Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 3/6/12
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Seattle ace Felix Hernandez struck out four in three hitless innings in Seattle's 8-6 victory over Cincinnati. Hernandez hit the first batter he faced this spring, then retired nine in a row. The right-hander threw 26 of his 35 pitches for strikes. Seattle star Ichiro Suzuki went 3 for 3 with two RBIs. Mat Latos, expected to serve as Cincinnati's No. 2 starter, allowed two hits in two scoreless innings in his spring debut. The Reds acquired the right-hander when they traded four players to San Diego in December. ANGELS 6, WHITE SOX 2 TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Albert Pujols doubled again and scored in the Angels' victory. Pujols narrowly missed his first spring homer, doubling deep to left-center field off Matt Thornton in the third. His first time up, Pujols walked and scored on Jorge Cantu's two-run single off John Danks. Pujols left the Cardinals and signed with the Angels in the offseason. The three-time NL MVP went 2 for 3 with a double Monday in his exhibition debut with his new team. CUBS 11, ROCKIES 4 MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs and a double to send Dale Sveum to his first victory since he was hired to manage the Cubs in November. Soriano led off the Cubs' four-run second inning with a drive that hit halfway up the scoreboard in left field. He led off the third with a double to the wall in center and added a two-run homer in a four-run fifth. Guillermo Moscoso gave up four runs and five hits in two innings for Colorado. Cubs right-hander Matt Garza allowed two runs and three hits over two innings in his spring debut. GIANTS 8, DODGERS 4 GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate in the Giants' win. San Francisco left-hander Barry Zito gave up four hits and two runs in two innings. He threw 28 strikes in 35 pitches in his first spring outing. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly struggled, yielding five runs, including two homers, in two innings. Andre Ethier homered for Los Angeles. ATHLETICS 6, BREWERS 0 PHOENIX (AP) -- Jemile Weeks had two hits and tackled his older brother Rickie to end a rundown, helping the Athletics get the victory. Oakland left-hander Tommy Milone pitched three innings of one-hit ball. Milone is one of four players acquired from Washington for right-hander Gio Gonzalez on December 23. Milone walked Rickie Weeks to lead off the game but picked him off first base. Jemile was the last player with the ball in the ensuing rundown and he chased his brother from halfway between first and second before getting down a diving tag at the first-base bag. Yovani Gallardo struck out four in two shutout innings for Milwaukee. RANGERS 16, DIAMONDBACKS 3 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Elvis Andrus singled, doubled, scored twice and had a sacrifice fly for Texas. A day after going 3 for 3, the star shortstop started out with two more hits. Conor Jackson hit a solo home run and Nelson Cruz singled in two runs for the Rangers, who outhit the Diamondbacks 19-5. Texas starter Matt Harrison threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and hitting a batter. Arizona's Joe Saunders gave up two runs and five hits in two innings. ROYALS (SS) 7, PADRES 4 SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Luke Hochevar worked two scoreless innings for the Royals' split-squad, and Max Ramirez hit two homers and drove in four runs. Hochevar, the first player picked in the 2006 draft, allowed one single, walked one and struck out one. He threw 19 of 29 pitches for strikes. Ramirez, a non-roster invitee, hit a solo homer in the fourth and a three-run shot in the sixth. Tim Stauffer, the Padres' opening-day starter last season, gave up a run and two hits in two innings. INDIANS 3, ROYALS (SS) 2 GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Shelley Duncan hit a three-run homer to power Cleveland to the victory. Duncan connected in the third inning against reliever Zach Miner, working his way back from Tommy John surgery in 2010. Starting pitchers Will Smith for Kansas City and Kevin Slowey of Cleveland each worked two scoreless innings. Irving Falu hit a two-run homer for Kansas City.
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