Spring training roundup | Cardinals edge Red Sox

ASSOCIATED PRESSMarch 6, 2014 

Shelby Miller gave up a leadoff home run in his spring training debut, then retired eight in a row to help St. Louis beat Boston in Jupiter.

BRAVES 2, PHILLIES 2 -- Brandon Beachy pitched three no-hit innings in his second start since having shoulder surgery in September and B.J. Upton doubled among his two hits for Atlanta, which tied Philadelphia in Clearwater.

TIGERS 3, ASTROS 0 -- Max Scherzer struck out three in three impressive innings, and Detroit beat Houston in Kissimmee.

MARLINS 5, METS (ss) 2 -- Jose Fernandez pitched 3 1-3 scoreless innings and Miami beat a New York split squad in Port St. Lucie.

NATIONALS 11, METS (ss)  5 -- Gio Gonzalez pitched one-hit ball for two innings in his spring training debut, Ian Desmond homered for the second straight day and Washington roughed up a New York split-squad in Viera.

GIANTS 3, ANGELS 2 -- Matt Cain pitched three shutout innings in his first start of the spring and Pablo Sandoval hit a pair of RBI singles as San Francisco defeated Los Angeles in Mesa, Ariz.

INDIANS 8, MARINERS 5 -- James Paxton allowed two hits in three scoreless innings and Nick Franklin drove in two runs in Seattle's loss to Cleveland in Peoria, Ariz.

ROCKIES (ss) 8, RANGERS  2 -- Prince Fielder singled home fellow Texas newcomer Shin-Soo Choo but Tommy Hanson gave up two runs on three consecutive extra-base hits in the first inning before settling down in Texas' 8-2 loss to a Colorado split-squad in Surprise, Ariz.

ROCKIES (ss) 7, CUBS 5 -- Jeff Samardzija struggled with his command at times in a three-inning outing in a Colorado split-squad victory over Chicago in Mesa, Ariz.

PADRES 8, WHITE SOX 0 -- Nick Hundley hit a three-run homer off Chicago ace Chris Sale in the first inning, and San Diego defeated the White Sox in Glendale, Ariz.

BREWERS 7, ATHLETICS 2 -- Ryan Braun hit his second homer of the spring and added a single to help Milwaukee beat Oakland in Phoenix.

ROYALS 6, DIAMONDBACKS  5 -- Kansas City ace James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Kansas City's victory over Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Noteworthy

METS -- Matt Harvey may not throw a single pitch this season, but he's already earned $60,000 in bonuses.

The contract of the injured New York Mets star contains unusual provisions that reward him for 2013 accomplishments.

Harvey has earned a $10,000 bonus for making last year's All-Star team and $50,000 for finishing tied for fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting.

He gets a salary of $546,625 while on the major league roster this year under the one-year deal announced Monday and is paid at an annual rate of $299,250 if on option to the minors.

RANGERS -- Left-hander Joe Saunders and Texas finalized a one-year contract that guarantees him the $500,000 minimum.

ROYALS -- Kansas City right-hander Luke Hochevar likely will miss at least the first two months of the season because of a sprained ligament in his right elbow. The sprain was revealed in an MRI.

Manager Ned Yost said Hochevar won't throw for two-to-three weeks and "probably the best-case scenario" would be a return at the end of May or early June.

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