Philly slugger having strong spring

The Associated Press

Brock Stassi hit his fifth homer — tying Bryce Harper, Yoenis Cespedes, Jabari Blash and Peter O’Brien for most in spring training — and tripled for Philadelphia as the Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves, 9-0, in Grapefruit League action Tuesday.

Starter Jerad Eickhoff struck out five in five shutout innings and allowed three hits and a walk. Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph left the game after getting hit with a pitch in the left hand in the first inning.

Elsewhere:

METS 2, ASTROS 1: Yoenis Cespedes hit his fifth homer and Jacob deGrom struck out six in four innings, allowing a run on three hits and a walk.

TIGERS 7, MARLINS 1: Detroit starter Matt Boyd went five shutout innings, giving up three hits and striking out five. Justin Upton hit a three-run homer, Anthony Gose had two hits and drove in two runs and J.D. Martinez added two hits.

RAYS (ss) 10, YANKEES 6: Gary Sanchez hit his fourth spring homer and Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres homered and drove in three runs. Starter Luis Severino struck out four in three innings, giving up a run on two hits and a walk.

RAYS (ss) 9, ORIOLES 6: Corey Dickerson went 4 for 4 and Steven Souza Jr. had three hits and three RBIs. Tampa Bay starter Blake Snell walked five in 2-plus innings.

RED SOX 5, BLUE JAYS 4: Mitch Moreland hit a two-run double for Boston. Starter Drew Pomeranz gave up two runs on two hits over two innings.

GIANTS 6, INDIANS 5: The Giants jumped all over Josh Tomlin in the first inning, reaching him for five runs on five hits, including two-run homers from Jarrett Parker and Justin Ruggiano. Tomlin got through three innings and allowed six runs on eight hits.

ROYALS 8, ANGELS 4: Ian Kennedy struck out five in 3-plus scoreless innings for the Royals. Peter O’Brien connected for his fifth home run. Angels starter Matt Shoemaker retired his first nine batters and worked four innings of one-hit ball. C.J. Cron hit two doubles and a triple and is batting .457.

BREWERS 7, CUBS 7: Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras each hit their third home run of the spring and Chris Dominguez led off the ninth with a game-tying homer.

DIAMONDBACKS 12, RANGERS 0: Patrick Corbin struck out five in five scoreless innings for Arizona. Chris Iannetta hit his first home run. Rangers starter Chi Chi Gonzalez allowed eight hits and seven earned runs in 2-plus innings.

MARINERS 7, WHITE SOX 6: White Sox starter Lucas Giolito recorded just two outs and gave up four runs on four hits and two walks. Kyle Seager had an RBI single and Mike Zunino drew a bases-loaded walk in the burst.

DODGERS 6, REDS 5: Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run shot for the Dodgers over the Reds bullpen in right to start a six-run fourth. Logan Forsythe added a two-run double in the inning. Rich Hill started for the Dodgers and threw 3-plus innings, allowing one run.

ROCKIES 4, ATHLETICS 3: Oakland’s Sean Manaea gave up seven hits but didn’t allow a run in 3 -plus innings. Josh Phegley and Jed Lowrie each had RBI singles for the A’s. Jon Gray worked 3-plus scoreless innings for the Rockies and struck out six.

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