MLB inside pitch

2013-03-08T00:00:00Z MLB inside pitchThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 08, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Cactus League

• Khris Davis hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, his third straight game with a homer, and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Thursday. Eric Chavez gave Arizona a 2-0 lead in the third with a two-out home run just to the right of the batters' eye in center field, his first of the spring.

• Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin spent three hours in the emergency room Wednesday night after he was stung by an Arizona bark scorpion inside his spring training condominium.

• The Chicago White Sox say they have agreed on a five-year, $32.5 million contract with left-handed starter Chris Sale.

• Dodgers LF Carl Crawford hit balls off a tee and remained hopeful he'll be ready for opening day despite nerve irritation in a surgically repaired left elbow.

• Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum was scratched from his start because of a blister that he developed last week.

Grapefruit League

• St. Louis shortstop Rafael Furcal will undergo ligament replacement surgery in his right elbow and expects to miss the 2013 season. Furcal made the decision after visiting Dr. James Andrew's clinic in Pensacola, Fla., on Wednesday. Furcal strained the elbow ligament near the end of last season.

• Aaron Hicks hit three home runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-6 on Thursday.

WBC

• Brett Lawrie is off Canada's roster because of a rib injury, one day before the team's first game at the World Baseball Classic. The Toronto Blue Jays third baseman felt discomfort in his left side during an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday and came out of the game.

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