Spring Training Roundup (cont.)
Posted: Monday March 5, 2007 9:53PM; Updated: Monday March 5, 2007 11:55PM
Twins 4, Devil Rays 2
At St. Petersburg, Fla., Minnesota right-hander Matt Garza left after facing two batters because of a sore neck. Garza allowed a single and a walk in the fourth. Garza, 3-6 with a 5.76 ERA last year, has been bothered by the neck for more than a week and was expected to visit a doctor Tuesday.
Reds 9, Phillies 8
At Sarasota, Fla., Jon Lieber struck out three and allowed three hits in two scoreless innings. Cincinnati's Paul Wilson, trying to regain a rotation spot following a shoulder injury, gave up five runs and seven hits in 2 2-3 innings.
Braves 14, Nationals 5
At Kissimmee, Fla., Lance Cormier allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and has given up two runs in five innings this spring as he competes with Kyle Davies for the final job in the Braves' rotation.
Pirates 8, Blue Jays 8, tie, 10 innings
At Dunedin, Fla., Brad Eldred homered in his third consecutive game and Zach Duke allowed two runs and two hits in three innings.
Astros 5, Cardinals 0
At Jupiter, Fla., Houston's Fernando Nieve pitched two hitless innings and didn't show any signs of the forearm and elbow soreness that bothered him last year. St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright pitched four hitless innings, walked two and struck out one.
Orioles 5, Marlins 3
At Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Adam Loewen struck out five over two scoreless innings. Florida's Ricky Nolasco was scratched with back spasms as a precaution, Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. Gonzalez said Nolasco could throw on the side by the middle of the week.
Indians 2, Mets 1
At Port St. Lucie, Fla., Jake Westbrook pitched two shutout innings against the Mets' projected starters, and Jhonny Peralta had two hits and two RBIs.
Brewers 4, White Sox 3
At Phoenix, Jeff Suppan needed only 35 pitches to get through three innings in his first spring training appearance for Milwaukee. Suppan, whose $42 million, four-year contract is the largest in Brewers history, gave up one run and two hits.
Royals 9, Padres 4
At Surprise, Ariz., Kansas City left-hander Jorge De La Rosa was hit on his pitching hand by Todd Walker's third-inning line drive. The ball struck De La Rosa's ring and little fingers, but he was fine, Royals manager Buddy Bell said.
Diamondbacks 9, Giants 0
At Tucson, Ariz., Russ Ortiz allowed two runs in 2 1-3 innings against his former team. Ortiz did not yield a hit but walked three and struck out one. Barry Zito gave up one run -- on a balk -- and three hits in three innings during his second spring start.
Athletics 8, Angels 7
At Tempe, Ariz., Oakland's Brad Halsey allowed two runs and three hits in two innings in his second start this spring.
Rangers 8, Rockies 2
At Tucson, Ariz., Todd Helton returned to the lineup and immediately flashed his sweet swing. After missing two games with inflammation in his right knee, the Colorado slugger had two hits and an RBI.
Texas starter Robinson Tejeda pitched two shutout innings and former Rockies catcher Miguel Ojeda hit a two-run homer.