Cactus League

2013-03-31T00:00:00Z 2013-04-01T14:04:33Z Cactus LeagueThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 31, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Cactus League

• In Salt Lake City, Kendrys Morales and Justin Smoak homered as Seattle beat Colorado 4-3 to post its best spring training record ever at 22-11. Seattle set a team record for spring homers - 58 in 33 games - the most in exhibition play since the Cubs hit 62 in 1999.

• In Houston, Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney was shaken up after taking a tumble into some railing chasing a foul ball in the third inning of a 6-3 loss to the Astros. Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Barney received five stitches on his left knee, and that he definitely wouldn't play in Chicago's opener Monday.

• In Oakland, Calif., outfielder Yoenis Cespedes homered for the second time in three days, a three-run shot off San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong, and the Athletics held on to beat the Giants 4-3 in the final tuneup for both teams.

• In Goodyear, Brett Myers finished a dismal spring training with his best performance. Myers pitched five innings for Cleveland, allowing one run and three hits while striking out three during the Indians' 9-1 win over a Cincinnati split squad. Myers allowed 20 runs in 22 innings.

• In San Antonio, someone finally took advantage of the short right-field wall at the Alamodome when Leury Garcia lined a three-run homer over the 285-foot sign to lead Texas over San Diego 5-2. The Rangers swept both games played in the Alamodome, which hosted baseball for the first time. A crowd of 40,569 pushed San Antonio's two-day total to 75,210.

• In Milwaukee, Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in the exhibition finale for both teams.

Grapefruit League

• Bob Turley, a hard-throwing right-hander who won the Cy Young Award in 1958 with the New York Yankees, died of liver cancer early Saturday, the family said. He was 82. Turley pitched one season for the Orioles in 1954, their first in Baltimore, and he started the first big league game at Memorial Stadium. Turley left the Yankees in 1962, playing a season apiece with the Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox. In 12 seasons, he was 101-85 with a 3.64 ERA.

• At West Point, N.Y., Brennan Boesch and Melky Mesa hit home runs and the New York Yankees closed their preseason with a 10-5 victory over Army on Saturday in the revival of an old tradition. The Yankees improved to 22-0 against the Black Knights in a series that dates to 1927, when Babe Ruth led Murderers Row to West Point. The teams hadn't played since 1976. Before the game, the Yankees took a tour of the campus.

• For the second time in his career, Mets lefty Johan Santana, 34, will undergo major shoulder surgery Tuesday in hopes of beating the odds by returning to the pitcher's mound.

• In Sarasota, Fla., Nate McLouth hit two homers and Baltimore held the Mets to one hit in a 7-1 victory.

• In Philadelphia, Jose Bautista hit his sixth homer of the spring and the Toronto Blue Jays rode their high-powered offense to a 10-4 drubbing of the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

• In Pearl, Miss., Dan Uggla belted a three-run homer as Atlanta beat a collection of the organization's Future Stars 10-0 and finished with a NL-leading 344 hits and 49 homers in the spring.

• In Fort Myers, Fla., Felix Doubront pitched six-hit ball for five scoreless innings, and the Boston Red Sox beat Minnesota 4-2.

• In Metairie, La., Placido Polanco homered twice and drove in five runs, Wade LeBlanc pitched four perfect innings and the Miami Marlins beat their Triple-A New Orleans affiliate 7-0.

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