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Spring training roundup: Barrage in 9th lifts Angels over Cubs

Field Level Media
26 Mar 2023, 13:19 GMT+10

The Los Angeles Angels got four hits without making an out in scoring three runs to walk off with an 8-7 comeback victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday in Tempe, Ariz.

Right-hander Cayne Ueckert entered in the bottom of the ninth for the Cubs. He gave up doubles to Benjamin Gobbel and AnthonyMulrine, Osmy Gregorio's second RBI triple of the game, walks to David Calabrese and Kyle Kasser, and Jeremiah Jackson's RBI single to score Gregorio with the eighth Angels run.

The Cubs' Yan Gomes was 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and one run. Patrick Wisdom also homered.

Braves 9, Twins 4

Joshua Fuentes smacked two solo homers, and Yolmer Sanchez and Cade Bunnell also went deep to power Atlanta past host Minnesota in Fort Myers, Fla.

The Braves outhit the Twins 15-7, including three singles from Sam Hilliard.

Jose Miranda and Trevor Larnach homered for Minnesota.

Rays 4, Red Sox 2

Tristan Gray homered and Taylor Walls hit a two-run double to lift host Tampa Bay past Boston in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Enmanuel Valdez hit a two-run homer for Boston.

Cardinals 3, Marlins 2

Victor Scott II drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning for host St. Louis against Miami in Sarasota, Fla.

The Cardinals had loaded the bases on a one-out walk, a fielder's choice groundout and another walk by right-handed reliever Matt Barnes.

Nolan Arenado hit a two-run single for St. Louis in the sixth inning. Yuli Gurriel had two of Miami's six hits.

Braves 9, Twins 4

Atlanta defeated Minnesota by the same score in two different cities on the same day, this time in North Port, Fla.

Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a two-run homer, singled and scored twice for the host Braves. Forrest Wall went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs, Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple, and Michael Harris II went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs.

Kyle Garlick went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs, and Mark Contreras went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for the Twins.

Yankees 8, Phillies 3

Anthony Volpe was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, while Josh Donaldson, Gleyber Torres and Andres Chaparro did go deep in a win over host Philadelphia in Clearwater, Fla.

Volpe went 3-for-4 with a single, double, triple and three runs. Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs. Torres was 2-for-4 with four RBIs, and Donaldson was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and one run.

The Phillies got homers from Nick Castellanos and Dalton Guthrie, while leadoff batter Trea Turner was 3-for-3 with a double.

Royals 6, Dodgers 3

Bobby Witt Jr. hit his first homer of the spring to drive in three runs and Nick Loftin added a solo shot as visiting Kansas City doubled up Los Angeles in Phoenix.

Michael Busch went 2-for-4 with a home run and Steven Duggar went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Los Angeles.

Brewers 6, Athletics 5

Wes Clarke hit a two-out double to drive in Blake Perkins with the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth as Milwaukee edged host Oakland in Mesa, Ariz.

It was the only extra-base hit of the game for the Brewers, who were outhit 7-6. The Athletics' Carlos Perez doubled and drove in two runs, and Kyle McCann also doubled.

Padres 5, Rangers 3

Right-hander Nick Martinez scattered six hits and allowed two runs and two walks with eight strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings to earn the win for San Diego over host Texas in Surprise, Ariz.

His starting counterpart, right-hander Jacob deGrom, allowed two hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

Rougned Odor went 2-for-3 with a run for San Diego. The Rangers' Brad Miller and Ezequiel Duran each homered.

Giants 7, Mariners 4

Right-hander Logan Webb scattered eight hits with one run and three walks while fanning six in five innings as San Francisco topped host Seattle in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Leadoff batter Lamonte Wade Jr. went 2-for-2 with two RBIs for the Giants, and Roberto Perez was 2-for-3 with two runs.

Alberto Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the ninth for the Mariners.

Orioles 6, Pirates 4

Ryan O'Hearn went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and three runs to lead Baltimore past host Pittsburgh in Bradenton, Fla.

Jordan Westburg drove in three runs with a double and a sacrifice fly, and Orioles teammate Anthony Bemboom hit a two-run homer.

Pirates leadoff batter Oneil Cruz went 2-for-4 with two runs.

Astros 6, Nationals 1

Cristian Javier yielded four hits and no walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 scoreless innings to lead Houston past host Washington in Palm Beach, Fla.

Chas McCormick went 3-for-4 as the Astros outhit the Nationals 12-6.

Kiebert Ruiz doubled for Washington.

Tigers 4, Blue Jays 1

Parker Meadows slammed a three-run homer in a four-run fourth inning as Detroit got all the runs it needed to beat host Toronto in Dunedin, Fla.

Jake Rogers went 2-for-2 with a double for Detroit.

The Blue Jays totaled three hits, 12 walks and five strikeouts against eight Tigers pitchers.

Cardinals 4, Mets 4

Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer for New York in a tie game with St. Louis in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Each team totaled six hits, including Errol Robinson's triple and Justin Toerner's double for the Cardinals.

--Field Level Media

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