Archive for Sunday, March 6, 2011

Spring training roundup: Jones homers in Atlanta’s 6-4 victory

March 6, 2011


Braves 6, Mets 4

Kissimmee, Fla. — Chipper Jones hit his first homer of the spring, Derek Lowe extended his scoreless string to five innings over his first two starts and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets.

Jones, who is coming off ACL surgery on his left knee, is batting .294 and started his second game at third base. He said it was the first time all spring that his knee felt fine.

Pirates 4, Phillies 3

Clearwater, Fla. — Roy Halladay breezed through three scoreless innings, then got the official word: He’ll start on opening day for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Nationals 10, Yankees 8

Tampa, Fla. — Bryce Harper drove in his first big league run with an eighth-inning single and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Yankees.

Mariners 7, Indians (ss) 2

Peoria, Ariz. — Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo strained his groin in Seattle’s victory.

Marlins 11, Red Sox (ss) 2

Fort Meyers, Fla. — Anibal Sanchez was sharp for three innings, while Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled for Boston.

Cardinals 1, Astros (ss) 0

Jupiter, Fla. — Kyle McClellan’s bid to make the St. Louis rotation got off to a strong start when he pitched three scoreless innings.

Red Sox (ss) 4, Orioles 4, 10 innings

Sarasota, Fla. — Carl Crawford had his first two hits in a Boston uniform.

Twins 6, Rays 1

Port Charlotte, Fla. — Nick Blackburn pitched three perfect innings for Minnesota.

Tigers (ss) 5, Astros (ss) 0

Kissimmee, Fla. — Justin Verlander was sharp for 32⁄3 innings for Detroit.

Indians (ss) 8, White Sox 3

Goodyear, Ariz. — Cleveland third baseman Jason Donald had a bruised left hand after being hit by a pitch.

Brewers 2, Angels 1

Phoenix — Prince Fielder ended an 0-for-7 start to his spring with a two-run homer.

Athletics 6, Giants 0

Phoenix — Brett Anderson struck out five in three innings for Oakland.

Cubs 9, Padres 4

Mesa, Ariz. — Marlon Byrd doubled twice and scored three times, leading Randy Wells and Chicago Cubs over San Diego.

Dodgers 2, Reds 0

Glendale, Ariz. — Clayton Kershaw allowed one hit and struck out three in four scoreless innings for Los Angeles.

Diamondbacks 3, Rangers 2

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Micah Owings threw a perfect inning and Arizona beat Texas on Ryan Roberts’ run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth.

Blue Jays 7, Tigers (ss) 4

Dunedin, Fla. — Prospect Brett Lawrie hit his first homer of the spring, a three-run shot that highlighted a six-run rally in the eighth inning for Toronto.


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