Monday's MLB Spring Training Capsules
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Beltran hit his first home run for the St. Louis Cardinals, a leadoff drive off Julio Teheran in the sixth inning during Monday's 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Beltran, who signed a free agent after splitting last year between the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants, also had a single.
Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the fourth against Randall Delgado.
Cardinals starter Lance Lynn pitched four perfect innings, then allowed one run, two hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
PHILLIES 4, TIGERS 3
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera left a loss to Philadelphia with a bloody face after a hard grounder from Hunter Pence hit him near the right eye.
Cabrera was taken to a hospital to receive stitches and get precautionary X-rays.
Jimmy Rollins hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly for the Phillies.
Before the game, the Phillies announced that second baseman Chase Utley left camp to see a specialist for his injured knees and he's likely to start the season on the disabled list.
Freddy Galvis, the leading candidate to replace Utley, hit a two-run triple to tie it at 3.
ASTROS 7, MARLINS 4
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miami's Anibal Sanchez gave up six runs and seven hits in just 2 2-3 innings.
All the hits against Sanchez were singles. He threw 38 of 49 pitches for strikes as his ERA rose from 0.00 to 11.57.
Brett Wallace hit a three-run homer, just inside the right-field foul pole, on Wade LeBlanc's second pitch.
Jose Reyes had hit first three-hit game of spring training, raising his batting average from .182 to .269.
TWINS 8, RED SOX 4
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Felix Doubront's bid for a spot in Boston's starting rotation took a hit when he allowed eight hits in 4 2-3 innings. The left-hander gave up two runs, struck out three and walked one.
Twins starter Jason Marquis allowed three runs, five hits and two walks in four innings with two strikeouts.
Pinch-hitter Joe Benson put the Twins ahead with a three-run double in the sixth.
Loser Mark Melancon allowed three runs and three hits in one inning.
INDIANS 4, DODGERS 3
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Pitching on his 24th birthday, NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw allowed one run — his first this spring — and three singles over 5 1-3 innings. He struck out four, walked two and got eight outs on grounder. He has a 0.73 ERA in 12 1-3 innings.
Carlos Santana hit the first pitch from Dodgers reliever Javy Guerra for his second homer and a 2-0 lead.
Indians starter Jeanmar Gomez pitched one-hit ball for four innings.
BREWERS 5, RANGERS 3
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Norichika Aoki had three hits, including a triple, and drove in three runs.
Aoki hit an RBI single in the second off fellow Japanese newcomer Yu Darvish, then tied the game at 3 in the sixth when he tripled to score Alex Gonzalez and George Kottaras. Aoki came home on Cesar Izturis' squeeze bunt.
Making his third start, Darvish allowed one hit and three walks in four innings with four strikeouts and a hit batter. He threw 39 of 70 pitches for strikes.
ATHLETICS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 5
PHOENIX (AP) — Manny Ramirez hit a home run off the center-field batter's eye, about 430 feet away, and Josh Reddick and Brandon Allen also went deep for the Athletics.
Jarrod Parker, acquired by Oakland from Arizona in the trade for starter Trevor Cahill, was reassigned to minor league camp after the game. He allowed two runs, one hit and seven walks in 3 2-3 innings.
CUBS 12, MARINERS 7
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle starter Jason Vargas was pounded for seven runs and eight hits while getting just two outs.
Ichiro Suzuki, Jesus Montero and Kyle Seager homered for the Mariners, who tied the score 7-7 in the third against Travis Wood. He pitched two innings and was chased two batters into the third. He allowed seven runs, seven hits and two walks.
REDS 1, WHITE SOX 0
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Sale pitched two-hit ball over six innings and struck out six.
Sale allowed a one-out double to Zack Cozart in the first inning and a single to Cozart leading off the fourth. Sale, who had allowed eight runs in 7 1-3 innings in his previous two starts, is moving to the rotation following two seasons in the bullpen.
Reds starter Homer Bailey gave up three hits in four scoreless innings.
Wilson Valdez drove in the only run with a bunt single in the ninth.
ROCKIES 4, ANGELS 3
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Howie Kendrick hit his third homer and Ervin Santana threw four scoreless innings.
Santana, removed from his previous start Wednesday after taking a line drive off the right shoulder, allowed two singles and struck out four.
Colorado starter Juan Nicasio went five innings and also fanned four.