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MLB News: Spring training roundup: Adley Rutschman’s grand slam powers O’s

MLB News: Spring training roundup: Adley Rutschman’s grand slam powers O’s


Adley Rutschman bashed a grand slam that proved to be the winning hit in the Baltimore Orioles’ 6-4 spring-training victory over the visiting Boston Red Sox on Sunday in Sarasota, Fla.

The Red Sox scored four runs in the top of the fourth before the O’s answered with a five-run bottom of the frame. Jorge Mateo knocked an RBI double before Rutschman drove in Mateo, Ryan McKenna and Adam Frazier.

Mateo also had an RBI single. Niko Goodrum went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run for Boston.

Yankees 3, Red Sox 3

Adam Duvall hit a game-tying solo homer as host Boston tied a split-squad game with rival New York in Fort Myers, Fla.

Anthony Volpe’s solo shot in the top of the fifth put the Yankees up 3-2 before Duvall responded in the bottom half. Greg Allen had an RBI triple and a run for the Red Sox.

Blue Jays 8, Phillies 3

Zach Britton’s three-run home run in the top of the ninth created a more comfortable margin in Toronto’s win over host Philadelphia in Clearwater, Fla.

George Springer went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and Daulton Varsho added two RBIs for the Blue Jays. Josh Harrison finished 2-for-3 with a two-run homer for the Phillies.

Braves 11, Pirates 3

Ehire Adrianza, Ryan Casteel and Joe Hudson each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run as visiting Atlanta shellacked Pittsburgh in Bradenton, Fla.

Hudson and Michael Harris II went yard for the Braves. Bryan Reynolds homered and Jack Suwinski followed with a two-run shot to account for the Pirates’ runs.

Astros 5, Marlins 1

Houston starter Hunter Brown pitched three perfect innings with three strikeouts and Korey Lee had a solo homer and an RBI single in a win over visiting Miami in Palm Beach, Fla.

Nick Fortes’ RBI sacrifice fly drove in the Marlins’ only run.

Cardinals 5, Nationals 1

Kramer Robertson cracked a solo homer and an RBI double as host St. Louis handled Washington in Sarasota.

Cardinals starter Steven Matz struck out five batters in 3 2/3 innings of work. Riley Adams went 2-for-3 and homered for the Nationals’ only run.

Tigers 8, Twins 7

Host Detroit ran out to an 8-0 lead before holding off Minnesota in Lakeland, Fla.

Jermaine Palacios homered and went 2-for-3 with two runs for the Tigers, while teammate Ryan Kreidler was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs. Willi Castro bashed a three-run homer and Trevor Larnach added a two-run shot to help the Twins mount a comeback attempt.

Rays 10, Mets 4

Niko Hulsizer hit two solo home runs and an RBI single as Tampa Bay breezed past host New York in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Kyle Manzardo added four RBIs on a two-run homer and a two-run double for the Rays. Ronny Mauricio went yard for the Mets.

Mariners 11, Rangers 10

Brian O’Keefe homered, doubled and drove in four runs and Jake Scheiner also went deep as host Seattle edged Texas in Peoria, Ariz.

Ezequiel Duran had three hits and three RBIs and Nick Lowe hit a two-run homer for the Rangers.

Diamondbacks 10, Rockies 9

Kyle Lewis hit a three-run homer and finished with five RBIs, and Gabriel Moreno had three hits and two runs as Arizona defeated visiting Colorado near Scottsdale, Ariz.

Mike Moustakas homered and drove in two runs, and Yonathan Daza rapped three hits and scored twice for the Rockies.

Brewers 5, Cubs 3

Janson Junk pitched three scoreless innings and Luke Voit and Brice Turang homered for visiting Milwaukee in its win over Chicago in Mesa, Ariz.

Ian Happ hit a two-run bomb for the Cubs.

Angels 1, White Sox 1

Jordyn Adams singled home a run in the top of the seventh and starter Griffin Canning struck out three in three innings as Los Angeles finished in a tie with host Chicago in Glendale, Ariz.

Oscar Colas homered in the first inning and Michael Kopech pitched three scoreless, hitless innings for the White Sox.

Giants 4, Athletics (ss) 3

Wilmer Flores launched a two-run homer and Thairo Estrada doubled, tripled and drove in a run as host San Francisco defeated Oakland in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Left-hander JP Sears worked five innings, giving up two runs and three hits with a walk and six strikeouts, and Cristian Pache had two hits, including a triple, and drove in a run for the Athletics.

Athletics (ss) 8, Padres 6

Pablo Reyes hit a three-run homer, Connor Capel a two-run shot and JJ Bleday also went deep and scored twice as Oakland knocked off visiting San Diego in Mesa, Ariz.

Rougned Odor hit a pair of solo home runs and starter Seth Lugo pitched four scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and two walks while fanning two for the Padres.

Dodgers 8, Reds 1

Dustin May struck out seven in four shutout innings, giving up just two hits, and Michael Busch and Ryan Ward homered in a five-run fifth inning as Los Angeles defeated host Cincinnati in Goodyear, Ariz.

The Reds’ Austin Romine hit a solo home run and starter Graham Ashcraft struck out six in 2 1/3 innings before leaving with a muscle cramp in his right leg.

Royals 7, Guardians 6

Matt Beaty hit two of Kansas City’s four homers and drove in three runs as host Kansas City edged Cleveland in Surprise, Ariz.

Jhonkensy Noel homered among his two hits, Angel Martinez tripled and drove in two runs, and Gabriel Arias had two hits and two runs for the Guardians.

–Field Level Media

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