Cubs 11, Angels (ss) 2: Luis Valbuena homered and scored twice, making a strong first impression in his bid for the starting third base job, and Brett Jackson tripled twice for Chicago. Los Angeles, playing without Mike Trout, Albert Pujols or free-agent signee Josh Hamilton, scored its only runs on a RBI double from Erick Aybar and run-scoring groundout by Hank Conger.
White Sox 9, Dodgers 0: Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs and four hits over two innings and Los Angeles managed only three hits, getting a combined 0-for-5 effort from Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez. Dylan Axelrod struck out four over three scoreless frames for Chicago and received plenty of help from his offense, including two doubles from Alex Rios and homers from Tyler Flowers and Seth Loman.
Brewers 2, Athletics 1: Ryan Braun, who will soon be leaving Milwaukee to prepare for the World Baseball Classic, homered in his first at-bat of spring training. Oakland shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima, who signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract in the off-season, debuted with a walk and popped out in his two plate appearances.
Indians 13, Reds 10: Cleveland’s Ryan Raburn homered twice – giving him three in as many spring at-bats – and drove in four runs while Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Shin-Soo Choo, Cincinnati’s likely leadoff hitter this season, scored twice while 23-year-old Neftali Soto went 4-for-4 with two RBIs.
Royals 4, Rangers 2: Non-roster invitee Brandon Wood belted a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and rookie lefthander Donnie Joseph struck out all three batters he faced in his Kansas City debut. Ian Kinsler and David Murphy drove in Texas’ runs while top prospect Jurickson Profar finished 1-for-2.
Mariners 8, Padres 6: Jason Bay homered in his first at-bat and scored twice in his Seattle debut while Justin Smoak and Mike Jacobs each recorded two-run homers. Non-roster invitee Jeudy Valdez drove in three runs on a double and two-run homer and top prospect Jedd Gyorko finished with two RBIs for San Diego.
Giants 4, Angels (ss) 1: Ryan Vogelsong allowed two hits over two scoreless innings and World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval scored and drove home a run. Brad Mills tossed two perfect innings and Matt Young went 3-for-3 for Los Angeles, which left most of its likely Opening Day roster back home.
Rockies 11, Diamondbacks 2: Troy Tulowitzki got a hit in his first game since undergoing groin surgery and Josh Rutledge went 3-for-3 with four RBIs for Colorado. Jonathan Herrera also finished 3-for-3 with two RBIs for the Rockies, who roughed up 21-year-old starter Tyler Skaggs for four runs over 1 2/3 innings and collected two hits off Heath Bell in his Arizona debut.