roundup: Cardinals beat Scherzer, Nationals
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[March 23, 2017]
The Sports Xchange
Washington Nationals right-hander Max
Scherzer, back from an issue with a knuckle on his ring finger, made
his first Grapefruit League outing of the spring and took the loss
Wednesday in a 6-1 defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals at Jupiter,
Scherzer allowed two runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings. Matt
Carpenter drove in four runs for St. Louis and right-hander Carlos
Martinez tossed five innings of three-hit shutout ball.
Yankees 7, Phillies 3
Greg Bird drilled two homers to raise his spring total to six and
drove in five runs as New York defeated Philadelphia at Clearwater,
Fla. Masahiro Tanaka pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings of three-hit
ball to improve to 3-0 for the Yankees.
Reds 5, Cubs 2 (five innings)
Adam Duvall slugged a two-run homer to spark a five-run fourth
inning as Cincinnati beat Chicago in a rain-shortened game at
Goodyear, Ariz. Scott Feldman allowed two runs and three hits while
pitching all five innings for the Reds. Kyle Schwarber slammed a
two-run homer in the fifth for the Cubs' runs.
Blue Jays 5, Tigers 4
Toronto's Shane Opitz smacked a game-winning three-run homer in the
bottom of the ninth inning to lift Toronto past Detroit at Dunedin,
Fla. Dominic Ficociello hit a three-run homer in the top of the
ninth to give Detroit a 4-2 lead.
Marlins 15, Mets 9
Tyler Moore homered twice and drove in four runs as Miami outlasted
New York in a slugfest at Port St. Lucie, Fla. J.T. Realmuto had
three hits and Matt den Dekker drove in three runs for the Marlins
while Curtis Granderson had two homers and five RBIs for the Mets.
Astros 8, Twins 4
Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer and George Springer smashed his
first homer of the spring as Houston knocked off Minnesota at West
Palm Beach, Fla. Twins starter Phil Hughes was roughed up for six
runs (five earned) and nine hits in two innings.
Orioles 7, Rays 4
Chance Frisco slammed a three-run tiebreaking blast in the bottom of
the eighth inning to lift Baltimore over Tampa Bay at Sarasota, Fla.
Pedro Alvarez had a pair of hits and scored twice for the Orioles
while Colby Rasmus clubbed a two-run homer for the Rays.
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Giants 6, Brewers 4
Jae-Gyun Hwang hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning
and Denard Span belted a two-run shot in the third as San Francisco
knocked off Milwaukee at Phoenix. Brewers first baseman Jesus
Aguilar hit a two-run homer off Giants starter Matt Cain, who
allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings.
Rangers 7, Angels (ss) 4
Delino DeShields stole two bases in Texas' three-run first inning to
improve to 9-for-9 in the spring and James Loney capped the uprising
with a two-run double as Texas prevailed over Los Angeles at Tempe,
Ariz. Mike Trout hammered his first homer of the spring and scored
twice for the Angels.
Angels (ss) 9, Mariners 8
Ben Revere went 3-for-3 with a walk and his first homer of the
spring to pace Los Angeles, which built a 7-0 lead at Peoria, Ariz.,
before holding off Seattle's rally. Jean Segura belted a two-run
homer for the Mariners, who scored all their runs in the sixth
through eighth innings.
Royals 6, Padres 2
Cheslor Cuthbert homered and had three RBIs in Kansas City's win at
Surprise, Ariz., including a two-run double in the first inning off
San Diego's Jered Weaver. Weaver lasted only two-thirds of an inning
and allowed four runs and three hits, pushing his spring ERA to
Athletics 5, White Sox 3
Stephen Vogt delivered a two-run double in the first inning and Matt
Joyce had a two-run single in the second as Oakland defeated Chicago
at Glendale, Ariz. Yolmer Sanchez homered and Melky Cabrera doubled
and had two RBIs for the White Sox.
Rockies 10, Indians 2
Kyle Freeland allowed one run in five innings and delivered a
two-run single and Colorado rocked Cleveland starter Danny Salazar
for seven runs in five innings during an easy victory at Scottsdale,
Ariz. Carlos Gonzalez and Trevor Story each went 2-for-4 with an RBI
for the Rockies.
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