Sunday, March 9, 2014
The Associated Press
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RAYS 4, ORIOLES 3: Bidding for the fifth starter's job, Jeff Niemann allowed one run in 41/3 innings as Tampa Bay beat Baltimore in Sarasota, Fla.
Niemann, who's allowed three runs in 122/3 innings this spring left with a runner on. Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer in the fifth off Juan Sandoval to tie it at 3.
In his first start for Baltimore, Kevin Gausman, the Orioles first pick in the 2012 draft, allowed two runs in 2 2-3 innings. Luke Scott gave Tampa Bay a 3-0 lead with a two-run home run.
JAPAN 6, GIANTS 3: Japan roughed up San Francisco starter Yusmeiro Petit for four runs and six of its 11 hits in four innings, beating the Giants 6-3 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Sho Nakata had three hits, and Takashi Toritani added two hits and two RBIs for Japan, tuning up for its appearance in the World Baseball Classic semifinals in San Francisco on Sunday.
ROYALS 5, INDIANS 3: Adam Moore hit two of Kansas City's' seven doubles and drove in two runs in a victory over Cleveland in Goodyear, Ariz.
Moore, bidding for a job as backup catcher, had three hits as the designated hitter.
Starting catcher Salvador Perez had two hits, including a double. Mike Moustakas, David Lough, Johnny Giavotella and Chris Getz all had doubles.