Derek Jeter was scratched from today’s game after experiencing stiffness in his healing ankle. It was simply a precautionary measure, as the legendary shortstop said: “I’m not concerned because I was told this was going to happen. From everything I’ve been told by the doctors, it’s normal.” Gil Velazquez replaced Jeter at short.
Ichiro hit an RBI double with one out in the top of the fourth inning, scoring Brett Gardner. Adam Warren allowed 2 earned runs and 7 hits in 3 2/3 innings, both runs coming in the bottom of the fourth inning on a Dominic Brown solo home run and a Steven Lerud RBI-double. In the bottom of the sixth, Michael Young singled to center field, driving in Steven Lerud, extending the Phils’ lead to two. Next inning, Ryan Howard hit a tape-measure solo fly to right field off reliever Shawn Kelley.
Joba Chamberlain, Boone Logan, Josh Spence, and David Aardsma combined for 3 2/3 shutout innings.