Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Associated Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. — First baseman Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees pulled out of the World Baseball Classic after injuring his right forearm swinging in the batting cage.
Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched three innings without allowing a run Tuesday for the Cleveland Indians in a 4-3 victory against San Francisco. Matsuzuka gave up five hits.
The Associated Press
Teixeira was set to start at first base for Team USA and will be sidelined 8 to 10 days.
Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said X-rays on Teixeira's hand and wrist area came back negative. Girardi said Teixeira didn't have this problem before leaving the Yankees' camp.
Teixeira is the latest Yankee to be injured this spring. Curtis Granderson broke his forearm Feb. 24.
• The U.S. played to a 4-4 tie with the Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., in the first of its two exhibition games leading to its start in the World Baseball Classic.
RED SOX: John Lackey pitched three scoreless innings as he returns from elbow-reconstruction surgery, and Boston beat a Puerto Rico team preparing for the World Baseball Classic 4-3 at Fort Myers, Fla.
Lackey gave up three hits and struck out two in his third start. Lackey sat out all last season after having Tommy John surgery.
Will Middlebrooks homered in the second off Giancarlo Alvarado and Mike Napoli hit a towering solo homer to left field in the fourth. Stephen Drew added a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth.
DODGERS: Clayton Kershaw gave up four runs and seven hits in three-plus innings, his third straight sub-par outing of the spring, and Los Angeles lost 7-3 to San Diego at Peoria, Ariz.
ANGELS: Albert Pujols hit a pair of groundouts and struck out in his first spring-training appearance of the year for Los Angeles in a 6-4 victory against Cincinnati at Tempe, Ariz.
INDIANS: Nick Swisher hit one of the three Cleveland home runs, and Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched three scoreless innings in a 4-3 win over San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz.
TWINS: Liam Hendriks, trying to earn a spot in the rotation, worked out of a jam after left fielder Josh Willingham lost a fly ball in the sun, but Minnesota still lost to Tampa Bay 8-5 at Fort Myers, Fla.
PIRATES: Gaby Sanchez went 3 for 3 with a double, home run and two RBI, leading Pittsburgh to a 10-0 rout of Spain's World Baseball Classic team at Bradenton, Fla.
PHILLIES: Jose Reyes, Hanley Ramirez and the Dominican Republic put on an offensive display in its first exhibition ahead of the World Baseball Classic, amassing 28 hits in a 15-2 romp against Cole Hamels and Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla.
ORIOLES: Steve Pearce hit two home runs, and Conor Jackson and Luis Exposito also homered for Baltimore in a 6-6, 10-inning tie against Toronto at Dunedin, Fla.
METS: Reliever Pedro Feliciano, who was diagnosed last week with a rare genetic condition, wore a heart monitor while pitching and reported no problems or discomfort during his first spring-training outing.
ROYALS: Bruce Chen and Luke Hochevar combined to allow one run in six innings, and Kansas City remained undefeated for spring training with an 8-2 victory against Oakland at Surprise, Ariz.