The lone hit off Hamels was a two-out double in the second by
Francisco Cervelli that tied it 1-1. The left-hander struck out
two, walked one and hit a batter during his 33-pitch outing.
"It's fun anytime games start," Hamels said. "It's a lot
better than practices. Getting the hitters in there, getting the
game rolling. That's something that's very hard to simulate. It was
"I'm fortunate," Hamels said. "You never have enough baseball
knowledge. We're always trying to learn. You have guys that have
success, you'll probably learn a little bit more."
Yankees starter Bartolo Colon gave up one run and two hits in
two innings. The right-hander threw 23 of 36 pitches for strikes.
"It's a great sign for me," Chamberlain said.
Dane Sardinha put the Phillies ahead 5-4 in the eighth with a
two-run bloop single to left.
Mark Teixeira, who was hit on the top of the right big toe by
Hamels in the first, hit a fifth-inning RBI triple. The first
baseman expects to have a toe bruise, but added he was OK.
"I get hit all the time," he said. "That's part of the
Teixeira played the final month last season with a broken right
pinky toe, which was caused by a pitched ball.
"I thought it was a good first step," Colon said through an
interpreter. "I'm going to continue working hard and see what
The 37-year-old right-hander was released by the Chicago White Sox in September 2009 after going 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA in 12 starts.
Colon went 21-8 for the Angels in 2005 and won the AL Cy Young
Award, but he is 14-21 since.
The Yankees held a pregame ceremony to honor former team owner
George Steinbrenner, who died last July at the age of 80. This
marked the Yankees' first spring training game at George
Steinbrenner Field since his death.
Steinbrenner's wife, Joan, and the couple's two daughters -
Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal and Jessica Steinbrenner - placed
roses on the interlocking N.Y. behind home plate. Steinbrenner's
granddaughter, Haley Swindal, sang the national anthem.
"Since his passing last summer, the support and compassion
shown to us by countless others has brought us great comfort, and
today was another example of it," the Steinbrenner family said in
Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner also took
part. Co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner, George Steinbrenner's oldest
son, missed the event because of an illness.
Spring training instructors, including Yogi Berra, Rich
"Goose" Goosage and David Wells, were introduced before the game.
Reggie Jackson, who had back problems over the winter, missed the
spring training opener, but he is scheduled to join the team before
camp ends. ... Phillies 2B Chase Utley (sore legs) didn't play. ...
New York C Russell Martin (knee) is set to DH on Monday. ...
Yankees INF Jorge Vazquez hit a two-run homer over the batter's eye
in center field during the seventh inning.
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