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Greinke yields three homers in victory

March 12, 2008

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— With 47 home runs in the last two years, Eric Byrnes has become one of Arizona's top power hitters.

It was only a matter of time before Byrnes hit his first one in spring training. He homered off Kansas City starter Zack Greinke in Arizona's 8-7 loss to the Royals on Tuesday. Byrnes' homer was one of three allowed by Greinke on a bright, 75-degree afternoon.

Greinke allowed three runs on three hits - all solo shots - in four innings. He struck out five and walked none.

Marlins 7, Dodgers 6

At Vero Beach, Fla., Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda returned to the dugout as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, taking over for Joe Torre this week while Torre travels to China with part of the squad for two exhibition games against San Diego.

Rockies 4, Mariners 1

At Tucson, Ariz., Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-4, dropping to 0-for-21 in exhibition games this year.

Athletics 6, Cubs 4

At Mesa, Ariz., Jack Cust homered for the only run Chicago ace Carlos Zambrano has allowed in three starts this spring.

Angels 8, Padres 4

At Peoria, Ariz., NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy gave up four runs in the first inning.

Giants 8, Brewers 4

At Phoenix, Brewers ace Ben Sheets was tagged for his first five runs of the spring as the Giants batted around in the second inning.

Rays 7, Twins 1

At Fort Myers, Fla., Livan Hernandez gave up two runs in four innings.

Yankees 6, Blue Jays 1

At Tampa, Fla., Chien-Ming Wang pitched shutout ball into the fourth, and Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run homer.

Orioles 2, Cardinals 2, 10 inn.

At Jupiter, Fla., Baltimore's Daniel Cabrera worked around five walks in three innings, allowing one run.

Tigers (ss) 5, Reds (ss) 4

At Lakeland, Fla., Carlos Guillen hit his fourth home run of the spring for Detroit. Dontrelle Willis walked four in 21â3 innings.

Red Sox 4, Mets 3

At Fort Myers, Fla., Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon pitched two hitless innings.

Reds (ss) 5, Astros 4

At Sarasota, Fla., Michael Bourn and Hunter Pence homered off Aaron Harang.

Tigers (ss) 4, Indians 2, 10 inn.

At Winter Haven, Fla., Grady Sizemore homered twice for Cleveland, and Cliff Lee pitched three scoreless innings.

Rangers 7, White Sox 5, 10 inn.

At Surprise, Ariz., Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th off Matt Anderson. Chicago's Gavin Floyd worked four innings.

Nationals 2, Braves 2, 11 inn.

At Kissimmee, Fla., Tom Glavine allowed two hits and an unearned run in four innings for Atlanta.

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