- The Washington Times - Monday, March 30, 2009

CLEARWATER, FLA. (AP) - Chan Ho Park made his final bid for the No. 5 spot in the Philadelphia Phillies’ rotation, working effectively into the sixth inning of a 13-3 win over the Houston Astros on Monday.

Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Eric Bruntlett all home runs off Houston starter Mike Hampton. Carlos Ruiz also homered, in the sixth inning off of Wesley Wright.

Park allowed two runs _ one earned _ on six hits in 5 2-3 innings. The 35-year-old right-hander finished his spring campaign with a 2.45 ERA in five games.

Whether it was good enough to win a spot in the rotation is still undecided. Park is competing with rookie left-hander J.A. Happ, who has a 3.15 ERA in six games.

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