Split-squad Phils beat Bluejays

March 5, 2008 1:29:58 PM PST
Brett Myers threw four shutout innings to help a Philadelphia Phillies split-squad beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Wednesday. Myers allowed three hits, struck out one and threw 31 of his 43 pitches for strikes.

"I'm on schedule and my command is fine, but not midseason form," said Myers, who already has been selected to start on opening day.

Toronto ace Roy Halladay also pitched well, striking out two and allowing one hit in three scoreless innings.

"He looked great today," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He even mixed in a few curveballs. He was pounding the strike zone and using his infielders."

Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz had two-run doubles in the fifth for the Phillies. Valentino Pascucci hit a solo homer off Toronto's Tracy Thorpe in the eighth.

Shannon Stewart doubled and scored on Travis Snider's single in the ninth for the Blue Jays.

Notes: Bench coach Jimy Williams managed the Phillies split-squad. ... 2B Aaron Hill had two hits for Toronto.