PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out three in two scoreless innings and made a run-saving play in his spring training debut during the Texas Rangers' 6-2 win over a split squad of San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
The Rangers spent more than $107 million this winter to land the 6-foot-5 right-hander who was a dominant pitcher for seven years in Japan. Darvish's stated goal is to become the world's best pitcher.
Pitching exclusively out of the stretch, Darvish threw 36 pitches, 26 for strikes. He allowed two hits, both doubles.
He struck out his first batter, Cameron Maybin, looking, and his last, John Baker, swinging. He also made two nice defensive plays, one of which prevented a run in the second inning.
TIGERS 5, BRAVES 1
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera hit his first home run of the spring and Ryan Raburn had a two-run triple in the Detroit's victory over Atlanta.
Raburn tripled against Atlanta starter Brandon Beachy in the second inning. Beachy gave up four runs over two innings in his first start.
Cabrera drove a pitch from Jairo Ascancio over the berm in the left field corner.
Rookie Jacob Turner walked four and didn't make it through the second inning in his first start for the Tigers.
Left-hander Andy Oliver pitched three shutout innings for Detroit.
ORIOLES 6, TWINS 0
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Baltimore newcomer Wei-Yin Chen made a neat debut, pitching two scoreless innings as the Orioles beat Minnesota.
Chen, a native of Taiwan, pitched in Japan the last four seasons.
Robert Andino and Adam Jones had RBI singles. Jai Miller hit a three-run double in the eighth.
In his second spring start, Carl Pavano allowed a run and six hits in three innings. In five innings, Pavano has given up three runs and nine hits.
NATIONALS 3, CARDINALS 3, 9 INNINGS
VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Jordan Zimmermann struck out three in three scoreless innings as Washington and St. Louis played to a tie.
Cardinals reliever Lance Lynn gave up a tying, two-run homer to Carlos Maldonado in the ninth. The game was called after nine innings.
Zimmermann allowed three hits and walked one in his exhibition debut.
St. Louis prospect Shelby Miller made the first spring training start of his career. He gave up a leadoff double to Ian Desmond and an RBI single to Jason Michaels, then retired the side in order in the second inning.
Daniel Descalso homered for St. Louis.
ASTROS 10, PHILLIES 3
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Vance Worley gave up two runs in his first start of spring training and Philadelphia was roughed up Houston.
Worley, who finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2011, allowed singles to each of the first two batters of the game and allowed a run in each of his two innings. Worley wasn't too concerned as he was working on his new split-fingered changeup.
Jordan Schafer and J.D. Martinez led the Astros. Schafer, who started off the game with a single and scored the first run, went 3 for 4. Martinez had two hits and three RBIs.
Houston right-hander Bud Norris threw three hitless innings in his first start of the spring.
BLUE JAYS (SS) 8, PIRATES 6
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Pittsburgh starter Jeff Karstens tossed three scoreless innings , but the Toronto Blue Jays' split squad rallied from a four-run deficit for a victory.
Making his exhibition debut, Karstens gave up two hits and struck out one.
Backed by solo homers from Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones, the Pirates led 4-0 after three innings. Starling Marte hit a two-run shot in the seventh for Pittsburgh.
Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek allowed three runs on four hits in two innings.
Toronto's Yan Gomes hit a solo homer in the seventh that broke a 4-all tie.
RED SOX 3, BLUE JAYS (SS) 3, 9 INNINGS
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Toronto shortstop Omar Vizquel's throwing error gave Boston two runs and helped the Red Sox tie a split squad of Toronto Blue Jays in a game halted after nine innings.
Singles by Lars Anderson and Kelly Shoppach in the Boston fourth and a wild pitch by Francisco Cordero put runners on second and third with two outs. Vizquel fielded Juan Carlos Linares' grounder and threw low to first, the ball skipping past Edwin Encarnacion.
Ryan Sweeney's sacrifice fly in the third inning gave Boston the early lead. Encarnacion's two-run single put the Blue Jays ahead in the bottom half.
RAYS 4, YANKEES 0
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- James Shields sailed through his first spring training start.
The Tampa Bay right-hander pitched two perfect innings, and the Rays beat the New York Yankees.
Hiroki Kuroda allowed three runs and three hits over two innings during his Yankees' spring training debut. New York signed the former Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher to a $10 million, one-year contract.
The Rays are playing without Evan Longoria, who has a bruised right hand.
Stephen Vogt, who had 105 RBIs at Double and Triple-A last season, drove in a pair of runs with a triple off Kuroda during a three-run second. He finished 3 for 3.
METS 7, MARLINS (SS) 0
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Turner homered, had three hits and drove in three runs for New York in a win over a Miami Marlins split-squad that did not include former Mets star Jose Reyes.
Jonathon Niese pitched two hitless innings and struck out two for the Mets.
Turner had two RBI singles in his first two at-bats before homering to left field off of Rob Rasmussen.
Reyes, who left the Mets for the Marlins in the offseason, was in Miami for the other split-squad game.