SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Cain pitched two perfect innings in his spring debut, Yasiel Puig hit his first home run of the exhibition season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants played to a 5-5 tie Monday.
Brett Anderson allowed one hit over two innings in his debut with the Dodgers. The left-hander was limited to eight starts last year with the Colorado Rockies due to a broken left index finger and lower back surgery.
Cain, who did not pitch after July 9 following elbow surgery, needed just 20 pitches to complete his outing.
Ryan Vogelsong followed Cain, allowing Puig’s home run over his three innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out four. Joaquin Arias and Brandon Hicks drove in runs for the Giants.
Erik Bedard pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Anderson. The non-roster left-hander walked one and struck out two. Jimmy Rollins tripled and doubled for the Dodgers. Howie Kendrick and Andre Ethier drove in runs.
Rangers 4, Athletics 1
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Chi Chi Gonzalez threw three scoreless innings, Rougned Odor homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 Monday.
Gonzalez, a candidate to replace the injured Yu Darvish in the Rangers’ rotation, threw 58 pitches and allowed two hits, three walks and struck out three.
Odor homered in the third off A’s right-hander Jesse Hahn. Prince Fielder, who homered and drove in three runs Sunday against Cleveland, added another RBI with a rare infield single in the fifth.
Chris Gimenez drilled a two-run single off Eury De La Rosa in the sixth to cap off the Texas scoring.
Hahn, who is competing for a job in the A’s rotation, gave up a run on three hits, while walking one and striking out two. The A’s avoided a shutout when Matt Olson homered in the eighth.
The A’s loaded the bases with none out in the ninth, but failed to score off minor leaguers Mark Rogers and Kohsuke Tomita.