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Spring training roundup: Freddie Freeman singles in Dodgers debut

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Mar 22, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman against the Cincinnati Reds during a spring training game at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Freddie Freeman singled in his first at-bat in a Dodgers uniform, and he finished 1-for-2 as Los Angeles lost 10-8 to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday in Phoenix.

Freeman, the 2020 National League MVP and a World Series winner with the Atlanta Braves last year, signed a six-year, $162 million free agent contract with the Dodgers last week.

Cincinnati’s Kyle Farmer hit a game-tying, three-run homer in the sixth inning, and Jake Bauers’ three-run blast later in the frame put the Reds on top to stay. Matt Beaty, Will Smith and James Outman homered for the Dodgers.

Mets 2, Astros 0

Jacob deGrom threw two scoreless innings in his first outing since July, helping New York beat Houston at Port St. Lucie, Fla. deGrom missed the second half of last season due to an elbow injury. Seven Mets pitchers combined to strike out 14 while allowing three hits and one walk.

Orioles 10, Pirates 9

Ramon Urias and Rylan Bannon each had two of Baltimore’s 16 hits in a win over Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla. Ke’Bryan Hayes and Ben Gamel had two hits apiece for the Pirates.

Red Sox 4, Rays 2

Starter Rich Hill tossed two scoreless innings as Boston beat Tampa Bay in Port Charlotte, Fla., to improve to 6-0 on the spring. The Rays stranded 13 baserunners while falling to 0-4.

Phillies 7, Tigers 2

Johan Camargo hit a three-run double to power Philadelphia past Detroit at Clearwater, Fla. Jonathan Schoop and Dustin Garneau homered for the Tigers.

Braves 4, Twins 0

Max Fried threw three scoreless, hitless innings as Atlanta topped Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla. Jordan Cowan’s two-run double in the seventh inning broke a scoreless deadlock.

Cardinals 4, Marlins 3

Nolan Arenado and Brendan Donovan homered for St. Louis in a victory over Miami at Sarasota, Fla. Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo fired three perfect innings.

Blue Jays 9, Yankees 2

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-3 with two RBIs as Toronto routed New York at Dunedin, Fla. Gleyber Torres had two of the Yankees’ six hits.

Royals 5, A’s 3

Angel Zerpa and Austin Cox each threw two scoreless, hitless innings to help Kansas City beat Oakland at Surprise, Ariz. Frankie Montas tossed 2 2/3 shutout innings for the A’s.

Guardians 6, Padres 1

Jose Ramirez homered and Oscar Mercado hit two doubles as Cleveland defeated San Diego in Goodyear, Ariz. Guardians pitchers struck out 13, with starter Zach Plesac fanning four in two scoreless innings.

Angels 7, Rockies 4

Jared Walsh and Jo Adell hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning as Los Angeles downed Colorado in Tempe, Ariz. The Rockies’ Bret Boswell had two hits.

Mariners 5, Cubs 5

Spencer Packard’s single with two outs in the ninth inning lifted Seattle to a tie with Chicago at Peoria, Ariz. The Cubs’ Ildemaro Vargas and the Mariners’ Mike Ford homered.

Rangers 4, Diamondbacks 1

Nick Solak and Eli White hit second-inning homers to guide Texas past Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz. Carson Kelly collected two of the Diamondbacks’ four hits.

White Sox 4, Brewers 3

Lucas Giolito struck out four in three scoreless innings, sparking Chicago’s win over Milwaukee in Phoenix. Eloy Jimenez hit a two-run double for the White Sox.

–Field Level Media