Phillies beat Twins

Published 4:49 am Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philadephia’s David Buchanan allowed two hits in five innings, Cody Asche hit a two-run homer and the Phillies beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0.

Asche put the Phillies ahead in the second with his third home run in five games. The drive came off Mike Pelfrey, who gave up two runs — one earned — and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings.

The game is believed to be the first game in baseball history in which both teams have managers who are already elected members of the Hall of Fame: the Phillies’ Ryne Sandberg, inducted in 2005, and the Twins’ Paul Molitor, inducted in 2004.

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