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Spring training: Bryce Harper slugs two HRs in Phillies’ win

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Apr 6, 2022; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ranger Suarez (55) throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning during spring training at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Harper smacked two homers and drove in four runs as the Philadelphia Phillies rolled to a 9-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Harper concluded spring training with a .400 average in 35 at-bats and led the majors in both homers (eight) and RBIs (14).

Rhys Hoskins and Mickey Moniak added two-run blasts and Johan Camargo added a solo shot for the Phillies. Left-hander Ranger Suarez retired all 11 batters he faced for Philadelphia.

The Rays had just three hits, all singles. Taylor Walls drove in a run in the fifth on a forceout and Ronny Simon had an RBI single in the ninth.

Both teams open the regular season on Friday. The Phillies host the Oakland Athletics, while the Rays host the Baltimore Orioles.

–Field Level Media