Drew Smyly allowed no earned runs and struck out four in 4 2/3 innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 in seven innings on Tuesday at Fort Myers, Fla.
Smyly surrendered two unearned runs on six hits. Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies had two hits, including a three-run home run off Red Sox starter Martin Perez, and Mike Soroka threw the final two innings for the save.
Prospect Jarren Duran hit his third spring training homer and J.D. Martinez had two hits and two RBIs for Boston.
Brewers 6, Rangers 3
Kolten Wong’s two-run homer keyed a five-run third inning and Brett Anderson worked five innings of two-run ball as Milwaukee downed Texas at Arlington, Texas. Andy Ibanez homered and Nate Lowe had two hits for the Rangers.
Rays 5, Tigers 0 (7 innings)
Michael Wacha threw three scoreless innings and Brett Sullivan and Joseph Odom drove in two runs apiece as Tampa Bay topped Detroit at Lakeland, Fla. Casey Mize went 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and striking out six for the Tigers.
Pirates 1, Twins 1 (7 innings)
Pittsburgh’s Ke’Bryan Hayes hit a solo home run off Matt Shoemaker, and Luis Arraez had the only hit and scored the only run for Minnesota in a game that finished tied at Fort Myers, Fla. JT Brubaker went five strong innings, allowing one hit and one run for the Pirates.
Rockies 2, White Sox 1 (7 innings)
C.J. Cron hit his fifth spring training home run and Austin Gomber worked three shutout innings as Colorado slipped past Chicago at Scottsdale, Ariz. Dylan Cease struck out 11 while allowing one run through 5 1/3 innings for the White Sox.
Diamondbacks 3, Indians 2
Jake McCarthy hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning to back Taylor Widener’s 5 2/3-inning, seven-strikeout start as Arizona beat Cleveland at Phoenix. Jose Ramirez and Jake Bauers hit solo homers for the Indians.
–Field Level Media