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Buchanan proves himself with strong spring finale

Last year, Phillies pitcher David Buchanan was scheduled to pitch this game, the last tuneup of the exhibition season at Citizen’s Bank Park. But he never got to the mound; the game was rained out, and Buchanan found himself headed to the Minors instead as the Opening Day starter for Lehigh Valley. This year, he not only made it to the mound, he turned in five strong innings that soldified his presence in the starting rotation in a 6-4 Phillies win Saturday over the Pirates.