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Mazzoni perfect; Gyorko homers again
Mets righty dominates for three frames; Padre has nine RBIs
02/26/2013 8:40 PM ET
The Mets' Cory Mazzoni went 10-6 for St. Lucie and Binghamton in 2012.
The Mets' Cory Mazzoni went 10-6 for St. Lucie and Binghamton in 2012. (Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com)
Marlins 7, Mets 5
After the Marlins racked up five runs off starter Jenrry Mejia in the first, the Mets turned to No. 15 prospect Cory Mazzoni, who set down all nine batters he faced in order. A second-round pick out of North Carolina State in 2011, Mazzoni went 10-6 with a 3.93 ERA over 26 starts for Class A Advanced St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton last season. Top Mets prospect Travis d'Arnaud singled in his only at-bat of the day and pitcher Hansel Robles surrendered a pair of solo homers over two frames. Gameday box score

Padres 7, Reds 5
Top San Diego prospect Jedd Gyorko slugged his third homer in four games and No. 19 Kevin Quackenbush worked around a hit and a pair of walks in a scoreless ninth to earn his first save of the spring. Gyorko, MLB.com's No. 50 prospect, is now batting .400 with nine RBIs. Padres right-hander Brad Boxberger -- ranked 18th in the team's Top 20 -- retired all four batters he faced in his second Cactus League appearance. Reds' No. 3 prospect Tony Cingrani worked two scoreless innings for the hosts, yielding one hit while striking out two batters in the losing effort. Gameday box score

White Sox 14, Rangers 8
MLB.com's No. 22 prospect Mike Olt slugged a two-run homer and Texas' top prospect Jurickson Profar scored twice and recorded an RBI in the loss. The South Siders got two runs and two RBIs from center fielder Trayce Thompson, the team's No. 2 prospect, and first-rounder Jared Mitchell -- ranked fifth on the list -- who recorded a hit and an RBI to lift his spring average to .429. Gameday box score

D-backs 7, Angels 7
Arizona's No. 9 prospect David Holmberg struck out one batter in a hitless five-pitch first inning in his spring debut. Los Angeles' No. 6 farmhand Luis Jimenez drew a pair of free passes after coming on as a pinch-hitter, No. 10 prospect Daniel Tillman surrendered two hits and struck out one batter in relief for the Halos, and Austin Wood -- No. 14 on the list -- allowed a run on two hits in an inning of work. Gameday box score

Giants 8, Dodgers 8
Alex Castellanos, the Dodgers' No. 18 prospect, slugged a three-run homer and the team's top catching prospect Tim Federowicz walked and scored once in the stalemate. San Francisco's No. 6 prospect Francisco Peguero finished 1-for-1 with a walk, and outfielder Gary Brown, MLB.com's No. 100 prospect, went 0-for-3. Gameday box score

Mariners 6, Brewers 5
Seattle's No. 15 prospect Vincent Catricala went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, and left fielder Michael Saunders cracked his first long ball of the spring. Brewers' No. 18 prospect Caleb Gindl tripled and scored a run in the loss. Jesus Sanchez, who went 7-3 with a 1.63 ERA between two levels last year, worked around two hits in a scoreless inning of relief. Gameday box score

D-backs 9, A's 4
MLB's No. 97 prospect Adam Eaton was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and Arizona's No. 18 prospect Jake Lamb ripped a two-run double in the victory. Oakland's top prospect Addison Russell collected a pair of hits and an RBI, while No. 20 prospect Jefry Marte recorded an RBI double and scored in a three-run ninth. Gameday box score

Cubs 4, Rockies 2
Third base prospect Christian Villanueva -- ranked eighth in the Cubs' Top 20 -- smacked his first homer of the spring in the victory. Villanueva batted .279 with 14 homers and 68 RBIs in 125 games between Myrtle Beach in the Carolina League and Daytona in the Florida State League in 2012. Gameday box score

Royals 4, Indians 1
MLB.com's No. 59 prospect Yordano Ventura allowed one hit while striking out two batters over two innings of relief and Royals' No. 7 prospect Donnie Joseph struck out the side in the fifth inning. Indians left-hander Scott Barnes, the team's No. 15 prospect, yielded two hits and a walk in the fourth inning but escaped unharmed. Gameday box score

Cardinals 15, Red Sox 4
Prospects Matt Adams and Oscar Taveras starred for the Cardinals as they pounded the host Red Sox in Fort Myers. Adams, working his way back from a sore left knee that kept him out of drills last week, delivered a pinch-hit two-run homer in the sixth and a bases-loaded walk in the seventh, while the 20-year-old Taveras went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Jackie Bradley and Jose Iglesias had one hit in three at-bats apiece for the Red Sox. Gameday box score

Rays 7, Astros 2 (six innings)
Rain halted play after six innings in Port Charlotte but not before top Rays prospect Wil Myers contributed a pair of singles in Tampa's 12-hit attack. Myers is now 3-for-7 with a double and an RBI in three Grapefruit League games. Third baseman Matt Dominguez homered, doubled and walked for the Astros. Gameday box score

Phillies 4, Yankees 3
Catching prospect Tommy Joseph, whom the Phillies acquired from San Francisco in the Hunter Pence deal last summer, provided the margin of victory with a two-out, two-run blast off New York's Zach Nuding in the seventh. Philadelphia's No. 3 prospect, Joseph sent his homer into Frenchy's Tiki Pavilion beyond the left-field wall at Clearwater's Bright House Field. Gameday box score

Twins 8, Blue Jays 2
A pair of top Twins prospects, outfielder Aaron Hicks and second baseman Eddie Rosario, had strong games as Minnesota evened its Grapefruit League record at 2-2. Leadoff man Hicks went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while Rosario, a defensive replacement in the sixth inning, delivered a two-run shot and a single. The 21-year-old Rosario is now 5-for-8 in four spring contests. Gameday box score

Astros 9, Tigers 4
Detroit's Nick Castellanos continued his hot spring with a single, a walk and a run scored in the Tigers' loss at Kissimmee. Teammate Tyler Collins also singled, improving to 5-for-8 in four games, while the Astros' Robbie Grossman was 1-for-2 with a two-run double in the fifth. Gameday box score

Braves 9, Nationals 5
Top Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and teammate Chris Marrero added a single and a walk as Washington fell to the host Braves in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Evan Gattis doubled and singled for Atlanta, lifting his spring batting average to .556 (5-for-9). Gameday box score

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