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February 28. 2013 12:08AM


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FORT MYERS, Fla. — New Phillies center fielder Ben Revere got off to a fast start against his former team with two hits and a steal Wednesday in Philadelphia’s 12-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.


Revere also scored twice. The Twins traded him to the Phillies for pitcher Vance Worley and pitching prospect Alex Meyer during the offseason.


Aaron Hicks, who hopes to inherit Revere’s old job, doubled and singled for the Twins. He drove in two runs and scored once. Josh Willingham had three hits for Minnesota and Ryan Doumit homered.


Rays 8, Pirates 2


BRADENTON, Fla. — Luke Scott hit an RBI double and a single Wednesday and the Tampa Bay Rays beat A.J. Burnett and the sloppy Pittsburgh Pirates.


Jose Molina also had two of the Rays’ 12 hits.


The Pirates made three errors in the first two innings, which led to three unearned runs.


Right fielder Brad Hawpe let a bloop hit bounce past him, third baseman Pedro Alvarez flubbed a high popup and second baseman Neil Walker overthrew 6-foot-4 first baseman Garrett Jones. A wild pitch by Burnett allowed another run to score.


Burnett had a bumpy spring debut. He allowed four runs and three hits in two innings.


Orioles (ss) 10, Yankees 7


TAMPA, Fla. — Brett Gardner had a three-run triple in the New York Yankees’ loss to a Baltimore Orioles’ split squad.


Gardner tripled off T.J. McFarland in a four-run second that cut the Yankees’ deficit to 7-4. After missing most of last season because of a strained right elbow that required surgery, the speedy Gardner could become a key this season for the Yankees’ offense.


New York hit a team-record 245 homers last year but Nick Swisher, Raul Ibanez, Russell Martin and Eric Chavez left as free agents, and Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson will start the season on the disabled list. Just two Yankees on the projected opening-day roster, Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano, topped 20 homers last season.


Steve Pearce, bidding for a backup role with the Orioles, had two hits and three RBIs. Pearce had an RBI double off Nik Turley during a five-run first, then hit a two-run single that made it 7-0 in the second inning.


Cardinals 12, Mets 4


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Carlos Beltran hit a two-run double in a four-run third inning, Yadier Molina and John Jay added RBI doubles in the fourth and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the New York Mets 12-4 Wednesday.


The starters in the top five slots in the Cardinals’ batting order combined to hit 5-for-10 with four doubles and seven RBIs, and St. Louis finished with 14 hits.


Mets scheduled starter Zack Wheeler was scratched because of a mild oblique strain sustained while swinging a bat in the cage during pregame workouts. Starter Darin Gorski allowed four runs, three hits and three walks in two-plus innings.


Cardinals starter Lance Lynn gave up two runs and four hits in two innings, including John Buck’s two-run homer in the second. Michael Wacha, the Cardinals’ top selection in last June’s amateur draft, followed and allowed one hit in three innings with five strikeouts and no walks.


Marlins 5, Nationals 1


VIERA, Fla. — Dan Haren allowed a run over two sharp innings in his debut with the Washington Nationals, but the Nathan Eovaldi pitched two hitless innings in his first start to lead the Miami Marlins to a victory.


NL Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper cooled off some, going 0 for 2 for the Nationals. He had three hits Tuesday and is 6 for 10 to start spring training.


Haren signed a one-year, $13 million contract this winter with the NL East champions. He allowed two hits, including a leadoff triple to top prospect Christian Yelich, and struck out three.


Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth and first basemen Adam LaRoche went a combined 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in their first outings.


Astros 10, Blue Jays 1


DUNEDIN, Fla. — Outfield prospect George Springer hit a three-run homer off Jeremy Jeffress in the fourth inning and a two-run drive against Claudio Vargas in the fifth, helping the Houston Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays.


Houston, 29th among the 30 teams in batting average last year, had 18 hits, including two each by Springer, J.D. Martinez, Matt Dominguez and Carlos Corporan. Toronto starter Brad Lincoln was chased two outs into his spring training debut.


Jose Reyes raised his spring training batting average to .625 with three singles. Reyes is 5 for 8 with five singles in three games.


Melky Cabrera, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion were a combined 1-for-9, with Cabrera getting a single.


Lincoln, the loser, allowed four runs, three hits and one walk.


Winner Alex White gave up one hit in two scoreless innings.


Mariners 5, Indians 1


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Peguero hit two solo homers and young Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker combined to pitch four scoreless innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians.


Indians starter Brett Myers worked three innings. He allowed a single and got seven ground-ball outs before Peguero connected in the third.


Hultzen, a 2011 first-round pick, struck out four over two innings. Walker, a 2010 supplemental first-round choice, fanned two over two innings.


Peguero also homered in a three-run fourth. Seattle is 6-0-2 against the Indians since they moved their spring home to Arizona in 2009.


The game was delayed for 5 minutes in the eighth by a false alarm. Fans cleared the stands when an automatic alarm beeped loudly. The scoreboard soon flashed: “False Alarm.”


