Here’s a look back on Friday’s Cactus League Spring Training games:
Cleveland (6) vs. Arizona (2)
Zach McAllister started for the Indians and pitched four strong innings, allowing three hits, one walk and three strikeouts. McAllister is competing for the fifth spot in the Indians’ rotation but is on the outside looking in. Offensively, Jason Kipnis went 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored. Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with two strikeouts, while shortstop Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Jeremy Hellickson started for the Diamondbacks but lasted just 1.2 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out two. Daniel Hudson, who is working his way back from two Tommy John surgeries on his right elbow, pitched two innings, allowed three runs, two hits, walked two and struck out a pair. Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 from the plate with a stolen base.
Cleveland (7) vs. Chicago Cubs (4)
T.J. House, who is the favorite to land the fifth spot in the rotation, started for the Indians and pitched 4.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out six. Mike Aviles started at third base and went 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored. Catcher Yan Gomes went 1-for-2 at the plate with a walk and a home run. Rookie Clint Frazier, one of the Indians’ top prospects, went 1-for-3 at the plate with three RBI, while top prospect Francisco Lindor started at shortstop and went 0-for-4 on the day.
Tsuyoshi Wada started for the Cubs, but lasted just .2 innings, giving up one run on one hit and one walk. Matt Szczur went 1-for-3 at the plate, hitting his second home run of the spring. Chris Coghlan went 1-for-2 at the plate with a stolen base.
Chicago Cubs (5) vs. Oakland (3)
Jake Arrieta started for the Cubs, pitching four innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out three. Top prospect Addison Russell started at short and went 1-for-1 with an RBI, two walks and two runs scored on the day. Javier Baez went hitless on the day but recorded his first stolen base of the spring. Dexter Fowler started in center field and went 2-for-4 at the plate.
Drew Pomeranz pitched three innings, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six. Prospect Max Muncy provided the offense with a 3-for-3 day at the plate, recoding a double, a homer and three RBI. Stephen Vogt started at catcher but went hitless at the plate.
Colorado (5) vs. Chicago White Sox (2)
Tyler Matzek started for the Rockies and pitched three innings, allowing one hit, one walk, while striking out three. Jon Gray, the Rockies’ top prospect, pitched two innings and allowed two hits. D.J. LeMahieu provided the offense, going 2-for-4 from the plate with a run and RBI. Wilin Rosario played first base and went 1-for-2 on the day.
Jose Quintana went 2.2 innings, allowing one hit while striking out three. Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a triple on the day. Gordon Beckham, who is competing for the second-base job, started at second and went hitless at the plate. Emilio Bonifacio started at third base and went 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Kansas City (8) vs. Oakland (4)
Edinson Volquez started for the Royals, lasting 2.1 innings allowing two runs on five hits, recording one strikeout. Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI while catcher Salvador Perez provided the power, going 2-for-2 at the plate with a 3-run homer. Raul Mondesi, the Royals’ top prospect, played shortstop and went 0-for-1 on the day.
Chris Bassitt, who started for the A’s, gave up five runs on seven hits while striking out two over three innings of work. Speedster Billy Burns highlighted the A’s offense, going 3-for-4 on the day and recorded his third stolen base of the spring. Billy Butler played first base and went 1-for-2 at the plate with two RBI.
San Diego (7) vs. Angels (3)
Tyson Ross started for the Padres and tossed three innings, allowing one run on two hits, two walks and striking out one. Tommy Medica, who will challenge Yonder Alonso for time at first base this season, started at first and went 2-for-3 on the day with two runs scored. Top-catching prospect Austin Hedges went 1-for-2 at the plate with two RBI.
Matt Shoemaker pitched four innings, allowing five runs on six hits, walking one and striking out two. Collin Cowgill started in center and went 1-for-1 with a walk and recorded his third stolen base of the spring. Grant Green, who is competing for the second-base job, started at third base and went 2-for-3 on the day.
Seattle (10) vs. Milwaukee (5)
J.A. Happ started for the Mariners and pitched three scoreless innings and recorded two strikeouts. The Mariners’ offense totaled 14 hits on the day, two of those coming off the bat of Dustin Ackley and three from second baseman Chris Taylor. Nelson Cruz started at DH and went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored on the day. Catcher Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with two RBI.
Mike Fiers took the mound for the Brewers but lasted just two innings while giving up four runs on five hits and walked three. Starters Jean Segura, Carlos Gomez, Aramis Ramirez and Scooter Gennett were all hitless on the day. Left fielder Brian Petersen recorded two hits while catcher Juan Centeno provided the pop with a solo home run.
Texas (3) vs. San Francisco (0)
Rangers’ pitching struck out 14 batters on the day. Nick Martinez started and struck out four over 2.2 scoreless innings. Ross Detwiler pitched two scoreless frames, striking out two while Alex Claudio pitched 1.2 innings and recorded three strikeouts. Rangers’ top prospect, Joey Gallo, provided all the offense, going 2-for-4 with a three-run blast and recorded his second stolen base of the spring. Delino DeShields started in center and went 2-for-3 on the day.
Veteran Jake Peavy started for the Giants, tossing four innings while giving up three runs on three hits and recorded two strikeouts. Brandon Belt went 1-for-3 with a triple at the plate and catcher Buster Posey went 1-for-2 on the day.
Cincinnati (3) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (3)
Jason Marquis pitched four innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out one. Aroldis Chapman registered two innings of work, allowing one run on one hit and striking out one. Kristopher Negron started at shortstop and went 2-for-3 at the plate. Kyle Waldrop started in right and went 1-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored and a stolen base.
Brandon McCarthy started for the Dodgers and pitched three innings, allowing one run on three hits, walking one and striking out one. Joc Pederson continues to have a strong spring, going 2-for-2 at the plate with a stolen base. Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with an RBI on the day. Dodgers’ top prospect, Corey Seager, had an unofficial at-bat and recorded a sacrifice fly on the night.
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