Spring Training Capsules


KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Beltran hit his first home run for the St. Louis Cardinals, a leadoff drive off Julio Teheran in the sixth inning during Monday's 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Beltran, who signed a free agent after splitting last year between the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants, also had a single.

Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the fourth against Randall Delgado.

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn pitched four perfect innings, then allowed one run, two hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly in the fifth.


CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera left a loss to Philadelphia with a bloody face after a hard grounder from Hunter Pence hit him near the right eye.

Cabrera was taken to a hospital to receive stitches and get precautionary X-rays.

Jimmy Rollins hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly for the Phillies.

Before the game, the Phillies announced that second baseman Chase Utley left camp to see a specialist for his injured knees and he's likely to start the season on the disabled list.

Freddy Galvis, the leading candidate to replace Utley, hit a two-run triple to tie it at 3.


JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Miami's Anibal Sanchez gave up six runs and seven hits in just 2 2-3 innings.

All the hits against Sanchez were singles. He threw 38 of 49 pitches for strikes as his ERA rose from 0.00 to 11.57.

Brett Wallace hit a three-run homer, just inside the right-field foul pole, on Wade LeBlanc's second pitch.

Jose Reyes had hit first three-hit game of spring training, raising his batting average from .182 to .269.


FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Felix Doubront's bid for a spot in Boston's starting rotation took a hit when he allowed eight hits in 4 2-3 innings. The left-hander gave up two runs, struck out three and walked one.

Twins starter Jason Marquis allowed three runs, five hits and two walks in four innings with two strikeouts.

Pinch-hitter Joe Benson put the Twins ahead with a three-run double in the sixth.

Loser Mark Melancon allowed three runs and three hits in one inning.