Montgomery finishes off Yankees' no-hitter
Left-hander fires four perfect frames as New York blanks host Tigers
Yankees 3, Tigers 0 (Box)
Yankees No. 13 prospect Jordan Montgomery threw four perfect innings to close out a no-hitter at Joker Marchant Stadium as New York posted its Major League-best 16th Spring Training win. The 24-year-old left-hander struck out two after starter Masahiro Tanaka and Chasen Shreve held Detroit hitless over the first five frames. It marked the Yankees' first Spring Training no-hitter since 1983 and earned Montgomery some points with manager Joe Girardi -- MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reported after the game that Montgomery is expected to start at least one Spring Training game. Yankees No. 12 prospect Tyler Wade went 1-for-2.
Mariners (ss) 5, Dodgers (ss) 2 (Box)
Mariners No. 2 prospect Tyler O'Neill had two hits, including a long two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw, and also threw out a runner at the plate. No. 6 prospect Max Povse worked four innings of scoreless relief, allowing three hits and striking out three. The 23-year-old right-hander has not given up a run in 10 innings in Cactus League play.
Twins 4, Rays 2 (Box)
Rays No. 4 prospect Jake Bauers belted a solo homer, his third long ball of the spring, and walked in the loss. The 21-year-old outfielder is hitting .435 with eight RBIs in 12 Grapefruit League games. Daniel Robertson (No. 17) was 0-for-2. Twins No. 11 prospect J.T. Chargois gave up two runs -- one earned -- on two hits with one strikeout in 1 2/3 innings. Daniel Palka (No. 14), Mitch Garver (No. 15) and Zack Granite (No. 22) each went 0-for-1.
Orioles 8, Pirates 6 (Box)
Orioles No. 5 prospect Trey Mancini smacked a solo homer and scored twice as Baltimore outlasted the Pirates in Bradenton. Mancini is batting .351 with a pair of long balls this spring. Top O's prospect Chance Sisco singled and drove in a run. For the Pirates, infielder Alen Hanson (No. 17) raised his Grapefruit League average to .379 after going 3-for-5 with a double. Outfielder Austin Meadows (the Bucs' No. 2 prospect) went 2-for-5, while Max Moroff (No. 26) singled.
Mets 16, Cardinals 2 (Box)
No. 5 prospect Harrison Bader had two of St. Louis' seven hits in a blowout loss to the Mets. Luke Weaver, the Cardinals third-ranked prospect, was charged with four runs on three hits and four walks over 1 1/3 innings in relief of Adam Wainwright.
Astros (ss) 5, Braves 4 (Box)
No. 2 Braves prospect Ozzie Albies got the start at second base and went 1-for-2 with a walk out of the leadoff spot, raising his average to .364. Rio Ruiz (No. 23) was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs, while Adam Walker, claimed off waivers from the Orioles in January, slugged a solo homer. Austin Riley (No. 13) struck out in his only at-bat. No. 4 Astros prospect Derek Fisher doubled and drove in three runs, while Colin Moran (No. 25) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Kyle Tucker, Houston's No. 2 prospect, made his Spring Training debut as a late-game replacement in right field and flied out in his only at-bat. Jandel Gustave (No. 20) tossed a perfect inning out the bullpen, lowering his ERA to 1.50 in six outings.
Astros 6, Red Sox 2 (Box)
Houston's top prospect, right-hander Francis Martes, struck out three over three perfect innings. No. 7 prospect Teoscar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and two runs scored and No. 13 prospect J.D. Davis also had two hits, including an RBI double. No. 4 Red Sox prospect Sam Travis had an RBI single, No. 19 prospect Ben Taylor struck out three over 1 2/3 hitless innings and 30th-ranked prospect Robby Scott allowed one hit and one walk in a scoreless frame, striking out one.
Marlins 5, Nationals 5 (Box)
No. 9 Miami prospect Drew Steckenrider fired a perfect ninth inning and 20th-ranked Tayron Guerrero struck out two in a scoreless frame, despite issuing three walks. No. 29 prospect Tomas Telis singled in three at-bats.
Cubs 7, White Sox 3 (Box)
The reigning World Series champions bested the South Siders, but the most notable performance may have been by White Sox No. 3 prospect Michael Kopech. The 20-year-old right-hander struck out five while allowing one hit over two scoreless frames and was reportedly hitting triple digits with his fastball. It was easily the best performance of the spring for Kopech, who had allowed five runs on six hits in four previous innings. Top White Sox prospect Yoan Moncada singled and scored in his lone at-bat, while prospects Ian Happ (No. 2) and Jeimer Candelario (No. 5) went hitless for the Cubs.
Rangers (ss) 6, Angels 5 (Box)
Fifth-ranked Texas prospect Ronald Guzman smacked a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning for his first dinger of the spring. Angels No. 8 prospect Alex Meyer allowed a run on four hits and a walk while fanning two over three innings in the losing effort.
Mariners (ss) 9, D-backs (ss) 5 (Box)
Second-ranked Arizona prospect Domingo Leyba collected two singles and drove in a run, while No. 17 prospect Matt Koch held Seattle to one hit while fanning two in innings of scoreless relief.
D-backs (ss) 3, Athletics 2 (Box)
A's top prospect Franklin Barreto and No. 4 prospect Matt Chapman both singled. Hitting .481 with a homer and four RBIs this spring, Barreto was assigned to Triple-A Nashville after the game.
Royals 8, Brewers 5 (Box)
Ryan O'Hearn, Kansas City's No. 8 prospect, doubled twice, scored twice and drove in a run in four at-bats. Brewers No. 7 prospect Lucas Erceg singled in three at-bats.
Rockies 5, Giants 1 (Box)
Raimel Tapia, Colorado's fifth-ranked prospect, hit an RBI triple and scored a run, while No. 20 prospect Jordan Patterson went 2-for-3 with a run scored. In his first Cactus League start, No. 28 prospect Harrison Musgrave yielded one hit and struck out two over three scoreless innings.
Indians (ss) 3, Rangers (ss) 2 (Box)
Indians No. 25 prospect Shawn Armstrong continued his strong Cactus League play, allowing a hit and a walk with four strikeouts in two innings. The 26-year-old has fanned 10 over 8 1/3 scoreless frames this spring. Josh Morgan, Texas' 13th-ranked prospect, singled twice in three at-bats.
Reds 7, Indians (ss) 3 (Box)
Bradley Zimmer, Cleveland's top prospect, singled twice and stole his third base of the spring. MLB.com's No. 22 overall prospect is hitting .372 with two homers and a team-leading 11 RBIs in 17 games. Tenth-ranked prospect Yandy Diaz stroked an RBI single and scored a run for the Indians, while Reds No. 30 prospect Sebastian Elizalde had an RBI double and scored a run.
Dodgers (ss) 2, Padres 3 (Box)
Hunter Renfroe, the Padres' third-ranked prospect, went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, while No. 23 prospect Jose Torres struck out the side in the ninth to pick up the win. The 23-year-old southpaw has allowed one hit and one walk while fanning nine over six scoreless innings this spring.