CLEARWATER, Fla. — Freddy Galvis homered and drove in three runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 10-1 Tuesday.
Galvis, who hadn’t played an inning in the outfield in six professional seasons, made his first start of spring training in left field, a position where the Phillies do not have a set opening-day starter. The 23-year-old Galvis, usually a shortstop, went 2 for 4 with two runs scored.
Galvis hit a two-run homer off Robert Hernandez with one out in the fifth inning, his third of spring training, and added an RBI single against Hernandez during a five-run sixth. Hernandez allowed nine runs and 11 hits in six innings.
Domonic Brown went 3 for 4 with two doubles, and Ryan Howard and Humberto Quintero had two hits apiece.
Braves 6, Tigers 5
LAKELAND, Fla. — Tim Hudson pitched four innings in his final spring tuneup while Braves reliever Jonny Venters left early with a sprained elbow in Atlanta’s win over the Detroit Tigers.
Hudson allowed one run. He is set to start the opener next Monday at home against Philadelphia.
Venters exited in the sixth after hurting his left elbow in his first appearance since March 13, when he walked four. The lefty was listed as day-to-day.
Twins 9, Orioles 5
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Nick Markakis got a hit in his return to Baltimore’s lineup while Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks exited early after being struck in the hand by a batted ball in Minnesota’s win over the Orioles.
Markakis went 1 for 5 as the designated hitter in his first exhibition game since March 1 after recovering from a herniated disk in his neck.
Hendriks, still in the mix for the back end of Minnesota’s rotation, gave up four hits and fanned two in 2 2-3 scoreless innings until a ball hit by Brian Roberts struck him in the pitching hand.
Marlins 8, Nationals 5
JUPITER, Fla. — Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, including a drive high off the hitters’ background screen in center field, to help the Miami Marlins defeat the Washington Nationals.
Bryce Harper singled in each of his first two times up to extend his streak of consecutive at-nats with hits to nine, He walked in the fifth, then left the game.
Harper is hitting .476 (30 for 63) with three homers and 14 RBI.
Stanton’s homers, his first since Feb. 26, gave him three in the exhibition season. They were his first since returning from the World Baseball Classic.
Chris Valaika and Chris Coghlan also homered for the Marlins.
Roger Bernadina homered for the Nationals, who scored three unearned runs with the help of two errors..
Blue Jays 6, Pirates 3
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Rajai Davis and Adam Lind hit solo home runs, helping the Toronto Blue Jays to a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
With the score tied at 3, Davis led off the bottom of the fourth inning with his third spring home run. Lind opened the sixth with his second exhibition shot.
Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero gave up two earned runs on six hits and three walks in 4 1-3 innings.
Cardinals 11, Mets 4
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Pete Kozma hit a grand slam and Yadier Molina added a two-run homer, leading Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets.
Wainwright made his final Grapefruit League start and pitched six solid innings. He allowed two runs and seven hits and struck out three.
Royals 9, Mariners 6
PEORIA, Ariz. — The Kansas City Royals set a team record for spring training wins with their 23rd victory, beating the Seattle Mariners behind Brett Hayes’ four hits.
Hayes tripled and drove in two runs.The Royals had 18 hits, including seven doubles.
Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Miguel Tejada added two hits for Kansas City. The Mariners took a 4-1 lead before a six-run seventh for Kansas City.
Mariners starter Jeremy Bonderman gave up seven runs and 11 hits in 5 1-3 innings.
Giants 4, Padres 2
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Marco Scutaro came up with a rare play, taking an extra base after a walk as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres.
Scutaro, the MVP of last year’s NL championship series, drew a two-out walk in the third inning. He sprinted to first, then kept going and stole second.
Hunter Pence hit a two-run double that broke a tie in the fifth. The hit came off San Diego starter Andrew Cashner.
Athletics 7, Indians 6
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Yoenis Cespedes homered, Daric Barton had a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics held off the Cleveland Indians.
Cespedes’ fourth home run of the spring, a two-run shot off Zach McAllister in the fifth inning, put the A’s up 5-3.
Jose Ramirez had an RBI single for Cleveland in the ninth, and scored the tying run on Travis Blackley’s wild pitch.
White Sox 11, Rangers 3
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Chris Sale was sharp in his final tuneup for his first opening day start, and Dayan Viciedo homered to help power the Chicago White Sox past the Texas Rangers.
Brandon Short hit his first two home runs of the spring and Angel Sanchez also connected for the White Sox. Sale struck out five and allowed a solo shot to Geovany Soto in four otherwise perfect innings.