Recaps from March 9 action in the Grapefruit League
Cardinals 2, Marlins (ss) 0
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright struck out six in 4 2-3 innings and the St. Louis Cardinals blanked a Miami Marlins split squad 2-0 Saturday.
Wainwright gave up three hits and walked one. He had allowed eight hits and four earned runs over three innings in his previous spring outing.
Wainwright allowed a pair of Miami singles to start the game, then retired the next eight batters.
Marlins starter Jacob Turner pitched three scoreless innings, giving up two hits. He walked one and fanned two.
St. Louis scored off Turner’s replacement, Chris Hatcher. Pete Kozma hit a two-run double in the fourth.
Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday missed his third consecutive game because of a flulike virus.
Braves 2, Yankees 1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera returned from injuries to make their 2013 spring training debuts Saturday in the New York Yankees’ 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
The 38-year-old Jeter was a designated hitter and singled sharply to left field on his first pitch since breaking his left ankle on Oct. 13 in the AL championship series opener. Jeter, who missed New York’s first 13 spring training games, grounded out to third base in his only other at-bat.
Hours after announcing this will be his final season, the 43-year-old Rivera made his first game appearance since April 30, throwing a 1-2-3 fifth inning. Looking like his overpowering self of old, Rivera retired Dan Uggla on a popup to second, then threw called third strikes past Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson.
Rivera made just nine appearances last season before he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while shagging fly balls on May 3. Rivera had surgery on June 12.
Braves starter Mike Minor allowed three hits and two walks in four shutout innings.
Nationals 8, Marlins (ss) 7
VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman hit consecutive home runs and the Washington Nationals defeated a Miami Marlins split squad 8-7 on Saturday.
Harper connected in the fifth inning for his second homer this spring. He is batting .462 in exhibition play.
Zimmerman followed with his first home run, tagging reliever Brad Hand.
Zach Walters hit his second spring homer in the eighth for the Nationals.
Joe Mahoney hit a two-run homer for Miami.
Washington’s Chris Young struggled in his first spring start, allowing three runs in three innings while also walking three. Miami starter Alex Sanabia lasted 2 2-3 innings, giving up four runs and five hits.
Blue Jays 4, Tigers 2
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer, doubled and scored twice for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Bautista homered in the first inning off Doug Fister. The Toronto star doubled in his next at-bat, and the Blue Jays chased Fister with two more runs before the right-hander could record an out in the fourth.
Ricky Romero gave up a solo homer to Detroit’s Andy Dirks in the first.
Detroit loaded the bases with none out in the ninth, but Chad Beck retired the next three batters.
Twins 5, Pirates 4
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A.J. Burnett prepared for his opening-day start by allowing two runs and two hits in 4 2-3 innings Saturday in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
Cole De Vries made his second start and fourth appearance of spring training for Minnesota and gave up one run — not earned — and one hit in three innings.
Minnesota’s Ivan De Jesus Jr., who started at shortstop after Chase d’Arnaud was scratched because of a pregame thumb injury, hit a solo homer off Casey Fien in the fifth that tied the score 2-2. Eduardo Escobar doubled against Vin Mazzaro in the seventh and scored on Ray Olmedo’s single.
Pittsburgh’s Brad Hawpe hit a two-run, two-out single in the ninth off Anthony Slama. With runners on the corners, Virgil Vasquez retired Darren Ford on a groundout.
Rays 15, Phillies 7
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Sean Rodriguez and Shelley Duncan homered Saturday and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-7.
Ryan Howard hit his fourth spring homer for the Phillies. Ben Revere and Humberto Quintero each added three hits.
Rays starter Jeff Niemann allowed one run and four hits in 3 2-3 innings.
Phillies starter John Lannan gave up four runs in the third, including a two-run homer by Rodriguez.
The Rays scored four times in the seventh and six more in the eighth, battering relievers Antonio Bastardo and B.J. Rosenberg.
Mets 9, Astros 6
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Lucas Duda and John Buck drove in two runs each and Ike Davis scored three times Saturday as the New York Mets beat the Houston Astros 9-6.
Duda went 3 for 3 with a double, while Buck had two hits and increased his spring training RBIs total to seven. Davis was 2 for 2 with a walk, stolen base and a RBI.
Houston’s Carlos Pena hit a two-run homer in the fourth.
Mets starter Jeremy Hefner allowed one hit in three scoreless innings. Astros starter Alex White gave up four runs and five hits in 2 2-3 innings.
Orioles 5, Red Sox 2
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dylan Bundy pitched two innings in his first spring start, helping the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Saturday night.
Bundy, the fourth overall pick in 2011 draft, allowed one unearned run on a hit and two walks with a strikeout. The right-hander made his major league debut last September in Boston.
Bundy was relieved by Kevin Gausman, the No. 4 pick in the 2012 draft. He pitched three scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out three.
Boston’s Felix Doubront went three innings, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts for Boston.