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St. Louis Cardinals' Randal Grichuk, left, is tagged out at home plate by New York Mets catcher Taylor Teagarden on a hit by Pete Kozma in the fifth inning of Wednesday's spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
St. Louis Cardinals' Randal Grichuk, left, is tagged out at home plate by New York Mets catcher Taylor Teagarden on a hit by Pete Kozma in the fifth inning of Wednesday's spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
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TAMPA, Fla. — Hiroki Kuroda gave up six runs and 10 hits over 3 2-3 innings Wednesday as the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers played to a 7-7 tie in 10 innings.


Nick Castellanos drove in two runs with a double during Detroit’s four-run, six-hit first inning against Kuroda. Trevor Crowe had a two-run double during the third.


Anibal Sanchez allowed one run, three hits and struck out three in four innings for Detroit. The right-hander retired his first six batters before Francisco Cervelli hit a third-inning solo homer.


Cervelli hit his second solo shot of the game in the fifth off Evan Reed.


Royals 3, Athletics 1


PHOENIX, Ariz. — Yordano Ventura struck out six in 4 1-3 innings and Salvador Perez hit a two-run home run, leading the Kansas City Royals to the win.


Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas continued his torrid spring, going 3 for 3 with a solo homer, double and single to raise his batting average to .500 in 11 games. Moustakas has four home runs and 13 RBIs.


L.A. Angels (ss) 12, Milwaukee 2


TEMPE, Ariz. — David Freese had three hits and Albert Pujols two and a Los Angeles Angels’ split squad roughed up Milwaukee starter Matt Garza. Garza’s rough spring continued as he allowed 10 runs, six earned, and nine hits in 1 2-3 innings.


Astros 10, Nationals (ss) 9


KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jason Castro hit a two-run homer and an RBI double, leading Houston to the victory.


Cardinals 6, Mets 4


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer for the second straight day, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets.


Wong went 2 for 4 with a long home run to right off Kyle Farnsworth in the seventh that made it 4-0.


Braves (ss) 3, Nationals (ss) 2


KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Alex Wood allowed an unearned run in four innings for Atlanta in a win over Washington.


Wood went into spring training as the projected fifth starter in the Braves’ rotation, but after injuries to Mike Minor, Kris Medlen, and Brandon Beachy that might keep them out for the start of the season, and in Medlen’s case, likely much longer, Wood is becoming much more important.


To help fill Medlen’s spot the Braves agreed Wednesday with Ervin Santana on a $14.1 million, one-year contract.


Phillies 6, Orioles 5


SARASOTA, Fla. — Philadelphia scored four runs in two innings off Ubaldo Jimenez and beat the Orioles for their third win in 15 spring training games.


A.J. Burnett took a three-hitter into the fifth inning for Philadelphia but was pulled after giving up a leadoff walk and two-run homer to Nolan Reimold. The 37-year-old Burnett was 0-2 with a 12.60 ERA in his first two starts.


Pirates 8, Twins 4


FORT MYERS, Fla. — Pedro Alvarez and Travis Ishikawa hit long home runs to lead the Pirates to the win.


Alvarez and Ishikawa, both left-handed hitters, took advantage of a stiff wind blowing out to right field at Hammond Stadium. Alvarez, the Pirates’ third baseman, connected off former Pittsburgh teammate Kevin Correia.


Rays 5, Blue Jays 4


DUNEDIN, Fla. — Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer but the Blue Jays loss to Rays.


Ben Zobrist returned to the Rays lineup at designated hitter after missing three games with a stiff neck. He was 0 for 2 with a walk and two strikeouts.


Braves (ss) 3, Marlins 1


JUPITER, Fla. — Evan Gattis hit his first homer of spring training, a fourth-inning solo drive Wednesday as Atlanta beat Miami.


Gattis batted .368 with six homers during spring training last year — a fast start he attributed to playing winter ball. He skipped winter ball this offseason.


Angels (ss) 12, Rangers 1


SURPRISE, Ariz. — Joe Blanton allowed one infield single over five scoreless innings and Collin Cowgill hit a three-run homer and in the Angels win.


Indians 12, Padres 7


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Santana hit a two-run home run off Tyson Ross, enhancing his chance of opening the season as the Indians’ starting third baseman and helping Cleveland beat San Diego.


Santana is moving from catcher to third base where he is competing with Lonnie Chisenhall for the starting spot. He robbed Chris Denorfia of an extra-base hit with a leaping stab behind the base.


Giants 4, White Sox 3


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tim Lincecum pitched 4 1-3 effective innings, and the Giants rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth for the victory. Lincecum walked a batter and struck out three.


Diamondbacks (ss) 9, Dodgers 2


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Zack Greinke allowed three runs and six hits over two innings Wednesday in his first start since straining his right calf nearly two weeks ago, but the Dodgers lost to an Arizona split squad.


Rockies 3, Reds 2


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — An efficient Brett Anderson turned a scheduled three-inning start into a five-inning, one-run outing for Colorado on Wednesday as a Rockies split-squad beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2.


Pitching on short rest because Colorado plays five games in three days, Anderson gave up five hits and struck out two. He didn’t hit 50 pitches until the fifth.


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