Jim Palmer and Sid Fernandez both have reason to be disappointed.
Palmer's path from the Hall of Fame back to the diamond was jolted Monday when he was reached for five hits and two runs in two innings by Boston."I was disappointed. I expected more from myself. I would like to have done better," Palmer, 45, said.
Palmer put just 19 of his 38 pitches over the plate.
Basically, Palmer showed no improvement over last week's intrasquad game, when the Orioles teed off. Plus, this time he aggravated a right hamstring to go along with recent Achilles tendon trouble.
The Baltimore Orioles came back to score two runs in the eighth inning for a 3-2 victory.
Fernandez broke a bone in his pitching arm Monday when he was hit just above the left wrist by a grounder off the bat of Houston's Javier Ortiz. Fernandez will be in a cast for six weeks and will be sidelined for up to three months. He sustained a non-displaced fracture of the ulna bone.
Frank Viola started the game and was hit hard as the Astros beat the Mets 11-4. Viola has bone spurs in his elbow and there has been speculation he may require surgery.
Tigers 7, Royals 5
At Haines City, Fla., Tony Phillips drove in a pair of runs, had three singles and scored twice as Detroit beat Kansas City. It was the third loss in as many games for the Royals.
Cardinals 3, Phillies 2
At St. Petersburg, Fla., Tom Pagnozzi had a double, single and sacrifice fly to lead St. Louis past Philadelphia. Pagnozzi is in his fourth season with the Cardinals and his first as the team's No. 1 catcher.
Yankees 2, Braves 1
At Fort Lauderdale, Fla., non-roster invitee Steve Howe pitched one inning for the victory as the New York Yankees beat Atlanta. Howe, who has been suspended six times for drug and alcohol abuse, gave up two hits before retiring Andres Thomas on a groundout.
Dodgers 5, Expos 4
At West Palm Beach, Fla., Darryl Strawberry hit his third homer in four exhibition games, a three-run shot in the first inning, and Bob Ojeda got the victory as Los Angeles beat Montreal.
Strawberry, signed as a free agent for $20.25 million over five years, has five hits in 10 at-bats and eight RBIs.
Rangers 13, Reds 5
At Port Charlotte, Fla., Rafael Palmeiro and Pete Incaviglia hit consecutive homers off World Series MVP Jose Rijo in a six-run first inning as Texas crushed Cincinnati.
Twins 14, Blue Jays 6
At Fort Myers, Fla., Kirby Puckett hit a three-run homer and Terry Jorgensen went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, leading Minnesota over Toronto.
The Twins had 14 hits against six Blue Jay pitchers.
White Sox 2, Pirates 1
At Sarasota, Fla., Bobby Thigpen, who set a major league record with 57 saves last season, picked up one against Pittsburgh despite giving one run and three hits in the ninth inning as Chicago beat the Pirates.
Indians 6, Cubs 5
At Mesa, Ariz., Chicago committed four errors and Cleveland took advantage with five unearned runs.
Chicago starter Danny Jackson was sharp in his first spring outing, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk in three innings. The only hit Jackson gave up was a 420-foot wind-aided homer by Joel Skinner in the second inning.
Brewers * 11, Athletics 5
At Phoenix, Jose Canseco played in his first exhibition game and drove in two runs with a pair of singles, but it wasn't enough as Milwaukee routed Oakland. The Brewers scored six runs in the first inning off Eric Show.
Giants * 13, Brewers * 7
At Chandler, Ariz., Matt Williams singled twice, doubled and drove in three runs to spark San Francisco over Milwaukee in a matchup of split squads.
The Giants had 18 hits, including three by Williams and NL batting champion Willie McGee. Kurt Manwaring added a single and two-run triple, and Terry Kennedy, Rick Leach and Mike Kingery had two hits each.
Mariners 16, Giants * 4
At Tempe, Ariz., Harold Reynolds and Greg Briley had three hits apiece and scored five runs between them as Seattle sacked San Francisco. Jay Buhner and Alonzo Powell added home runs as the Mariners won their fourth consecutive game.
Angels 9, Padres 4
At Tempe, Ariz., Mark Langston, out to rebound from a disappointing season, pitched three scoreless innings for the victory and Dave Winfield drove in three runs to lead California past San Diego. Langston, 10-17 in 1990, gave up two hits, walked none and struck out one.