Phils connect for 12 hits against Red Sox

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Jackie Bradley Jr. clubbed his third homer of the spring for the Red Sox. Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts hit RBI singles.

The Phillies got two hits each from Tommy Joseph and Bryan Holaday. Starter Alec Asher gave up two runs on three hits over three innings.

In addition to Asher, Philadelphia used two pitchers who are battling for bullpen spots — Adam Morgan and Joely Rodriguez.

“They all pitched very well, obviously,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. “To hold the Red Sox to three runs is pretty nice, especially in this ballpark.”

Phillies Up Next: Clay Buchholz, yet to win a Spring Training start, and Josh Lindblom, who is yet to earn a loss this spring, will start Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. ET contest vs. the Pirates at Spectrum Field in Clearwater on MLB.TV. Lindblom has struck out seven and walked one in nine innings, while Buchholz has struck out nine, walked five and allowed four homers in 13 1/3 innings.

Red Sox Up Next: Lefty Chris Sale makes his fifth start of Spring Training on Sunday afternoon on the road against the Twins. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 ET on MLB.TV. Sale was dominant in his most recent start, striking out 10 Yankees over six innings. Righty setup men Joe Kelly, Matt Barnes and Heath Hembree will all see action.

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Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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