CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Freddy Galvis homered and drove in three runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 10-1 Tuesday.
Galvis, who hadn’t played an inning in the outfield in six professional seasons, made his first start of spring training in left field, a position where the Phillies do not have a set opening-day starter. The 23-year-old Galvis, usually a shortstop, went 2 for 4 with two runs scored.
Galvis hit a two-run homer off Robert Hernandez with one out in the fifth inning, his third of spring training, and added an RBI single against Hernandez during a five-run sixth. Hernandez allowed nine runs and 11 hits in six innings.
Domonic Brown went 3 for 4 with two doubles, and Ryan Howard and Humberto Quintero had two hits apiece.
Marlins 8, Nationals 5
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, including a drive high off the hitters’ background screen in center field, to help the Miami Marlins defeat the Washington Nationals 8-5 Tuesday.
Bryce Harper singled in each of his first two times up to extend his streak of consecutive at-nats with hits to nine, He walked in the fifth, then left the game.
Harper is hitting .476 (30 for 63) with three homers and 14 RBIs.
Stanton’s homers, his first since Feb. 26, gave him three in the exhibition season. They were his first since returning from the World Baseball Classic.
Chris Valaika and Chris Coghlan also homered for the Marlins.
Roger Bernadina homered for the Nationals, who scored three unearned runs with the help of two errors..
Dan Haren alllowed five runs and seven hits — including four home runs — in six innings. Henderson Alvarez gave up four runs — one earned — and five hits in five innings.
Cardinals 11, Mets 4
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Pete Kozma hit a grand slam and Yadier Molina added a two-run homer, leading Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets 11-4 on Tuesday.
Wainwright made his final Grapefruit League start and pitched six solid innings. He allowed two runs and seven hits and struck out three.
Mets starter Jeremy Hefner received a scare in the top of the fourth when he was hit on his pitching elbow by a one-hopper off the bat of Carlos Beltran. Hefner immediately left the game with a bruised right elbow and was listed as day-to-day.
Lucas Duda drove in all four Mets runs with a homer, double and single.
Blue Jays 6, Pirates 3
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Rajai Davis and Adam Lind hit solo home runs, helping the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.
With the score tied at 3, Davis led off the bottom of the fourth inning with his third spring home run. Lind opened the sixth with his second exhibition shot.
Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero gave up two earned runs on six hits and three walks in 4 1-3 innings.
Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez allowed four runs and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings. The left-hander struck out six and walked one, and also hit a double.
Orioles 9, Twins 4
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Nick Markakis got a hit in his return to Baltimore’s lineup while Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks exited early after being struck in the hand by a batted ball Tuesday in the Orioles’ 9-4 win over Minnesota.
Markakis went 1 for 5 as the designated hitter in his first exhibition game since March 1 after recovering from a herniated disk in his neck.
Hendriks, still in the mix for the back end of Minnesota’s rotation, gave up four hits and fanned two in 2 2-3 scoreless innings until a ball hit by Brian Roberts struck him in the pitching hand.
Hendriks had swelling in his right hand but said he expected to throw his normal bullpen session Thursday.
Nate McLouth got three hits and scored twice for Baltimore.
Braves 6, Tigers 5
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Tim Hudson pitched four innings in his final spring tuneup while Braves reliever Jonny Venters left early with a sprained elbow Tuesday in Atlanta’s 6-5 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Hudson allowed one run. He is set to start the opener next Monday at home against Philadelphia.
Venters exited in the sixth after hurting his left elbow in his first appearance since March 13, when he walked four. The lefty was listed as day-to-day.
Juan Francisco hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth off Brayan Villarreal. Ramiro Pena also homered for the Braves.
Don Kelly went 4 for 4 with a home run and two doubles for the Tigers.
Shawn Hill started for the Tigers and allowed two earned runs in five innings. He was sent to Triple-A Toledo after his outing.
Astros, Yankees tie
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Vernon Wells went 0 for 3 with an RBI groundout in his debut with the Yankees, and the Houston Astros and New York played to a 4-all tie Tuesday night in 10 innings.
The Yankees completed a trade with the Los Angeles Angels earlier in the day to get Wells. The 34-year-old outfielder flied out twice and had a hard grounder during a three-run sixth.
Opening day starter CC Sabathia allowed four runs over five innings for the Yankees. He gave up three doubles during the first inning and a fourth-inning solo homer by Brandon Barnes.
New York closer Mariano Rivera struck out one during a 1-2-3 sixth.
Houston starter Brad Peacock, competing with Alex White for a rotation spot, allowed one run and two hits over five innings.