Sat, 09 Dec 2023

Max Fried gave up only one hit in 6 1/3 innings to remain undefeated this spring, and Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer to lead the visiting Atlanta Braves past the Minnesota Twins 5-0 Sunday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Fried (3-0) walked two and struck out five and hasn't given up an earned run in 111/3 innings his spring. He finished 14-7 with a 2.48 ERA last season.

Ozuna's home run -- his first of the spring -- came in the third inning and completed the scoring.

Twins starter Kenta Maeda (0-1) gave up five runs (all earned) and five hits in four innings. Minnesota finished with just two hits.

Orioles 5, Yankees 3

Anthony Bemboom hit a three-run homer in a four-run fifth inning that carried visiting Baltimore's split squad to the victory over New York in Tampa, Fla.

The Yankees' DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-3 to raise his spring average to .400. He also scored a run.

Marlins 5, Astros 4

Victor Mesa Jr.'s leadoff homer off Brandon Bielak in the bottom of the ninth inning gave host Miami the victory over Houston in Sarasota, Fla.

Mesa finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs, and teammate Garrett Cooper drove in two runs. For the Astros, Corey Julks had two hits and three RBIs.

Cardinals 8, Mets 7

DJ Stewart went 4-for-4 for New York, hitting for the cycle, but it wasn't enough as the host Mets fell to St. Louis in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Stewart finished with four RBIs, and his home run was a two-run shot in the seventh.

St. Louis overcame a five-run, first-inning deficit by scoring two runs in the fifth and six runs over the seventh and eighth innings. Nolan Gorman provided the Cardinals' fifth-inning runs on a home run.

Red Sox 9, Phillies 5

Greg Allen hit a sixth-inning grand slam -- his first home run of the spring -- to help visiting Boston beat Philadelphia in Clearwater, Fla.

The Phillies' Rhys Hoskins hit his third homer of the spring, a solo shot in the first inning.

Rays 1, Blue Jays 0

Harold Ramirez's RBI single in the third inning lifted host Tampa Bay over Toronto in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Rays starter Drew Rasmussen (2-0) surrendered only two hits in five innings, walking none and striking out two. For the Blue Jays, starter Alek Manoah (1-2) gave up one run and five hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Orioles 8, Pirates 0

Adley Rutschman and Heston Kjerstad each hit two-run home runs, and starter Kyle Gibson pitched five innings of three-hit ball to lead Baltimore's split squad to the triumph over Pittsburgh in Sarasota, Fla.

Gibson struck out seven and did not walk a batter, while Nomar Mazara added a two-run double for the Orioles. The Pirates were held to five hits.

Nationals 2, Tigers 1

Jacob Young scored on an error by Detroit shortstop Corey Joyce on Franklin Barreto's ground ball with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give host Washington the victory in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Spencer Torkelson went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Tigers.

--Field Level Media

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