Phoenix — Ben Sheets came out of Milwaukee's game against Oakland due to irritation in a back muscle, the same area which caused him to miss the final month of last season.
"He didn't pull anything," Brewers manager Ned Yost said after a 7-3 loss to the Athletics. "It just felt strange to him. It was not a knifelike pain, just a dull ache. He has some scar tissue back there, and it could be he popped some of that, which would be a good thing."
At Port St. Lucie, Fla., New York Mets left fielder Cliff Floyd is awaiting results of kidney tests after abnormalities were found in his urine. Floyd has a family history of kidney problems, which triggered concern among Mets doctors.
At Vero Beach, Fla., before a crowd liberally sprinkled with Boston Red Sox fans, manager Grady Little called the shots from the dugout, Derek Lowe pitched four scoreless innings, and Nomar Garciaparra contributed to a 6-4 victory - by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tigers (ss) 6, Yankees (ss) 1
At Tampa, Fla, Randy Johnson allowed five runs over four innings.
Yankees (ss) 8, Phillies 3
At Clearwater, Fla., top minor-league prospect Eric Duncan hit a first-inning slam.
Tigers (ss) 3, Blue Jays 2
At Dunedin, Fla., Josh Towers went three innings, allowing one hit.
Indians 10, Nationals (ss) 5
At Winter Haven, Fla., Jason Michaels hit a two-run double.
Marlins (ss) 5, Nationals (ss) 4
At Viera, Fla., Livan Hernandez made his first spring start and pitched three solid innings.
Marlins (ss) 3, Cardinals 0
At Jupiter, Fla., Sidney Ponson allowed one run in four innings.
Reds 2, Pirates 1
At Bradenton, Fla., Cincinnati's Aaron Harang was scratched because of inflammation in his right shoulder.
Astros 3, Mets 2
At Kissimmee, Fla., Roy Oswalt allowed two runs in four innings.
Devil Rays 6, Braves 3
At St. Petersburg, Fla., Seth McClung pitched three shutout innings.
Twins 4, Orioles 2
At Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Josh Rabe hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth.
Diamondbacks 9, Padres 8
At Peoria, Ariz., Orlando Hudson, Luis Gonzalez and Jeff DaVannon each had two hits.
Rockies 6, Cubs 2
At Tucson, Ariz., Jason Jennings gave up two hits in four scoreless innings.
White Sox 10, Mariners 3
At Tucson, Ariz., Ross Gload led off the third inning with his first home run of spring training.
Rangers (ss) 8, Japan 4
At Surprise, Ariz., R.A. Dickey allowed one earned run in three innings.