Spring roundup: Tebow fans versus Scherzer, later gets a hit

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Right-hander Max Scherzer struck out five in three perfect innings as Washington posted a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets (split squad) on Friday at Port St. Lucie, Fla., in a game that featured Tim Tebow's first hit of the spring.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner struck out Tebow on three pitches during a 49-second at-bat in the second inning. However, Tebow singled to center in the fourth off Nationals right-hander Erick Fedde.

"He's nasty. He's really good," Tebow told reporters afterward of Scherzer. "That's awesome to be able to see one of the best in the league, one of the best doing it a long time. It's great work for me."

Howie Kendrick had a run-scoring double and Victor Robles homered for the Washington runs. Gavin Cecchini homered for the Mets.

Other results from Friday's spring training games:

Tigers 8, Marlins 3

Miguel Cabrera delivered the tiebreaking two-run double in the second inning and Detroit cruised past Miami at Lakeland, Fla. Brian Anderson homered for the Marlins.

Twins 2, Blue Jays 1

Right-hander Jake Odorizzi struck out three during 2 2/3 hitless innings and Eddie Rosario homered to help Minnesota edge Toronto at Fort Myers, Fla. Max Pentecost had a run-scoring double for the Blue Jays.

Dodgers 7, White Sox 6

Left-hander Clayton Kershaw gave up one hit in two scoreless innings and Jake Peter hit a three-run homer as Los Angeles edged Chicago at Glendale, Ariz. Adam Engel and Eddy Alvarez homered for the White Sox.

Indians 9, Rangers 4

Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer and Roberto Perez and Abraham Almonte added solo blasts as Cleveland defeated Texas at Goodyear, Ariz. Joey Gallo homered for the Rangers.

Orioles 10, Pirates 8

Manny Machado went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs and Tim Beckham homered and had three RBIs as Baltimore outlasted Pittsburgh at Sarasota, Fla. Adam Frazier went 3-for-3 with a three-run triple for the Pirates.

Reds 3, Giants 2

Phillip Ervin delivered the go-ahead single in the top of the ninth inning as Cincinnati edged San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz. Left-hander Madison Bumgarner struck out four in three perfect innings for the Giants, who received homers from Kyle Jensen and Steven Duggar.

Padres 13, Royals 5

Austin Hedges and Christian Villanueva homered and Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with an RBI against his former team as San Diego routed Kansas City at Peoria, Ariz. Jorge Bonifacio hit a three-run blast and Salvador Perez added a two-run shot for the Royals.

Phillies 9, Rays 2

Scott Kingery and Jesmuel Valentin homered to help Philadelphia roll past Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla. Joey Wendle had two of the Rays' five hits.

Yankees 5, Braves 4

Tyler Austin hit a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift New York over Atlanta at Tampa, Fla. Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a two-run homer to stake the Braves to a 4-0 lead in a contest in which Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson struck out as a pinch hitter for the Yankees.

Mariners 4, Brewers 2

Daniel Vogelbach hit a go-ahead three-run homer to help Seattle slide past Milwaukee at Phoenix. The Brewers scored runs on Nate Orf's bases-loaded walk and Mauricio Dubon's sacrifice fly.

Rockies 15, Diamondbacks 6

Chris Iannetta homered twice and had five RBIs and David Dahl had a homer and three RBIs as Colorado sailed past Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz. Jake Lamb hit a grand slam and Michael Perez added a solo blast for the D-backs.

Red Sox 9, Cardinals 6

Sam Travis had two homers and four RBIs and Andrew Benintendi also went deep as Boston slipped by St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla. Both teams saw their starting pitchers leave with injuries -- Cardinals right-hander Bud Norris (hamstring) departed in third inning, and Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz (forearm tightness) left while facing his first hitter of the second inning.

Cubs 6, Angels 4

Ryan Court hit a two-run double in the top of the ninth to help Chicago knock off Los Angeles at Tempe, Ariz. Jefry Marte went 2-for-2 with two RBIs for the Angels.

--Field Level Media