VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Stephen Strasburg pitched four innings in his tuneup to start on opening day for Washington in a loss to St. Louis. Strasburg allowed three runs, two earned, all in the second inning. He gave up five hits overall, striking out three and walking one. Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook gave up one run and two hits in 5 2-3 innings. YANKEES 11, ASTROS 9, 8 INNINGS KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Robinson Cano and Raul Ibanez each had two-run homers, 19-year-old Dante Bichette Jr. connected on the first two pitches he saw this spring and New York beat Houston in a game shortened to eight innings by rain. The Yankees and Astros combined for nine home runs. Jordan Lyles, bidding for one of two open spots in the Astros rotation, gave up eight runs and 11 hits in 4 2-3 innings. Justin Ruggiano, Carlos Lee, Brian Bogusevic and Chris Johnson hit home runs for the Astros in their final spring home game in Florida. TWINS 15, PIRATES (SS) 3 FORT MYERS (AP) -- Justin Morneau continued his surge since moving to designated hitter, going 2 for 4 with a double to help Minnesota rough up Kevin Correia and a Pittsburgh split squad in a 15-3 win. Correia gave up 10 runs and 12 hits in 2 1-3 innings. Denard Span went 4 for 5 with a double for the Twins and Ryan Doumit homered and had two hits. REDS 10, GIANTS 2 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jeff Francis scattered three hits across seven strong innings, leading Cincinnati to the victory. Francis, bidding for a spot in the Reds bullpen, gave up a one-out infield single to Melky Cabrera in the first and then retired 15 straight hitters before hitting Brett Pill with a pitch with two outs in the sixth. Buster Posey walked and Joaquin Arias homered to left field with one out in the bottom of the seventh for the Giants runs. Joey Votto doubled, his third extra-base hit of the spring, and Scott Rolen had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Reds. PIRATES (SS) 6, ORIOLES 6, 9 INNINGS BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Erik Bedard gave up four runs in five innings while preparing to start on opening day start for Pittsburgh, and a split squad of Pirates tied Baltimore. The game was called after nine innings because both teams ran out of pitchers. Bedard allowed five hits, walked two and struck out two. Hes set to start on Thursday when the Pirates host Philadelphia. The Orioles took a 4-1 lead in the fourth on consecutive home runs by Ronny Paulino and Jai Miller. Paulinos homer, his first of the spring, was a three-run shot. Orioles starter Jake Arietta went five innings and gave up six runs and eight hits. He struck out five. RED SOX 7, RAYS 7, 9 INNINGS PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Pena, Evan Longoria and Luke Scott homered for Tampa Bay, but four errors and a shaky relief outing from Wade Davis led to a tie with Boston. The game was called after nine innings. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine left his regulars in Fort Myers and opted to bring minor leaguers and backups to Port Charlotte. Rays manager Joe Maddon used a handful of relievers because scheduled starter Jeff Niemann was a late scratch because of a blister on his right middle finger. Niemann, who beat out Davis for the fifth spot in Tampa Bays rotation, isnt expected to miss his first regular season start. Davis gave up five runs -- only one earned -- on five hits in three innings. MARLINS 6, METS 5 JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Buehrle allowed three earned runs in his final exhibition tuneup, and the Miami beat New York. Buehrle gave up seven hits and four runs overall in 5 1-3 innings. He finished his first spring training with the Marlins with a 6.62 ERA. Miguel Batista, who learned Friday he had made the team as a long reliever and spot starter, allowed a solo homer to Hanley Ramirez in the second inning. TIGERS 2, BRAVES 1, 6 INNINGS KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander tuned up for opening day with a crisp outing in his final spring start and Detroit beat Atlanta in a game called after six innings due to rain. Verlander allowed four hits in six innings to finish the spring with a 2.02 ERA. The right-hander will make his next start on Thursday against the Boston Red Sox. Tommy Hanson also pitched