Reds' Garrett tosses four hitless frames

Left-hander lowers spring ERA to 0.79; Phillies' Williams goes yard

Amir Garrett posted a 2.55 ERA in 25 appearance for Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville in 2016. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

By | March 13, 2017 7:47 PM

Reds 3, Athletics 1 (Box)

Cincinnati's No. 2 prospect Amir Garrett continued his lights-out Spring Training on Monday, striking out three over four hitless innings. After Garrett retired 10 straight batters, Adam Rosales reached on a throwing error by first baseman Ryan Raburn. No. 18 prospect Jimmy Herget followed Garrett with a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and walking one while striking out two. Third-ranked prospect Jesse Winker walked and singled in his two plate appearances, coming around to score both times. A's top prospect Franklin Barreto singled in his only at-bat.

Orioles 6, Phillies 4 (Box)

No. 4 Phillies prospect Nick Williams went deep for his first homer of the spring, opening the eighth inning with a blast to left field. The 23-year-old outfielder, who is now batting .364 in Grapefruit League play, entered as a pinch runner in the fifth, stayed in the game to play right field and finished 1-for-2 at the plate. Top prospect J.P. Crawford started at shortstop and went 1-for-5 with a ninth-inning single, while Jesmuel Valentin (No. 30) was 1-for-3. Mark Appel (No. 20) tossed 2 1/3 innings out of the bullpen, giving up a run on one hit and two walks while striking out two. No. 5 Baltimore prospect Trey Mancini went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Aneury Tavarez (No. 24) led off for Orioles and went 0-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base.

Twins 9, Rays 4 (Box)

Twins No. 11 prospect J.T. Chargois fired one scoreless inning out of the bullpen, giving up a hit and fanning a pair. Randy Rosario (No. 27) added a scoreless ninth inning for Minnesota, yielding a hit and striking out one. Daniel Palka (No. 14) singled in his only at-bat, and catcher Mitch Garver (No. 15) was 1-for-2 with a run scored. Engelb Vielma (No. 29) finished 1-for-2 with an RBI. Jake Bauers (No. 4) was 1-for-2 with a double and a sacrifice fly.

Cardinals 6, Astros 3 (Box)

Infielder Colin Moran continued his hot hitting for Houston, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in a loss to St. Louis. The Astros' No. 25 prospect is batting .409 with eight RBIs in 22 at-bats.

Braves 7, Pirates 6 (Box)

Pittsburgh No. 17 prospect Alen Hanson had a pair of hits while No. 24 prospect Dovydas Neverauskas took the loss, yielding hits to the two batters he faced in the ninth as Atlanta walked off. No. 3 prospect Josh Bell walked twice and committed his first error of the spring at first base.

Mets 6, Marlins 4 (Box)

Mets No. 5 prospect Robert Gsellman earned the win with three scoreless innings against the Marlins on Monday afternoon. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed one hit while fanning one and lowered his spring ERA to 2.57. Tim Tebow picked up his first Grapefruit League hit, making him 1-for-10 with four strikeouts.

Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 3 (Box)

Top Boston prospect Andrew Benintendi singled and walked in four plate appearances. Blue Jays No. 11 prospect Reese McGuire doubled in his only at-bat.

Brewers 24, Mariners 3 (Box)

Mauricio Dubon -- Milwaukee's No. 9 prospect -- went 1-for-2 with an RBI. No. 16 prospect Ryan Cordell went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. The 24-year-old outfielder is hitting .318 in 22 at-bats this spring. 

White Sox 9, Indians 5 (Box)

Top Cleveland prospect Bradley Zimmer and ninth-ranked prospect Greg Allen both singled and scored a run. No. 8 prospect Erik Gonzalez had an RBI single. No. 25 prospect Shawn Armstrong allowed one hit and one walk with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings, and 27th-ranked prospect Nellie Rodriguez singled in his lone at-bat.

Cubs 3, Padres 1 (Box)

No. 2 Chicago prospect Ian Happ went 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs. No. 3 Albert Almora went 2-for-3 and scored a run. 

Dodgers 3, Angels 1 (Box)

Dodgers No. 11 prospect Austin Barnes went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. No. 4 Willie Calhoun singled in his only at-bat to raise his average to .417 through 12 at-bats this spring. 

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

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