Domonic Brown hit his sixth home run of the spring in the Phillies' 4-1 win over the Yankees.
For the first spring of his career, Kyle Kendrick doesn't have to focus on making the rotation. The Phillies' likely fourth starter continued to post positive results this spring with another strong outing.
From the plate, the Phillies continued to get some power from usual sources. Domonic Brown continued his torrid spring and Ryan Howard kept the hopeful energy that has surrounded his spring going.
As a team, the Phillies belted out 10 hits in another winning effort, beating the New York Yankees, 4-1.
The game remained scoreless through three innings. In the fourth, Ichiro Suzuki hit an RBI double to get the Yankees on the board.
The Phillies had a quick answer as Domonic Brown led off the fourth with a long solo shot to right. His sixth of the spring ties for the league lead.
Three batters later, Steven Lerud doubled to bring home Laynce Nix to give the Phillies the lead.
Kendrick would last six solid innings allowing one unearned run - he had a throwing error in the fourth - on two hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out three.
Mike Adams, Jonathan Papelbon and Chad Durbin finished off the rest of the game as the Phillies added two more runs. The first came in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Michael Young. The other came in the seventh on a solo blast by Ryan Howard.
The win improved the Phillies to 11-12-1 on the spring.
There is so much encouragement around the offense, especially Brown and Howard. Their bats are lighting it up this spring in terms of power and that has to be a positive sign of things to come.
Also offensively, Jimmy Rollins made his spring debut since returning from the World Baseball Classic. He went 1-for-2 with two walks.
Chase Utley took extended batting practice after yesterday's game and it paid off, as he went 2-for-4 at the plate.
Laynce Nix also had a mulit-hit game, going 2-for-4.
After Kendrick's solid outing, the bullpen of Adams, Papelbon and Durbin combined to allow just one walk in the final three innings. With the three being probable for the late innings of many games, this was also an encouraging sign.
The Phillies are back in action on Thursday night after an off day tomorrow. They will face the Boston Red Sox at 7 p.m.
Kevin Durso is a contributor for Philliedelphia. You can follow him on twitter @KDursoPhilsNet.