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Spring training roundup: Betts makes debut in Dodgers' win

Field Level Media
24 Feb 2020, 14:25 GMT+10

Mookie Betts went 0-for-2 in his Los Angeles Dodgers spring debut while driving in a run on a sacrifice fly during a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Glendale, Ariz.

Betts, acquired in an offseason trade with the Boston Red Sox, led off and played right field. DJ Peters had a two-run double for Los Angeles.

Victor Caratini hit a home run for the Cubs, while Chicago right-hander Tyler Chatwood started and pitched one scoreless inning in his spring debut.

White Sox 7, Reds 2

Seby Zavala hit a home run and Dylan Cease pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut as the White Sox won at Goodyear, Ariz. Stuart Fairchild hit an eighth-inning home run for the Reds to prevent the shutout.

Giants 5, A's (ss) 3

Abiatal Avelino hit a home run while Joey Rickard, Bryce Johnson and Kean Wong each had two hits for the Giants at Mesa, Ariz. Right-hander Mike Fiers, who exposed the Houston Astros' cheating scandal this past offseason, pitched two scoreless innings for the A's in his spring debut.

Indians 9, Royals 5

Franmil Reyes and Gavin Collins hit home runs as the Indians powered their way to the victory at Surprise, Ariz. Bunna Starling hit a home run for the Royals while Kelvin Gutierrez had a two-run single.

Padres 7, Brewers 2

Webster Rivas drove in two runs and right-hander Zach Davies pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut as the Padres won at Phoenix. Left-hander Brett Anderson gave up two runs on two hits and a walk in one inning of his spring debut for the Brewers.

Angels 7, Rockies 5

Joey Curletta and Brennon Lund hit home runs, while Jo Adell had a pair of RBI singles as the Angels won at Tempe, Ariz. Nolan Arenado drove in a run on a sacrifice fly for the Rockies.

Rangers 7, Mariners 5

Tim Federowicz, Adolis Garcia and Yadiel Rivera all hit home runs as the Rangers won at Peoria, Ariz. Joseph Odom hit an eighth-inning home run for the Mariners.

Diamondbacks 7, A's (ss) 3

Ketel Marte hit a home run as the Diamondbacks scored six runs in the first three innings and won at Scottsdale, Ariz. A's right-hander Chris Bassitt gave up two runs on two hits and two walks in one inning of his spring debut.

Twins 5, Blue Jays 5

Minnesota ace Jose Berrios made his spring debut by striking out four and walking none in two scoreless innings at Fort Myers, Fla. Minnesota shortstop Ehire Adrianza and right fielder Jimmy Kerrigan each had two hits, as did Toronto designated hitter Rowdy Tellez.

Nationals (ss) 2, Astros 1

Designated hitter Yan Gomes and backup first baseman Brandon Snyder had two hits apiece for the host Nationals at West Palm Beach, Fla. Snyder had the game-winning RBI single in the ninth.

Orioles 11, Red Sox 5

Left-hander Wade LeBlanc gave up one hit in two scoreless innings and catcher Bryan Holaday homered for the host Orioles at Sarasota, Fla. First baseman Josh Ockimey homered for Boston.

Rays 9, Yankees 7

New York third baseman Miguel Andujar hit a home run but the host Rays prevailed at Port Charlotte, Fla. Tampa Bay's Randy Arozarena had a two-run triple in the eighth.

Phillies 4, Pirates (ss) 3

Right-hander Aaron Nola surrendered three hits in two scoreless innings for the host Phillies at Clearwater, Fla. Jay Bruce delivered a two-run double in Philadelphia's four-run first.

Tigers (ss) 8, Pirates (ss) 4

JaCoby Jones opened the game with a home run off left-hander Derek Holland as the visiting Tigers won at Bradenton, Fla. Holland fanned five and allowed two runs in 1 2/3 innings.

Tigers (ss) 5, Braves 1

Right-hander Ivan Nova allowed two hits in two scoreless innings for the visiting Tigers at North Port, Fla. Detroit's Jordy Mercer had a two-run single in the first.

Mets 3, Cardinals 3

Harrison Bader led off the game for St. Louis with a home run off Steven Matz at Port St. Lucie, Fla. Adam Wainwright allowed a run and two hits in 1 2/3 innings. Jake Marisnick homered for New York.

Marlins 5, Nationals (ss) 2

Adam Eaton had two hits but the visiting Nationals fell at Jupiter, Fla. Washington's Jacob Wilson and Miami's Monte Harrison and Christian Lopes also had two hits apiece.

--Field Level Media

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