MLB SPRING RECAPS

MLB Recaps: Rays shut down Phillies in win

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March 19, 2017 at 5:09 pm.

Mar 15, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) rounds third base to score on a triple by center fielder Michael Taylor (3, not pictured) against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Photo Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 15, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) rounds third base to score on a triple by center fielder Michael Taylor (3, not pictured) against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Photo Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Dickerson clouted a solo homer and four Tampa Bay Rays pitchers took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Sunday in an 8-0 shutout of the Philadelphia Phillies in Port Charlotte, Fla. Steven Souza went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs for the Rays, while Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff was effective over six innings, allowing just four hits and two runs with nine strikeouts.

Tigers 7, Orioles 1

Matt Murton and John Hicks each belted two-run homers as Detroit beat Baltimore in Sarasota, Fla. Matt Boyd got the win for the Tigers after scattering six hits over five innings, allowing a run and fanning four. Orioles starter Kevin Gausman dominated in his five innings, giving up just two hits and a walk with eight strikeouts.

Cardinals 5, Braves 2

Lance Lynn cruised through five scoreless innings, scattering four hits and earning the win for St. Louis over Atlanta in Orlando. Matt Adams went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, scoring twice and stealing a base, while Tommy Pham added an RBI double. Nick Markakis and Jace Peterson each knocked in runs for the Braves.

Nationals 10, Marlins 4

Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and scored three runs as Washington walloped Miami in Jupiter, Fla. Clint Robinson doubled and knocked in three runs for the Nationals, while Stephen Strasburg worked 4 1/3 innings to earn the win. Destin Hood went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI for the Marlins.

Twins 13, Red Sox 8

Benji Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with two run-scoring doubles and three RBI as Minnesota outslugged Boston in Fort Myers, Fla. Ben Paulsen added a solo homer for the Twins and was 3-for-3, scoring four runs. Hanley Ramirez and Bryce Brentz clouted solo shots for the Red Sox, while Mitch Moreland was 3-for-3 with an RBI.

Marlins 7, Mets 5

Matt den Dekker belted a pair of solo homers as Miami built a 7-0 lead and then held off New York in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Brandon Barnes added a two-run homer that capped a six-run sixth inning for the Marlins. Jacob deGrom pitched 5 1/3 innings for New York, giving up seven hits and four runs. The Mets scored all their runs in the bottom of the ninth.

Yankees 6, Astros 4

A two-run wild pitch and throwing error gave New York three ninth inning runs and a win over Houston in West Palm Beach, Fla. Chase Headley added a two-run double in the first for the Yankees, while Colin Moran paced the Astros by going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.

Blue Jays 11, Pirates 11

A wild ninth inning led to a tie between Toronto and Pittsburgh in Bradenton, Fla. D.J. Davis’ two-run single capped a four-run rally for the Blue Jays that gave them an 11-8 lead, but the Pirates came back with three in their half of the inning, Austin Meadows’ RBI single knotting the score again. Ezequiel Carrera and Michael Suchy homered for Toronto and Pittsburgh, respectively.