PHOENIX (AP) -- His first time up for the Angels, Albert Pujols hit an RBI double.
So far, so good.
The new Angels slugger finished 2 for 3, ending his spring debut by popping up with the bases loaded in the third inning of Los Angeles' 9-1 win over an Oakland Athletics split-squad Monday.
"That was fun," Pujols said of batting in each of the first three innings. "Hopefully we get to do that a lot this season."
Left-hander C.J. Wilson, the Angels' other big free-agent acquisition, tossed two scoreless innings in his spring debut.
Pujols agreed to a $240 million, 10-year deal over the winter, leaving the St. Louis Cardinals after 11 seasons.
Oakland starter Brad Peacock was charged with four runs and four hits in 1 2-3 innings.
TIGERS 4, BLUE JAYS 2
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- AL MVP Justin Verlander pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut, leading the Tigers to the victory.
Verlander gave up one hit and struck out one. He was the unanimous AL Cy Young Award winner last year after going 24-5, including a no-hitter at Toronto.
A day after launching nine home runs against Atlanta on a windy day, the Tigers were held to a pair of extra-base hits -- a double by Delmon Young and a triple from Quintin Berry.
Colby Rasmus doubled and singled for the Blue Jays.
RED SOX 10, TWINS 2
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Clay Buchholz pitched two hitless innings and David Ortiz homered for Boston.
Buchholz, who missed much of last season with a stress fracture in his back, struck out two and walked two.
Jason Marquis struggled in his debut for Minnesota, allowing four runs in 1 2-3 innings.
Boston scored four times in the second and led 5-0 after three. Backup catcher Daniel Butler added a three-run homer in the seventh inning.
Joe Mauer went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Minnesota.
MARLINS 4, CARDINALS 3
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Josh Johnson retired the first five batters but failed to make it through the second inning in his first game since May for the Marlins, who beat the Cardinals in the spring training opener for both teams.
After a smooth start, Johnson gave up a single, a double and a walk, and departed with the bases loaded. He threw 41 pitches, including third strikes to Jon Jay and Matt Holliday in the first inning.
Johnson made only nine starts last year before right shoulder inflammation ended his season.
Kyle Lohse, who led the Cardinals last year in victories and ERA, pitched the first two innings and allowed only one runner -- Greg Dobbs, who homered.
PHILLIES 9, YANKEES 3
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Blanton threw two shutout innings for Philadelphia, and third baseman Placido Polanco drove home the game's first run.
For both Blanton and Polanco, it was their first chance to get on the field after injury-plagued 2011 seasons.
The 31-year-old Blanton allowed two hits and struck out one.
The Yankees got their first look at offseason acquisition Michael Pineda, who allowed one hit one in two scoreless innings. The 23-year-old right-hander was acquired from Seattle in a trade that sent catching prospect Jesus Montero to the Mariners.
BRAVES 10, ASTROS 5
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Heyward hit a two-run single and Jair Jurrjens pitched two innings to help Atlanta get the win.
Heyward is trying to bounce back after he hit just .227 with 14 homers and 42 RBIs last year. Jurrjens gave up two runs and three hits in his first game since his season was cut short by a balky right knee.
Dan Uggla homered and Brian McCann had two hits for Atlanta, which scored six runs in the last three innings.
Houston starter Jordan Lyles gave up two runs and four hits in two innings. Jed Lowrie, Matt Downs and J.B. Shuck each had two of the Astros' 11 hits.
REDS 12, INDIANS 7
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Joey Votto and Jay Bruce each drove in a pair of runs against Justin Masterson, powering the Reds to the victory.
Bruce singled, doubled and walked.
Masterson retired only four batters, allowing six runs and five hits. Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto pitched two innings and gave up one run. Both have been selected to start on opening day.
Derek Lowe, acquired from Atlanta in a trade on Oct. 31, pitched two scoreless innings in his first appearance for the Indians.
MARINERS 13, PADRES 7
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Dustin Ackley had three hits to help Seattle get the win.
Hitting in the leadoff spot, Ackley doubled to left-center against Dustin Moseley in the first inning. Ackley, who scored two runs, singled to right in the third and also tripled to center to start the fifth.
Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin doubled, singled and walked in his spring debut.
Moseley yielded two runs and two hits over two innings in his first start since July 26. The right-hander had surgery on Aug. 3 to repair the capsule in his left shoulder and missed the rest of the season.
Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma allowed a run and three hits in one inning.
ROYALS 7, RANGERS 6
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Elvis Andrus went 3 for 3 and scored three times in the Rangers' loss.
Derek Holland, who won 16 games for Texas last season, allowed one run and three hits over two innings in his first spring start.
