Seven pitchers held the Rockies to four hits and no runs in nine innings at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday, leading the Angels to a 3-0 victory that gave them back-to-back wins to start their Cactus League schedule.
Jon Lester, who will start Opening Night April 5 for the Cubs, struck out three of the first four batters he faced, but Brennan Boesch hit a three-run homer to lead the Reds to a 5-2 victory over the Cubs Friday in front of 15,331 at Sloan Park, the biggest crowd ever for a Spring Training game in either the Cactus League or Grapefruit League.
Randall Delgado enjoyed the best day of D-backs pitchers fighting for a rotation spot, posting two shutout innings in a 7-2 loss to the A's on Friday afternoon at Salt River Fields.
Four Dodgers pitchers combined to allow no hits through six innings, and three Dodgers hitters homered as a Los Angeles split squad rolled to a big early lead and a 10-1 victory over the Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park on Friday.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy doesn't have to decide who will replace Hunter Pence in right field for another month, but discussions are already underway. Nori Aoki has played all three outfield positions in his three year career, but has spent the vast majority of his time in right.