CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cliff Lee gave up a run in three innings, outpitching fellow Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, but Adam Lind and Dan Johnson each homered for the Toronto Blue Jays in 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Lee, the 2008 AL Cy Young winner with Cleveland, allowed three hits and struck out two. He matched up against the 2012 NL winner — with the New York Mets — for the second time in six days.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana agreed Tuesday to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles as he tries to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder.
Santana would get a $3 million, one-year deal if added to the 40-man roster and would have the chance to earn an additional $5.05 million in roster and performance bonuses. He would receive the full amount for 120 days and 25 starts.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Kevin Correia threw three hitless innings and a split squad of Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 Monday.
Correia, who was 9-13 last year, permitted just one walk.
"Trying to get command of all my pitches," he said.
Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ struggled, walking four and giving up a double and single while getting only one out.
Six Toronto pitchers combined for eight walks.
"Couldn't throw strikes," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "We were allergic to the strike zone today on the mound."
SURPRISE, Ariz. - After converting 49 consecutive saves from 2011 to early 2012, John Axford has another streak going.
The Cleveland Indians closer went 18 for 18 on his Academy Awards picks.
Axford made the projections after the Indians' game Sunday on his Facebook page. Last year the Canadian pitcher was correct on 14 of his 15 Oscar selections; he picked Steven Spielberg as best director for "Lincoln" and Ang Lee won for "Life of Pi."
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Carlos Beltran homered for his first hit this spring, leading the New York Yankees past the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Sunday.
Jose Bautista hit his second homer in exhibition play for the Blue Jays.
Beltran's solo home run came in the third off reliever Todd Redmond and landed far over the right-field fence. It capped a four-run inning that included a two-run homer by Eduardo Nunez.
TORONTO - Jermaine O'Neal's misplaced passport has left the Golden State Warriors one man short Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.
O'Neal was unable to travel with his teammates to Canada on Saturday because his passport was either lost or stolen, Warriors coach Mark Jackson said.
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the New York Yankees because of a stiff neck.
Rasmus, who batted .276 with 22 home runs and 66 RBIs last season, was scheduled to hit seventh, but opted to sit as a precaution.
He does not expect it to be a long-term issue and hopes to return in a "couple days."
SARASOTA, Fla. - Chris Davis hit a two-run double, scoring Nelson Cruz in his Orioles debut in Baltimore's 9-7 win over to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
Cruz, who signed with the Orioles on Monday, walked and scored from first on Davis' double.
Manager Buck Showalter was eager to get Cruz, who batted second and was the designated hitter, into the lineup. Cruz signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Orioles.
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig received a two-year contract extension Thursday through the 2014 season.
Selig has held the position since 1992, first as acting commissioner and then as commissioner since 1998. He will turn 80 in July 2014.
If he stays until September 2016, he would surpass Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-44) as the longest-serving baseball commissioner.
Selig's contract had been due to expire this Dec. 31.