MLB roundup: Wong helps Cardinals down Marlins

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[March 24, 2017]  The Sports Xchange

Kolten Wong tripled and knocked in two runs Thursday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 in Jupiter, Fla. Adam Wainwright allowed five hits and an earned run over four innings for the Cardinals, while Dan Straily gave up six hits and three runs in four innings for the Marlins. Dee Gordon was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Miami.

Twins 4, Phillies 2

Tommy Field belted a two-run homer as Minnesota subdued Philadelphia in Clearwater, Fla. Byung Ho Park and Ehire Adrianza added RBI singles for the Twins, while Odubel Herrera cracked a two-run homer for the Phillies. Starter Aaron Nola worked 5 2/3 innings for Philadelphia, fanning six but allowing six hits and four runs.

Nationals 1, Mets 0

Anthony Rendon's double in the bottom of the third inning was the game's only offense as Washington blanked New York in West Palm Beach, Fla. Erick Fedde twirled five shutout innings for the Nationals, giving up just two hits and whiffing three. Robert Gsellman pitched 5 1/3 innings for the Mets, allowing four hits and an unearned run.

Red Sox 10, Pirates 7

Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-4 with three RBI as Boston outslugged Pittsburgh in Fort Myers, Fla. Dustin Pedroia was 3-for-3 with two runs for the Red Sox, while starter Steven Wright pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings. Starling Marte cracked a grand slam for the Pirates, while Alen Hanson was 1-for-3 with two runs and a stolen base.

Yankees 5, Rays 5

Tyler Wade stole third base and scored on Tampa Bay's fourth error of the day in the top of the ninth, enabling New York to forge a tie in Port Charlotte, Fla. Ronald Torreyes homered for the Yankees, while Jordan Montgomery fanned eight over 4 1/3 innings. Jake Bauers slashed a two-run double for the Rays and starter Austin Pruitt worked four scoreless innings.

White Sox 4, Reds 2

Jose Quintana breezed through seven shutout innings, allowing only two hits and striking out three in Chicago's win over Cincinnati in Glendale, Ariz. Nicky Delmonico paced the White Sox with a two-run homer and an RBI double. Taylor Trammell's two-run single in the eighth accounted for the Reds' scoring.

Indians 8, Rockies 3

Corey Kluber fanned eight and allowed one earned run in seven innings as Cleveland beat Colorado in Goodyear, Ariz. Erik Gonzalez and Adam Moore cracked solo homers and Abraham Almonte knocked in two runs for the Indians. Rafael Ynoa belted a solo shot for the Rockies.

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Padres 6, Angels 2

Hunter Renfroe and Jamie Romak each knocked in two runs and San Diego defeated Los Angeles in Peoria, Ariz. Ryan Schimpf drilled a solo homer for the Padres. Luis Perdomo allowed two runs on five hits in five innings. Ricky Nolasco worked 6 1/3 innings for the Angels, yielding two runs and five hits with a walk and four strikeouts.

Athletics 15, Brewers 5

Yonder Alonso homered twice as Oakland walloped Milwaukee in Mesa, Ariz. Trevor Plouffe and Max Schrock also went yard for the Athletics, which collected 18 hits and led 12-0 after four innings. All 12 runs were charged to Brewers starter Junior Guerra, who gave up 10 hits and saw his spring ERA soar to 5.93.

Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 5

Chicago starter Jake Arrieta homered and lasted five innings on the mound against Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz. Tommy La Stella also belted a homer for the Cubs. Jake Lamb and Oswaldo Arcia each homered for the Diamondbacks. Zack Greinke allowed six hits and three runs in five innings for Arizona, walking two and whiffing four.

Dodgers 10, Rangers 2

Clayton Kershaw fanned 11 batters and allowed only two hits over six scoreless innings in Los Angeles' rout of Texas at Surprise, Ariz. Chase Utley and Rob Segedin each homered for the Dodgers, who scored in each of the first four innings and pounded out 13 hits. Drew Robinson's two-run homer in the ninth enabled the Rangers to avoid a shutout.

Mariners 9, Giants 2

Felix Hernandez allowed just one hit in six scoreless innings, and Seattle routed San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz. Ben Gamel hit a two-run homer for the Mariners. Giants starter Matt Moore was tagged for four runs on four hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings.


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