Spring Training Capsules


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Adam Dunn hit a grand slam and a two-run shot off Bruce Chen, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 16-4 victory over a Kansas City Royals split squad Thursday.

Chen allowed 10 runs and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings. He struck out three and walked one.

A.J. Pierzynski also homered off Chen in the fifth inning.

Billy Butler hit his third home run of the spring in the fourth, a solo shot off White Sox starter Zach Stewart in the fourth inning.


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kendrys Morales made his first appearance in an Angels' lineup since May 2010 and had two hits in Los Angeles' win over the Royals.

Hitting right-handed, the switch-hitting Morales bounced a single off Royals left-hander Danny Duffy in the second inning. He then ran hard and slid safely into third on Bobby Abreu's double to left.

Morales added a sharp single to center field.

Angels starter Jered Weaver was hit hard for the second time in three outings. Weaver allowed nine hits and four runs in 4 2-3 innings.

Duffy, competing for a spot in the Royals' rotation, was also hit hard, giving up six runs and 10 hits in 3 1-3 innings.


JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jaime Garcia struck out nine in five innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a victory over Washington.

Garcia struck out two batters in each of the first four innings and didn't allow a walk. He gave up three hits.

The Nationals Gio Gonzalez didn't fare nearly as well, having to be lifted before the end of the fourth inning. In what was easily his worst outing of the spring, Gonzalez allowed eight runs in 3 2-3 innings.


FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Carl Pavano struggled and Baltimore finished with 14 hits in a win over Minnesota.

The Twins' opening-day starter allowed six earned runs and eight hits in four innings.

Joe Mauer went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI for the Twins.

Wei-Yin Chen had another impressive outing for the Orioles, giving up four hits and one run in five innings.


DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Jose Bautista doubled twice and scored a run and Brandon Morrow allowed one hit over six innings, outdueling Cliff Lee and leading Toronto to a victory over Philadelphia.

Lee allowed one run and struck out seven in six innings. He escaped a first-inning jam by striking out the side, two coming after Kelly Johnson singled and Bautista doubled. He allowed a run in the fourth when Bautista doubled and scored on Adam Lind's single.

Morrow, Carlos Villanueva, Darren Oliver and Jason Frasor limited the Phillies to four hits.


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey gave up just one hit in 6 1-3 innings and the New York Mets beat the Houston Astros.

Dickey held Houston hitless until giving up a single to Justin Ruggiano in the sixth. Dickey allowed one run, struck out four and walked three.

Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez struggled for the second consecutive outing. After allowing seven runs in 3 1-3 innings against Atlanta, he gave up four runs and walked five in 3 2-3 innings. Two of the Mets runs came on bases-loaded walks.


BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- James Shields had his toughest outing of the spring in Tampa Bay'swin over Pittsburgh.

He gave up five runs, three earned, in 5 2-3 innings. Shields allowed 10 hits, including homers to Rod Barajas and Yamaico Navarro, but struck out six and walked two.

Pirates starter Jeff Karstens allowed three runs, two earned, and four hits in five innings.


KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Pastornicky had four hits and Freddie Freeman added three and the Atlanta Braves tied the Miami Marlins in 10 innings just hours after Chipper Jones said he will retire at the end of the season.

Jones did not play.

Brandon Beachy started for the Braves and allowed four runs in five innings. He walked one and struggled with his control, but four relievers came in and allowed only one run.

Ricky Nolasco won 10 games last season, most of any returning Marlin, and allowed three runs in 4 1-3 innings, walking two. Jose Reyes and John Buck each had two hits and a double for Miami.


PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez allowed a run in four innings and the Cleveland Indians beat a San Diego split squad.

Jimenez, who entered with a 9.31 ERA, struck out four and walked one.

Travis Hafner hit a solo homer and had an RBI groundout for Cleveland.

Cory Luebke allowed a run, four hits and struck out six in five innings for San Diego.

Chase Headley and Everth Cabrera both hit solo home runs for San Diego. Cabrera also had an RBI triple.

Shin-Soo Choo had two doubles for the Indians.


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Guillermo Moscoso allowed five runs and seven hits in three innings for Colorado in a loss to San Diego in a game between split squads.

Moscoso is still competing for a spot in the Padres' rotation. He went 8-10 in 23 games -- 21 starts -- for Oakland last year. He walked three and struck out three.

Eric Young Jr. led off the game with his first homer, off San Diego's Casey Kelly.

Kelly allowed two runs and six hits in four innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer and two run-scoring singles for San Diego.


SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano and Ian Stewart each homered to power the Cubs past a Texas split squad.

Joe Mather and Brett Jackson also connected for the Cubs, who amassed 15 hits against five Texas pitchers.

Matt Garza held the Rangers to three unearned runs on two hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out three.

Colby Lewis gave us six runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings for the Rangers. Lewis struck out three.