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MLB Spring Training Scores: Joc Pederson homers twice as Cubs tie

Mar 26, 2021; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Chicago Cubs outfielder Joc Pederson rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants during a Spring Training game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 26, 2021; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Chicago Cubs outfielder Joc Pederson rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants during a Spring Training game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Joc Pederson hit a pair of two-run homers Friday, helping the Chicago Cubs finish in a 5-5 tie against the San Francisco Giants in Mesa, Ariz.

Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out four without issuing a walk.

The Giants got a three-run homer from Austin Slater and two hits from Brandon Crawford. San Francisco finished 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

Tigers 5, Pirates 2

Matthew Boyd fanned six while throwing 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball as Detroit beat Pittsburgh in Bradenton, Fla. The Tigers’ Robbie Grossman and the Pirates’ Colin Moran hit home runs.

Rays 7, Red Sox 3

Reliever Josh Fleming fired 3 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out five as Tampa Bay topped Boston in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Rays got homers from Yandy Diaz, Mike Zunino, Willy Adames and Tristan Gray.

Indians 5, Rockies 4

Owen Miller’s three-run, eighth-inning homer lifted Cleveland past Colorado in Goodyear, Ariz. Indians starter Logan Allen worked five scoreless innings and fanned seven while Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela gave up one run in five innings.

Reds 7, Diamondbacks 3

Alex Blandino hit two run-scoring doubles as Cincinnati beat Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz. Diamondbacks starter Madison Bumgarner yielded six runs in 5 1/3 innings, though he struck out seven.

White Sox 7, Brewers 3

Zack Collins and Yoan Moncada belted two-run homers and Jose Abreu added a two-run single as Chicago defeated Milwaukee in Phoenix. The Brewers’ Keston Hiura hit his fourth homer of the spring.

Blue Jays 6, Phillies 5

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Breyvic Valera hit home runs in a game-tying four-run eighth inning, and Richard Urena’s walk-off single was the winner for Toronto, which defeated Philadelphia in Dunedin, Fla. Bryce Harper hit his third homer of the spring for the Phillies.

Orioles 4, Yankees 1

Right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out five in 5 2/3 shutout innings, but Baltimore defeated New York in Tampa, Fla. Jose Lopez pitched five scoreless innings for the Orioles.

Nationals 7, Mets 3

Josh Bell had three hits, including a home run, as Washington beat New York in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Dominic Smith tripled, drove in a run and scored a run for the Mets, and each team finished with 12 hits.

Marlins 9, Astros 0

Left-hander Trevor Rogers struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings, and four relievers followed him on the two-hitter as Florida blanked Houston in West Palm Beach, Fla. Astros starter Zack Greinke allowed three runs, five hits and three walks while striking out five in 4 1/3 innings.

Braves 7, Twins 6

Pablo Sandoval had three hits, and Alex Jackson and Ehire Adrianza each drove in two runs as Atlanta outscored Minnesota in Fort Myers, Fla. Miguel Sano hit one of five home runs, all solo shots, for the Twins, and Kenta Maeda pitched four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four.

A’s 11, Dodgers 0 (8 innings)

Cole Irvin allowed just a hit and two walks while striking out 10 in six innings as Oakland routed Los Angeles in Phoenix. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was pounded for nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Rangers 8, Royals 1

David Dahl socked a three-run homer and Isiah Kiner-Falefa added two hits and two runs as Texas topped Kansas City in Surprise, Ariz. Whit Merrifield had two of the Royals’ four hits.

Padres 6, Mariners 3

Wil Myers went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs as San Diego defeated Seattle in Peoria, Ariz. Mariners starter Marco Gonzales surrendered six runs on nine hits in five innings.

–Field Level Media