Spring Training Roundup -- March 27


Published on March 28 2013 6:36 am
Last Updated on March 28 2013 6:36 am
Written by Millie Lange

Sox Walk Off On Tribe

(Glendale, AZ) -- Steve Tolleson drew a bases loaded walk to score Kevan Smith and the White Sox walked-off on the Indians, 5-4. Angel Sanchez lifted a two-run homer in the eight to tie the game. Daniel Webb picked up the win in relief. The Sox continue the exhibition season in Milwaukee against the Brewers on Friday and Saturday.

Garcia Leads Cardinals To Win

(Jupiter, FL) -- The Cardinals won their third straight in Grapefruit League play with a 10-1 win over the Nationals. Jaime Garcia pitched eight innings and allowed a run on six hits with eight strikeouts against a Washington lineup of minor-leaguers. Shane Robinson, Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma had two hits each for the Cardinals. St. Louis plays its last game in Jupiter today against the Marlins.

 Adam Wainwright is staying in St. Louis through 2018. The Cardinals have signed the 31-year-old pitcher to a five-year contract extension. According to multiple sources, the deal is worth close to $100-million. Wainwright went 14-13 with a 3.94 ERA in 32 starts last season after missing all of 2011 while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.

Cubs, Royals Tie In 10 Innings

(Surprise, Ariz.) -- David DeJesus hit a game-tying sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning, as the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals played  to a 9-9 tie in spring training action. Dioner Navarro finished with two hits and two RBI for the Cubs. Starter Scott Feldman allow seven runs on 12 hits over 4 and one-third innings.  The Cubs host Seattle in their Arizona finale today.

McCarver Leaving FOX, Not Retiring

(New York, NY) -- Veteran baseball analyst Tim McCarver says he's stepping down from Fox after he calls the World Series in October but he wouldn't call it a retirement.  The former catcher won two World Series titles with the Cardinals as part of a 21-year playing career. McCarver began broadcasting in 1980 and has been the lead color analyst for FOX since 1996.


Yankees Baseball's Most Valuable Franchise

For the 16th straight season, Forbes is ranking the Yankees as the most valuable Major League Baseball franchise. The Yankees are worth $2.3-billion. The average MLB franchise is valued at $744-million, a 23-percent jump from last year. The Dodgers are second at just over $1.6-billion, while the Red Sox are third at more than $1.3-billion. The Cubs rank fourth at $1 billion and the Phillies are fifth at $893-million.

Wednesday, March 27 Results

MLB Grapefruit League

Washington Nationals (ss) 11, Atlanta Braves 2 (at Viera, FL)

Minnesota Twins 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 4  (at Bradenton, FL)

Philadelphia Phillies 4, Detroit Tigers 1 (at Lakeland, FL)

Toronto Blue Jays 6, Tampa Bay Rays 1  (at Port Charlotte, FL)

St. Louis Cardinals 10, Washington Nationals (ss) 1  (at Jupiter, FL)

Miami Marlins 5, Boston Red Sox 1 (at Fort Myers, FL)

New York Mets 6, Houston Astros 2 (at Port St. Lucie, FL)

New York Yankees 11, Baltimore Orioles 8 (at Sarasota, FL)

MLB Cactus League

Chicago White Sox 5, Cleveland Indians 4 (at Glendale, AZ)

Los Angeles Angels 6, Texas Rangers 3 (at Tempe, AZ)

Oakland Athletics 6, Colorado Rockies 5 (at Phoenix, AZ)

Milwaukee Brewers 9, Kansas City Royals (ss) 1 (at Phoenix, AZ)

Seattle Mariners 10, Los Angeles Dodgers 7  (at Peoria, AZ)

Cincinnati Reds 7, San Diego Padres 3 (at Goodyear, AZ)

San Francisco Giants 8, Arizona Diamondbacks 6 (at Scottsdale, AZ)

Chicago Cubs 9, Kansas City Royals (ss) 9 (10 Inn) (at Surprise, AZ)

Thursday, March 28 Schedule

MLB Exhibition

7:05 p.m. - Mexico City Red Devils at Texas Rangers (ss)  (at Arlington, TX)

8:05 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers (ss) at Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  (at Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

9:05 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers (ss) at Los Angeles Angels  (at Anaheim, CA)

9:15 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants  (at San Francisco, CA)

MLB Grapefruit League

12:05 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros (ss)  (at Kissimmee, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Houston Astros (ss) at Atlanta Braves  (at Lake Buena Vista, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals  (at Jupiter, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees  (at Tampa, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies  (at Clearwater, FL)

12:35 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Boston Red Sox  (at Fort Myers, FL)

6:05 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox  (at Fort Myers, FL)

6:05 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles  (at Sarasota, FL)

MLB Cactus League

2:05 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at San Diego Padres  (at Peoria, AZ)
2:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Chicago Cubs  (at Mesa, AZ)

3:05 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers (ss)  (at Surprise, AZ)

3:05 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Cincinnati Reds  (at Goodyear, AZ)

3:10 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies  (at Scottsdale, AZ)