After going homerless in Cactus League play in 2013 and in his first 21 spring at-bats this year, Anthony Rizzo finally broke through with a pair of homers against the Mets on Saturday at Cashman Field.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Angels' most intriguing start of the spring could come Monday, when Joe Blanton takes his next turn. If Blanton turns in a second consecutive strong performance, the Angels might have to consider whether they can afford to get rid of him.
Wilmer Flores hit his first home run of the spring and the Mets topped the Chicago Cubs 9-4 in a split-squad game Saturday.
Kyle Palmieri scored two goals in a six-goal second period for the Anaheim Ducks, who defeated the Colorado Avalanche, 6-4, on Friday.
Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham will miss at least a week with an injured left oblique.
Dee Gordon went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI to highlight the Los Angeles Dodgers' 5-4 Cactus League win over the San Diego Padres.
As the Atlanta Braves await word on the extent of Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy's elbow ligament damage - both are scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday - they turned their attention Saturday to moving forward with what they've got.
Third baseman Manny Machado, who is rehabbing from left knee surgery in October, has not run in five days due to discomfort caused by the breaking up of scar tissue - a setback that makes an already optimistic return by Opening Day seem even more tenuous.
Wilmer Flores hit a two-run homer as the New York Mets downed the Chicago Cubs, 9-4, in spring training action.
Mike Trout hit a two-run homer, Jered Weaver labored into the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Angels tied the Colorado Rockies 4-4 in 10 innings Saturday.
Chris Heisey and Roger Bernadina each hit a two-run homer and the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 16-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in a spring training game on Saturday.
Dee Gordon is using his speed to earn a trip to Australia with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Boston Red Sox minor league catcher Jon Denney was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license.
James Shields is already in opening day form.
Brett Jackson hit a three-run home run and drove in five as the Chicago Cubs took a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals in spring training action on Saturday.
Patrick Corbin was nine pitches and seven days away from completing his final tune up.
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a two- run homer and three RBI to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in Cactus League play.
Scott Diamond doesn't know if he'll get another start. But he knew he probably wouldn't if Saturday's outing wasn't good.
On March 7, the Phillies rode a bus 55 miles from here to Sarasota for a spring-training game against the Baltimore Orioles. They did not so much play baseball that day as they committed it.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - To many Indians fans, Michael Brantley is a quiet, nondescript guy who has nothing that sets him apart except a nickname given to him by a sportswriter.
One day, Steven Moya saw a guy hitting lefty.
St. Louis starting pitcher Joe Kelly went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 6-2 spring training takedown of the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
Joe Kelly pitched into the sixth inning and had three hits to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Saturday.
The Chicago White Sox optioned infielder Carlos Sanchez to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, but manager Robin Ventura spoke highly of the improvement Sanchez showed during his time in camp.
Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run single in a three-run eighth inning for the Minnesota Twins, who tied the New York Mets 3-3 in a spring training game Saturday.
Wil Myers left the game in the third inning with a bruised right quadriceps, and Ben Zobrist doubled, scored a run and drove in a run as a Tampa Bay Rays split squad beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday.
The radar gun readings at Roger Dean Stadium are listed after every pitch on the scoreboard. Bench coach Rob Leary before Saturday's Nationals-Marlins game said he'd take a peak every now and then.
Ian Kinsler led Detroit's 18-hit outburst by going 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI as the Tigers rolled to a 14-3 win over the Houston Astros in a Grapefruit League contest.
Jerry Sands brought in two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-3, in spring training action on Saturday.