Grapefruit League game roundup: March 15

Recaps from March 15 action in the Grapefruit League.

Rays 3, Phillies 1

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Vogt hit a two-run home run to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.

Phillies starter John Lannan allowed two hits and walked one in five shutout innings, and Carlos Ruiz singled in the team's only run in the second inning.

Shelley Duncan homered in the seventh to tie it, and Rays teammate Evan Longoria continued his strong spring with two hits more hits.

Matt Moore pitched five strong innings for Tampa Bay, striking out seven while allowing three hits and two walks. His only run allowed was unearned, though it came following his errant pickoff throw in the second inning.

Cardinals 5, Nationals 1

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Wainwright limited Washington to one run in six strong innings and Matt Adams hit a three-run homer in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-1 exhibition victory over the Nationals on Friday.

Facing mostly Washington backups, Wainwright took a shutout into the sixth inning and allowed only three hits in his second consecutive impressive start.

Jon Jay and Adams homered in a four-run first inning for the Cardinals. Nationals starter Dan Haren rebounded after that, allowing one earned run and two hits in the next four innings.

Haren, the right-hander who signed a one-year deal with the Nationals in the offseason, gave up five earned runs and six hits in five innings. He has a 5.79 ERA in four spring starts.

Wainwright had a rough start against the Nationals on March 2, but noticed he wasn't striding far enough toward home plate when a fan gave him a picture to sign as he left the parking lot. The right-hander extended his stride about 6 inches and has regained his form in the past two outings.

The opening day starter has a 2.76 ERA in four spring starts.

Former pitcher Micah Owings went 2 for 2 as a left fielder for the Nationals. He's hitting .429.

Mets 5, Braves 2

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Lucas Duda homered and Jeremy Hefner struck out the last six batters he faced in a five-inning stint to help the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Friday.

Hefner, bidding for a spot in the Mets' rotation, gave up home runs to Juan Francisco and Freddie Freeman before finishing strong. Hefner allowed five hits, struck out seven and walked one.

B.J. Upton had a double and single in three at-bats for the Braves, raising his spring average to .444 (20 for 44). He is 10 for 14 in his past five games.

Braves starter Tim Hudson gave up five hits and two runs over six innings after allowing nine hits and six runs in his previous start.

Zach Lutz had two hits for the Mets, and Aaron Laffey pitched 2 1-3 hitless innings to close the game.

Orioles 3, Red Sox (ss) 3

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan Flaherty's two-run home run in the 10th inning earned the Baltimore Orioles a 3-3 tie with a Boston Red Sox split squad on Friday.

The Red Sox scored two runs in the top of the 10th on a home run by Juan Carlos Linares and an RBI single by Ronald Bermudez.

In the bottom of the 10th, Russ Canzler singled with two outs, and Flaherty, who already has a game-winning home run this spring, hit a two-run homer.

In the first nine innings, Zach Britton, competing with several others to be Baltimore's fifth starter, and four others, allowed just two hits to the Red Sox. Britton gave up one hit in 3 2-3 innings.

Clayton Mortensen, vying for a spot on the Red Sox staff, allowed two hits in three innings.

Pirates 3, Astros 2

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Sanchez pitched three strong innings and Garrett Jones and Ivan DeJesus Jr. each had two hits in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 3-2 exhibition victory over the Houston Astros on Friday.

Sanchez, the left-hander trying to earn a spot in the Pirates' rotation, gave up a leadoff single to Jose Altuve in the first inning, then retired nine in a row.

Tyler Greene's single in the fifth off Jeanmar Gomez was Houston's only other hit until Jose Martinez drove in two runs with a two-out single in the ninth.

Houston starter Brad Peacock gave up one run on four hits in five innings. Pedro Alvarez, Jones and DeJesus singled off Peacock in the second inning to produce the Pirates' first run.

Three straight hits off Chia-Jen Lo, including an RBI double by Travis Snider, led to two more Pittsburgh runs in the seventh.

Yankees 7, Marlins 3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- New York ace CC Sabathia made his spring training debut, allowing two runs and eight hits over five innings in the Yankees' 7-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday.

The left-hander struck out two and walked one in his first game since arthroscopic surgery Oct. 25 to remove a bone spur from his left elbow. He pitched in several simulated games before making the start Friday.

Derek Jeter played shortstop flawlessly for the second time since ankle surgery last fall. The New York captain went 1 for 3, hitting a single between short and third in the third.

Francisco Cervelli hit a solo homer in the second, and Travis Hafner had a two-run shot in the third off John Maine. The Florida starter gave up three runs and three hits in three innings.

Tigers 4, Blues Jays 2

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Jhonny Peralta hit his first home run of the spring, and Rick Porcello allowed four hits and two runs in five innings to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Friday.

Porcello, competing with Drew Smyly for the final spot in the Tigers' rotation, struck out four. Porcello allowed Andy LaRoche's solo homer to Andy LaRoche in the second inning.

Peralta lifted his spring training average to .194 with his second-inning homer off Ricky Romero. Austin Jackson hit a double and a triple to raise his average to .223.

Ricky Romero started for the Blue Jays and allowed three earned runs in three innings, pushing his ERA to 7.27. He struck out four and allowed five hits.

Prince Fielder had two hits, including a double, for the Tigers.

Red Sox (ss) 5, Twins 0

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Boston starter Felix Doubront limited Minnesota to two hits in four innings and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer in the fourth in the second of the Red Sox's two split-squad games Friday, a 5-0 night victory over the Minnesota Twins.

The Red Sox also played to a 3-3, 10-inning tie with Baltimore in the afternoon.

Doubront had four strikeouts and walked one.

Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks gave up three runs on five hits in four innings.

The Red Sox opened the scoring in the first when Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a double, took second on Jonny Gomes' infield single and scored when Dustin Pedroia grounded into a double play.

After Saltalamacchia hit his first home run of the spring to make it 3-0 in the fourth, Boston added two runs in the eighth off Brian Duensing. Shannon Wilkerson led off with a bunt single, advanced on Daniel Nava's single to center and scored on Heiker Meneses' double. Daniel Butler drove in Nava with a sacrifice fly.

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