2/26/2013 3:30 P.M. ET
Joba, Robertson in fine form in loss to Phillies
Ichiro chips in three hits; catcher Murphy's two-run homer for naught
By Todd Zolecki / MLB.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies didn't make much noise early in Tuesday's game, but homers in the seventh inning from Domonic Brown and Tommy Joseph powered them to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the visiting Yankees.
The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Ichiro Suzuki reached on an infield single -- his first of three hits -- stole second and scored on Mark Teixeira's double into the right-field corner with two outs.
New York right-hander Jose Ramirez allowed one walk in two scoreless innings, before David Robertston and Joba Chamberlain each threw a scoreless inning in relief. Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was the only Phillies hitter to pick up a hit in the first five innings.
The Phillies tied the game on Kevin Frandsen's RBI double in the sixth inning, though the Yankees retook the lead in the seventh on JR Murphy's two-run homer. Brown's second homer of the spring drew Philly to within a run, before Joseph drove one over the center-field wall to put the Phillies ahead by a run.
Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick allowed three hits, one run and struck out one in two innings in his Grapefruit League debut.
"It was nice to get out there," Kendrick said. "I was excited. A little amped up a little bit in the first inning. I felt good. The body felt good. I was throwing mostly strikes."
Up next: Robinson Cano and Teixeira will continue logging at-bats before they leave to join their respective teams for the World Baseball Classic as the Yankees welcome the Orioles to George M. Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday for a 1:05 p.m. ET game on MLB.TV. Left-hander Nik Turley, who spent most of last season with Class A Tampa and has drawn comparisons to a young Andy Pettitte, will start for New York opposite right-hander Jake Arrieta.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.