CLEARWATER, Fla. — Roberto Hernandez took a perfect game into the sixth inning, Ben Revere and Domonic Brown each had two hits and the Philadelphia Phillies beat a New York Yankees split-squad 6-2 Thursday.
Hernandez, making his fourth start of the spring, was lifted after Scott Sizemore led off the sixth inning with a single to center. Hernandez struck out two and did not walk a batter.
Jacoby Ellsbury’s solo homer off Philadelphia left-hander Jeremy Horst ended the Phillies shutout bid. The home run was Ellsbury’s first of the spring.
The 33-year-old Hernandez was signed as a free agent this winter to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. He is expected to follow 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee and fellow veterans A.J. Burnett and Kyle Kendrick in the Phillies rotation this season.
Hernandez has a 2.03 ERA in four games this spring. He has allowed three runs while striking out nine and walking four in 13 1-3 innings.
Yankees (ss) 6, Orioles 0
TAMPA, Fla. — Michael Pineda had his second straight positive outing in his bid to become the Yankees’ fifth starter, striking out five over 2 2-3 shutout innings as a New York split squad beat the Baltimore Orioles.
Pineda, who missed the past two seasons after right shoulder surgery, has nine strikeouts in 4 2-3 scoreless innings overall. He allowed three hits and a walk against the Orioles.
The 25-year-old right-hander is competing with David Phelps, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno for the final rotation spot behind CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Masahiro Tanaka and Ivan Nova.
Mets 7, Nationals 5
VIERA, Fla. — Daisuke Matsuzaka and Ross Detwiler stated their cases for jobs as No. 5 starters as the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals.
Matsuzaka allowed one run and three hits in 3 2-3 innings with four strikeouts and no walks, while Detwiler also gave up one run and three hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out two.
Nationals closer Rafael Soriano, roughed up in his first two spring training outings, pitched a scoreless inning and struck out David Wright.
Washington’s Brock Peterson hit a three-run homer. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three RBIs and Josh Satin drove in two for New York.
Cardinals 11, Braves 0
JUPITER, Fla. — Lance Lynn rebounded from a poor outing to strike out his final eight batters and 10 overall in four innings during the St. Louis Cardinals’ win over the Atlanta Braves.
Lynn ended his stint by fanning Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson.
Lynn had allowed five runs in 1 1-3 innings of relief against Miami in his previous appearance. On Thursday he allowed only one hit and walked none. He got a strikeout on every type of pitch other than his curveball.
Red Sox 4, Twins 3
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Phil Hughes couldn’t overcome some sloppy defense to allow two unearned runs in the third inning of the Minnesota Twins’ loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe failed to glove Xander Bogaerts’ leadoff grounder in a 37-pitch third Hughes. Bogaerts scored one out later when first baseman Joe Mauer dropped a pickoff throw.
Shane Victorino, appearing in just his second game of the spring due to nagging injuries, drove in the other unearned run that inning with a line single to center.
Astros 7, Blue Jays 5
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Carlos Correa, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft, hit his first two home runs of the spring, leading the Houston Astros past the Toronto Blue Jays.
Astros starter Dallas Keuchel yielded six hits and struck out two in four scoreless innings. The left-hander, who was 6-10 with a 5.15 ERA last season, has not allowed a run in three starts this spring.
The 19-year-old Correa and Jon Singleton connected off Blue Jays starter Esmil Rogers for back-to-back long balls in the third inning.
Correa went deep again in the eighth, belting a two-run drive to center field off reliever Neil Wagner.
Rays 4, Pirates 1
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Matt Moore allowed two hits in 3 1-3 scoreless innings, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Moore struck out three in his third spring training start. In his previous outing he failed to get out of the first, allowing six runs and five hits in two-thirds of an inning against Pittsburgh.
Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar hit two-run singles in the third against Jeanmar Gomez. Jack Thornton relieved with two on and struck out Wilson Betemit and Wil Myers.
Marlins 4, Tigers 2
LAKELAND, Fla. — Jacob Turner allowed one run in four innings to help his chances of earning a spot in the Miami starting rotation, and the Marlins beat the Detroit Tigers.
Turner, who came up through the Tigers organization and was traded to Miami in 2012 for Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez, went 3-8 with a .374 ERA in 20 starts for the Marlins last season. He allowed four hits and walked one in his third and longest start of the spring.
Jake Marisnick had two hits, including a double and two RBI for the Marlins.
Brewers 8, Padres 0
PEORIA, Ariz. — Marco Estrada pithed five-hit ball into the sixth inning, Ryan Braun collected his eighth hit of the spring and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres.
Throwing just fastballs and changeups over 5 2-3 innings, Estrada allowed five hits and struck out three in 70 pitches.
Receiving mostly cheers, Braun singled up the middle in the first inning off Josh Johnson.
Braun received more boos before his final two at-bats and hit into a fielder’s choice and struck out on three pitches. That left him hitting .571 (8 of 14) as he returns from his season-ending 65-game drug suspension.
Indians 12, Royals 6
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Eric Hosmer homered and doubled for the Kansas City Royals in a loss to the Cleveland Indians.
Hosmer homered off starter Zach McAllister and later doubled and scored against minor leaguer Bryan Price.
Omar Infante and Jason Donald also hit doubles for the Royals.
Mariners 6, Diamondbacks 3
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Robinson Cano got two more hits and drove in two runs to help the Seattle Mariners top the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Cano is 14 for 23 with six RBIs in nine spring training games. The Mariners newcomer has a six-game hitting streak.
Cano’s latest RBIs came against Arizona starter Archie Bradley, widely regarded as the organization’s top overall prospect.
Bradley had allowed just three hits without a run in 6 1-3 previous innings this spring, but he only got through two innings against the Mariners. He allowed four runs on five hits with two walks.
Angels 8, White Sox 6
TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout got three more hits, lifting his spring average to .444, and the Los Angeles Angels roughed up Jose Quintana in a win over the Chicago White Sox.
Quintana gave up seven runs on six hits and three walks in three innings, and his exhibition ERA climbed to 16.50. He was 9-7 with a 3.51 ERA last season.
Los Angeles tagged Quintana for six runs in the second inning. Howie Kendrick singled, Collin Cowgill walked and Erick Aybar hit a two-run double.
Kole Calhoun tripled home a run, Trout singled and David Freese added an RBI single.
Reds 8, Dodgers 2
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Paul Maholm allowed six runs and six hits, including homers to Todd Frazier and Chris Heisey, as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Cincinnati Reds.
Frazier hit second homer this spring in the first inning off Maholm, who is competing with Josh Beckett for the No. 5 spot in the Dodgers’ rotation.
Heisey connected for a three-run shot in the third, his fourth.
Maholm was making his third appearance of spring training since signing a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Dodgers on Feb. 8.