CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Domonic Brown hit his sixth homer of the spring, Kyle Kendrick threw six impressive innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 4-1 Tuesday.
Derek Jeter was scratched from New York’s lineup for “precautionary” reasons because of stiffness in his surgically repaired left ankle, but the team captain could be back Wednesday.
Kendrick allowed one unearned run and two hits, striking out three. Brown continued his torrid hitting and has all-but-officially assured himself a starting spot in the outfield. Brown is hitting .397.
Ryan Howard hit his fifth homer of the spring.
Yankees lefty Boone Logan, who had been out with an elbow injury, struck out two in a scoreless inning in his first appearance this spring. New York starter Adam Warren allowed two runs and seven hits in 3 2-3 innings.
Blue Jays 10, Astros 6
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Mark Buehrle gave up four runs and eight hits over four innings in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 10-6 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Brandon Barnes hit his fourth exhibition homer, a two-run shot during a four-run third off Buehrle. Houston opened the inning with five consecutive hits.
Buehrle is part of a revamped Blue Jays rotation that includes other offseason acquisitions R.A. Dickey and Josh Johnson.
Melky Cabrera hit a first-inning solo homer off Jordan Lyles, who allowed six runs and 10 hits over 3 2-3 innings. The right-hander has struggled as he attempts to keep his rotation spot, giving up 24 runs in 11 2-3 innings overall.
Cardinals 5, Marlins 4
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis starter Shelby Miller retiring the last 11 batters he faced in four scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 Tuesday.
Miller allowed a hit and a walk. Joe Kelly, also competing for a rotation spot, wasn’t nearly as successful. The Marlins tagged him for eight hits and scored their only runs of the game in a four-run fourth.
Marlins’ starter Jacob Turner went five innings, allowing seven hits and four earned runs.
Matt Carpenter hit a two-run double for St. Louis and Kelly singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth.