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|Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:52 am Post subject: Friday's MLB Spring Training Capsules
|FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Marlins newcomer Mark Buehrle was tagged for five runs in 2 1-3 innings and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated Miami 5-0 Friday cheap mlb jerseys.
Buehrle allowed six hits and walked two in his second spring training start. He threw 70 pitches against what could be the Cardinals' opening day lineup cheap nba jerseys.
Matt Holliday hit his first home run of the spring and is batting .500 in exhibition play.
Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook tossed four shutout innings, allowing two cheap nfl jerseys.
St. Louis first baseman Lance Berkman returned to action for the first time since Sunday and doubled. He'd been out with a sore left knee.
TIGERS 9, METS 0
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets ace Johan Santana struggled for the first time this spring and was pulled in the third inning of a loss to Detroit.
Out of the majors last year while recovering from shoulder surgery, Santana had not allowed a run in his first two exhibition starts. But the two-time Cy Young gave up five runs — four earned — on four hits and two walks in 2 2-3 innings. He didn't have any strikeouts.
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Santana retired his first four batters, but seven of the next 10 hitters reached base against the left-hander.
Detroit starter Rick Porcello threw four scoreless innings, giving up four hits and striking out three.
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TWINS (SS) 2, RED SOX 1
Joe Mauer made his first spring training start at first base for a Minnesota split squad in a win over Boston.
The Twins' regular catcher went 1 for 2 with a walk. First baseman Justin Morneau went 0 for 4 as the designated hitter.
Red Sox ace Jon Lester struck out two, walked one and hit two batters in in four innings. He gave up two runs and five hits in his fourth spring training start.
Andrew Miller, recovered from a shoulder setback and still vying for a spot in the Red Sox's rotation, pitched a hitless inning.
ORIOLES 3, TWINS (SS) 1
FORT MYERS (AP) — Nick Blackburn had another impressive start, striking out three and allowing just one hit in four scoreless innings for a Minnesota Twins split squad in a loss to Baltimore.
The right-hander, who is coming off an inconsistent, injury-slowed 7-10 season, has given up four hits and no runs through seven innings this spring.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, who struggled late last year with a slight right labrum tear after coming over in a trade from the Rangers, went 2 for 4 with a double.
Baltimore's Chris Tillman gave up four hits and a run in three innings.
PIRATES 3, PHILLIES 2
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Cliff Lee allowed two home runs in 4 2-3 innings and was out pitched by Kevin Correia, who gave up one hit in four scoreless and led Pittsburgh to a win over Philadelphia.
Starling Marte took Lee deep in the first and later singled against the former Cy Young winner. Lee allowed three runs on five hits and a walk. He struck out five.
Correia, Pittsburgh's opening-day starter last year, breezed through a Philadelphia lineup without most of its stars. Hunter Pence was one of only a few Phillies regulars in the lineup, and he struck out twice in three at-bats.