Spring training baseball
Red Sox 6, Rays 2
The Boston Red Sox will shut down designated hitter David Ortiz for several days with sore left heel, announcing the news after Sunday's 6-2 win over Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla.
Manager John Farrell received the MRI results during the game. He expects Ortiz to be out for five to seven days because of inflammation.
Ortiz had MRI tests done on both heels Saturday for comparative purposes. The eight-time All-Star is still making his way back from a strained right Achilles tendon that limited him to 90 games last season.
David Ross hit a three-run homer for Boston and John Lackey allowed two runs and four hits in 3 2-3 innings.
Yankees 3, Blue Jays 0
David Phelps kept up his strong spring training, allowing three hits over five innings in New York's win over Toronto at Dunedin, Fla.
Phelps, bidding for a rotation spot, has given up just one run in 14 innings over four starts. Juan Rivera had three hits, including a three-run double off Brett Cecil in the fifth.
Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ allowed four hits in 3 1-3 scoreless innings.
Yankees ace CC Sabathia, the expected opening day starter, threw 52 pitches during a simulated game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. The left-hander, who had offseason left elbow bone spur surgery, is scheduled to make first exhibition start Friday against Miami.
Mets 3, Cardinals 0
Shaun Marcum and six Mets relievers combined on a three-hit shutout, propelling New York to a victory over St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla.
Making his third start of the spring, Marcum allowed only one hit and didn't walk anyone in 3 2-3 innings.
St. Louis starter Jamie Garcia was equally baffling to New York hitters. The left-hander threw five shutout innings, surrendering four hits and a walk.
The Mets scored in the eighth when Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk from Edward Mujica, moved up on a wild pitch and later came home on Jordany Valdespin's single.
Jamie Hoffman hit a two-run double in the ninth.
The Mets sent 10 players to minor league camp before the game, including top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler.
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