Kazmir pitches 3 scoreless in debut with A's
PHOENIX (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched three scoreless innings in his debut for the Oakland Athletics in a 2-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Kazmir, a left-hander who signed a two-year, $22 million deal with the A's over the winter, gave up two hits and struck out two.
Left-hander Wade Miley had a strong effort for Arizona, pitching five innings and giving up an unearned run on three hits. He walked one and struck out four.
The unearned run came in the fifth inning when Josh Reddick scored on a grounder by Stephen Vogt that was booted for an error by Arizona shortstop Didi Gregorius.
Daric Barton drove in Oakland's second run with a single in the eighth.
Heisey hits 2 HRs, sends Reds over Mariners
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Chris Heisey hit two home runs, Brandon Phillips also connected and a Cincinnati Reds split squad defeated the Seattle Mariners 10-9 Friday.
Heisey hit his second and third homers of spring training and drove in four runs. Phillips hit his first homer and drove in three while scoring three.
Billy Hamilton stole two bases, giving him four in Cactus League play for the Reds.
Reds starter Brett Marshall threw three shutout innings, working around four hits and three walks while striking out four.
Randy Wolf allowed four runs on three hits and two walks in three innings.
Jesus Montero doubled twice for the Mariners and Kyle Seager reached base three times.
Carrasco strikes out 6, Indians beat Cubs 7-2
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Edwin Jackson allowed three runs and four hits in three innings for the Cubs while Carlos Carrasco struck out six of the 12 batters he faced in leading the Cleveland Indians over a Chicago split-squad 7-2 Friday.
Jackson, coming off a subpar first year of a four-year, $52 million contract, hit two batters and struck out two.
Mike Aviles hit a first-inning homer, giving the Indians a quick 2-0 lead after Nyjer Morgan opened the game with a single off Jackson.
Carrasco was strong in his first start and third appearance. He gave up three hits and two runs - none earned - in three innings. He did not walk a battter.
Indians reserve outfielder Ryan Raburn left in the third inning with a bruised left knee after running into the right field wall chasing Kris Bryant's home run in the second. The Indians say the injury is not expected to be serious.
Ross hitless again; Padres beat Brewers 6-2
PHOENIX (AP) - Tyson Ross pitched hitless ball for the second straight start, helping the San Diego Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Friday.
Competing for the No. 3 spot in the San Diego rotation, Ross struck out three in three innings and walked two. He has thrown five hitless innings in two starts.
Milwaukee didn't get a hit until Elian Herrera tripled leading off the sixth on a drive that center fielder Rico Noel lost in the sun. Scooter Gennett followed two batters later with a two-run homer, just his second hit in 15 spring training at-bats.
Noel hit an inside-the-park home run in the fourth.
Ryan Braun went 0 for 2 with a walk after getting hits in seven of his first eight spring training at-bats.
Milwaukee starter Matt Garza gave up three runs - two earned - and six hits in three innings, giving up a leadoff homer to Alex Dickerson in San Diego. He had allowed four runs, four hits and two walks in one inning and Colorado last Sunday in his first start.
USC women hold off Arizona State 59-57
SEATTLE (AP) - Cassie Harberts scored 14 points, Ariya Crook added 13 and USC held off Arizona State's late rally for a 59-57 win over the Sun Devils in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals on Friday, a key win for the Trojans' NCAA tournament hopes.
Kiki Alofaituli knocked down the winning basket for the No. 4 seed Trojans, hitting a 15-footer with 1:23 left to give USC a two-point lead. The Trojans then watched Arizona State miss on three chances for the win as Katie Hempen saw a 3-pointer rim out and Deja Mann twice miss 3s, including a desperation heave from 25 feet at the buzzer.
Alofaituli made just 2 of 6 shots, but came through with the clutch basket for the Trojans. USC will face top-seeded Stanford in the semifinals on Saturday night.
Hempen led Arizona State with 12 points, while Mann, Kelsey Moos and Joy Burke all finished with 10.
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