Red-hot Puig enjoys perfect day

Dodgers' top prospect falls a double shy of cycle, plates two

By Staff | March 19, 2013 9:23 PM ET

Late-Afternoon Games

Dodgers 7, A's 1 Box »

Dodgers' top prospect Yasiel Puig was 4-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and fell a double shy of the cycle. Puig, who scored twice and stole a base, raised his average to .500 with the performance. Manager Don Mattingly has stated in the past that the 22-year-old Cuban will begin the year in the Minor Leagues despite his strong Spring Training performance.

Tim Federowicz (LAD No. 9): 0-for-4
Dan Straily (OAK No. 2): 4 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 3 BB

Brewers 6, Angels 1 Box »

Wily Peralta (MIL No. 1) made his best start of the spring, allowing a run on six hits while fanning two over six innings. Peralta, who is expected to open the year in the Milwaukee rotation, had not made a Cactus League appearance since March 9, when he allowed three runs over 2 1/3 innings.

Logan Schafer (MIL No. 12): 0-for-3
Khris Davis (MIL No. 16): 0-for-1
Caleb Gindl (MIL No. 18): 0-for-2

Rockies 7, Royals 2 Box »

Rockies' No. 2 prospect Nolan Arenado snapped an 0-for-11 skid with a three-hit performance, scoring twice and driving in a run. The third baseman is batting .314 in 13 Cactus League contests.

Corey Dickerson (COL No. 16): 2-for-2, 2 2B, 2 RBI
David Lough (KC NO. 20): 0-for-2

Cubs 5, Rangers 4 Box »

Luis Sardinas (TEX No. 3): 1-for-2, R, E-6
Rougned Odor (TEX No. 11): 0-for-1

Padres 6, D-backs 2 Box »

Jedd Gyorko (SD No. 1): 0-for-3
Brad Boxberger (SD No. 18): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Adam Eaton (ARI No. 5): 0-for-1

Reds 10, White Sox 6 Box »

Jesse Winker (CIN No. 11): 0-for-1
Conor Gillaspie (CWS No. 15): 0-for-1

Night Game

Mariners 6, Giants 3 Box »

Francisco Peguero (SF No. 6): 0-for-1
Ricky Oropesa (SF No. 17): 1-for-1
Nick Franklin (SEA No. 4): 2-for-2, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Stephen Pryor (SEA No. 6): 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Brad Miller (SEA No. 8): 0-for-2, RBI, R
Brandon Maurer (SEA No. 10): 5 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 4 K

Early-Afternoon Games

Cardinals 5, Marlins 4 Box »

Top Cardinals pitching prospect Shelby Miller had his longest and strongest outing of the spring as St. Louis edged host Miami, 5-4. Miller entered the game with a 7.04 ERA in his first three Grapefruit League appearances but bounced back Tuesday to hold the Marlins to one single while fanning three over four scoreless frames. The 22-year-old right-hander improved to 2-0 this spring. Fellow Cardinals righty Trevor Rosenthal contributed a perfect eighth inning, and outfielder Oscar Taveras singled, stole a base and scored in four at-bats.

Oscar Taveras (STL No. 1): 1-for-4, R, SB
Shelby Miller (STL No. 2): 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K, 1 BB, W
Trevor Rosenthal (STL No. 4): 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 K, 0 BB
Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA No. 6): 1-for-3, RBI, R
Rob Brantly (MIA No. 11): 1-for-4

Orioles 8, Red Sox 7 Box »

Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Kevin Gausman relieved starter Brian Matusz in the sixth inning and chucked two scoreless frames in Baltimore's 8-7 win over the Boston Red Sox. The right-hander, ranked 37th on's Top 100, struck out Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia to begin the outing, finishing with three punchouts and just one hit -- a ground-rule double by Will Middlebrooks. The outing helped the Orioles edge the Red Sox, who got a base hit each from prospects Jackie Bradley and Jose Iglesias.

Kevin Gausman (BAL No. 2): 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K, 0 BB
Jackie Bradley (BOS No. 2): 1-for-2, RBI
Jose Iglesias (BOS No. 6): 1-for-2, SAC, 1 K

Phillies 4, Yankees 1 Box »

Darin Ruf (PHI No. 16): 0-for-2, K
Adam Warren (NYY No. 17): 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 2 K, 1 BB, L

Rays 11, Tigers 5 Box »

Mikie Mahtook (TB No. 11): 0-for-1
Steve Moya (DET No. 11): 0-for-1
Jeff Kobernus (DET No. 16): 0-for-2

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