Originally created 03/19/00

Spring training roundup

Indians 4, Yankees (ss) 1

At Tampa, Fla., the Yankees spring record dropped to 5-15, the worst in the AL as Einar Diaz hit a two-run homer to lead Cleveland.

Royals (ss) 11, Yankees (ss) 3

At Haines City, Fla., Paul Sorrento drove in five runs with a home run, a single and a sacrifice fly.

Marlins (ss) 6, Royals (ss) 4

At Melbourne, Fla., Derrek Lee hit a three-run homer in the eighth off Tim Byrdak as Florida rallied from a 4-3 deficit.

Mets (ss) 7, Marlins (ss) 6

At Port St. Lucie, Kurt Abbott went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and played second, shortstop and center field.

Mets (ss) 3, Astros 1

At Kissimmee, Fla., Al Leiter won for the third time this spring, allowing one run and six hits in six innings.

Reds 5, Phillies 3

At Sarasota, Fla., Jason LaRue hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth off Mark Holzemer.

Expos 3, Cardinals 2

At Jupiter, Fla., Craig Paquette, filling in at first while Mark McGwire rested a strained groin, hit run-scoring doubles in the second and fourth innings as St. Louis lost in 10 innings.

Dodgers 4, Tigers 1

At Lakeland, Fla., Kevin Brown pitched five shutout innings against Detroit's opening day lineup, and Todd Hundley and Chad Kreuter hit solo homers.

Rangers 7, Pirates 5

At Port Charlotte, Fla., Ruben Mateo homered twice and Rafael Palmeiro once in a game shortened to eight innings because of rain.

Orioles 3, Twins 2

At Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Albert Belle hit his second homer of the spring, raising his batting average to .278.

Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 2

At Fort Myers, Fla., Brad Fullmer was 0-for-1 with a walk in his first game with Toronto, and Chris Woodward hit a run-scoring double in a game cut by rain to five innings.

Brewers (ss) 15, Giants 6

At Phoenix, Jeromy Burnitz was 3-for-3 with a first-inning grand slam and five RBIs, and Marquis Grissom and Geoff Jenkins also homered. Grissom was 2-for-3 with four RBIs.

Athletics (ss) 6, Brewers (ss) 0

At Phoenix, Matt Stairs hit his first home run of the spring and Gil Heredia allowed two hits in five innings.

Rockies 3, Athletics (ss) 2

At Tucson, Ariz., Ron Mahay gave up two runs and four hits in five innings, and Jeff Manto broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly off Doug Jones.

Padres 10, White Sox (ss) 5

At Tucson, Dave Magadan and David Newhan drove in three runs each. Magglio Ordonez and J.R. Phillips hit consecutive home runs in the fourth, with Ordonez getting his seventh of the spring.

Mariners 16, Cubs (ss) 8

At Peoria, Ariz., Antonio Perez, a minor league prospect acquired in the Ken Griffey Jr. trade, went 3-for-4.

Arizona (ss) 9, Anaheim (ss) 3

At Tempe, Ariz., Mike Morgan allowed two runs and six hits in four innings, and Tom Candiotti was pounded for seven runs and 12 hits in five innings, allowing a pair of homers to Kelly Stinnett and one to Jack Cust.


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