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer to trim Texas' lead to 6-3 in the fifth. Derrick Robinson added a two-out, two run single in the sixth, and pinch-hitter Kevin Kouzmanoff delivered a two-run double with two out in the ninth to give the Royals the victory.
Kansas City left-hander Bruce Chen gave up five runs and seven hits in 1 2-3 innings. One run was unearned after second baseman Johnny Giavotella's throwing error.
ORIOLES (SS) 3, RAYS 1
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Wade Davis got off to a strong start in his campaign to keep his spot in Tampa Bay's rotation, pitching two scoreless innings.
Alfredo Simon and three other Orioles pitchers combined to limit the Rays to one hit until the ninth inning, when Pedro Strop allowed a leadoff single to Jeff Salazar and Stephen Vogt's one-out RBI double.
Davis won 11 games in 2011, helping Tampa Bay to its third playoff berth in four years. But with as many as eight pitchers likely to get a shot at starting games some time this season, the 26-year-old's spot in the rotation could be at stake in the coming weeks.
The right-hander allowed one hit and struck one in a sharp spring debut.
ATHLETICS (SS) 8, CUBS 7
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Josh Reddick collected two more hits and Brandon Allen drove in another run for Oakland.
Reddick has at least one hit in each of his three exhibition games, and Allen already has eight RBIs this spring.
Non-roster invitee Yordy Cabrera led off the ninth inning with a home run against right-hander Tony Zych, lifting the Oakland split-squad to the victory.
Blake DeWitt hit a three-run homer off A's starter Bartolo Colon in the second inning. Jeff Baker added two hits, including a double, and scored two runs for Chicago.
DODGERS 6, WHITE SOX 4
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chad Billingsley pitched two scoreless innings for the Dodgers.
Billingsley, likely to be the Dodgers' No. 2 starter behind NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, gave up only a single to Alexei Ramirez.
Dodgers star Andre Ethier hit a double in his first at-bat of the spring against Philip Humber.
Led by prospect Scott Van Slyke's two-run homer, the Dodgers scored five times in the sixth off White Sox prospect Nestor Molina, acquired in the offseason trade that sent closer Sergio Santos to Toronto. Van Slyke is the son of former major leaguer Andy Van Slyke.
PIRATES 10, ORIOLES (SS) 3
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Brian Matusz pitched two ineffective innings in his spring debut, and a split-squad of Orioles lost to the Pirates.
Matusz yielded three runs and six hits, but allowed just one hard-hit ball -- an RBI double by Josh Harrison in the first. He struck out three and walked none.
The 25-year-old left-hander was 1-9 with a 10.69 ERA last season. He lost his last nine decisions, and his ERA was the highest-ever for a pitcher making at least 10 starts.
Matt Hague hit a two-run homer in the second inning and finished with three RBIs for the Pirates, who had 18 hits. Hague, Alex Presley and Starling Marte each had three hits.
NATIONALS 3, METS 1
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Rick Ankiel hit his first spring homer to help Washington get the win.
Ankiel, who is working on a more relaxed batting stance, connected against Dillon Gee in the second inning, driving a 2-0 fastball over the left-field wall.
The top of the batting order accounted for the Mets' only run in the first inning. New leadoff batter Andres Torres walked, stole second and scored on Daniel Murphy's two-out single to center off John Lannan.
Lannan allowed three hits in three innings. Bryce Harper, Washington's top prospect, went 2 for 2 with a walk.
ROCKIES 6, DIAMONDBACKS 5
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Gerardo Parra led off the game with a double and later hit a solo home run in the Diamondbacks' loss.
Parra, a Gold Glove winner in 2011, is now the fourth outfielder for Arizona behind newcomer Jason Kubel. Parra homered off Jhoulys Chacin.
The Rockies won in the bottom of the ninth when Ben Paulsen hit a solo home run off Jonathan Albaladejo.
The game included six errors, four by Arizona. Colorado first baseman Chad Tracy, son of Rockies manager Jim Tracy, had a misplay in the first inning that allowed two runs to score.
Nolan Arenado and Jonathan Herrera, a late lineup addition in place of the ill Troy Tulowitzki, each hit RBI doubles off Arizona starter Daniel Hudson.
BREWERS 7, GIANTS 3
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Cain pitched two scoreless innnings in his spring debut for San Francisco before Milwaukee rallied from a 3-0 deficit.
Travis Ishikawa and Zelous Wheeler homered and Chris Narveson threw two scoreless innings for the Brewers.
Aubrey Huff homered and Gregor Blanco stole two bases and scored twice for the Giants.
Pinch-hitter Wheeler hit a two run homer in the sixth as Milwaukee scored three unearned runs off Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt to tie the score. In the seventh, late-game replacement Justin Christian mishandled Ishikawa's deep fly ball with two runners on and two outs, allowing the go-ahead runs to score.
Ishikawa added a solo homer in the ninth.