Reds' Amir Garrett impressive in scoreless Major League Baseball debut

Feldman allowed four hits and struck out six in six innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat St. Louis 8-0 Sunday to take two of three from the Cardinals. The lefty played two seasons of college hoops while already a Reds minor leaguer.

Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias combined for three innings of hitless relief. In the bottom of the tenth inning of Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, Scott Feldman relieved Darren Oliver with runners on second and third and one out.

The Reds made it 2-1 in the fourth when Joey Votto scored on a double by Eugenio Suarez.

Scott Schebler tacked on ninth inning insurance for the Reds with his first homer, a two-out blast into the Cincinnati bullpen in left-center off reliever Kevin Siegrist.

There were no unusual plays at Busch Stadium, a day after a pitch that bounced got stuck to Cardinal catcher Yadier Molina's chest protector.

Detroit's Michael Fulmer, making his first start since being named the 2016 American League Rookie of the Year, blanked Boston on four hits in six innings.

PHILADELPHIA - Reigning National League Cy Young Award victor Max Scherzer threw 6 2/3 strong innings in his 2017 debut and Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy each belted a two-run homer as Washington spoiled Philadelphia's home opener.

The Yankees had taken a 5-1 lead thanks to early two-run homers from Matt Holliday and Gary Sanchez off Ubaldo Jimenez. The inning started with Billy Hamilton pulling a ball to right that landed in front of Grichuk for what would have been a single for anyone else.

"We made a few hard outs, but for the most part we just couldn't get any a good feel against (Garrett)".

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Stephenson had frightful difficulties finding the strike zone, walking six in 1 2/3 innings.

Brandon Belt, who had five RBIs, hit his second home run of the game in the eighth, a solo shot pulling the Giants to within 7-6.

Carlos Martinez (0-1) gave up six hits, five earned, and six hits over five plus innings.

After walking Dexter Fowler to start the game, Garrett mowed down the next seven hitters with a good mix of fastballs, sliders and changeups.

After his start in Springfield last Friday, Mike Leake said that he felt better coming out of this spring training than any other in his career; a week later in St. Louis, Leake showed why his claim may have been more than just talk.

Reds: C Devin Mesoraco (right hip) caught six innings for Double-A Pensacola on Thursday.

Reds: RHP Bronson Arroyo will make his first start since June 15, 2014. He is 5-1 with a 2.76 ERA in 16 appearances (five career starts) against Cincinnati.

The St. Louis Cardinals figured it was only a matter of time before someone lit the match on the figurative stick of dynamite their offense appeared to be in the preseason.

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