Kendrick was backed in the solid performance by Jimmy Rollins, who scored Ben Revere for the first of three Phillies’ runs in the third, as they went on to win 5-1 over the Twins.
Rollins would hit a solo home run to right in the fifth inning, his third of the spring, to put the Phillies up 5-0.
Kendrick surrendered the only run to the Twins in the sixth inning on an RBI ground out by Josmil Pinto. Kendrick was relieved by Jonathan Papelbon, who tossed a scoreless seventh before B.J. Rosenberg came on for a scoreless eighth and ninth in the Phillies’ 5-1 win.
Rollins had a great day at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBIs and one walk. Marlon Byrd continued his solid spring, going 2-for-4 at the plate to raise his average to .319, and Domonic Brown went 2-for-4 as well, with both hits being doubles in just his second game back after missing a week with the flu.
David Buchanan will make the start for the Phillies on Monday, as they visit the Blue Jays.
Notes: Maikel Franco, Sean O’Sullivan and Clete Thomas were reassigned to minor league camp Saturday. The reassignment of Franco means Cody Asche will assume the role as starting third baseman for the Phillies on Opening Day.
By: Kyle Babcock
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