CLEARWATER, Fla. – Eight days before opening day, Jake Arrieta made his first appearance for the Philadelphia Phillies.
“I had a ton of nervous energy,” Arrieta said Thursday after allowing two runs that included Miguel Cabrera’s solo homer during a 6-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Arrieta struck out two and walked none, throwing 31 pitches over two innings. He gave up three hits.
“Very anxious to get out there,” the 32-year-old right-hander said. “I was in here at 8, and I couldn’t stop moving. But now that’s over, I can kind of take a deep breath and remember what it feels like to be in a game situation. Umpires, crowd, and it felt great.”
Arrieta and the Phillies finalized a $75 million, three-year contract on March 12, a deal that could be worth up to $135 million over five seasons.
Detroit starter Matthew Boyd and Philadelphia relievers Parker Frazier and Pedro Beato were ejected along with Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler and bench coach Rob Thomson as three batters were hit by pitches.
Marlins 15, Astros 7
Charlie Morton allowed nine runs, 11 hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings. Peter Mooney had four hits, including a triple and a double, and Lewis Brinson had three hits, also including a triple and a double, and three RBIs.
Orioles 10, Red Sox 7
Manny Machado drove in a run with his sixth spring double and is batting .404. Chance Sisco hit a two-run homer, and Tim Beckham hit his fourth home. Boston’s Hector Velazquez allowing four runs in 4 1/3 innings and Baltimore’s Mike Wright Jr. surrendering seven runs – six earned – and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Yankees 2, Twins 1
Jordan Montgomery gave up one run and six hits in six innings. Phil Hughes lowered his ERA to 6.06, giving up one run and four hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Rays 5, Blue Jays 3
C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay. Teoscar Hernandez hit his fourth home run for Toronto and Danny Espinosa went deep for the second time. Jaime Garcia gave up two runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings. No. 3 starter Jacob Faria lowered his ERA to 7.43, yielding three runs, four hits and three walks in five innings.
Cardinals 8, Braves 2
Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run home run and added a sacrifice fly and Matt Carpenter had a two-run single for St. Louis. Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas allowed two runs in five innings.
Brewers 1, Royals 0
Milwaukee said left-hander Boone Logan will start the season on the disabled list after an MRI revealed a left triceps strain. Pitcher Wade Miley won’t throw for two weeks because of a slight muscle tear in his left groin. Kansas City’s Lucas Duda had two hits and is batting .429. Milwaukee ace Zach Davies allowed four hits in five shutout innings. Kansas City’s Nathan Karns struck out seven in five innings.
Padres 7, Indians 6
Andrew Miller gave up four runs and retired just two batters, raising his ERA to 8.44. Trevor Bauer allowed one run and three hits in six innings. Chase Headley and Wil Myers homered.
Rockies 4, Athletics 2
Jonathan Lucroy went hitless in two at-bats and is 0 for 11 since signing with Oakland. Chris Iannetta hit his fourth home run and Charlie Blackmon went deep for the third time. Chad Bettis gave up two runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Blue Jays 5, Pirates 4
Justin Smoak and Bo Bichette each homered and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had two hits for Toronto. Smoak, who had just three hits and no RBIs in his first 21 at-bats this spring, is 5 for 15 with two doubles, two homers and six RBIs since. Starter Chad Kuhl allowed five hits and two runs – one earned – with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings for Pittsburgh.
Mets 12, Nationals 5
Yoenis Cespedes hit two home runs while Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier each added another for the Mets. Cespedes was 3 for 3 with four RBIs and Brandon Nimmo went 3 for 5 with two doubles. Tanner Roark gave up nine runs, including two homers, on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings for Washington. He has allowed 12 runs in 6 2/3 innings over his last two outings.
Reds 7, Rangers (ss) 6
Cincinnati’s Sal Romano gave up two runs, one earned, with three strikeouts over three innings. Adam Duvall homered and had RBIs, and Eugenio Suarez snapped an 0-for-11 drought, going 2 for 3 with a double. Mike Minor allowed nine hits and six runs over 5 1/3 innings for Texas.
White Sox 3, Diamondbacks 1
Yoan Moncada hit a solo homer and Tim Anderson had three hits with a double and a triple for Chicago. White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez gave up four hits and one run while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings. Taijuan Walker allowed eight hits and gave up three runs with seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings for Arizona.
Mariners 5, Rangers (ss) 4
Marco Gonzales gave up five hits and two runs while striking out five over five innings for the Mariners. He has allowed four runs over 21 1/3 innings this spring. Taylor Motter homered and Robinson Cano went 2 for 3. Bartolo Colon allowed three hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings for Texas.
Giants 4, Cubs 3
Buster Posey hit a three-run home run and Andrew McCutchen went 2 for 3 with a walk for San Francisco. Chris Stratton allowed six hits and three runs while striking out seven in six innings. Jose Quintana gave up seven hits and three runs over six innings for Chicago. Anthony Rizzo was 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored.
Dodgers 4, Angels 3
Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up five hits and one run while striking out six over five innings for the Dodgers. Yasiel Puig, Enrique Hernandez, Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger each hit a home run. Zack Cozart and Luis Valbuena hit solo shots, and Mike Trout went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Angels.
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