Matt Adams, Paul DeJong and Anthony Garcia each homered as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Atlanta Braves 9-4 in a spring training game on Thursday in Jupiter, Fla. Dansby Swanson and Adam Walker each tagged homers off Adam Wainwright for Atlanta. Jedd Gyorko doubled twice for St. Louis, knocking in a run, and Wainwright fanned three in his two innings.
Jorge Polanco smacked a three-run double and a solo homer for Minnesota, but the Twins blew a 6-1 eighth inning lead and settled for a tie with a Baltimore split squad in Sarasota, Fla. David Washington, Joey Rickard and Ryan Mountcastle homered in the last two innings for Baltimore, with Mountcastle's two-run blast in the bottom of the ninth tying the game. Manny Machado doubled and singled in three at-bats for Baltimore.
Francisco Cervelli, Jordy Mercer and Adam Frazier each belted homers as Pittsburgh blew out Detroit in Lakeland, Fla. Jose Osuna also cracked a homer for the Pirates, who roughed up Tigers starter Justin Verlander for three hits and three runs in two innings. Justin Upton swatted a solo homer in the second for the Tigers' only run.
Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley, Jr. each knocked in five runs as Boston annihilated Tampa Bay in Fort Myers, Fla. Bradley cracked two of Boston's five homers, while Ramirez, Bryce Brentz and Steve Selsky also walloped the long ball. Andrew Velazquez hit a homer for Tampa Bay, which used eight pitchers and saw seven allow runs.
Jayson Werth, Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper each homered as Washington walloped Houston in West Palm Beach, Fla. Jhonatan Solano went 3-for-4 with two RBI for the Nationals, who pounded out 18 hits and scored in six of nine innings. Tyler White belted a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth for the Astros' only run.
Jose Bautista and Anthony Alford each homered as Toronto rallied for a tie with Philadelphia in Dunedin, Fla. Freddy Galvis, Tommy Joseph and Jesmuel Valentin each knocked in two runs for Philadelphia, which took an 8-5 lead to the bottom of the ninth. But Toronto rallied for three runs, with Rowdy Tellez supplying a two-out RBI single to tie it.
Phillip Evans' grand slam highlighted a five-run fifth inning that carried New York past Miami in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Neil Walker and Yoenis Cespedes hit homers to key a four-run fourth for the Mets, who got two scoreless innings from starter Robert Gsellman. Tomas Telis paced the Marlins' attack with a pair of RBI singles.
Starter Amir Garrett allowed just one hit in three scoreless innings, fanning two, as Cincinnati dumped a Chicago split squad in Goodyear, Ariz. Jose Peraza went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI to lead the Reds offense, while Patrick Kivlehan doubled and knocked in a run. Ian Happ was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Chicago.
In a game featuring a whopping 10 errors, six by a San Francisco split squad, Chicago scored four runs in the top of the first and never trailed in Scottsdale, Ariz. Tim Anderson went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the fifth, while Peter Bourjos added two hits and two runs for Chicago. San Francisco starter Matt Moore was touched for five hits and four runs in 2 2/3 innings.
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Cleveland Indians 2
Starter Clayton Kershaw pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout to highlight Los Angeles' win over Cleveland in Glendale, Ariz. Wynston Sawyer snapped a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run single for the Dodgers, while Yasmani Grandal contributed a run-scoring single in the first. Greg Allen had an RBI double for the Indians.
Eric Hosmer's two-run homer in a three-run fourth inning was the difference as Kansas City edged Colorado in Surprise, Ariz. Chris Young tossed two scoreless innings as the Royals' starter, while Travis Wood got the win despite allowing Colorado's only run on Charlie Blackmon's RBI single in the fifth. Lorenzo Cain picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly prior to Hosmer's blast.
Oakland Athletics 5, Texas Rangers 1
Starter Jesse Hahn worked three scoreless innings, fanning three, as Oakland defeated the Texas in Mesa, Ariz. Marcus Semien doubled in three at-bats and scored twice for the A's, while Ryon Healy knocked in two runs without getting a hit. Hanser Alberto was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Texas.
Carlos Ruiz went 2-for-2 with an RBI as Seattle registered a win over Milwaukee in Peoria, Ariz. Guillermo Heredia added a two-run single for the Mariners, improving his average to .583 in 12 at-bats with seven RBIs. Starter Matt Garza worked a scoreless inning for the Brewers.
Jabari Blash's three-run homer in the eighth inning completed San Diego's rally from a 6-0 deficit as the Padres toppled an Arizona split squad in Scottsdale, Ariz. Oscar Hernandez cracked a two-run homer in a five-run second inning for the Diamondbacks, who got three scoreless innings and four strikeouts from starter Archie Bradley. Travis Jankowski had two hits and a run for the Padres.
Los Angeles Angels 5, San Francisco Giants (ss) 4
Luis Valbuena doubled twice and knocked in two runs as Los Angeles nipped a San Francisco split squad in Tempe, Ariz. Matt Williams' sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh snapped a 4-4 tie for the Angels. Chris Marrero cracked a solo homer for the Giants.
New York Yankees 8, Baltimore Orioles 1 (ss)
Matt Holliday, Greg Bird and Billy McKinney each belted homers as New York pummeled a Baltimore split squad in Tampa, Fla. Starter Adam Warren allowed a solo homer to the Orioles' Caleb Joseph in the third but was otherwise efficient, giving up no other hits and striking out three. Aroldis Chapman fanned two in a clean fourth inning to get the win.
Arizona Diamondbacks (ss) 3, Chicago Cubs (ss) 1
Starter Shelby Miller allowed just one hit in three shutout innings and fanned six as Arizona nipped Chicago in a split-squad battle. Jason Pridie supplied the only offense the Diamondbacks needed with a three-run homer in the second inning. Munenori Kawasaki's RBI single in the fifth scored the Cubs' only run.