Harper, Phillies Top Pirates
Bryce Harper homered on his first swing of spring training, launching a opposite-field drive to left. He singled in his next at-bat and was done for the day as the Phillies shut out the Pirates, 3-0 on Friday.
Chad Kuhl made his second start for Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on three hits.
INDIANS 10, CUBS 4 (7)
Bobby Bradley, competing for Cleveland’s starting job at first base, hit a three-run homer. He dropped 35 pounds in the offseason, but it hasn’t affected his power. He’s homered twice this week.
Eddie Rosario added three RBIs for the Indians, who scored four runs in the third off Craig Kimbrel. The Cubs lost for the first time in four games.
ANGELS 7, ATHLETICS 3 (7 INNINGS)
James Kaprielian struck out three and worked two scoreless innings in the start for the A’s.
RED SOX 6, RAYS 5 (7)
Boston ace Eduardo Rodriguez struck out two and gave up one run.
YANKEES 1, TIGERS 1
Domingo German pitched two scoreless innings for New York in his first game since being banned in 2019 under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.
DODGERS 7, ROYALS 5
Clayton Kershaw pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for Los Angeles. He gave up two hits, including a leadoff double to Whit Merrifield, and struck out two.
MARINERS 2, WHITE SOX 2 (7)
AL MVP Jose Abreu grounded into a triple play with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and the Mariners and White Sox tied.
MARLINS 1, ASTROS 0 (7)
Left-hander Trevor Rogers, one of pitching-rich Miami’s top five mound prospects, didn’t allow a hit while striking out three of the six batters he faced.
BLUE JAYS 13, ORIOLES 4 (8)
Hyun Jin Ryu made his first start for Toronto, yielding a solo home run to Pat Valaika and a walk in two innings with two strikeouts.
BRAVES 4, TWINS 0 (7)
Kyle Wright allowed one hit in three shutout innings with two strikeouts.
BREWERS 12, ROCKIES 3
Corbin Burnes finished sixth in the NL Cy Young voting in 2020 and opened 2021 by striking out five of the seven batters he faced in a two-inning start.