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Spring training roundup: Twins score late to power past Yankees

Mar 24, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Minnesota Twins first baseman Jose Miranda (64) flies out against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Emmanuel Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins scored five runs in the last two innings to rally past the New York Yankees 6-4 in a spring training game Friday in Tampa, Fla.

Eduoard Julien hit a solo homer in the eighth to close the Twins’ deficit to 4-2. In the ninth with two down, Armani Smith delivered an RBI single off right-hander Albert Abreu and Rodriguez followed with his first home run of the spring.

Anthony Volpe went deep for the Yankees’ lone extra-base hit of the team’s five total.

Mets 11, Rays 2

Pete Alonso smacked a 425-foot three-run homer and Omar Narvaez added a solo shot to power New York past host Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Right-hander Max Scherzer pitched the first six innings and allowed four hits, two runs and one walk with 11 strikeouts.

Yandy Diaz hit a two-run single for the Rays in the second inning.

White Sox 12, Athletics 0

Romy Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs and Yoan Moncada added a two-run shot as visiting Chicago overwhelmed Oakland in Mesa, Ariz.

The White Sox collected 15 hits in support of four pitchers who combined to shut out the Athletics on nine hits and three walks with 10 strikeouts.

Jace Peterson was 2-for-3 and Pablo Reyes doubled for Oakland.

Brewers 6, Dodgers 6

J.D. Martinez and Max Muncy homered for host Los Angeles, while Josh VanMeter and Mike Brosseau did the same for Milwaukee in a tie game in Phoenix.

Muncy went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, two RBIs and two runs.

Owen Miller went 3-for-3 with one RBI and one run for the Brewers.

Royals 3, Giants 0

Kansas City scored all of the game’s runs in the first inning on MJ Melendez’s solo homer and Edward Olivares’ two-run shot off Tristan Beck to beat visiting San Francisco in Surprise, Ariz.

Five Royals pitchers combined for the shutout, led by right-hander Brad Keller, who got the start and scattered five hits and one walk with nine strikeouts in five innings.

The Giants had more hits, 8-5, including two apiece from David Villar and Ford Proctor.

Cubs 5, Rangers 3

Luis Vazquez homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead host Chicago past Texas in Mesa, Ariz.

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with one RBI for the Cubs, who had 10 hits.

The Rangers had 11 hits, two apiece from Robbie Grossman and Brad Miller.

Reds 7, Diamondbacks 4

Jose Barrero went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and an RBI double to power Cincinnati past host Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Henry Ramos and Spencer Steer also homered for the Reds, who totaled 13 hits.

Corbin Carroll (2-for-3) was the lone Diamondback with multiple hits of the team’s eight.

Rockies 9, Brewers 4

Kris Bryant delivered a two-run homer in the first inning and an RBI double in the fourth to highlight visiting Colorado’s victory over Milwaukee in Phoenix.

Mike Moustakas added a solo shot in the third, while Yonathan Daza, Elehuris Montero, Elias Diaz and Ezequiel Tovar had two hits apiece of the Rockies’ 13 total.

Garrett Mitchell homered and Gregory Barrios drove in two runs for the Brewers.

Padres 3, Angels 0

San Diego’s Blake Snell, Domingo Tapia and Brent Honeywell Jr. combined on a five-hit shutout of host Los Angeles in Tempe, Ariz.

Snell went six innings (three hits, one walk, six strikeouts), Tapia one (two strikeouts) and Honeywell two (two hits, one strikeout). They got all the run support they needed from Fernando Tatis Jr.’s solo homer in the fifth.

David Calabrese doubled for the Angels’ lone extra-base hit.

–Field Level Media

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