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New York Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez dives unsuccessfully for a single hit by Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins during the third inning Sunday in Dunedin, Fla.
New York Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez dives unsuccessfully for a single hit by Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins during the third inning Sunday in Dunedin, Fla.
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UNEDIN, Fla. — Carlos Beltran homered for his first hit this spring, leading the New York Yankees past the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Sunday.


Jose Bautista hit his second homer in exhibition play for the Blue Jays.


Beltran’s solo home run came in the third off reliever Todd Redmond and landed far over the right-field fence. It capped a four-run inning that included a two-run homer by Eduardo Nunez.


Bautista connected off Vidal Nuno in the first. Nuno struck out three and gave up two hits in two innings.


Toronto starter Esmil Rogers tossed two innings and allowed an earned run. The right-hander gave up three hits and struck out one.


Jose Reyes, Edwin Encarnacion, Melky Cabrera and Adam Lind each doubled for the Blue Jays.


Pirates 4, Phillies 1


CLEARWATER, Fla. — A.J. Burnett started against his former Pittsburgh teammates, giving up one run in two innings as the Pirates beat the Phillies.


Burnett allowed one hit, struck out one and took the loss in his spring training debut. He went 10-11 with a 3.30 ERA last year in helping pitch the Pirates back into the playoffs, then signed as a free agent with the Phillies last month.


Josh Harrison homered for the Pirates in the sixth off Antonio Bastardo. Pittsburgh also hit three doubles, including top prospect Gregory Polanco’s shot off Burnett in the first.


Pirates starter Stolmy Pimentel threw two scoreless innings. He made five appearances in the majors last year and is projected to start the season in Pittsburgh’s rotation.


Cardinals 7, Mets 1


JUPITER, Fla. — Matt Holliday doubled in both at-bats and drove in two runs for the St. Louis Cardinals.


Holliday’s first double came off starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, whose competing for the fifth spot in the Mets’ rotation.


A 30-pitch first inning that included two walks kept Cardinals starter Michael Wacha from getting out of the second. He reached his pitch cap after retiring the first two batters of the second without allowing a run.


Rays 6, Twins 3


PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.— Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Grant Balfour was perfect in his first appearance in a Tampa Bay uniform since 2010, helping the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins.


Jerry Sands also homered for the Rays, who got a quick third inning from Balfour, as well as 1 2-3 scoreless innings from starter Alex Cobb.


Red Sox 8, Orioles 6


FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski was in the stands and watched his grandson score a run for the Baltimore Orioles.


Mike Yastrzemski played in his first major league spring training game. The 23-year-old entered as a pinch runner in the sixth inning, scored and then played right field. He was hitless in one at-bat.


The younger Yaz was the Orioles’ 14th-round draft pick last June from Vanderbilt.


Mike Napoli hit his first homer of the spring for Boston.


Indians 6, Mariners 3


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Nick Swisher made his spring debut for the Indians and top prospect Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer to help Cleveland beat the Seattle Mariners.


Robinson Cano got an RBI groundout in the first for Seattle.


Moustakas hits 2 homers, Royals down Cubs


Royals 5, Cubs 3


MESA, Ariz. — Mike Moustakas homered twice, Eric Hosmer added three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs.


Nationals 10, Marlins 3


VIERA, Fla. — Doug Fister struck out the first two batters he faced in his spring debut with Washington, and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins.


Cosart throws 2 hitless innings, Astros top Braves


Astros 7, Braves (ss) 4


KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jarred Cosart pitched two hitless innings and Carlos Corporan drove in two runs that led the Houston Astros past an Atlanta Braves split squad.


Tigers 0, Braves (ss) 0, 10 innings


KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez allowed one hit in two scoreless innings in a game that eventually ended in a 10-inning tie.


Giants 5, Diamondbacks 3


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Right-hander Tim Hudson made his first start since breaking his ankle on July 24, pitching two no-hit innings, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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