FORT MYERS, Fla. — Kyle Kendrick pitched four scoreless innings Friday night as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-0.

Kendrick allowed four hits with two strikeouts and a pair of walks.

Aneury Tavarez, a former Portland Sea Dog obtained by the Orioles in the Rule 5 draft in December, helped his chances of making Baltimore’s opening day roster by going 3 for 3 with a stolen base.

BLUE JAYS: Reliever T.J. House was taken off the field in an ambulance after being hit on the head by a line drive in the ninth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers.

Toronto Manager Brad Ausmus said House’s injury was among the scariest things he has witnessed in a baseball game. “When I went out there, his face was in his glove,” Ausmus said. “There was blood on his face, blood in the glove – everything.”

The pitcher was hit on the back of the head by a ball off the bat of John Hicks.

ANGELS: Albert Pujols played in his first game since foot surgery, going 0 for 2 with a walk in a 4-2 spring training loss to San Diego at Tempe, Arizona.

YANKEES: Clint Frazier’s flowing locks of red hair are gone, replaced by a short, curly look after a barber visited the Yankees’ spring training clubhouse at around 7:15 a.m. The touted prospect made the decision after meeting Thursday with Manager Joe Girardi.

Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, a Yankees special adviser, gave the 22-year old outfielder a hug after checking out the new style.

The Yankees will be donating the cut hair to an organization that makes wigs for children with cancer.

CUBS: Kris Bryant agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.05 million in the major leagues, a record for an unsigned player under club control with less than two years of major league service.

The agreement tops Mike Trout’s $1 million salary with the Los Angeles Angels in 2014.

Bryant hit .292 with 39 homers, 102 RBI and a major league-leading 121 runs, helping the Cubs win their first World Series title since 1908.


UNITED STATES 3, COLOMBIA 2: Adam Jones hit the winning single with two out in the 10th inning, and the United States overcame a two-run deficit in its opening game at Miami.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 9, CANADA 2: Jose Bautista homered and drove in four runs, and the Dominican Republic opened its bid for a second consecutive WBC title with a win at Miami.

CUBA 4, AUSTRALIA 3: Outfielder Alfredo Despaigne hit a grand slam in the fifth inning at Tokyo to lead Cuba over Australia and into the second round.