Dickerson has solid outing for Pirates
The Associated Press
BRADENTON, Fla. — Corey Dickerson had a triple and a double, driving in two runs for Pittsburgh in an 8-7 Grapefruit League win over the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Top prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes doubled and walked, scoring two runs in a game the Pirates scored five runs in the fourth after trailing 3-1 early. Steve Baron also had two hits and two RBIs for Pittsburgh.
Jordan Lyles struggled in his second start for the Pirates, allowing three runs, seven hits and two walks in three innings.
Estevan Florial, New York’s top prospect, had two doubles, driving in a run and scoring another. Miguel Andujar had an RBI double and singled.
n Oakland Athletics slugger Khris Davis stepped up his rehab for a left calf strain and began running on the field Friday. Athletics manager Bob Melvin said he expects Davis to be ready by the season-opening series in Japan in mid-March.
Davis has yet to play in a spring training game because of the leg injury. The major leagues’ home run leader last season with a career-high 48, Davis has been able to work on his swing even if he can’t get into games. The Athletics open the regular season against the Seattle Mariners on March 20 and 21 at the Tokyo Dome.
n A video posted by TMZ on Friday shows San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer in a physical altercation with his wife at a San Francisco park.
Baer’s wife, Pam Baer was seated in a chair when the video shows he reached over her to grab for a cellphone in her right hand and she toppled sideways to the ground in the chair screaming “Oh my God!” and kicking a leg.
Witnesses saw the ordeal in the public plaza. Baer, holding the phone, says “Stop, Pam, stop,” then walks away alone.
The couple had issued a statement earlier Friday saying that they regretted having a “heated argument in public over a family matter.”
Officer Joseph Tomlinson of the San Francisco Police Department said officers didn’t respond at the time, but police are aware of the incident and are investigating.
Major League Baseball said in a statement that it “is aware of the incident and, just like any other situation like this, will immediately begin to gather the facts.”