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February 26. 2013 12:23AM


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Nationals left-hander threw two hitless inings to beat Mets.


The Associated Press


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Gio Gonzalez shook off the negativity surrounding him this spring and pitched two hitless innings for the Washington Nationals on Monday night in a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.


Gonzalez struck out three and walked one.


Dodgers 7, Cubs 6


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dontrelle Willis left because of a shoulder injury just seven pitches into his latest comeback try, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the mistake-prone Chicago Cubs 7-6 Monday.


Indians 14, Athletics 10


PHOENIX — Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley needed stitches in his left forearm after being spiked Monday during the Indians’ 14-10 win over the Oakland Athletics.


Giants 9, White Sox 9


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Madison Bumgarner threw two scoreless innings in his first outing since the second game of the World Series, postseason hero Marco Scutaro had two hits and drove in a run and the San Francisco Giants played the Chicago White Sox to a 9-9 tie Monday.


Reds 5, Brewers (ss) 2


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Joey Votto hit a two-run homer, an encouraging sign that he’s progressing in his recovery from knee surgery that robbed him of his power last season, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the split-squad Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Monday.


Mariners 9, Angels 8


PEORIA, Ariz. — Mike Trout singled in his first at-bat this spring and scored twice for the Los Angeles Angels in a 9-8 loss to the Seattle Mariners.


Royals 16, Diamondbacks 4


SURPRISE, Ariz. — Billy Butler doubled, drove in three runs and scored twice Monday, leading the Kansas City Royals in a 16-4 romp of the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Rockies 9, Rangers 1


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run single off Texas starting candidate Justin Grimm and the Colorado Rockies went on to a 9-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday.


included an RBI single by DJ LeMahieu before Tulowitzki’s single made it 3-0.


Tulowitzki is 2 for 4 with three RBIs in two spring games.


Twins 5, Pirates 4


FORT MYERS, Fla. — Justin Morneau hit a three-run double for Minnesota and newcomer Vance Worley pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for the Twins in a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.


Worley was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia for outfielder Ben Revere. The right-hander gave up two hits and struck out one, far better than his previous start at Hammond Stadium when he was pitching for the Phillies last March. Worley gave up 11 runs in an exhibition game, including a two-run homer to Morneau.


Cardinals 10, Astros 2


JUPITER, Fla. — Matt Holliday and Allen Craig each hit their first homers of spring training, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday.


Rays 6, Red Sox (ss) 3


PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Jamey Wright’s bid to make the Tampa Bay Rays his 10th major league team began with a scoreless inning.


Tigers 10, Phillies 1


CLEARWATER, Fla. — Cliff Lee looked sharp in his spring debut for Philadelphia and Miguel Cabrera homered again for the Detroit Tigers in a 10-1 win Monday over the Phillies.


Lee pitched two hitless innings and struck out his final two batters. The former Cy Young Award winner had only one blemish, a walk to Cabrera.


Red Sox (ss) 4, Blue Jays 2


DUNEDIN, Fla. - NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey gave up two runs and four hits in his Toronto spring training debut, but he was outpitched by fellow knuckleballer Steven Wright for two innings in the Boston Red Sox split squad’s 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Monday.


Braves 7, Marlins 6


KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Justin Upton hit one of the longest home runs ever seen at Atlanta’s spring training complex, a towering drive that cleared the grass berm beyond left field, as the Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 7-6 Monday.


Upton’s teammates estimated the homer went at least 450 feet. It was his first hit of spring since joining the Braves in a blockbuster trade with Arizona.


The Marlins led 1-0 when Jason Heyward opened the fourth with a drive over the right-field wall. Upton made it back-to-back homers off loser Scott Maine, and brother B.J. Upton chipped in with a double, coming around to score on a stolen base and wild pitch.


Atlanta extended the lead to 7-1 before Miami put together a five-run eighth. Anthony Varvaro worked the ninth for a save.


Orioles 5, Yankees 1


SARASOTA, Fla. — Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis each had two hits and Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings as the Baltimore Orioles won their third straight game, 5-1 over the New York Yankees on Monday.


Roberts and Markakis, the two most senior Orioles, were injured and missed the team’s first postseason appearance in 15 years. Matusz, who was reinvented as a left-handed reliever last August, started and allowed two hits to a Yankees lineup that featured only two regulars — center fielder Brett Gardner and catcher Francisco Cervelli.


Gardner had three hits for New York, which lost Curtis Granderson on Sunday for 10 weeks with a broken right forearm.


Left fielder Nate McLouth drove in two runs for Baltimore.


Padres 7, Brewers (ss) 1


MARYVALE, Ariz. — Jedd Gyorko hit his second homer of the spring, a two-run shot that helped the San Diego Padres beat a Milwaukee Brewers split-squad 7-1 Monday.


In a possible World Baseball Classic pitching matchup, Milwaukee’s Hiram Burgos, faced San Diego starter Edinson Volquez. Burgos, who will play for Puerto Rico, allowed the homer to Gyorko in 2 2-3 innings with two strikeouts. Dominican right-hander Volquez allowed two hits and struck out four in two scoreless innings.




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