Wednesday's MLB Spring Training Capsules
Thursday, March 22, 2012
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Johan Santana allowed one run and six hits in six innings during his longest outing of spring training in the New York Mets’ 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
Santana is coming back from shoulder surgery that caused him to miss last season. He allowed an RBI single to Lance Berkman on his final pitch.
Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook gave up three hits in six scoreless innings and has allowed one earned run in 15 innings.
Jon Jay hit a run-scoring single in the ninth off Garrett Olson. The Mets had tied it in the top of the inning on Jordany Valdespin’s home run off Fernando Salas.
BLUE JAYS 6, ORIOLES 3
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Hunter returned from a back injury to allow two runs over five innings in his first start of spring training.
Hunter, who had been sidelined by a lower back injury, threw 74 pitches and gave up five hits and two walks with two strikeouts. He threw four innings last week in a minor league start.
J.P. Arencibia hit a long home run to left off Hunter in the third, his fourth of spring training.
Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek allowed two runs and three hits in 3 1-3 innings.
YANKEES 5, RAYS 3
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Phil Hughes allowed only three hits — one, a two-run homer by Matt Jocye — in five innings.
After Hughes walked Carlos Pena leading off the second, Joyce hit a first-pitch cutter for his third homer of the spring.
BRAVES 3, NATIONALS 2, 10 innings
VIERA, Fla. (AP) — John Lannan allowed three hits in four scoreless innings. He would Washington’s No. 5 starter if right-hander Chien-Ming Wang doesn’t recover from a strained left hamstring in time to take his first turn.
Before the game, the Nationals said right-hander Stephen Strasburg will start opening day at the Chicago Cubs on April 5.
Braves starter Tommy Hanson gave up one run and one hit in four innings.
PIRATES 6, RED SOX 5
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jon Lester, in his first outing since Boston said he will start on opening day, allowed four runs and eight hits in three innings. He has a 5.73 ERA in three starts.
Nate McLouth hit his first home run of spring training, a two-run drive in the seventh.
Pittsburgh’s Kevin Correia allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings after starting spring training with nine scoreless innings.
TWINS 7, TIGERS 3
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Luke Hughes hit a three-run homer, and Liam Hendriks allowed two runs and four hits over four innings. Hendriks, who started four games for the Twins last season, has a 1.64 ERA and hopes to win a spot in the Twins’ rotation. He struck out two and walked none.
Tigers starter Andy Oliver, who hadn’t allowed a run in nine innings, gave up Hughes’ second-inning homer. Oliver, a leading candidate for the final spot in the Tigers rotation, allowed three runs, two hits and five walks in 3 2-3 innings.
GIANTS 5, INDIANS 3
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Slowey gave up four runs over four innings, giving up a three-run homer to Brett Pill in the fourth.
Shelley Duncan hit a two-run homer and leads the Indians with four homers and 12 RBIs.
Giants starter Eric Surkamp allowed the homer among four hits over five innings, striking out three.
Indians reliever Rafael Perez fanned two over one perfect inning in his spring debut. He had been nursing a sore left shoulder.
PADRES 3, DODGERS 0
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Stauffer pitched three-hit ball for six innings and had a two-run single as San Diego won its fifth straight.
Jamey Wright, a former starter who is trying to make the Dodgers’ staff as swing man, started and pitched two perfect innings.
Mike MacDougal and Kenley Jansen were among those who pitched scoreless innings for the Dodgers.
ROYALS 8, ATHLETICS 3
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City pitcher Luis Mendoza was knocked out of the game in the second inning after being struck by a Brandon Allen single. Mendoza, who has allowed one run in 11 2-3 innings in four starts, bruised left hamstring and is day to day.
Oakland was playing its last game in Arizona before leaving for Tokyo, where the A’s meet Seattle in an opening two-game series next Wednesday and Thursday.
BREWERS 0, DIAMONDBACKS 0
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona’s Daniel Hudson and Milwaukee’s Yovanni Gallardo were dominant into the fifth inning.
Hudson allowed just two hits, a walk and struck out four, in five innings. Gallardo nearly matched Hudson by giving up seven hits in 4 2-3 innings. He walked one and struck out three.
WHITE SOX 13, MARINERS 8
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Felix Hernandez allowed eight runs — seven earned — and 10 hits over five innings in his final spring training start, throwing 56 of 92 pitches for strikes. Hernandez’s next start is scheduled for Wednesday in the season opener against Oakland in Tokyo.
Left-hander Eric Stults gave up two runs and five hits for the White Sox, allowing Ichiro Suzuki’s second-spring training homer.