MLB 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 strikeouts.

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 eight strikeouts.

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 RBIs.

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 second-inning single.

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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