TAMPA, Fla. — Derek Jeter went 0 for 2 to extend his hitless spring training, and the New York Yankees lost to the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The Yankees captain, 0 for 9 in four games, hit into his third double play in the first and had a grounder to third during the third.
Jeter was the designated hitter Tuesday in his first back-to-back games this spring. He played shortstop in in a 4-2 win Monday over the Washington Nationals.
Blue Jays 5, Phillies 3
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Cliff Lee gave up a run in three innings, outpitching fellow Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, but Adam Lind and Dan Johnson each homered for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Lee, the 2008 AL Cy Young winner with Cleveland, allowed three hits and struck out two. He matched up against the 2012 NL winner — with the New York Mets — for the second time in six days. Dickey yielded three runs and four hits in four innings of his second spring start. He struck out two and walked three.
Marlon Byrd hit an opposite-field homer in the third off Dickey.
Pirates 5, Tigers 2
LAKELAND, Fla. — Charlie Morton allowed one hit in three scoreless innings, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates to a victory.
Morton did not strike out a batter, but he kept Detroit off the bases during his short stint, aside from Don Kelly’s second-inning double.
Pittsburgh scored three times in the third off Rick Porcello. Jaff Decker brought a run home with a bunt single, Gregory Polanco hit an RBI double and Pedro Alvarez added a run-scoring groundout.
Mets 6, Astros 2
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Curtis Granderson hit two home runs and Zack Wheeler pitched three scoreless innings as the New York Mets beat the Houston Astros.
Granderson hit a two-run shot in the first inning and added a solo drive in the second. Both home runs were to right field, with the second landing on the sidewalk above the grass berm.
Rays 8, Red Sox 0
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Chris Archer pitched two scoreless innings in his spring training debut, Jose Molina reached base three times and scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox.
Archer, who finished third in the AL Rookie of the Year voting, allowed a hit and struck out one.
Braves 8, Nationals 4
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for Washington, but Phil Gosselin took advantage of Nationals rookie manager Matt Williams defensive shift in the eighth inning to give the Atlanta Braves a victory.
Gosselin hit a bases-loaded triple to a vacated right field — Williams had ordered a five-man infield with one out and the game tied. The Braves added a fourth run in the inning and won for the first time in eight games this spring.