DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Cole Hamels allowed two hits in five scoreless innings during the Philadelphia Phillies’ 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
A focus of trade speculation, Hamels didn’t allow a hit until Kevin Pillar reached on an infield single leading off the fifth. Hamels picked off Pillar, Dalton Pompey tripled to left-center field and Hamels struck out Jose Reyes.
Hamels, a four-time All-Star, struck out four and walked three.
Steve Tolleson hit a grand slam off Ken Giles in the eighth.
Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez gave up one run, two hits and one walk in 5 1-3 innings.
Edwin Encarnacion returned to Toronto’s lineup at designated hitter after missing 16 games with back inflammation. He walked twice and reached on a fielder’s choice.
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