Shields Makes Royals Debut In Win

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — James Shields pitched a hitless inning in his Kansas City debut, and the Royals remained unbeaten this spring with a 5-4 win Thursday over the San Diego Padres. Shields was acquired in a big trade


Rockies Beat Split Reds

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati’s project to turn hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman into a starter got off to a strong start Thursday in the split squad Reds’ 4-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Chapman has 16 starts in the minors


Kershaw Strikes Out 7 As Dodgers Beat Angels

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out seven over three innings, and the Dodgers beat the Angels 10-8 Thursday to leave their Los Angeles rivals 0-5-2 at spring training. Preparing to face San Francisco on April 1 in


Diamondbacks Beat Reds Split Squad 6-5

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Gerardo Parra drove in three runs and threw out a base runner Thursday, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Willie Bloomquist had three hits, including a double, and drove


Rays Beat Pirates 8-2

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Kelly Johnson had a new vantage point for the Tampa Bay Rays’ 8-2 victory Wednesday over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Johnson started in left field for the Rays, his first game in the outfield since he



BLUE JAYS CLAIM ANDERSON The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have claimed 1B LARS ANDERSON from the Chicago White Sox. ANDERSON, 25, batted .125 in eight games with the Boston Red Sox last season. The 6-4, 215 pound left-handed hitter has


Rays Beat Twins In 10-Innings 10-7

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP)—Joe Mauer was impressed with the Twins pitching staff Sunday despite Minnesota’s 10-7 loss in 10 innings to the Tampa Bay Rays. In his first spring training appearance, Mauer caught Kyle Gibson a 2009 first-round draft


Marlins Nationals 10-Inning Tie

Storen gives up lead in 9th, Nationals tie Marlins VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Drew Storen’s first chance to put last season’s playoff flop behind him didn’t go so well Sunday. The Washington Nationals reliever gave up a late lead


Curtis Granderson Out 10 Weeks With Broken Arm

Yankees OF Granderson breaks arm, out 10 weeks TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is going to be out up to 10 weeks with a broken right forearm. The slugger was hit by a pitch


Rays Beat Red Sox 4-3 In Spring Opener

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Before he walked out to the mound, John Lackey paused for a moment and thought about all the rehabilitation he went through in order to take this next step. ”I kind of took a