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AP PHOTOThe New York Mets' Lucas Duda hits a solo home run during the second inning of an exhibition game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday in Kissimmee, Fla.
AP PHOTOThe New York Mets' Lucas Duda hits a solo home run during the second inning of an exhibition game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday in Kissimmee, Fla.
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Lucas Duda homered and Jeremy Hefner struck out the last six batters he faced in a five-inning stint to help the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Friday.

Hefner, bidding for a spot in the Mets’ rotation, gave up home runs to Juan Francisco and Freddie Freeman before finishing strong. Hefner allowed five hits, struck out seven and walked one.

B.J. Upton had a double and single in three at-bats for the Braves, raising his spring average to .444 (20 for 44). He is 10 for 14 in his past five games.

Rays 3, Phillies 1

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Stephen Vogt hit a two-run home run to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Tampa Bay Rays a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Phillies starter John Lannan allowed two hits and walked one in five shutout innings, and Carlos Ruiz singled in the team’s only run in the second inning.

Shelley Duncan homered in the seventh to tie it, and Rays teammate Evan Longoria continued his strong spring with two hits more hits.

Red Sox (ss) 3, Orioles 3

SARASOTA, Fla. — Ryan Flaherty’s two-run home run in the 10th inning earned the Baltimore Orioles a tie with a Boston Red Sox split squad.

The Red Sox scored two runs in the top of the 10th on a home run by Juan Carlos Linares and an RBI single by Ronald Bermudez.

In the bottom of the 10th, Russ Canzler singled with two outs, and Flaherty, who already has a game-winning home run this spring, hit a two-run homer.

Yankees 7, Marlins 3

TAMPA, Fla. — New York ace CC Sabathia made his spring training debut, allowing two runs and eight hits over five innings in the Yankees’ victory over the Miami Marlins.

The left-hander struck out two and walked one in his first game since arthroscopic surgery Oct. 25 to remove a bone spur from his left elbow. He pitched in several simulated games before making the start Friday.

Derek Jeter played shortstop flawlessly for the second time since ankle surgery last fall. The New York captain went 1 for 3, hitting a single between short and third in the third.

Pirates 3, Astros 2

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jonathan Sanchez pitched three strong innings and Garrett Jones and Ivan DeJesus Jr. each had two hits in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ exhibition victory over the Houston Astros.

Sanchez, the left-hander trying to earn a spot in the Pirates’ rotation, gave up a leadoff single to Jose Altuve in the first inning, then retired nine in a row.

Cardinals 5, Nationals 1

JUPITER, Fla. — Adam Wainwright limited Washington to one run in six strong innings and Matt Adams hit a three-run homer in the St. Louis Cardinals’ exhibition victory over the Nationals.

Facing mostly Washington backups, Wainwright took a shutout into the sixth inning and allowed only three hits in his second consecutive impressive start.

Jon Jay and Adams homered in a four-run first inning for the Cardinals. Nationals starter Dan Haren rebounded after that, allowing one earned run and two hits in the next four innings.

Tigers 4, Blue Jays 2

LAKELAND, Fla. — Jhonny Peralta hit his first home run of the spring, and Rick Porcello allowed four hits and two runs in five innings to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays.

Porcello, competing with Drew Smyly for the final spot in the Tigers’ rotation, struck out four. Porcello allowed Andy LaRoche’s solo homer to Andy LaRoche in the second inning.

Diamondbacks 2, A’s 2

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona’s Brandon McCarthy and Oakland’s Bartolo Colon each gave up a pair of runs in four innings, their longest outings of the spring, in the Diamondbacks’ tie with the Oakland Athletics.

McCarthy, facing his former Oakland teammates for the first time, gave up three hits, struck out six and walked two. Both of Oakland’s runs came in the fourth.

Padres (ss) 8, Dodgers (ss) 7

PEORIA, Ariz. — Andrew Cashner allowed one run on three hits in 2 1-3 innings in the San Diego Padres’ split-squad victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Cashner struck out two in his second spring outing, using primarily fastballs that reached 97 mph.

San Diego’s Will Venable went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs in his first game since injuring his side last week.

White Sox 15, Cubs 3

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dayan Viciedo hit a grand slam and a two-run double, Dewayne Wise and Jordan Danks also homered, and Gavin Floyd allowed one run over 5 1-3 innings in the Chicago White Sox’s victory over the Chicago Cubs.

The Sox beat their crosstown rival for the second time in two games this season.

Royals (ss) 7, Padres (ss) 5

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Luke Hochevar worked two perfect innings in relief, David Lough had two more hits and a Kansas City Royals split-squad rallied to beat a San Diego Padres split-squad.

Hochevar, the first player selected in the 2006 draft, was sent to the bullpen Wednesday after struggling the past five seasons as a starter. He struck out two and threw 16 strikes in 23 pitches.

Mariners 8, Angels 5

TEMPE, Ariz. — Julio Morban homered twice and Seattle right-hander Jeremy Bonderman allowed two runs in four innings in his second spring start to help the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels.

Morban hit a two-run shot off Angels starter Tommy Hanson in the second for his first homer of the spring, and added another two-run blast off Billy Buckner in the eighth.

Brewers 4, Indians 3

PHOENIX — Aramis Ramirez had a single in two at-bats in his return to Milwaukee’s lineup after missing two weeks because of a sprained left knee, helping the Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians.

Giants 5, Rangers 2

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Matt Cain gave up two hits in five shutout innings and Hunter Pence and Andres Torres hit two-run homers in the San Francisco Giants’ victory over the Texas Rangers.

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