Hamels, Figueroa touched up as Phils beat Astros

March 14, 2011 2:28:18 PM PDT
Houston Astros right-hander Nelson Figueroa was less than pleased. Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cole Hamels was even more disappointed.

The two starters combined to give up 10 runs Monday in Philadelphia's 7-6 victory as each pitcher used the game to work on adjustments.

Carlos Lee, Chris Johnson and Jason Michaels homered off Hamels, who could not get out of the fourth inning. It was the second homer of the spring for all three.

Phillies closer Brad Lidge was supposed to pitch but did not make the trip because of tendinitis in his right biceps. His next outing will be pushed back a few days, general manager Ruben Amaro said.

Figueroa, competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, allowed five runs, four earned, and six hits over four innings. He struck out three and walked two while throwing 70 pitches, 49 strikes.

Hamels gave up five runs and seven hits over 3 2-3 innings.

Lee connected in the second. Homers by Johnson and Michaels chased Hamels in the fourth.

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