SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. Gil Meche matched his career-high for strikeouts last season with 156. Thus far in spring training, he only has one, not that he's too concerned.
Meche allowed two hits in three shutout innings Wednesday during the Kansas City Royals' 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
"I'd like to eventually start getting into that time where I can get to two strikes and put a guy away when I need to," Meche said.
Mets 3, Dodgers 2
At Port St. Lucie, Fla., Johan Santana struck out four in three innings.
Cardinals 5 (ss), Marlins 4 (ss)
Jupiter, Fla. - Adam Wainwright allowed a three-run homer to Hanley Ramirez.
Tigers (ss) 6, Phillies 2
At Lakeland, Fla., Brandon Inge played center field for Detroit - without any complaints.
Braves 4, Indians 1
At Winter Haven, Fla., Jair Jurrjens, trying to win Atlanta's No. 5 starter's job, pitched three perfect innings with two strikeouts.
Twins 7, Yankees 5
At Tampa, Fla., Joba Chamberlain allowed a two-run homer to Garrett Jones.
Tigers (ss) 4, Pirates 1
At Bradenton, Fla., Detroit's Marcus Thames hit a two-run homer in the third off Ian Snell.
Astros 8, Rays 4
St. Petersburg, Fla., Jose Cruz Jr. went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs for Houston.
Nationals 6, Cardinals (ss) 5
At Jupiter, Fla., John Lannan, the Nationals' minor-league pitcher of the year, extended his scoreless streak to five innings this spring.
Reds 7, Red Sox 6
At Fort Myers, Fla., Jon Lester allowed one run in three innings.
Marlins (ss) 2, Orioles 1
At Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Rick VandenHurk faced the minimum nine batters in three innings.
Phillies (ss) 6, Blue Jays 1
At Dunedin, Fla., Brett Myers threw four shutout innings.
White Sox 5, Rockies 2
At Tucson, Ariz., Mark Buehrle pitched four scoreless innings.
Mariners 6, Angels 5
At Peoria, Ariz., new Seattle ace Erik Bedard allowed one run in three innings.
Brewers 12, Rangers 6
At Surprise, Ariz., Manny Parra allowed only two singles in three scoreless innings for Milwaukee.
Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4
At Tucson, Ariz., Carlos Zambrano homered.
Athletics 15, Padres 4
At Phoenix, Randy Wolf got just two outs.