SARASOTA, Fla. -- Chad Moeller's sacrifice squeeze of Bubba Crosby in the eighth inning provided the winning run for Cincinnati. Jon Lieber pitched a solid effort, allowing no runs and no walks in two innings of work.
Lieber was followed by Justin Germano, who worked ahead in the count all afternoon and displayed Lieber-like command, striking out four and walking one against his former team. Germano was acquired last season in the Rheal Cormier deal. Non-roster invitee John Ennis took the loss for the Phils. Rule 5 pick Alfredo Simon and his straight-as-an-arrow fastball was tagged for four runs in 1 2-3 innings.
Michael Bourn, who started today in right field, finished with an impressive line once again, scoring three and stealing two. Catcher Carlos Ruiz pelted a deep home run to left and knocked in three on the afternoon. [Final Box]
Blue Jays 3, Phillies 0: The Phils also played a seven-inning B game against the Blue Jays at Bright House Networks Field. Freddy Garcia pitched three innings and allowed a home run, three hits, a walk and three unearned runs. Reports are he looked good and struck out the side in the second inning.
-- Billy Mac