MLB: Spring training roundup: Marlins pitchers dominate Nationals
Five Miami Marlins pitchers combined to limit the host Washington Nationals to three hits — all singles — on Saturday to earn a 7-0 victory in a spring training game in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Right-hander Sandy Alcantara got the start and allowed two hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. He was followed by Andrew Nardi (one-third inning), Dylan Floro (one), Bryan Hoeing (one) and JT Chargois (one). Alcantara and the quartet of relievers surrendered three walks and struck out 12.
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Offensive support came from Jon Berti, who led off the game with a home run off right-hander Trevor Williams, who allowed seven runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings. Williams also walked three and fanned four.
Berti added an RBI single in the second inning. Austin Allen went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run. Jesus Sanchez went 2-for-4 with two runs. Dominic Smith, Michael Chavis and Matt Adams each accounted for one of the Nationals’ hits.
Red Sox 9, Orioles 6
Adam Duvall, Tyler McDonough and Jorge Alfaro drove in two runs apiece as Boston topped visiting Baltimore in Fort Myers, Fla.
Duvall and Alfaro each hit two-run homers, while McDonough had a two-run triple in the Red Sox’s four-run eighth.
Orioles reliever Austin Voth allowed five hits and four runs (one earned) while walking none and picking up six strikeouts in the final three innings.
Rays 3, Red Sox 1
Left-hander Shane McClanahan allowed two hits, one run and two walks with six strikeouts in five innings to lead Tampa Bay past visiting Boston in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Four relievers kept the Red Sox off the scoreboard for the next four innings, and Kyle Manzardo went 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Gilberto Jimenez homered for Boston.
Cardinals 8, Tigers 4
Taylor Motter went deep twice and Dylan Carlson also homered as host St. Louis doubled up Detroit in Jupiter, Fla.
Motter was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while Carlson and teammate Alec Burleson each went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run.
The Tigers’ Spencer Torkelson was 2-for-3 and hit his first home run of the spring.
Pirates 7, Twins 4
Ke’Bryan Hayes hit a two-run homer and Travis Swaggerty had a solo shot as Pittsburgh downed visiting Minnesota in Bradenton, Fla.
Right-hander Mitch Keller started for the Pirates and yielded three hits and one run with no walks and seven strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. One of the hits was Trevor Larnach’s solo homer in the fourth.
Larnach went 2-for-3 for the Twins, who outhit Pittsburgh 10-8 in the loss.
Blue Jays 5, Yankees 2
Whit Merrifield went 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBIs and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. added a solo shot in Toronto’s win over visiting New York in Dunedin, Fla.
Giancarlo Stanton (2-for-3, double, RBI) was the only Yankee with multiple hits. Aaron Judge also doubled.
Nestor Cortes allowed five runs on three hits in 3 1/3 innings for the Yankees, while seven Blue Jays pitchers combined to rack up 11 strikeouts.
Giants 5, Cubs 1
Leadoff batter LaMonte Wade Jr. hit a two-run double in the fifth inning to help host San Francisco defeat Chicago in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Five Giants pitchers limited the Cubs to three hits, including Edwin Rios’ RBI single in the seventh.
Anthony DeSclafani surrendered just one hit and one walk while striking out five through 3 2/3 innings for San Francisco.
Reds 7, Athletics 1
Stuart Fairchild went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs as Cincinnati handled host Oakland in Mesa, Ariz.
Noelvi Marte and Alex McGarry each went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Reds.
Esteury Ruiz drove in the Athletics’ lone run with an RBI single in the third inning.
Rockies 6, Royals 3
Mike Moustakas went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and one run against his former team as visiting Colorado doubled up Kansas City in Surprise, Ariz.
The Rockies narrowly outhit the Royals 11-10, with Kansas City leadoff batter Jackie Bradley Jr. going 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a run.
Four Colorado relievers combined to give up just one run in six innings after starter Noah Davis allowed two.
Dodgers 6, White Sox 4
Chris Taylor went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer as Los Angeles got past host Chicago in Glendale, Ariz.
Andrew Benintendi led off the home half of the first inning with a home run for Chicago. Jake Burger went 2-for-3 for the White Sox.
Chicago led 4-2 after five innings, but the Dodgers tacked on two runs in both the sixth and seventh to take control.
Diamondbacks 6, Guardians 4
Christian Walker slugged a 430-foot homer and Evan Longoria went deep as well for Arizona, which also got Ryan Bliss’ two-run double in the eighth inning to top visiting Cleveland in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Roman Quinn, Tyler Freeman and Brayan Rocchio had two hits apiece for the Guardians, who outhit the Diamondbacks 8-7.
Arizona starter Zac Gallen gave up four runs on six hits through 4 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out five.
Rangers 6, Angels 2
Marcus Semien homered and drove in two runs as Texas beat host Los Angeles in Tempe, Ariz.
The Angels totaled seven hits, including Preston Palmeiro’s two-run double in the eighth.
Los Angeles starter Griffin Canning threw 4 2/3 shutout innings, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out four, but the bullpen couldn’t hold on.
Padres 11, Brewers 6
Manny Machado, Jake Cronenworth and Luis Campusano slugged homers as San Diego powered past visiting Milwaukee in Peoria, Ariz.
Jesse Winker went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Brewers.
Milwaukee used a five-run second inning to take an early lead, but the Padres eventually jumped ahead 7-6 before adding an insurance run in the sixth and three in the eighth.
Royals 8, Rockies 5
Franmil Reyes slugged a three-run homer in a four-run fifth inning as Kansas City topped host Colorado in Las Vegas.
The Rockies, who struck out 11 times, got two hits apiece from Ezequiel Tovar, Nolan Jones and Zac Veen in totaling 13 hits.
Colorado starter Ryan Feltner was roughed up for eight runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Mets 2, Astros 0
Max Scherzer struck out eight in seven strong innings to lead New York past host Houston in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Scherzer allowed just four hits and a walk. Tim Locastro homered in the seventh for the Mets.
Guardians 5, Mariners 4
Josh Bell homered and Cleveland fended off a ninth-inning rally to beat visiting Seattle in Goodyear, Ariz.
Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase gave up three runs on three hits in the ninth but struck out Miguel Perez to end the threat and the game.
Braves 5, Phillies 1
Orlando Arcia had two hits — including a home run — and drove in three runs to lead host Atlanta to a win over Philadelphia in North Port, Fla.
Brandon Marsh homered for the Phillies.
–Field Level Media
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