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|Masterson throws 4 no-hit innings in Indians win (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 6:36 pm]
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Cleveland's Justin Masterson threw four no-hit innings and Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first home run of spring training in the Indians' 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Gray sets down first 11; Padres beat A's 6-5 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 4:51 pm]
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Sonny Gray retired the first 11 in four scoreless innings and Jed Lowrie hit his first home run of the spring for Oakland on Tuesday before the San Diego Padres rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Athletics.
Tigers' Verlander solid in spring debut (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 4:02 pm]
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball into the fourth inning of his spring debut for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mets' Niese struggles in first start of spring (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 3:28 pm]
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jon Niese struggled in his first spring start that was delayed by shoulder trouble, allowing four runs in two innings of the New York Mets' 9-8 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.
Zimmermann perfect against Sabathia, Yankees (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 2:52 pm]
While CC Sabathia gave up three runs in three innings testing a new pitch, Jordan Zimmermann had everything working just the way he wanted in a perfect four-inning performance as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Tuesday. Zimmermann struck out four and retired all 12 batters he faced against a Yankees lineup that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann.
Tigers' Verlander solid in 4-inning spring debut (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 2:41 pm]
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball for four innings in his spring debut for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Price sparkles in 5-inning outing against Twins (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 2:39 pm]
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- David Price struck out eight in five innings, and Yunel Escobar and David DeJesus drove in runs off Ricky Nolasco, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Tuesday.
Red Sox hit 3 HRs in 6-5 win over Orioles (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 2:38 pm]
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Will Middlebrooks hit his second home run off Tommy Hunter in a four-day span, a solo shot in the sixth inning that helped a Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Tuesday.
Blue Jays' split squad beats Canada juniors12-2 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 2:02 pm]
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Brandon Morrow gave up four hits over three innings, Jose Bautista drove in a run and a Toronto Blue Jays' split squad beat the Canadian junior national team 12-2 Tuesday.
Matt Harrison throws inning in Texas 'B' game (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 1:11 pm]
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison made his first spring training game appearance, throwing one inning in a ''B'' game against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.
Orioles 3B Machado disappointed with new contract (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 12:58 pm]
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Manny Machado's contract has been renewed by the Baltimore Orioles at a slight raise, a deal that disappointed the All-Star third baseman.
Braves say Kris Medlen injured elbow ligament (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 11:54 am]
Braves pitcher Kris Medlen has injured a ligament in his right elbow for the second time in less than four years, and Atlanta says it is too earlier to determine the extent of the damage. Medlen had an MRI on Monday that revealed the injury, according to general manager Frank Wren. Medlen felt the injury on Sunday while pitching against the New York Mets. Medlen tore his right ulnar collateral ligament while pitching against the Mets on Aug. 4, 2010, and was operated on by Dr. James Andrews that Aug. 18.
Yankees' Tanaka throws in simulated game (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 9:29 am]
Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka made his third start for the New York Yankees, this time in a simulated game. Tanaka, who signed a $155 million, seven-year contract in January, struck out nine of 18 batters he faced in four innings Tuesday.
Baez turning heads at Cubs camp (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 2:32 am]
Javier Baez made it easy to pay attention to him. Hitting 37 home runs last year, and that doesn't even include home runs on three consecutive pitches in spring training, tends to put the focus on a prospect like Baez, the 21-year-old who was the first-round pick for the Chicago Cubs in 2011. ''Obviously, he's an exciting player, as you guys all have seen,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''It's not like you can hide it.'' Then shortstop Starlin Castro, a two-time National League All-Star, hurt his right hamstring on March 2.
Cain is perfect for 5 innings but Cubs top Giants (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 10, 2014, 5:58 pm]
Matt Cain pitched five perfect innings for the San Francisco Giants on Monday, but the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 3-2 victory. The right-hander, who will be the Giants' No. 2 starter behind left-hander Madison Bumgarner during the regular season, threw 59 pitches and struck out seven. Right-hander Jeff Samardzija, the Cubs' opening-day starter, also had an effective outing. Pablo Sandoval's two-run single in the fourth gave the Giants an early lead, but the Cubs scored a run in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Cano gets 3 hits in return, Mariners fall to KC (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 10, 2014, 5:23 pm]
Robinson Cano returned from a four-game absence after a root canal procedure and went 3 for 3 as a split squad of Seattle Mariners lost to the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Monday. He singled twice off James Shields, already picked to start on opening day. The Royals ace later picked off Cano at third base. The new Mariners second baseman also started a double play to end the first.
Darvish goes 5 innings as Reds beat Rangers (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 10, 2014, 5:07 pm]
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yu Darvish pitched five positive innings and Jurickson Profar homered as the Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 Monday.
Cashner' scoreless again; Padres beat Rockies 5-0 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 10, 2014, 5:05 pm]
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Andrew Cashner threw four more scoreless innings Monday in the San Diego Padres' 5-0 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Cabrera 2 homers leads Tigers over Cards 17-5 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 10, 2014, 3:36 pm]
Two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first two home runs of spring training and AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer struck out five in 4 2-3 scoreless innings Monday during the Detroit Tigers' 17-5 romp over the St. Louis Cardinals. Cabrera a go-ahead, two-run homer off Shelby Miller in a seven-run third inning and another two-run drive against Keith Butler in an eight-run fourth as Detroit built a 15-0 lead. The Tigers made 17-0 on Steven Moya's two-run double in the eighth. ''You feel like this could happen every day,'' Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said.
Orioles outslug Pirates 7-6 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 10, 2014, 3:11 pm]
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Russell Martin hit his fourth home run of a torrid spring training Monday, but Steve Pearce and Michael Almanzar each hit two-run homers to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.