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Spring training roundup: Sale fans 7 in spring debut

Updated: 17-03-2019 08:14 IST
Spring training roundup: Sale fans 7 in spring debut

Chris Sale made his spring training debut in impressive fashion, striking out seven over four innings as the host Boston Red Sox posted a 6-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday at Fort Myers, Fla. The Red Sox delayed Sale's spring preparation after the team made a long postseason run while winning the World Series. Sale recorded Boston's last three outs in its clinching Game 5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Mookie Betts hit a home run for the Red Sox, his first of the spring. Ozzie Albies had two hits for the Braves. Cardinals 8, Nationals 5

Nolan Gorman, St. Louis' 18-year-old top prospect, hit a home run, while Randy Arozarena and Andrew Knizner went deep as well as the visiting Cardinals won at West Palm Beach, Fla. Yan Gomes hit a home run for Washington. Marlins 11, Mets 6

Pedro Alvarez came off the bench to hit two home runs and drove in five runs as host Florida won at Jupiter, Fla. Michael Conforto hit a home run for New York. Tigers 6, Pirates 3

Christin Stewart hit a home run, his third of the spring, and drove in three runs as host Detroit won at Lakeland, Fla. Bryan Reynolds had a two-run single for Pittsburgh. Yankees 17, Blue Jays (ss) 7

Aaron Judge hit one of six New York home runs and the host Yankees pounded out 19 hits in the victory at Tampa, Fla. Veterans Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales hit home runs for Toronto. Astros 13, Phillies 5

Michael Brantley had three hits and drove in three runs, while Yordan Alvarez and Max Stassi each had two RBIs as visiting Houston won at Clearwater, Fla. J.T. Realmuto hit his third home run of the spring as Philadelphia played without Bryce Harper, who sat with a bruised right ankle. Orioles 4, Blue Jays (ss) 3

Austin Hays hit a home run in the eighth inning to put visiting Baltimore ahead for good in the victory at Dunedin, Fla. Right-hander Sam Gaviglio gave up two runs on two hits over 3 2/3 innings, with five strikeouts, for Toronto. Reds 5, Rangers 2

Phillip Ervin hit a three-run homer and Tucker Barnhart hit a solo blast during a four-run fifth inning as host Cincinnati downed Texas at Goodyear, Ariz. Logan Forsythe homered for the Rangers. Royals (ss) 6, Brewers (ss) 2

Right-hander Homer Bailey tossed four shutout innings as Kansas City defeated visiting Milwaukee at Surprise, Ariz. Jesus Aguilar recorded a two-run single for the Brewers. Giants 10, Padres (ss) 3

Brandon Crawford went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Joe Panik went 3-for-3 and scored twice as host San Francisco trounced San Diego at Scottsdale, Ariz. Manny Machado was hitless in three at-bats for the Padres to see his batting average drop to .174. Dodgers 2, White Sox 0

Austin Barnes hit a two-run home run in the second innings as Los Angeles blanked host Chicago at Glendale, Ariz. The White Sox had just four hits, all singles. Brewers (ss) 5, Rockies 4

Tuffy Gosewisch delivered the game-winning single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Milwaukee over Colorado at Phoenix. Trevor Story hit a two-run homer for the Rockies. Indians 7, Angels 2

Roberto Perez went 3-for-3 with an RBI and Brandon Barnes homered as visiting Cleveland defeated Los Angeles at Tempe, Ariz. Taylor Ward went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Angels. Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 1

David Bote homered and drove in two runs and Anthony Rizzo also had two RBIs as Chicago rolled past host Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz. Ildemaro Vargas went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Diamondbacks. Padres (ss) 10, Royals (ss) 5

Franchy Cordero homered and drove in four runs as host San Diego dispatched Kansas City at Peoria, Ariz. Brian Goodwin homered for the Royals. Twins-Rays, canceled

The contest between visiting Minnesota and Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., wasn't played due to rain. --Field Level Media