Recap: Philadelphia vs. Dominican Republic
Clearwater, FL (Sports Network) - Hanley Ramirez finished 4-for-6 with a two- run home run, three RBI and three runs scored, as the Dominican Republic pounded out 28 hits in a 15-2 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.
Robinson Cano and Jose Reyes each added a two-run blast, while Miguel Tejada went 4-for-6 with two RBI and two runs scored for the Dominican Republic, who played its first exhibition game in preparation for the World Baseball Classic.
Starter Samuel Deduno of the Minnesota Twins allowed one run on three hits and struck out three over two innings for the Dominican Republic.
Laynce Nix smacked a solo home run and plated both runs for the Phillies, who saw starter Cole Hamels give up eight runs on 12 hits in just 2 2/3 innings.Game Notes