Jeter ends drought, Tanaka gives up homer for Yankees

Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka surrendered a home run, the first run he has allowed this spring, during the win over the Phillies.



CLEARWATER, Fla. — Derek Jeter got two hits that ended an 0 for 10 slide at the start of spring training and Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Freddy Galvis in the New York Yankees’ 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.

Jeter, limited to 17 games last season after breaking an ankle during the 2012 playoffs, grounded out in the first inning, then singled to left in the third and doubled to center in the fifth.

Tanaka, the Japanese star signed to a $155 million, seven-year contract, made his second spring training appearance Thursday. He pitched two shutout innings in relief against the Phillies last week.

Tanaka allowed two hits and one run in three innings, giving up Galvis’ tying homer in the third.


OBITUARY: Dr. Frank Jobe, who made medical history in 1974 when he performed what is now known as Tommy John surgery, died Thursday. He was 88.


GIANTS: Tim Hudson extended his spring training scoreless streak to five innings, former Augusta GreenJacket Pablo Sandoval homered to lead off a three-run fifth and San Francisco defeated the Cincinnati Reds 3-2.

Hudson, who didn’t allow a hit in two scoreless innings against Arizona in his first start as a Giant on March 2, again looked good in his comeback from a fractured ankle while with Atlanta in July.


WHITE SOX: Jose Abreu, the Cuban defector who signed a six-year, $68 million deal in October, hit his first home run Thursday in a 6-6 tie against Kansas City.


RED SOX: Pitcher Rich Hill starts spring training with a heavy heart.

Hill reported to Boston's camp Thursday following the death of son Brooks, who was less than 2 months old when he died on Feb. 24.


DIAMONDBACKS: Pitcher Bronson Arroyo is expected to miss a week to 10 days because of a back injury.


REPLAY: The Milwaukee Brewers were involved in a challenge for the first time this spring, and the review confirmed the umpire’s call that their runner was safe.

Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss questioned a call on a stolen base by Milwaukee’s Logan Shafer in the sixth inning Thursday.

Shafer was ruled safe by second base umpire Jim Wolf.

After a review of less than two minutes, the ruling on the field was upheld.

• Replay confirmed an umpire’s call that Mike Trout was out at the plate while trying for an inside-the-park home run for the Los Angeles Angels.