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Recap: Rays 1, Phillies 10
Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Bright House Field
Date: March 26, 2013 1:05 PM EDT
  

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Freddy Galvis made a neat impression in a new spot.

Galvis homered and drove in three runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 10-1 Tuesday.

Galvis, who hadn't played an inning in the outfield in six professional seasons, made his first start of spring training in left field, a position where the Phillies do not have a set opening-day starter.

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Usually a shortstop, the 23-year-old Galvis hit his third spring homer, a two-run shot off Tampa starter Robert Hernandez in the fifth inning. An inning later, Galvis hit an RBI single off Hernandez in a five-run sixth.

Galvis is hitting .300 this spring and is tied with Ryan Howard for the team lead with 12 extra-base hits.

``He uses the whole field,' said Philadelphia third base coach Ryne Sandberg, who managed the team with Charlie Manuel out for dental work. ``He's line-to-line, uses the gaps, can go down the third base line, pull it down the first base line. He's a switch hitter, and both ways he hits, he uses the whole field. A guy like that is tough to defend. He finds the gaps.'

Domonic Brown doubled twice and singled for the Phillies. Howard and Humberto Quintero each had two hits.

Hernandez allowed nine runs and 11 hits in six innings.

``I thought Roberto threw the ball well actually today,' Tampa manager Joe Maddon said. ``A lot of the damage was done by the ball on the ground. They hit a couple balls in the air, but most of it was on the ground. I thought he had good stuff, so I was not displeased with any of that.'

Hernandez is competing for the fifth spot in the Rays' rotation with Jeff Niemann, who starts on Wednesday.

``We're going to wait until tomorrow to get that all done,' Maddon said. ``The numbers don't look good, but I don't think it was that bad based on the ball on the ground. Groundball pitchers throwing the ball on the ground is a good thing.'

Left-hander Raul Valdes, in camp competing for a spot in the bullpen, started for the Phillies. He allowed one run and two hits in three innings, striking out five while not walking a batter.

Valdes has struck out 22 while walking one in 17 1-3 innings this spring.

``Raul has been fantastic,' Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said. ``He's a strike thrower.'

NOTES: Manuel will rejoin the team on Wednesday. ... Philadelphia released RHP Aaron Cook. The Phillies have 14 pitchers remaining in camp. ... Phillies LHP Jeremy Horst earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Horst is a heavy favorite to claim one of the three bullpen openings left for five pitchers in camp. ... LHP Cole Hamels will make his final start Wednesday against Detroit. He'll make his first career opening day start next week.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TAM  +120   -166   9.5 
 PHI  -140   +144   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TAM  +125       
 PHI  -145      
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

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BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Mar 15, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 1 Over: 4 
 TAM 3 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 9, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 15 Cover: +110 
 PHI 7 Over: 22 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Mar 8, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 2 Over: 5 
 TAM 3 Cover: +100 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Tuesday, Mar 26
 
    Braves at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Pirates at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Twins
1:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Marlins
1:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Phillies
1:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Athletics at Indians
4:05 PM EDT
    Royals at Mariners
4:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Rangers
4:05 PM EDT
    Padres at Giants
4:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Reds at Cubs
10:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Dodgers
10:05 PM EDT
    Angels at Diamondbacks
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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