On Friday in Tampa, the Phillies won their second straight 10-5 game, this time over the Yankees. Freddy Galvis and Darin Ruf had a hit and an RBI each, and Domonic Brown added 3 walks, and scored twice. Cody Asche also had 2 hits for the Phils. None of our HomeSiders took the mound in this one!
In Jupiter, the Marlins tagged Vance Worley for 4 runs, 3 earned, on 6 hits and a walk in just 2 innings, but the Twins rallied for and 8-7 win............In Kissimmee, the Cardinals and Astros played an 8-8 draw. Jason Jaramillo was 2 for 3 for Houston and Josh Zeid added a 1-2-3 7th inning in relief............In Dunedin, the Jays topped the Rays, 5-4. Anthony Gose had 2 hits, stole a base (and was caught once), raising his spring average to .417 for Toronto.
In Goodyear, the Indians improved to 6-3 with a 9-7 win over the White Sox. Lou Marson had a hit and a walk, and scored a run for the Tribe. Michael Bourn, off to a slow start, was 0 for 3, dropping his early averave to .091 with Cleveland............Travis Mattair played for the 2nd straight day for the Reds, going 0 for 2 in Cincinnati's 3-2 loss to the Royals...........In Phoenix, Michael Taylor was 1 for 2 and scored a run for Oakland, who lost a 13-9 slugfest to the Giants...........In Scotsdale, the Rockies beat Milwaukee, 5-2. Jesus Sanchez allowed a run on 2 hits in his inning for the Brewers.
The World Baseball Classic opened last night in Taiwan, with the Chinese Taipei topping Australia, 4-1. Brad Harman was 0 for 3 and Tim Kennelley made a pinch hitting appearance for the Ausies. The Netherlands shut out group favorite Korea, 5-0. Over in Japan, Japan rallied for 3 runs in the 8th inning to come from behind against Brazil to capture a 5-3 win.