Happ struggles in Jays' 11-6 win over Phils

By Mark Didtler/AP 6:40pm, March 19, 2014
J.A. Happ gave up three runs, three hits and four walks over 2 2-3 innings but Jose Bautista bailed him out, hitting two homers to lead the Toronto Blue Jays over the Philadelphia Phillies 11-6 Wednesday.

Bautista hit a two-run homer off starter Roberto Hernandez during a four-run third and added a two-run shot against Brad Lincoln in the sixth.

Happ, slowed by back inflammation, struck out two during a 71-pitch outing in his first big league spring training start since March 3. The left-hander gave up one hit, walked one and struck out two in three scoreless innings in a minor league game Friday.

Ben Revere hit a three-run double off Happ in the second.

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect fifth. In his previous four appearances, he allowed seven runs - two earned - and eight hits in four innings.


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