Spring training roundup: Bo Bichette, Jays clobber Red Sox

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bo Bichette homered twice and totaled four RBIs and the Toronto Blue Jays racked up 18 hits in a 16-3 rout of the visiting Boston Red Sox in a spring training game Monday in Dunedin, Fla.

Addison Barger went for 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Andres Sosa added a three-run homer for the Blue Jays. Toronto starter Alek Manoah struck out five over 3 1/3 innings but yielded three runs on four walks and two hits.

Boston starter Chris Murphy was shelled for six runs (five earned) on four hits and six walks in 2 1/3 innings. Miguel Bleis hit a two-run single for the Red Sox.

Twins 1, Yankees 0

Max Kepler hit a solo homer in the fourth inning for the game’s only run as host Minnesota blanked New York in Fort Myers, Fla.

Danny Coulombe and six Twins relievers combined to strike out 10 Yankees batters and allow just three hits and three walks. Deivi Garcia pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief and allowed Kepler’s homer among just two hits.

Braves 6, Orioles 5 (7 inn.)

Eli White went yard twice and Braden Shewmake hit a go-ahead two-run triple to lift Atlanta over visiting Baltimore’s split-squd team in North Port, Fla.

White finished 3-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs. The Braves allowed all five Orioles runs in the sixth inning, including home runs by Heston Kjerstad and Josh Lester, before Shewmake’s winning triple. The game was called early due to rain.

Orioles 11, Tigers 7

In a split-squad game, host Baltimore won a shootout over Detroit in Sarasota, Fla.

The teams combined for nine home runs with six by the Orioles, including Austin Hays’ third of spring training. Kerry Carpenter went 3-fof-3 with a double for the Tigers.

Rays 9, Tigers 5

Brandon Lowe hit a three-run home run and an RBI sac fly as host Tampa Bay defeated Detroit’s split-squad team in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Daniel Robertson and Luke Raley smacked two-run singles during a six-run third inning for the Rays. Austin Meadows had a two-RBI double for the Tigers.

Nationals 7, Astros 6

Michael Chavis crushed a pinch-hit two-run homer to cap a five-run comeback in the bottom of the eighth and host Washington topped Houston in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Elijah Green hit a two-run triple preceding Chavis’ home run for the Nationals. Grae Kessinger had a home run for the Astros.

Mets 9, Marlins 3

Tomas Nido homered and Tim Locastro contributed an RBI triple as visiting New York ran past Miami in Sarasota, Fla.

Lorenzo Cedrola went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one run for the Mets. Garrett Cooper had a two-run shot among two hits for the Marlins.

Diamondbacks 11, Rangers 8

P.J. Higgins went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs as visiting Arizona scored four runs in the first inning en route to beating Texas in Surprise, Ariz.

Yairo Munoz added two hits and three RBIs for the Diamondbacks. Yoshi Tsutsugo and Joe McCarthy hit two-run homers for the Rangers.

Dodgers 11, Guardians 4

Max Muncy and Eddys Leonard smacked two-run homers and host Los Angeles lapped Cleveland in Phoenix.

Guardians starter Zach Plesac gave up two runs in the first and James Karinchak yielded three runs in the fourth, including Muncy’s homer. Steven Kwan went 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI for Cleveland.

Brewers 8, Reds 0

Corbin Burnes struck out five and allowed just one hit and one walk over four innings as visiting Milwaukee went on to blank Cincinnati in Goodyear, Ariz.

Burnes and three relievers held the Reds to three hits with eight strikeouts. Mike Brosseau went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs for the Brewers.

Athletics 8, Rockies 7

Jace Peterson homered and Jesus Aguilar had four RBIs as Oakland edged host Colorado in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Aguilar’s bases-clearing double was part of a six-run fourth inning for the Athletics. Michael Toglia homered and went 2-for-4 with three runs for the Rockies.

Angels 8, Mariners 2

Mickey Moniak had two hits and two RBIs to help Los Angeles pull away from Seattle in Tempe, Ariz.

Former Mariner Kevin Padlo hit an RBI triple and scored a run for the Angels. Tommy La Stella hit an RBI double and Jarred Kelenic scored both of the Mariners’ runs.

Giants 11, Padres 9

Casey Schmitt had a solo home run and an RBI triple as San Francisco fended off host San Diego in Peoria, Ariz.

Thairo Estrada, Austin Wynns and Michael Conforto also homered for the Giants in the high-scoring affair. Pedro Severino went yard and Tim Lopes hit a two-run single for the Padres.

–Field Level Media

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