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Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren gives an update on Kris Medlen, who suffered ligament damage to his elbow, before Tuesday's game against the Phillies.
Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren gives an update on Kris Medlen, who suffered ligament damage to his elbow, before Tuesday's game against the Phillies.
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — After the Braves learned Kris Medlen may have a serious elbow injury, Julio Teheran and five relievers combined on a two-hitter Tuesday in Atlanta’s 9-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.


Atlanta said an MRI showed Medlen injured a ligament in his right elbow Sunday and that it is too early to determine the extent of the damage.


Nationals 3, Yankees 2


VIERA, Fla. — While CC Sabathia gave up three runs in three innings testing a new pitch, Jordan Zimmermann had everything working just the way he wanted in a perfect four-inning performance as Washington beat New York.


Zimmermann struck out four and retired all 12 men he faced against a Yankees lineup that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann.


Mets 9, Cardinals 8


JUPITER, Fla. — Jon Niese struggled in his first spring start that was delayed by shoulder trouble, allowing four runs in two innings of New York’s victory over St. Louis.


The Mets’ opening-day starter last season, Niese pitched until June before being sidelined by a partially torn rotator cuff. He returned in August, going 5-2 with a 3.00 ERA the rest of the way. He allowed six hits and walked two Tuesday.


Blue Jays 3, Tigers 2


LAKELAND, Fla. — Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball for four innings in his spring debut for Detroit, a 10-inning loss to Toronto.


Verlander’s spring routine has been postponed by his recovery from core-muscle repair surgery on Jan. 9, and his first scheduled start was rained out last Thursday.


Rays 7, Twins 1


PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — David Price struck out eight in five innings, and Yunel Escobar and David DeJesus drove in runs off Ricky Nolasco, helping Tampa Bay beat Minnesota.


Price allowed one run and three hits in his second spring training start, surrendering a solo homer to Jason Kubel leading off the second inning.


Red Sox (ss) 6, Orioles 5


SARASOTA, Fla. — Will Middlebrooks hit his second home run off Tommy Hunter in a four-day span, a solo shot in the sixth inning that helped a Boston split squad beat Baltimore.


Brock Holt and Ryan Lavarnway also connected for the Red Sox, who stopped Baltimore’s seven-game winning streak.


Marlins 5, Red Sox (ss) 4


FORT MYERS, Fla. — John Lackey gave up three runs over 2 2-3 innings in his first spring training start for Boston in a split-squad loss to Miami.


Coming off a World Series title, Boston wanted to bring Lackey along slowly along with Jon Lester, who made his first appearance Monday.


Giants 8, Reds 5


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Buster Posey had a three-run homer off Tony Cingrani among his three hits, leading San Francisco over Cincinnati.


Posey added an RBI double and a single as the Giants overcame a three-run deficit.


Indians 7, Diamondbacks 1


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Justin Masterson threw four no-hit innings and Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first home run of spring training in Cleveland’s victory over Arizona.


Arizona starter Trevor Cahill left the game after jamming his right knee covering first base on a groundout with two outs in the fifth inning. Cahill is scheduled to start the second of the Diamondbacks’ two-game season-opening series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia on March 23.


White Sox 7, Rangers 6


GLENDALE, Ariz. — John Danks pitched four-hit ball for five innings and Jose Abreu went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, leading Chicago win over Texas.


Danks, making his second start of the spring, struck out one and walked three as he continued his buildup to the regular season. Gordon Beckham hit a solo home run in support of Danks.


Rockies 13, Cubs 0


MESA, Ariz. — Nolan Arenado and Kyle Parker each hit home runs and Jorge De La Rosa pitched three innings of two-hit ball, leading Colorado over Chicago in front of a Cactus League-record 14,840 fans.


Arenado had three hits, including a sun-aided triple, and two RBIs to lead the Rockies’ 16-hit attack, while Drew Stubbs added two singles and Parker hit a two-run shot off Cubs starter Travis Wood.


Dodgers 7, Royals 5


SURPRISE, Ariz. — Dan Haren pitched four effective innings, and Los Angeles rallied to beat Kansas City.


Haren yielded seven singles, walked one and struck out one. Noel Cuevas hit a three-run homer in the ninth and Scott Van Slyke a two-run drive in the eighth.


Padres 6, Athletics 5


PEORIA, Ariz. — Sonny Gray retired the first 11 in four scoreless innings and Jed Lowrie hit his first home run of the spring for Oakland before San Diego rallied for a victory.


Gray allowed only Will Venable’s ground single while striking out two with no walks in 45 pitches. He was helped by Sam Fuld’s sliding catch of Alexi Amarista’s liner to left in the third.


Mariners 10, Angels 6


TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each had RBI doubles for Los Angeles, but Robinson Cano continued his torrid spring training in Seattle’s win. Cano was 1 for 2 and is hitting .588 for his new team. He also walked.


Los Angeles starter C .J. Wilson allowed four hits and one unearned run with four strikeouts over five innings. It was his third start.


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