six innings for the Braves, yielding five hits. Hes also slated to start on opening day on Thursday against the New York Mets. BREWERS 10, PADRES (SS) 7 PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Mat Gamel hit a grand slam and a solo home run and Milwaukee topped a split squad of San Diego Padres. Alex Gonzalez and Carlos Gomez also homered for the Brewers. Gamel hit his slam off Padres starter Tim Stauffer and later connected against San Diego closer Huston Street. Stauffer allowed six earned runs and seven hits in five innings. Street gave up four earned runs and two homers in his inning. Jesus Guzman hit a three-run homer off Milwaukee starter Chris Narveson, who allowed seven runs and seven hits in five innings. Ryan Braun had two hits for Milwaukee. MARINERS 6, PADRES (SS) 1 PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Kevin Millwood struck out eight in seven solid innings, leading the Mariners to the victory. The veteran right-hander allowed one run on Andy Parrinos homer and five hits. The Mariners fielded a team of minor leaguers behind Millwood while their regulars took the day to recuperate from a trip to Japan for two regular-season games. The split-squad Padres had four projected starters in their lineup, with first baseman Yonder Alonso collecting a pair of hits off Millwood. Padres left fielder Mark Kotsay left after the third inning with a calf injury, but manager Bud Black said it was a precaution. ROCKIES 3, WHITE SOX 1 GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- John Danks was sharp in his final outing before starting on opening day, pitching six innings for the Chicago White Sox in a loss to Colorado. Danks allowed one run and three hits, walking none and striking out two. He will pitch Friday at Texas. Rockies starter Drew Pomeranz threw six scoreless innings. He gave up four hits, struck out two and walked one. Pomeranz will join the Rockies rotation as their fifth starter April 15. Adam Dunn hit his fifth spring home run, connecting in the ninth for the White Sox against Matt Reynolds. ANGELS 3, CUBS 3, 10 INNINGS MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit his sixth home run this spring and the Angels played to 10-inning tie with the Cubs. Pujols homered for the second straight day, connecting for a two-run shot in the first inning against Paul Maholm. Pujols had a career batting average of .564 (22 for 49) with two homers and eight RBIs in the regular season against Maholm. DODGERS 9, DIAMONDBACKS (SS) 3 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Aces Clayton Kershaw and Ian Kennedy both struggled in their final spring tuneups, and the Dodgers defeated Arizonas split squad. Kershaw, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, gave up three runs, six hits and a walk in 3 2-3 innings for the Dodgers. Kennedy worked five innings and allowed three runs on five hits and a walk. DIAMONDBACKS (SS) 10, ROYALS 3 SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Geoff Blum and A.J. Pollock homered to lead Arizonas split squad over Kansas City. Pollock led off the game with a home run on Danny Duffys fourth pitch. He also scored on Blums drive in the Diamondbacks four-run fifth. Eric Hosmer singled in a run for the Royals, extending his hitting streak to 12 games and increasing his RBI total to a Cactus League-leading 29. RANGERS 7, INDIANS 4 GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Former closer Neftali Feliz pitched five innings and Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer to help Texas beat Cleveland. Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis hit solo homers for the Indians, who have averaged 2.8 runs during a 10-game Cactus League losing streak. Feliz, now Texas No. 5 starter, allowed three runs and five hits in his first "A" game start since leaving a March 20 outing with right shoulder soreness. Texas was without centre fielder Josh Hamilton. He left Fridays game with a tight left groin and is day-to-day. Cleveland starter Justin Masterson gave up seven hits and six runs over 3 2-3 innings in his final tuneup for his first opening-day start Thursday. ATHLETICS 9, RIVER CATS 0, 7 INNINGS SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Tommy Milone pitched six perfect innings, Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer and Oakland routed its Triple-A Sacramento affiliate. Milone struck out six and the As showed no signs of jet lag in their first game since splitting their first two games of the regular season Wednesday and Thursday in Japan. 