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Phillies VS Tampa Bay Rays 2009 Featured

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Phillies vs. Rays 2009. Photo by Wayne Cathel. WELCOME BACK, PHILLIES!

Phillies Meet The Rays Again 4 Months After the Fall Classic

Article and Photos by Wayne Cathel

Clearwater, FL (Feb. 2009) - The atmosphere was set for a rematch of the World Series in front of a record crowd of 10,270 at Bright House Field on Saturday afternoon. There was a brisk home-run wind blowing out to left and temperatures in the upper 70’s. It only seems like yesterday (October) when these two teams met last for game number 5 in Philly in which the playing conditions were 30 degrees cooler than Saturday’s sun-basking afternoon.

Phillies vs TB Rays. Photo by Wayne Cathel

Slugger Ryan Howard smashed a two-run homer in Philadelphia’s five-run 1st, as the Phillies again beat them, 12-5, in Grapefruit League play.

John Mayberry, Miguel Cairo and Ronny Paulino also hit solo homers for the Phillies, Kyle Kendrick yielded a run on four hits in 2 2/3 innings on the mound to earn Philly’s first win this spring after three previous losses. Rays pitcher Mitch Talbot gave up five runs on six hits in three innings of work for Tampa.
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