roundup: Hendricks, Cubs overpower Astros
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[April 01, 2017]
The Sports Xchange
Right-hander Kyle Hendricks gave up two singles and a walk in five
scoreless innings as the Chicago Cubs posted a 6-3 win over the
Houston Astros on Friday in a matchup of projected division winners
at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Hendricks, who finished third in the
National League Cy Young race last season, struck out two. Jon Jay
had two hits and top Cubs prospect Ian Happ stole a base, drove in a
run and finished a flashy spring with a .383 batting average. No. 4
starter Joe Musgrove struck out four in four scoreless innings for
the Astros, the preseason favorite to win the AL West.
Phillies 7, Rays 7
Andrew Knapp had two hits, scored twice and drove in three runs for
Philadelphia and Cameron Rupp had a two-run double in a game called
after nine innings in Clearwater, Fla. Steven Souza homered and Tim
Beckham had a bases-loaded triple for the Rays off Clay Buchholz,
who gave up five runs in five innings. Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb
gave up three runs in 3 2/3 innings, and Blake Snell surrendered two
runs in four frames of relief.
Red Sox-Nationals, ppd.
Boston No. 2 starter Chris Sale got in his work with a simulated
four-inning bullpen session when the scheduled exhibition game
against Washington at Nationals Park was rained out. The teams will
play Saturday in Annapolis, Md.
Tigers 7, Marlins 1
J.T. Realmuto belted a three-run homer, Giancarlo Stanton hit a
two-run shot and Andrew Conley gave up one hit in four scoreless
innings as host Miami breezed past Detroit. Miguel Cabrera hit his
first homer in the spring and Jordan Zimmermann gave up five runs
and four hits in three innings for the Tigers.
Pirates 1, Blue Jays 1
Josh Donaldson had two hits and Marcus Stroman gave up five hits in
four scoreless innings as Toronto and Pittsburgh played to a
nine-inning tie before a crowd of 43,180 in Montreal's Olympic
Stadium. Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer and Adam Frazier had two hits
apiece for the Pirates. Pittsburgh starter Jameson Taillon gave up
three hits and one run in three innings.
Braves 8, Yankees 5
Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and Jace Peterson had a
three-run double as Atlanta broke in new Suntrust Park with a
victory over New York. Bartolo Colon gave up two hits in three
innings. Greg Bird belted his eighth homer of the spring, Chris
Carter hit his second and Michael Pineda gave up three runs and six
hits in five innings. Gary Sanchez also had two hits.
Rangers 3, Royals 0
Cole Hamels gave up three singles and struck out four in six
scoreless innings and Elvis Andrus had two hits and an RBI as Texas
beat Kansas City in Arlington, Tex. Eric Hosmer, Alcides Escobar and
Mike Moustakas had the Royals' only hits. Ian Kennedy gave up three
runs and five hits in two innings.
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White Sox 2
Travis Shaw hit his fifth homer of the spring and Chase Anderson
gave up one hit while striking out six in five scoreless innings as
Milwaukee beat Chicago at Miller Park. Hernan Perez stole his fourth
base for the Brewers.
Free agent signee Edwin Encarnacion hit his first homer of the
spring in a park he likes and Yan Gomes hit his third as Cleveland
beat Arizona at Chase Field. Encarnacion has six homers in 61
regular-season at-bats at Chase, all with Toronto. David Peralta and
Yasmany Tomas had two hits and an RBI apiece and Robbie Ray gave up
three runs on those two homers in four innings for Arizona.
Rockies 5, Mariners 5
Jean Segura had three hits and scored three runs and Robinson Cano
drove in two runs as Seattle and Colorado tied in a game called
after nine innings in Peoria, Ariz. James Paxton struck out four in
three scoreless innings. Trevor Story hit this fifth home run and
Charlie Blackmon had two doubles among his three hits for the
Rockies. Tyler Chatwood gave up four runs in three innings.
Giants 2, A's 1
Jeff Samardzija gave up one hit and struck out six in five scoreless
innings and Brandon Crawford homered as San Francisco beat Oakland
in the second game of the Bay Area series at AT&T Park. Hunter Pence
had two hits and Denard Span had two hits and a stolen base for the
Giants. A's starter Jharel Cotton gave up only Crawford's solo homer
in four innings.
Dodgers 3, Angels 1
Justin Turner hit his fourth homer of the spring and Rich Hill gave
up four hits in 3 2/3 scoreless innings as the Dodgers beat the
Angels in the second game of the freeway series at Angel Stadium.
Garrett Richards gave up two hits and one run -- Turner's homer --
while striking out three in four innings. Ben Revere singled in a
run to break up the shutout in the ninth and Mike Trout stole his
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