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New York Yankees' Ramon Flores, left, celebrates with teammate Derek Jeter after hitting a home run during the third inning of an exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday in Clearwater, Fla.
New York Yankees' Ramon Flores, left, celebrates with teammate Derek Jeter after hitting a home run during the third inning of an exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday in Clearwater, Fla.
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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Derek Jeter had two hits that ended an 0-for-10 slide at the start of spring training and Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Freddy Galvis in the New York Yankees’ 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.


Jeter, limited to 17 games last season after breaking an ankle during the 2012 playoffs, grounded out in the first inning, then singled to left in the third and doubled to center in the fifth.


Tanaka, the Japanese star signed to a $155 million, seven-year contract, made his second spring-training appearance and second against the Phillies. Starting for the first time, he allowed two hits and one run in three innings, giving up Galvis’ tying homer in the third.


“I felt that I wasn’t at the top of my game going onto the mound today,” Tanaka said through a translator. “Including the results and everything, I feel like I did OK.”


Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick gave up one run and three hits in three-innings, including a home run by Ramon Flores leading off the third.


Braves 3, Nationals 2


KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Julio Teheran worked around six base runners to match Jordan Zimmermann with three scoreless innings and led the Atlanta Braves to a win.


Teheran, who won 14 games as a rookie last season, gave up four hits, walked one, hit another and threw a wild pitch. But he now has five scoreless innings against the Nationals this spring after allowing just one run while winning his final two starts against them last season.


Zimmermann struck out four, giving up two hits and one walk. The 19-game winner from last season struck out Freddie Freeman on a slider with runners on first and third to end his final inning.


Rangers 8, Padres 4


PEORIA, Ariz. — Prince Fielder kept up his hot spring training start by lining an RBI single in a two-run first inning and then doubling in the Texas Rangers’ victory.


Acquired from Detroit in an offseason trade, Fielder is batting .400 (6 for 15) in spring training. His sixth-inning double down the right-field line off Alex Torres started a six-run inning that included Jurickson Profar’s grand slam and ended on Fielder’s popout to second.


Indians 1, Cubs 0


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Travis Wood gave up one hit and struck out three in three scoreless innings as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Cleveland Indians.


Wood, an All-Star in 2013, had his first scheduled start rained out last Saturday.


Indians starter Justin Masterson gave up three hits and a walk, striking out three in three shutout innings.


Masterson worked himself into a bases-loaded jam in the first by giving up one-out hits to Donnie Murphy and Anthony Rizzo and walking Nate Schierholtz. He got out of it by striking out Welington Castillo and getting Mike Olt on a flyball.


Marlins 0, Red Sox 0, 8 inn.


JUPITER, Fla. — Nathan Eovaldi escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and struck out four in two innings, but the Miami Marlins managed only two hits against the Boston Red Sox in a 0-0 tie.


The game was called in the eighth inning because of rain.


Eovaldi walked one, hit a batter and needed 49 pitches to get six outs. But in two starts he has yet to allow an earned run.


Marlins newcomer Jarrod Saltalamacchia, playing against his former team for the first time, went 0 for 2.


Mariners 7, White Sox (ss) 4


GLENDALE, Ariz.— Jesus Montero had two singles and an RBI and Scott Baker continued to make a good impression in his bid for winning a rotation spot as the Seattle Mariners beat a Chicago White Sox split-squad.


Montero’s second hit came in the seventh to cap the Mariners’ three-run, go-ahead rally. Montero is coming back from a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal and season-ending knee surgery.


Giants 3, Reds 2


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tim Hudson extended his spring training scoreless streak to five innings, Pablo Sandoval homered to lead off a three-run fifth and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Cincinnati Reds.


Hudson gave up two hits in three innings, struck out three and walked two. He also started a double play on Ramon Santiago’s first-inning comebacker after Roger Bernadina’s leadoff walk.


Hudson had pitched a pair of shutout innings against Arizona on March 2, his first game action since breaking an ankle July 24 when the New York Mets’ Eric Young Jr. inadvertently stepped on the back of the pitcher’s lower right leg at first base.


White Sox (ss) 6, Royals 6, 9 inn.


SURPRISE, Ariz. — Cuban defector Jose Abreu hit his first home run as a Chicago White Sox split-squad and the Kansas City Royals tied.


The Cuban defector who signed with the White Sox for six years and $68 million in October, connected for a two-run shot into Chicago’s bullpen in right field off Brad Penny in the fifth inning.


Alex Gordon led the Royals, going 3 for 3 with two runs and a RBI, while Pedro Ciriaco homered and doubled.


Brewers 5, Rockies 3


PHOENIX — Elian Herrera hit a solo home run in the seventh inning off the glove of leaping right fielder Ryan Wheeler and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the mistake-prone Colorado Rockies.


The Brewers scored twice in the eighth with the help of four of Colorado’s five errors.


Herrera, a leading candidate to make the Brewers as a utility infielder, has four hits in seven at-bats this spring with three RBIs while playing well at shortstop.


A’s 8, D-Backs 8, 10 inn.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Brandon Moss and Sam Fuld homered and the Oakland Athletics finished in an 8-8 tie in 10 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.


Oakland starter Sonny Gray struggled, allowing four runs and five hits in one inning. But the A’s hitters provided plenty of offense. Oakland scored three runs in the first, one run in the second and two in the third.


Arizona starter Trevor Cahill allowed six runs and eight hits in three innings. He struck out four.


Martin Prado continued his hot start to spring training for Arizona with a two-run double, and is 11 for 18 in six games.


Angels 4, Dodgers 4, 10 inn.


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Starters C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels and Dan Haren of the Los Angeles Dodgers each pitched four shutout innings as the teams played to a tie.


Wilson, 17-7 with a 3.39 ERA with the Angels in 2013, did not allow a hit in his second spring start, striking out four and walking two.


Haren gave up three hits and struck out three without a walk in his second spring start.


Scott Van Slyke hit a grand slam in the Dodgers sixth off reliever Dane De La Rosa. The Angels right-hander later left with tightness in his forearm.

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