back in the Wild Card race, and the rest of this morning’s headlines.
-- Olmedo Saenz hit a two-run homer and former Phillie Marlon Anderson drove in a run with a suicide bunt, as Los Angeles avoided a sweep by beating the Pirates 5-2 Thursday night. The Dodgers host Arizona tonight.
-- In San Diego, Trevor Hoffman is one save away from tying Lee Smith’s all-time record, as the Padres held on to beat the Diamondbacks 3-1. The Padres hold a half-game lead over the Dodgers and host Pittsburgh.
-- San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams were sentenced Thursday for a maximum of 18 months, pending an appeal, for refusing to testify about who leaked secret grand jury testimony from Barry Bonds and other elite athletes. Fainaru-Wada and Williams are the authors of "Game of Shadows," which exposed alleged steroid use by Bonds, Jason Giambi and a host of Olympic athletes.
-- The Phillies have released tentative information on their 2007 schedule. According to their official Web site, the White Sox, Tigers and Blue Jays will come to town as part of interleague play. They will also open the season April 2 at home against Atlanta.
-- The Phillies have also made a change to their rotation. This weekend, they're going with Cole Hamels, Jon Lieber and Jamie Moyer. Randy Wolf has been pushed back to Monday's game against the Astros.