Spring training roundup: Nats score 8 in ninth to beat Astros
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[March 18, 2023]
Darren Baker hit a game-tying grand slam in the ninth inning
as the Washington Nationals roared back with eight runs to beat the
Houston Astros 11-7 on Friday in a spring training game in West Palm
Houston entered the top of the ninth up 7-3, with Jeremy Pena
earlier slugging two home runs and going 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
Washington scored eight runs on seven hits in the ninth. Francisco
Arcia, Ildemaro Vargas and Jeter Downs each singled, and Baker
followed with a homer. With two outs, Michael Chavis and Trey
Lipscomb walked. Blake Rutherford hit an RBI single, Cody Wilson --
who pinch-ran for Arcia -- hit a two-run double and Vargas singled
Braves 8, Red Sox 0
Matt Olson homered for both of his hits and drove in three runs as
Atlanta crushed Boston in Fort Myers, Fla.
The Braves had 17 hits, including home runs from Greyson Jenista and
Mitchell Tolman. Five Atlanta pitchers combined on a six-hit
shutout, led by starter Jared Shuster, who went four innings and
allowed three hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.
No Boston player had more than one hit, with Bobby Dalbec recording
a triple and Corey Rosier a double.
Orioles 5, Twins 3
Daz Cameron, Jordan Westburg and Colton Cowser each went 2-for-3
with a solo home run to lead Baltimore past Minnesota in Fort Myers,
Orioles starter Dean Kremer yielded three hits and two runs with no
walks and three strikeouts in four innings. He allowed two homers in
the second inning to Michael Taylor and Kyle Farmer, the latter of
whom homered again in the seventh.
Pirates 6, Rays 2
Ji-Man Choi, Mason Martin and Canaan Smith-Njigba homered to power
Pittsburgh past Tampa Bay in Bradenton, Fla.
Luke Raley and Logan Driscoll homered for two of Tampa Bay's three
Tigers 8, Yankees 7
Andrew Knapp hit two homers and went 2-for-3 with three RBIs as
Detroit outslugged New York in Lakeland, Fla.
Akil Baddoo (2-for-3), Riley Greene (2-for-3) and Colt Keith
(2-for-2) also homered for the Tigers, who had 13 hits.
The Yankees had 15 hits, led by Wilmer Difo (2-for-4, home run),
Benjamin Cowles (homer) and Estevan Florial (2-for-4, three RBIs).
Phillies (ss) 4, Blue Jays (ss) 2
Rhys Hoskins and Gabriel Rincones Jr. homered for Philadelphia in a
victory over Toronto during a split-squad game in Clearwater, Fla.
Cam Eden homered for the Blue Jays, who were outhit 10-5.
Phillies (ss) 8, Blue Jays (ss) 1
Philadelphia jumped out to an 8-0 lead and cruised past Toronto
during a split-squad game in Dunedin, Fla.
Jake Cave was 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the Phillies, while Kody
Clemens was 2-for-4 with a home run. Philadelphia scored twice in
the first inning, four times in the fourth and twice in the fifth.
Bo Bichette (2-for-3) was the only Blue Jay with multiple hits.
Cardinals 16, Marlins 2
Masyn Winn went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and Willson Contreras doubled
and went 2-for-3 with three RBIs as St. Louis throttled Miami in
The Cardinals collected 17 hits, with Dylan Carlson contributing two
hits, two RBIs and two runs.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. homered for Miami.
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Cubs 4, White Sox 4
The Chicago teams played to a tie in Phoenix, as four White Sox
pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts and six Cubs hurlers totaled
Yan Gomes, Sergio Alcantara and Edwin Rios homered for the Cubs,
while Romy Gonzales went deep for the White Sox.
Dodgers 9, Cubs (ss) 7
J.D. Martinez homered and drove in five runs and Miguel Vargas went
deep for Los Angeles in a win over a Chicago split squad in Mesa,
Jacob Wetzel hit a three-run homer for the Cubs.
Brewers 4, Rangers 3
Skye Bolt and Joey Wiemer went deep as Milwaukee edged Texas in
Rangers starter Nathan Evoldi pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings,
allowing four hits and no walks with five strikeouts. The Rangers
got homers from Jonah Heim and Josh H. Smith.
Athletics 7, Giants 2
James Kaprielian scattered five hits over four innings, allowing one
run with no walks and four strikeouts as Oakland topped San
Francisco in Mesa, Ariza.
The Giants totaled eight hits, including doubles from J.D. Davis and
Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 2
Diego Castillo homered as Arizona doubled up Colorado in Scottsdale,
Diamondbacks pitchers scattered eight hits, with starter Ryne Nelson
allowing four but only one run and one walk with six strikeouts in 4
Yonathan Daza (2-for-2) was the only Rockies batter with multiple
Angels 12, Royals 1
Jake Lamb went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and five RBIs as Los
Angeles collected 17 hits in a dominant effort against Kansas City
in Tempe, Ariz.
Brandon Drury also homered for the Angels. Nick Pratto (2-for-3) was
the only Royals batter with multiple hits as the team totaled seven.
Mets 6, Marlins 1
New York center fielder Brandon Nimmo tripled and walked in three
plate appearances before injuring his right ankle in a victory over
Miami in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Mets manager Buck Showalter said after the game that he had talked
to Nimmo and he didn't think the injury was serious.
The Marlins' Jerar Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Reds 7, Guardians 1
Jake Fraley hit a two-run homer, Jose Barrero doubled, tripled and
also drove in two runs, and Graham Ashcraft struck out five over
four scoreless innings as host Cincinnati defeated Cleveland in
Josh Naylor singled home a run and Steven Kwan had two of
Cleveland's five hits.
Mariners 10, Padres 5
Ty France hit a two-run homer, Cal Raleigh also drove in two runs
and Sam Haggerty doubled twice with two runs as Seattle knocked off
host San Diego in Peoria.
Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his first spring home run, Taylor Kohlwey
drove in two runs and starter Blake Snell surrendered nine runs,
seven earned, on six hits and three walks in three innings. He
struck out five.
--Field Level Media
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