Monday's MLB Spring Training Capsules
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was ejected for arguing a foul ball call and got a wave goodbye from Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine in Boston's 5-3 win in 10 innings Monday.
Guillen, known for his volatile nature, is in his first season with the Marlins. He was tossed by first base umpire Tim Timmons in the sixth inning after a grounder down the line by Miami's Terry Tiffee was ruled foul.
Boston reliever Andrew Bailey had started into his set position when time was called. Guillen walked from the dugout, shouted and banged his hands together a few times.
After about 20 seconds, Guillen exited across the diamond. As he left, Valentine waved at Guillen a couple of times.
ATHLETICS 9, WHITE SOX 4
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — White Sox starter Jake Peavy allowed six runs and eight hits in just 2 1-3 innings of his second spring training start, and the Oakland Athletics beat Chicago.
Peavy left with the bases loaded and one out in the third after yielding four consecutive singles and a walk.
Tyson Ross, a candidate to join Oakland's staff, pitched three scoreless innings. He struck out two, walked two and gave up three hits.
ASTROS 4, YANKEES 3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Weiland threw four hitless innings to lead Houston to the victory.
With new Astros owner Jim Crane in attendance at his first spring training game, Weiland recorded nine ground-ball outs and worked out of a two-on, two-out jam in the third by coaxing Curtis Granderson into a grounder.
New York starter Hiroki Kuroda allowed two hits in three scoreless innings. Nick Swisher had an RBI triple.
PHILLIES 4, PIRATES 1
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Vance Worley struck out eight in four perfect innings, Hector Luna and Jimmy Rollins homered as Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh.
The Pirates didn't hit a ball out of the infield against Worley. The hard-throwing right-hander struck out two in each of his innings.
Gorkys Hernandez's infield single in the seventh ended the Phillies' no-hit bid.
GIANTS 2, ROYALS 1
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Lincecum pitched four solid innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals.
Lincecum gave up an unearned run and an infield single, on a ball hit off his foot. The ace right-hander was knocked around for five runs and seven hits in his previous outing.
Royals prospects Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas left in the fifth inning with injuries.
Hosmer hurt his right shoulder when he landed awkwardly diving for a ground ball in the fifth. He was checked out by the team doctor and could be able to play Tuesday.
Moustakas had a bruised right knee after he was hit by a pitch from Santiago Casilla in the bottom half. He will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.
CARDINALS (SS) 5, BRAVES 4
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Beltran had two hits in his return following a bout with the flu, and Kolten Wong singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning for a St. Louis Cardinals split squad.
Starter Brandon Beachy issued five of the Braves' 12 walks. Atlanta is 1-10 this spring.
NATIONALS 8, CARDINALS (SS) 4
VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman homered for the second time this spring and added a double in Washington's win against a St. Louis split squad.
Zimmerman is hitting .587 this spring, going 7 for 12 with three doubles.
David Freese hit a three-run homer for St. Louis. Top Cardinals prospect Shelby Miller gave up three runs and four hits in 2 1-3 innings.
TWINS 2, RAYS 1, 10 INNINGS
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — James Shields took another step toward his opening day assignment for the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching four scoreless innings.
Shields allowed three hits, walked two and struck out two in his second spring training start, building on the two perfect innings he worked against the New York Yankees last week.
Carl Pavano allowed one run and four hits in four innings for the Twins, who got a one-out, 10th-inning homer from Luke Hughes to win it.
BLUE JAYS 4, ORIOLES 1
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Omar Vizquel, the 44-year-old infielder auditioning for a utility job with the Blue Jays, made a couple of sparkling defensive plays at third base and hit a two-run single in Toronto's win over Baltimore.
Vizquel, who would be the oldest player in the majors, is a non-roster invitee on a minor league contract. Almost exclusively a shortstop in 23 big league seasons, Vizquel threw out Scott Beerer in the second inning after he barehanded a hard-hit shot just inside the foul line.
METS 7, TIGERS 7, 10 INNINGS
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Andy Oliver, competing to win the final spot in Detroit's starting rotation, allowed one hit and struck out two in four innings of a 10-inning tie with the Mets.
Oliver is in competition with Drew Smyly and former first-round pick Jacob Turner. Smyly started and went two innings, allowing one earned run. Turner gave up six runs in 1 2-3 innings, including a grand slam by Lucas Duda.
CUBS 8, REDS 6
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Alfonso Soriano hit his fourth home run this spring and Paul Maholm pitched two innings in his exhibition debut as the Cubs beat Cincinnati.
Maholm missed a handful of days early in spring because of the flu. He allowed two hits, including a solo homer by Todd Frazier.
Reds starter Bronson Arroyo gave up hits to the first five Cubs batters, with Soriano's shot nearly clearing the scoreboard in left-center field.
INDIANS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 2
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Shelley Duncan visited with dad Dave, then drove in two runs to help Cleveland beat Arizona.
Arizona starter Joe Saunders left after being hit on the side of the left shin by a line drive off the bat of Carlos Santana in the first inning. The left-hander said he was taken out of the game as a precaution.
Duncan played in front of his father — the former St. Louis pitching coach — for the first time since he was in college more than a decade ago.
DODGERS 9, ANGELS 1
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Juan Rivera and Justin Sellers homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers tagged Angels ace Jered Weaver.
Weaver allowed four hits and three runs and didn't make it out of the third inning in his second spring start.
Dodgers starter Aaron Harang allowed one run and three hits in three innings in his second spring start.
MARINERS 6, RANGERS 4
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Miguel Olivo hit a three-run homer and Jesus Montero had a two-run double to lead Seattle over Texas.
The Mariners' big hits came after Seattle starter Blake Beavan, a former Rangers prospect, lasted five innings in his longest start of the spring. He allowed two runs and three hits, including Nelson Cruz's home run.
Olivo homered against Rangers closer Joe Nathan.
ROCKIES 11, PADRES 2
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie pitched four solid innings, Willin Rosario hit a three-run homer during Colorado's eight-run seventh inning and the Rockies beat San Diego.
Guthrie, acquired in a Feb. 6 trade with Baltimore, gave up a home run to Cameron Maybin to lead off the game. The right-hander allowed just one hit the rest of the way while striking out three.
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