Towers, Jays shut down Phillies

Towers, Jays shut down Phillies

at Clearwater, Fla.
Thursday, March 30

Phillies at the plate: Philadelphia managed six hits off three Toronto pitchers. Aaron Rowand had two of those hits and Pat Burrell added a double.

Blue Jays at the plate: Frank Catalanotto homered for Toronto's first run and Chris Gutierrez laced a two-out double in the seventh, scoring Alexis Rios, who had walked.

Phillies on the mound: In his final start of the spring, Brett Myers tossed five innings and allowed one run on three hits and three walks. Aaron Fultz, Julio Santana and Geoff Geary each threw an inning, with Santana allowing a run.

Blue Jays on the mound: Josh Towers, Toronto's No. 3 starter, allowed five hits and a walk in seven shutout innings. Pete Walker and Jason Frasor added a shutout inning apiece.

Grapefruit League records: Phillies 17-11-1; Blue Jays 12-18.

Up next: Cory Lidle will pitch in a Minor League game in Clearwater on Friday, while the rest of the team heads to Philadelphia to prepare for exhibition games against the Red Sox on Saturday and Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

Ted Lilly is scheduled to start for the Blue Jays on Friday against the Syracuse SkyChiefs, their Triple-A team.

Ken Mandel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.