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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Sean Rodriguez and Shelley Duncan homered Saturday and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-7.

Ryan Howard hit his fourth spring homer for the Phillies. Ben Revere and Humberto Quintero each added three hits.

Rays starter Jeff Niemann allowed one run and four hits in 3 2-3 innings.

Phillies starter John Lannan gave up four runs in the third, including a two-run homer by Rodriguez.

The Rays scored four times in the seventh and six more in the eighth, battering relievers Antonio Bastardo and B.J. Rosenberg.

Cardinals 2, Marlins (ss) 0

JUPITER, Fla. — Adam Wainwright struck out six in 4 2-3 innings and the St. Louis Cardinals blanked a Miami Marlins split squad.

Wainwright gave up three hits and walked one. He had allowed eight hits and four earned runs over three innings in his previous spring outing.

Braves 2, Yankees 1

TAMPA, Fla. — Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera returned from injuries to make their 2013 spring training debuts in the New York Yankees’ loss to the Atlanta Braves.

The 38-year-old Jeter was a designated hitter and singled sharply to left field on his first pitch since breaking his left ankle on Oct. 13 in the AL championship series opener. Jeter, who missed New York’s first 13 spring training games, grounded out to third base in his only other at-bat.

Hours after announcing this will be his final season, the 43-year-old Rivera made his first game appearance since April 30, throwing a 1-2-3 fifth inning. Looking like his overpowering self of old, Rivera retired Dan Uggla on a popup to second, then threw called third strikes past Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson.

Jays 4, Tigers 2

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer, doubled and scored twice for the Toronto Blue Jays in a victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Bautista homered in the first inning off Doug Fister. The Toronto star doubled in his next at-bat, and the Blue Jays chased Fister with two more runs before the right-hander could record an out in the fourth.

Twins 5, Pirates 4

BRADENTON, Fla. — A.J. Burnett prepared for his opening-day start by allowing two runs and two hits in 4 2-3 innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ loss to the Minnesota Twins.

Cole De Vries made his second start and fourth appearance of spring training for Minnesota and gave up one run — not earned — and one hit in three innings.

Mets 9, Astros 6

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Lucas Duda and John Buck drove in two runs each and Ike Davis scored three times as the New York Mets beat the Houston Astros.

Duda went 3 for 3 with a double, while Buck had two hits and increased his spring training RBIs total to seven. Davis was 2 for 2 with a walk, stolen base and a RBI.

Houston’s Carlos Pena hit a two-run homer in the fourth.

Rockies 8, Angels 6

TEMPE, Ariz. — Albert Pujols hit his first spring training home run, a third-inning drive off Juan Nicasio on during the Los Angeles Angels’ loss to the Colorado Rockies.

Pujols, coming off right knee surgery during the offseason, was 0 for 3 Tuesday against Cincinnati in his spring training debut. The three-time MVP again was the designated hitter against Colorado and went 1 for 3.

Royals 13, Giants 2

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Johnny Giavotella and Brett Hayes each drove in four runs, Yordano Ventura pitched three hitless innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants.

Billy Butler and David Lough each added three hits. The Royals finished with 20 hits, including nine in 1 2-3 innings against Giants starter Yusmeiro Petit.

Indians 9, Cubs 2

MESA, Ariz. — Jason Kipnis hit his first home run of the spring and Cedric Hunter also connected, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Chicago Cubs.

Kipnis came into the game hitting .227 with two RBIs. He led off the fourth with a home run against reliever Brooks Raley.

Dodgers 3, Mariners 2

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Alex Castellanos hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Seattle Mariners.

Castellanos hit his third homer this spring, connecting against Yoervis Medina.

Rangers (ss) 5, Padres 2

PEORIA, Ariz. — Texas starter Matt Harrison was scratched because of an inflamed toe on his left foot, missing a Rangers’ split squad’s win over the San Diego Padres.

Neil Ramirez and Tanner Scheppers both pitched scoreless innings, starting a nine-pitcher six-hitter.

Rangers (ss) 4, Athletics 3

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Brad Snyder homered and Leonys Martin added an RBI single to help the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics.

Shane Peterson’s two-run single gave Oakland a 3-2 lead in the seventh, but Snyder homered off Ryan Cook in the bottom half and pinch-hitter Jorge Alfaro singled home Edwin Garcia with the go-ahead run.

Diamondbacks 11,

White Sox 9

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Adam Eaton had four hits and Aaron Hill had three, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks defeat the Chicago White Sox.

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