2/26/2013 3:30 P.M. ET
Late homers by Brown, Joseph win it for Phils
Kendrick 'felt good' after allowing one run in two innings in spring debut
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: Listen to an exclusive webcast as Phillies right-hander John Lannan makes his Grapefruit League debut at 1:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins in Ft. Myers. The Phillies signed Lannan to a one-year, $2.5 million contract in the offseason, and they are hoping he can shore up the back end of the rotation.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.