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. Barbosa signed with Rio de Janeiro-based club Flamengo. The deal includes a clause that would allow him to return to the NBA if the lockout ends.Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Bodemeister, the Arkansas Derby winner, is the 4-1 morning line favorite for Saturdays 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The $2 million 1 1/4 mile race for three-year-olds is the first leg of racings Triple Crown. This years Run for the Roses will have a full field of 20 break from the starting gate with post-time at 6:24 p.m. (et). No scratches were reported by Friday at 9 a.m. (et) leaving the also-eligible My Adonis out of the field and headed back to Baltimore. The winner of the Kentucky Derby will have the chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, a drought approaching 34 years. The second jewel of the Triple Crown is the Preakness Stakes on May 19 followed by the Belmont Stakes on June 9. Trained by Bob Baffert, Bodemeister will be ridden by Mike Smith from post six. Smith won the 2005 Kentucky Derby aboard Giacomo while Baffert won the race with Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (1998) and War Emblem (2002). Owned by Zayat Stables, Bodemeister blew through the Arkansas Derby to win by 9 1/2 lengths. Earlier this year he was second to Creative Cause in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita. The colt has lifetime earnings of $704,800. "I think its a very competitive Derby," the Hall of Fame trainer said. "You watch them all train and they all look great out there. This is one of the toughest Derbys Ive been in probably the last 10 years. Its a really competitive field." Baffert also has Arnold Zetchers Liaison in the Run for the Roses. The colt will be ridden by Martin Garcia from the far outside post and is 50-1 in the program. Garcia will be seeking his first Derby win. "When he drew the 20, I got a little bit disappointed, but hes the kind of horse that its better than if he would have gotten the one or the two or the three," Baffert noted. "He doesnt like a lot of dirt kicked in his face, which is why he ran so well on synthetics. "It looks like hes going to run a big racee, but its whether hes good enough.dddddddddddd The way hes training, I think hes going to be competitive. Thats all you can ask for." Liaison is coming off a sixth-place finish in the Santa Anita Derby and was fourth in the San Felipe Stakes. The colt has three wins in seven career starts for $487,560. The 9-2 second pick is highly regarded Union Rags, owned by Chadds Ford Stable and trained by Michael Matz. The colt will start from post four with Julien Leparoux aboard who has never won the Run for the Roses. Matz won the 2006 Derby with Barbaro before the colt suffered a career ending injury in the Preakness Stakes. "Barbaro was undefeated. Union Rags has lost two races by a total of a length and a half. Theyre both big, good-looking, fast and athletic," Matz said. "(Union Rags) still has to live up to what Barbaro did. Well find out Saturday." Union Rags began 2012 with a four length win in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but was only third as the 2-5 favorite in the Florida Derby. The colt, second in the 2011 Breeders Cup Juvenile, has won four of six career starts for $1,198,000. Here is the full field from the rail out for the Kentucky Derby: Daddy Long Legs, 30-1, Colm ODonoghue; Optimizer, 50-1, Jon Court; Take Charge Indy, 15-1, Calvin Borel; Union Rags, 9-2, Julien Leparoux; Dullahan, 8-1, Kent Desormeaux; Bodemeister, 4-1, Mike Smith; Rousing Sermon, 50-1, Jose Lezcano; Creative Cause, 12-1, Joel Rosario; Trinniberg, 50-1, Willie Martinez; Daddy Nose Best, 15-1, Garrett Gomez; Alpha, 15-1, Rajiv Maragh; Prospective, 30-1, Luis Contreras; Went the Day Well, 20-1, John Velazquez; Hansen, 10-1, Ramon Dominguez; Gemologist, 6-1, Javier Castellano; El Padrino, 20-1, Rafael Bejarano; Done Talking, 50-1, Sheldon Russell; Sabercat, 30-1, Corey Nakatani; Ill Have Another, 12-1, Mario Gutierrez and Liaison, 50-1, Martin Garcia. The Saturday weather forecast calls for variable clouds with thunderstorms and a post-time temperature of around 85. ' ' '