DUNEDIN, Fla. - Andres Blanco homered, Nick Williams drove in a pair of runs, and Jeremy Hellickson made his spring debut as the Phillies topped Toronto, 10-3, in Grapefruit League action at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
Blanco's solo homer in the third inning was just his second at-bat of spring training. Williams, who entered the game as a substitute, singled to right field in the sixth inning to score Roman Quinn and Pedro Florimon.
Hellickson allowed two runs on four hits in two innings. He walked one and struck out none.
"I felt great," Hellickson said. "I was falling behind early. I was not really commanding the fastball like I wanted. My arm felt good. My body felt good."
First baseman Brock Stassi, competing for one of the last roster spots, misplayed two balls in the first inning but recovered with an RBI double in the fifth. Daniel Nava and Cameron Perkins, who are also in the mix for a spot on the bench, both had two hits. Dylan Cozens stole two bases and drove in a run.
Pat Neshek retired the three batters he faced. The righthander struck out one. Ben Lively, who is expected to start the season in the triple-A rotation, struck out two and retired the six batters he faced. Joaquin Benoit allowed a homer and struck out two batters in the third inning.