Grapefruit League game roundup: March 25

Recaps from March 25 action in the Grapefruit League.

Blue Jays 13, Phillies 4
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — J.P. Arencibia homered twice, Josh Johnson struck out eight in 5 1-3 shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4 on Monday
Arencibia hit a three-run shot and Jose Reyes had a two-run triple during an eight-run second off Phillies starter John Lannan. Mark DeRosa, Rajai Davis and Melky Cabrera each had RBI singles.
Arencibia, who had three hits, added a two-run drive in a three-run fourth.
Johnson gave up four hits and one walk. Lannan allowed 12 runs and 14 hits over four innings.
Tigers 6, Marlins 3
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera’s RBI double and Jhonny Peralta’s homer highlighted a three-run first inning that helped send the Detroit Tigers past the Miami Marlins 6-3 on Monday.
Cabrera had two hits and scored twice.
Tigers starter Rick Porcello allowed three runs and four hits in six innings. He struck out three and gave up a solo home run to Rob Brantly.
Marlins starter Wade LeBlanc gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings. He walked one, struck out four and threw 86 pitches.
The Marlins pulled within 3-2 in the second on Justin Ruggiano’s RBI single and Adeiny Hechavarria’s triple.
Singles by Cabrera, Matt Tuiasosopo and Alex Avila in the third gave Detroit a 4-2 lead.
Orioles 12, Red Sox 9
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Adam Jones hit his first two home runs of the spring, J.J. Hardy homered and drove in four and Wilson Betemit also had RBIs before leaving with a knee injury as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 12-9 Monday.
Jones, who missed more than two weeks of spring training while playing in the World Baseball Classic, was 1 for 19 before his first home run. He also singled.
Hardy was batting .114 before the game, and he had two doubles and the home run.
Betemit had a three-run home run and sacrifice fly before spraining a ligament in his right knee in the fifth.
Orioles Rule 5 draft pick T.J. McFarland allowed four runs and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings.
Mets 7, Braves 4
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Dillon Gee pitched six scoreless innings and struck out seven as the New York Mets topped the Atlanta Braves 7-4 on Monday.
Gee allowed two hits and walked none. He had struggled earlier this spring, allowing 11 earned runs in his previous two starts. He missed the second half of the 2012 season with a clot in the artery to his right shoulder.
Braves starter Mike Minor gave up five runs in five innings and has a 6.26 ERA this spring.
Andrew Brown, Jamie Hoffmann and Collin Cowgill homered off Minor.
Jason Heyward and Justin Upton hit back-to-back homers off Mets reliever Robert Carson for the Braves.
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, who has been hit hard this spring, pitched a scoreless inning.

Cardinals 4, Twins 3

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Shelby Miller pitched into the fifth inning, then found out he’d won the fifth spot in the St. Louis rotation as the Cardinals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Monday.

Miller, who had been competing with Joe Kelly for the last spot, gave up one run and six hits in 4 1-3 innings. He struck out two and walked two.

Twins starter Mike Pelfrey struck out four, walked one and gave up one run and five hits in five innings. He has a 5.52 ERA after five spring starts.

Joe Mauer had two hits and a walk for the Twins, raising his spring batting average to .435.

Astros 6, Nationals 4

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — In what was likely his last game with the Nationals, Chris Young pitched four innings without allowing an earned run in Washington’s 6-4 loss to the Houston Astros on Monday night.

Young has a clause in his minor league contract that allows him to opt out on Tuesday if he’s not added to the big league roster. With the Nationals’ rotation already set, he is expected to go elsewhere.

The 6-foot-10 right-hander, who pitched for the New York Mets the past two seasons, struck out two while allowing two hits and one unearned run.

Alex White went five innings for the Astros, yielding nine hits and four earned runs. He gave up a homer to Adam LaRoche.

Bryce Harper lifted his spring batting average to .459 with a 3-for-3 performance. LaRoche and Wilson Ramos each had two hits for Washington.

Rays 6, Pirates 2

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria each hit a two-run homer in a four-run fifth inning that carried the Tampa Bay Rays past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Monday night.

Zobrist’s go-ahead shot appeared to be helped over the fence by right fielder Jose Tabata’s outstretched glove. Longoria’s first home run of the spring was a no-doubter.

Russell Martin had two hits for the Pirates, including an RBI double. Gaby Sanchez walked three times and scored a run.

Shelley Duncan, in the running to be a right-handed bat off the Tampa Bay bench, hit a solo home run and added a double. Rays starter Matt Moore labored through 4 2-3 wild innings, allowing only two earned runs but yielding six hits and five walks.