Spring training roundup: Casey Mize, Tigers cruise past Yanks 7-0

By Thomson Reuters Mar 14, 2024 | 4:54 PM

Casey Mize outpitched Marcus Stroman as the Detroit Tigers rolled to a 7-0 victory over the visiting New York Yankees in spring training action Thursday in Lakeland, Fla.

Mize (2-1) allowed two hits, walked two and struck out four over four innings, while Stroman (0-2) gave up five runs (four earned) and seven hits with three walks and four whiffs in 4 1/3 innings.

Kerry Carpenter paced Detroit’s offense, going 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs, including his first spring homer. The Tigers’ bullpen allowed just one hit over five innings.

Rays 3, Braves 1

Zack Littell tossed five shutout innings, allowing just one hit and striking out six, as Tampa Bay held host Atlanta’s bats in check in North Port, Fla.

Isaac Paredes and Richie Palacios delivered RBI hits to back Littell (1-0), who hasn’t allowed a run in 10 innings this spring.

Atlanta starter Chris Sale (0-2) took the loss, yielding two runs and three hits while walking one and striking out six over 3 1/3 innings. Kade Kern drove in the Braves’ lone run with an RBI single while reigning National League MVP Ronald Acuna Jr. (knee) returned to the lineup for the first time since Feb. 29 and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Phillies 6, Red Sox 1

Starter Ranger Suarez and six relievers shut down visiting Boston while recording 11 strikeouts in Clearwater, Fla.

Suarez (2-0) yielded one hit, walked four and struck out five in his 3 2/3 innings of work. Whit Merrifield finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs as the Phillies took a six-run lead after four innings.

Red Sox starter Josh Winckowski (0-1) was touched for six runs (five earned) on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. Jamie Westbrook’s first spring homer produced the visitors’ lone run.

Blue Jays 5, Twins 1

Bowden Francis delivered six sharp innings, allowing just an unearned run, and Toronto grabbed an early lead en route to a win over host Minnesota in Fort Myers, Fla.

Brian Serven’s two-run homer in the second backed Francis (2-1), who gave up four hits and struck out two with no walks.

For Minnesota, starter Bailey Ober (1-1) was charged with three runs (two earned) over 2 2/3 innings. Edouard Julien’s went 2-for-3 with RBI single that plated the Twins’ run.

Mets 0, Cardinals 0

Starters Jose Butto and Lance Lynn each tossed four strong innings as New York and host St. Louis played to scoreless tie in Jupiter, Fla.

Butto yielded two hits and two walks with three strikeouts for the Mets, while Lynn gave up just one hit and fanned four with no walks. The pitching staffs combined for 23 strikeouts (14 for New York, nine for St. Louis).

Zack Short collected two of the Mets’ three hits.

–Field Level Media