Cubs' Baez walks off against Japan

Two-run blast in ninth gives shortstop prospect two on day

By Staff | March 15, 2013 9:08 PM ET

Late-Afternoon Games

Cubs (ss) 7, Japan 5 Box »

Javier Baez (CHC No. 1): It may not have been on the big international stage, but the Puerto Rico native definitely put on a show in an exhibition against game Japan on Friday. His solo homer in the seventh inning pulled a split squad of Cubs within a run and his two-run blast in the ninth gave it a walk-off win. The shortstop finished 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored and a strikeout. In 13 Cactus League games before Friday, Baez was batting .290 with two homers and six RBIs.
Jorge Soler (CHC No. 3): 0-for-4
Christian Villanueva (CHC No. 8): 1-for-2, @B
Dan Vogelbach (CHC No. 11): 1-for-4, RBI
Josh Vitters (CHC No. 14): 1-for-3, RBI
Darian Martin (CHC No. 20): R (scored as pinch-runner on Baez's walk-off homer)

White Sox 15, Cubs (ss) 3 Box »

Carlos Sanchez (CWS No. 4): 1-for-2, RBI
Jared Mitchell (CWS No. 5): 1-for-1, 2B, R, BB
Conor Gillaspie (CWS No. 15): 0-for-2, 2 R, BB
Josh Phegley (CWS No. 16): 0-for-2, K

Brewers 4, Indians 3 Box »

Jesus Aguilar (CLE No. 12): 0-for-1
Scott Barnes (CLE No. 15): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Logan Schafer (MIL No. 12): 0-for-2, BB, RR
Khris Davis (MIL No. 16): 0-for-1, K
Caleb Gindl (MIL No. 18): 0-for-1

Padres (ss) 8, Dodgers (ss) 7 Box »

Jedd Gyorko (SD No. 1): 2-for-4, K
Corey Seager (LAD No. 4): 1-for-2, R
Alex Castellanos (LAD No. 18): 1-for-3, RBI, BB, K

Royals (ss) 7, Padres (ss) 5 Box »

Orlando Calixte (KC No. 4): BB, R
Christian Colon (KC No. 10): 0-for-3
David Lough (KC No. 20): 2-for-3, 2B, R

Mariners 8, Angels 5 Box »

Nick Franklin (SEA No. 4): 1-for-4, 1 RBI, R, K
Julio Morban (SEA No. 14): 2-for-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB
Vinnie Catricala (SEA No. 15): 0-for-4
Francisco Martinez (SEA No. 19): 0-for-4, K
Luis Jimenez (LAA No. 6): 1-for-2, RBI

Giants 5, Rangers 2 Box »

Heath Hembree (SF No. 5): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Francisco Peguero (SF No. 6): 0-for-1
Edwin Escobar (SF No. 10): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Ricky Oropesa (SF No. 17): 0-for-1
Juan Perez (SF No. 20): 0-for-1
Mike Olt (TEX No. 2): 1-for-1
Wilmer Font (TEX No. 7): 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, HR

A's 2, D-backs 2 Box »

Michael Choice (OAK No. 3): 0-for-2, K
Grant Green (OAK No. 4): 0-for-1
Didi Gregorius (ARI No. 3): 0-for-1, K
Adam Eaton (ARI No. 5): 0-for-2, R
A.J. Pollock (ARI No. 8): 0-for-2

Night Games

Dodgers (ss) 8, Royals (ss) 1 Box »

Yasiel Puig (LAD No. 1): One night after manager Don Mattingly said he'll start the season in the Minor Leagues, the Dodgers top prospect went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer, a stolen base and three runs scored. Puig connected for his second Cactus League homer in the opening inning off Royals No. 3 prospect Yordano Ventura, then singled twice. The perfect night raised his spring average to .459.
Tim Federowicz (LAD No. 9): 0-for-3, RBI
Paco Rodriguez (LAD No. 13): 1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Yordano Ventura (KC No. 3): 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, HR
Donnie Joseph (KC No. 7): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Cheslor Cuthbert (KC No. 9): BB

Red Sox (SS) 5, Twins 0 Box »

Deven Marrero (BOS No. 10): 0-for-3
Oswaldo Arcia (MIN No. 5): 0-for-3
Aaron Hicks (MIN No. 6): 1-for-3, BB, 2 K
Joe Benson (MIN No. 13): 0-for-4, K

Rockies 5, Reds 1 Box »

Tim Wheeler (COL No. 7): 1-for-1, 2B
Charlie Culberson (COL No. 14): 0-for-1, K
Corey Dickerson (COL No. 16): 0-for-1
Henry Rodriguez (CIN No. 10): 0-for-2, 2 K
Neftali Soto (CIN No. 14): 1-for-1, 2B

Early-Afternoon Games

Red Sox (SS) 3, Orioles 3 Box »

Bryce Brentz missed being a part of Major League camp because of an offseason incident involving a gun, but he was impressive in his Spring Training debut Friday. The aggressive right-handed hitter reached on an error in the third inning before smacking a solo shot off veteran reliever Luis Ayala in the fifth.

Bryce Brentz (BOS No. 7): 1-for-2, HR, R, RBI
Jackie Bradley (BOS No. 2): 0-for-2, BB
Jose Iglesias (BOS No. 6): 0-for-3
Deven Marrero (BOS No. 10): 0-for-2
Christian Vazquez (BOS No. 16): 0-for-1, BB
Travis Shaw (BOS No. 20): 0-for-1, K
L.J. Hoes (BAL No. 6): 0-for-1, K

Cardinals 5, Nationals 1 Box »

Matt Adams (STL No. 8): 1-for-3, HR, R, 3 RBI
Patrick Wisdom (STL No. 19): 0-for-1, E
Chris Marrero (WAS No. 12): 1-for-4
Zach Walters (WAS No. 14): 1-for-3

Pirates 3, Astros 2 Box »

Brad Peacock (HOU No. 10): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Jonathan Villar (HOU No. 12): 0-for-1, E
Robbie Grossman (HOU No. 18): BB, R
Bryan Morris (PIT No. 14): 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 BB, K

Rays 3, Phillies 1 Box »

Wil Myers (TB No. 1): 0-for-4, 2 K
Hak-Ju Lee (TB No. 5): BB
Justin De Fratus (PHI No. 14): 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HR

Yankees 7, Marlins 3 Box »

Christian Yelich (MIA No. 2): 0-for-1
Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA No. 6): 0-for-3, K, E
Rob Brantly (MIA No. 11): 1-for-3, RBI, K
J.T. Realmuto (MIA No. 12): 0-for-1, E
Mike Montgomery (NYY No. 8): 1 IP, 1 H
Zoilo Almonte (NYY No. 10): 0-for-1, K

Mets 5, Braves 2 Box »

Travis d'Arnaud (NYM No. 1): 1-for-1

Tigers 4, Blue Jays 2 Box »

Tyler Collins (DET No. 6): 0-for-1, K
Jeff Kobernus (DET No. 16): 0-for-3

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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