roundup: Rays shut down Phillies in win
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[March 20, 2017]
The Sports Xchange
Corey Dickerson clouted a solo homer
and four Tampa Bay Rays pitchers took a no-hitter into the eighth
inning Sunday in an 8-0 shutout of the Philadelphia Phillies in Port
Charlotte, Fla. Steven Souza went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs
for the Rays, while Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff was effective
over six innings, allowing just four hits and two runs with nine
Tigers 7, Orioles 1
Matt Murton and John Hicks each belted two-run homers as Detroit
beat Baltimore in Sarasota, Fla. Matt Boyd got the win for the
Tigers after scattering six hits over five innings, allowing a run
and fanning four. Orioles starter Kevin Gausman dominated in his
five scoreless innings, giving up just two hits and a walk with
Cardinals 5, Braves 2
Lance Lynn cruised through five scoreless innings, scattering four
hits and earning the win for St. Louis over Atlanta in Kissimmee,
Fla. Matt Adams went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, scoring twice and
stealing a base, while Tommy Pham added an RBI double. Nick Markakis
and Jace Peterson each knocked in runs for the Braves.
Nationals 10, Marlins (ss) 4
Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and scored three
runs as Washington walloped a Miami split squad in Jupiter, Fla.
Clint Robinson doubled and knocked in three runs for the Nationals,
while Stephen Strasburg worked 4 1/3 innings to earn the win. Destin
Hood went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI for the Marlins.
Twins 13, Red Sox 8
Benji Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with two run-scoring doubles and three
RBI as Minnesota outslugged Boston in Fort Myers, Fla. Ben Paulsen
added a solo homer for the Twins and was 3-for-3, scoring four runs.
Hanley Ramirez and Bryce Brentz clouted solo shots for the Red Sox,
while Mitch Moreland was 3-for-3 with an RBI.
Marlins (ss) 7, Mets 5
Matt den Dekker belted a pair of solo homers as a Miami split squad
built a 7-0 lead and then held off New York in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Brandon Barnes added a two-run homer that capped a six-run sixth
inning for the Marlins. Jacob deGrom pitched 5 1/3 innings for New
York, giving up seven hits and four runs. The Mets scored all their
runs in the bottom of the ninth.
Yankees 6, Astros 4
A two-run wild pitch and throwing error gave New York three
ninth-inning runs and a win over Houston in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Chase Headley added a two-run double in the first for the Yankees,
while Colin Moran paced the Astros by going 2-for-3 with a pair of
Blue Jays 11, Pirates 11
A wild ninth inning led to a tie between Toronto and Pittsburgh in
Bradenton, Fla. D.J. Davis' two-run single capped a four-run rally
for the Blue Jays that gave them an 11-8 lead, but the Pirates came
back with three in their half of the inning, Austin Meadows' RBI
single knotting the score again. Ezequiel Carrera and Michael Suchy
homered for Toronto and Pittsburgh, respectively.
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Rangers 3, Mariners 2
Ryan Rua's solo homer in the fourth inning was the game-winning blow
as Texas edged Seattle in Surprise, Ariz. Carlos Gomez cracked a
two-run shot in the third for the Rangers, while Eddie Gamboa fanned
six and allowed no earned runs over five innings. Mitch Haniger and
Tyler O'Neill knocked in runs for the Mariners.
Rockies 9, Athletics 2
Charlie Blackmon tripled home two runs and blasted a solo homer as
Colorado routed Oakland in Scottsdale, Ariz. Tony Wolters added a
two-run single for the Rockies, while Jon Gray rolled through five
innings, giving up two hits and a run while fanning seven. Adam
Rosales gave the Athletics a short-lived 1-0 lead with a
Reds 9, Padres 4
Scott Schebler, Patrick Kivlehan and Jesse Winker each homered as
Cincinnati rallied for a win over San Diego in Peoria, Ariz.
Schebler knocked in three runs for the Reds, while Amir Garrett
worked the first five innings for the win. Hunter Renfroe walloped a
two-run homer in the first for the Padres, who also got two hits
from Wil Myers.
Diamondbacks 4, Indians 4
Michael Perez and Sergio Alcantara collected RBI singles in the top
of the ninth inning as Arizona rallied to tie Cleveland in Goodyear,
Ariz. Chris Herrmann cracked a solo homer for the Diamondbacks,
while Yandy Diaz went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Indians. Josh
Tomlin gave up just two hits and an earned run over five innings for
Cleveland, whiffing six.
Brewers 6, Giants 4
Kyle Davies carved up San Francisco for 5 1/3 shutout innings,
allowing just two hits and fanning six as Milwaukee won in
Scottsdale, Ariz. Hernan Perez and Kirk Nieuwenhuis slugged
back-to-back homers off Jeff Samardzija in the fourth, while
Christian Arroyo belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth
for the Giants.
White Sox 11, Angels 2
Yoan Moncada went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and finished with
four RBIs as Chicago walloped Los Angeles in Tempe, Ariz. Matt
Davidson also homered for the White Sox, while Carlos Rodon fanned
five and gave up only one hit in four scoreless innings. Sherman
Johnson collected a run-scoring double for the Angels.
Royals 6, Cubs 2
Ian Kennedy struck out seven in six scoreless innings, leading
Kansas City to a win over Chicago in Mesa, Ariz. Mike Moustakas hit
a solo homer and finished with two RBIs for the Royals. Addison
Russell collected two of the Cubs' six hits.
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