Giants 8, Angels 8


TEMPE, Ariz. — Ryan Vogelsong threw three more scoreless innings and the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels played to a tie. The game was called after nine innings.


Angels utilityman Bill Hall left in the third after charging a ball at third base, exiting because of tightness in his right quadriceps. He drove in four runs the previous day.


Vogelsong, 14-9 with a 3.37 ERA with the Giants last year, allowed a leadoff single to Mike Trout in the first and nothing else. He struck out four.


Vogelsong pitched two scoreless innings in his first spring start. He’s expected to get one more start before leaving for the World Baseball Classic.


Barry Zito made his spring debut and gave up two runs in 1 2-3 innings for the Giants.


Angel Pagan hit a three-run homer for San Francisco.


Royals 3, Brewers 2


SURPRISE, Ariz. — Milwaukee left-hander Chris Narveson made his first appearance in nearly a year, throwing 30 pitches Wednesday in the Brewers’ loss to the Kansas City Royals.


Narveson allowed two hits and a run, striking out one and walking one. He last pitched on April 15 before needing season-ending surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.


Max Ramirez singled home Lorenzo Cain in the seventh inning for the go-ahead run as the Royals improved to 5-0-1 this spring.


Royals starter Luke Hochevar walked three and gave up two runs and a walk in 1 2-3 innings. Bruce Chen, competing with Hochevar for the fifth spot in the rotation, pitched two spotless innings.


Royals 3, Brewers 2


SURPRISE, Ariz. — Milwaukee left-hander Chris Narveson made his first appearance in nearly a year, throwing 30 pitches in the Brewers’ loss to the Kansas City Royals.


Narveson allowed two hits and a run, striking out one and walking one. He last pitched on April 15 before needing season-ending surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.


Max Ramirez singled home Lorenzo Cain in the seventh inning for the go-ahead run as the Royals improved to 5-0-1 this spring.


Royals starter Luke Hochevar walked three and gave up two runs and a walk in 1 2-3 innings. Bruce Chen, competing with Hochevar for the fifth spot in the rotation, pitched two spotless innings.


Athletics 11, Padres (ss) 6


PHOENIX — Jemile Weeks hit a leadoff home run in the first inning, Seth Smith later homered and the Oakland Athletics beat a split squad of San Diego Padres.


Weeks, Smith and Jed Lowrie each had two hits and drove in two runs. Smith homered in the second as Oakland took a 7-2 lead.


Weeks, coming off a down season, has hit safely in all three of his games and upped his spring average to .625.


Cody Ransom homered and drove in two runs for San Diego. Travis Buck, who previously played for the A’s, had two hits and drove in two runs.


Reds 14, Diamondbacks 6


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona’s Brandon McCarthy methodically struck out four in two innings in his first game since a horrific head injury, an impressive return that overshadowed all else in the Diamondbacks’ 14-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.


McCarthy, signed by the Diamondbacks as a free agent, gave up one run on three hits. He had not taken the mound in a game since Sept. 5 when he was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of the Angels’ Erick Aybar while pitching for Oakland. McCarthy sustained an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture.


Reds ace Johnny Cueto, in his first start since he was injured early in last year’s playoffs, went two innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits with a strikeout and a walk.


White Sox 8, Rangers 4


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Newly acquired Conor Gillaspie homered off Collin Balester in the sixth inning, helping the Chicago White Sox beat Texas and drop the Rangers to 0-5 in spring training.


Acquired Friday from San Francisco for minor league pitcher Jeff Soptic, Gillaspie had four RBIs Tuesday aghainst the Rangers.


Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer against left-hander Robbie Ross, and 24-year-old right-hander Simon Castro allowed one hit in three scoreless innings for the win. Chicago (3-0-2) is unbeaten through its first five exhibition games for the first time since moving spring training from Florida to Arizona for 1998.


Rockies 6, Padres 3


PEORIA, Ariz. — Wilin Rosario had three hits to support Tyler Chatwood, and the Colorado Rockies beat a San Diego Padres split squad.


First baseman Jordan Pacheco and third baseman Chris Nelson each had two RBIs for Colorado.


Chatwood, a contender for No. 5 spot in the rotation, gave up two runs on five hits in three innings.


Colorado Closer Rafael Betancourt made his spring debut with a scoreless eighth inning.


Sean O’Sullivan made his second start and gave up one run and two walks in three innings.


Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, the team’s leadoff hitter, had two hits and scored twice.


Dodgers 11, Cubs 7


MESA, Ariz. — The Chicago Cubs’ Starlin Castro left in the bottom of the fourth inning after pulling up on a ground ball to shortstop during a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.


The Cubs said their shortstop had left hamstring tightness and was being evaluated.


Aaron Harang, bidding for a spot in the Dodgers rotation, allowed four runs, five hits and a walk in the first, then threw a 1-2-3 second.


Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a two-run double off Harang in the second inning and added a sacrifice fly in the third. Darwin Barney had two singles and two RBIs.


Alfredo Amezaga had three hits and two RBIs for the Dodgers, who trailed 4-1 after the first but led 8-4 in the middle of the third.




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