Spring training roundup: Willy Adames (3 HRs), Brewers smack D-backs


Willy Adames went 3-for-3 with three homers, six RBIs and four runs to lift the host Milwaukee Brewers to a commanding 14-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday in Phoenix.

Adames went deep in the third, fifth and sixth to headline Milwaukee’s 17-hit performance. Brice Turang contributed three hits and two RBIs for the Brewers, who also got home runs from Sal Frelick, Rhys Hoskins and Luis Lara in a rematch of a 2023 National League wild-card series that Arizona won 2-0.

The Diamondbacks scored the first two runs of the game before Arizona starter Merrill Kelly (1-1) fell apart. Kelly was tagged for six runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Milwaukee starter DL Hall (2-0) went five innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out four without issuing a walk.

Jose Fernandez drove in a pair of runs for the Diamondbacks.

Astros 9, Cardinals 4

Houston rattled off nine unanswered runs and never looked back to beat visiting St. Louis in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Will Wagner and Jon Singleton each had a two-run single to help the Astros build a 9-0 lead. Hunter Brown (3-0) benefited from the run support, and he picked up five strikeouts across 4 1/3 scoreless innings.

Lance Lynn (0-2) saw his spring ERA balloon to 7.90 after giving up six runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings for the Cardinals. St. Louis’ R.J. Yeager went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Tigers 3, Rays 2

Beau Brieske notched a six-out save as host Detroit held off Tampa Bay in Lakeland, Fla.

Brieske kept the Rays off the board while surrendering just two hits. The Tigers moved in front in the seventh when Matt Vierling scored on Ryan Vilade’s double-play grounder.

Jose Siri had a two-run single in the second, but Tampa Bay never scored again.

Orioles 8, Twins 3

Visiting Baltimore leaned on its young stars to pick up a win over Minnesota in Fort Myers, Fla.

Gunnar Henderson, 22, set the tone with a solo shot in the first and Adley Rutschman, 26, provided some insurance with a three-run blast in the seventh. Grayson Rodriguez, a 24-year-old right-hander, opened the game with three scoreless innings.

The Twins collected 12 hits but ended up leaving 10 men on base. Joe Ryan yielded two runs and two hits in five innings and came away with a no-decision. He walked one and fanned five.

Phillies 2, Blue Jays 0

Aaron Nola scattered two hits across 5 2/3 shutout innings and host Philadelphia blanked Toronto in Clearwater, Fla.

Nola issued one walk and recorded four strikeouts. Trea Turner’s single and Alec Bohm’s double each brought home a run in the first for the Phillies.

Blue Jays right-hander Chris Bassitt (1-2) allowed just two runs and five hits across five innings but was pinned with the loss due to Toronto’s poor offensive showing.

Braves 5, Red Sox 5

Boston overcame a three-run deficit, playing to a tie with visiting Atlanta in Fort Myers.

Michael Harris II’s run-scoring single and Sean Murphy’s two-run homer put the Braves up 3-0 in the second. Atlanta was later ahead 5-2, and the Red Sox finally drew even when Allan Castro plated a run with a base hit in the seventh.

Four Boston relievers combined for 3 1/3 innings of hitless relief to allow the Red Sox to stay in the game.

Yankees 1, Pirates 0

Prized offseason acquisition Marcus Stroman logged six strong innings as New York silenced host Pittsburgh in Bradenton, Fla.

Stroman (1-2), signed to a two-year, $37 million deal, allowed four hits, walked two and fanned five before turning things over to the bullpen. Jahmai Jones provided the game’s lone run with an RBI double in the fourth.

Pirates starter Martin Perez worked three shutout innings, walking two and striking out three. He gave up one hit. Pittsburgh mustered just five hits as a team.

Mets 10, Nationals 1

Tyrone Taylor had two hits and two RBIs and Starling Marte had two hits and two runs as New York cruised past visiting Washington in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Pete Alonso also had two hits for the Mets, pushing his batting average this spring to .320. Although the offensive outburst was a welcome sight, two runs were all New York starter Luis Severino (2-0) needed to get the win. He gave up just one run and four hits in five frames.

Nationals reliever Robert Garcia was knocked around for three runs on three hits in just two-thirds of an inning. A groundout resulted in Washington’s only run.

Marlins 5, Mets 1 (ss)

Darren McCaughan recorded three perfect innings in his second start of spring training and host Miami baffled New York’s split squad in Jupiter, Fla.

Andrew Nardi (1-0) followed McCaughan with 1 2/3 innings and gave up Omar Narvaez’s RBI single, but that was all the offense the Mets could muster.

Nick Gordon smacked a go-ahead, two-run single in the fourth for the Marlins, leading to a loss for Tylor Megill (1-3). Megill lasted five innings and was tagged for three runs and three hits. He struck out seven while walking two.

Guardians 10, Reds 7

A three-run top of the ninth handed visiting Cleveland a victory over Cincinnati in Goodyear, Ariz.

Johnny Tincher gave the Guardians an 8-7 lead when he scored on a fielder’s choice, and Daniel Schneemann then stepped up to the plate and virtually wrapped up the victory with a two-run home run.

The teams traded five-run innings — the Cincinnati fourth put the Reds up 6-2, while the Cleveland sixth made it 7-6 in favor of the Guardians. Cincinnati reliever Justin Wilson was charged with all five Cleveland runs during that pivotal burst.

Cubs 9, Mariners 9

RJ Schreck clubbed a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth, preventing host Seattle from falling to Chicago in Peoria, Ariz.

The Cubs took a 9-5 lead into the home half of the eighth after striking for six runs in the top of the frame. Owen Caissie ripped a three-run shot and Miguel Amaya, Jonathon Long and Darius Hill each had an RBI double during Chicago’s rally.

Bill Knight had a two-run double before Schreck’s game-tying long ball. Both starters allowed two runs, with the Mariners’ Logan Gilbert going 4 2/3 innings and the Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks lasting 3 1/3.

Rockies 7, White Sox 3

Colorado waited until its final three rounds of at-bats to do most of its damage, sinking visiting Chicago in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Rockies scored twice in the sixth, three times in the seventh and once in the eighth to bury the White Sox. Chicago’s Chuckie Robinson tied things at 3-all with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly, but Hunter Goodman laced a three-run homer in the seventh and Trevor Boone added a solo shot an inning later to wrap up the win.

Although the White Sox took the loss, starter Erick Fedde was solid, permitting one run and two hits in five innings. Colorado counterpart Austin Gomber also went five innings, giving up one run on four hits.