Ceciliani's grand slam helps Jays top Phillies 7-5
Toronto Blue Jays' Darrell Ceciliani hits a grand slam home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning a spring training baseball game, Friday, March 17, 2017, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 7:45PM EDT
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Darrell Ceciliani hit a grand slam and a run-scoring triple to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday in Grapefruit League action.
Ceciliani was 2-for-4 with a total of five runs batted in for the Blue Jays (6-12).
Troy Tulowitzki, on a single in the third inning, and Ezequiel Carrera, on a fifth-inning bases-loaded walk, drove in the other Toronto runs.
Howie Kendrick hit a two-run shot for the Phillies (9-10) and Aaron Altherr also went deep.
Marco Estrada allowed three runs -- two earned -- walked two and struck out two through 3 2/3 innings. Bo Schultz got the win after pitching 2/3 innings in relief.
Aaron Nola took the loss after allowing four runs through 4 2/3 innings.