Ortiz powers Red Sox past Phillies

Mar 9, 2007 - 10:01 PM CLEARWATER, Florida (Ticker) -- The Boston Red Sox's bats came to life against the Philadelphia Phillies.

David Ortiz homered, doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice as the Red Sox beat the Phillies, 11-10, in a Grapefruit League matchup.

The two teams combined for 24 hits in a game where quality pitching was hard to come by.

Craig Hansen, one of many candidates for the Red Sox's closer job, made his spring debut, giving up two runs and three hits while walking one in an inning of work. The righthander had been out with a lower back strain.

Cole Hamels, a lefthanded starter that the Phillies are counting on to build off a decent rookie season, also got knocked around, surrendering four runs and three hits while walking four in just two innings.

Third baseman Wes Helms, a key offseason acquisition, hit a two-run homer, and new catcher Rod Barajas doubled and drove in a run for the Phillies.

Doug Mirabelli had two hits and two RBI, and Julio Lugo tripled and scored a run for the Red Sox.






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