Major League roundup
Published 12:00 am Friday, March 11, 2011
From around spring training…
CLEARWATER, Fla. ó Roy Halladay and CC Sabathia both pitched like aces Thursday and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 7-0.
Halladay threw six shutout innings, holding the Yankees to four hits. The NL Cy Young winner walked none and struck out two.
Sabathia blanked the Phillies on three hits for five innings. He also walked none and fanned two.
John Mayberry hit a two-run homer, his third of spring training.
Before the game, 85-year-old Hall of Famer Yogi Berra tripped and fell in the Yankeesí clubhouse. He went to the hospital as a precaution and was later released.
Also, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2013.
Giants 7, Reds 0
GOODYEAR, Ariz. ó Madison Bumgarner struck out six in four scoreless innings and the San Francisco Giants hit three quick home runs off Bronson Arroyo in a win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Bumgarner retired the first 10 Reds before Brandon Phillips singled in the fourth. That was the only hit allowed by Bumgarner, who walked none.
Andres Torres, Freddy Sanchez and Cody Ross homered against Arroyo in a four-run third inning.
White Sox (ss) 7, Rangers 6
SURPRISE, Ariz. ó White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo is expected to miss two to four weeks after he left Chicagoís split-squad victory over the Texas Rangers with a broken right thumb.
Viciedo, who was having a terrific spring, was hit by a changeup from Dave Bush in the eighth inning, forcing him out of the game.
Dodgers 8, Padres 2
GLENDALE, Ariz. ó Dodgers reliever Jonathan Broxton struggled, failing to get through an inning as Los Angeles lost to the San Diego Padres.
The All-Star closer lost his job last year, and had trouble with the Padres. He gave up a leadoff home run to Jarrett Hoffpauir and allowed three hits overall, walking one batter and hitting another.
Rays 8, Red Sox 6
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. ó All-Star outfielder Carl Crawford returned to the spring home of the Tampa Bay Rays and went 1 for 3 during a loss to the team he helped win two of the past three AL East championships.
Crawford played nine seasons for the Rays before signing a $142 million, seven-year contract with the Red Sox this winter.
Braves 2, Cardinals 1
KISSIMMEE, Fla. ó Kyle McClellan tried to bolster his bid for a spot in the St. Louis rotation, pitching four innings in the Cardinalsí loss to the Atlanta Braves.
McClellan gave up one run and three hits. A full-time reliever last year, he is trying to earn the No. 5 spot. The Cardinals need another starter after Adam Wainwright had season-ending surgery.
Cubs 2, Indians 1
MESA, Ariz. ó Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner bolstered their chances of making the Chicago Cubsí rotation with solid outings in a victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Wells tossed four innings of one-hit ball. He hasnít allowed an earned run in nine spring innings.
Cashner also pitched four innings, holding the Indians to Jayson Nixís homer in the sixth inning.
Blue Jays 7, Twins 4
FORT MYERS, Fla. ó Speedy outfielder Rajai Davis showed he has some power, too, going 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs for the Toronto Blue Jays in a win over the Minnesota Twins.
Davis stole 50 bases for the Oakland Athletics last season. He came to the Blue Jays in a November trade for a pair of minor leaguers. Davis doesnít have a steal yet this spring, but he has two homers.
Twins closer Joe Nathan, continuing his comeback from elbow surgery last March, pitched a scoreless fifth inning.
Mets (ss) 9, Marlins 4
JUPITER, Fla. ó Florida Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez was hit by a groundball during a loss to a Metsí split squad, bruising his right calf.
Sanchez remained in the game after being hit in the second inning but said his calf was sore afterward, and he wasnít sure whether he would miss his next scheduled start. He allowed three runs and five hits in 3 2-3 innings.
Jordany Valdespin and Kai Gronauer each hit three-run homers for New York and Willie Harris had two doubles.
1:Nationals (ss) 6, Mets (ss) 5
VIERA, Fla. (AP) ó Chad Gaudin pitched five scoreless innings, Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche each drove in two runs and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets in a split-squad game.
Gaudin, a non-roster invite to spring training, allowed four hits while striking out six. In two previous starts, he allowed seven runs and eight hits in six innings.
Mets starter Mike Pelfrey pitched four innings, giving up four runs on three hits and two walks.
Werth returned to the lineup a day after sitting with what was described as general tiredness in his legs. He had a hit and two walks.
1:Royals (ss) 4, Angels (ss) 3
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) ó Vin Mazzaro, vying for a spot in Kansas Cityís starting rotation, struggled in his third start of the spring but the Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels in a split-squad game.
Mazzaro gave up six hits and three runs in 3 1-3 innings. He walked two and struck out two.
Angels starter Joel Pineiro went four innings in his third start, allowing four hits and one run with two strikeouts and no walks.
1:Royals (ss) 4, Athletics 4, 9 innings
PHOENIX (AP) ó Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run homer and Matt Carson doubled home two runs for the Oakland Athletics in a tie with a Kansas City Royals split squad. The game was called after nine innings.
Billy Butler, Will Myers and Kurt Mertens drove in runs for the Royals. Chris Getz tripled and singled, stole a base and scored a run.
1:Mariners 10, Angels (ss) 5
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) ó Alex Liddi, a long shot to make Seattleís major league roster, hit a grand slam for the second straight day and the Mariners beat a Los Angeles Angels split squad.
Liddi hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to key a seven-run rally. He also had a slam Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
1:Rockies 9, Brewers 8, 10 innings
PHOENIX (AP) ó Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer for the Milwaukee Brewers in their loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Todd Helton hit a two-run double for Colorado.
The Associated Press