Mark Davis, the National League's 1989 Cy Young Award winner, ended his comeback attempt with the Arizona Diamondbacks and announced his re-tire-ment Saturday.
The 37-year-old left-hander, a two-time All-Star, missed the 1996 season with a shoulder injury that required surgery. He appeared in 19 games for the Milwaukee Brewers last season, going 0-0 with a 5.51 ERA.Davis ended his career with a 51-84 record in 15 seasons.
In Tampa, Fla., Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu, who has had strained relations with the Japanese media since joining the Yankees last year, allegedly grabbed a TV camera and stomped on a cameraman's foot after pitching four scoreless innings in a 5-5, 11-inning tie against Detroit.
Irabu asked freelance Toyko Broadcasting System cameraman Keiichiro Hoashi to stop videotaping him during what the pitcher apparently thought was an off-the-record session. Hoashi continued taping, and the situation became heated when Irabu demanded the tape.
"He stomped on my foot," Hoashi said. "I also thought he was going to pull the camera down, so I gave have him the tape. I think he's dangerous."
After then demanding and receiving the film from several still photographers, Irabu placed the videotape on the ground and stepped on it. Irabu departed Legends Field with the videotape and film in his possession.
New York gained the tie when Mike Figga homered in the 11th. Tigers right fielder Trey Beamon broke his right collarbone while attempting a diving catch on Chuck Knoblauch's fifth-inning double. Beamon will be sidelined four-to-six weeks.
RANGERS 14, TWINS 4: At Fort Myers, Fla., Lee Stevens hit a two-run double and had two run-scoring singles to lead the Rangers' 17-hit attack. Stevens is 11-for-18 (.611) this spring with 12 RBIs.
RED SOX 9, PIRATES 7: At Fort Myers, Fla., Donnie Sadler, competing for Boston's second-base job, singled in the tying and winning runs in a five-run eighth inning. Dennis Eckersley won his second game in three days despite allowing five runs and six hits in two innings.
INDIANS 8, ASTROS * 5: At Winter Haven, Fla., Charles Nagy allowed two hits in four scoreless innings, the best outing by a Cleveland pitcher this spring. Cleveland broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth inning. A throwing error by third baseman Luis Rivera brought in one run, another scored on a wild pitch by Roger Salkeld and Sean Casey singled in the final run.
BRAVES * 9, ASTROS * 4: At Kissimmee, Fla., Shane Reynolds allowed two of Atlanta's five homers. Randall Simon connected off Reynolds in the third and Gerald Williams hit a two-run homer in a five-run fourth inning. Reynolds was tagged for six runs and nine hits in 32/3 innings.
ROYALS 4, BRAVES * 1: At Haines City, Fla., Hipolito Pichardo and Chris Haney, competing for the fifth slot in the Kansas City rotation, each threw three shutout innings. Jeff King drove in the first two runs for the Royals.
ORIOLES 8, EXPOS 5: At Jupiter, Fla., Eric Davis homered and drove in three runs, and Orioles starter Jimmy Key allowed one run and four hits in four innings. Alan Mills, who entered with two outs in the seventh, got four outs for the win. Matt Snyder pitched a hitless ninth for the save.
PHILLIES 9, REDS * 1: At Sarasota, Fla., Curt Schilling allowed three hits in five scoreless innings and Dan Held hit a three-run homer. Mark Parent put Philadelphia ahead with a two-run homer in the second, and Rico Brogna made it 3-0 with a sixth-inning homer off Curt Lyons.
METS * 3, MARLINS 2: At Melbourne, Fla., Jay Payton broke a sixth-inning tie with a solo homer off Hector Ramirez. Winner Ar-man-do Reynoso allowed one hit in three scoreless innings, following Mets starter Rick Reed, who gave up two runs and four hits in three innings. Former Marlin Dennis Cook pitched a hitless eighth and Rick Trlicek finished with a hitless ninth for the save.
METS * 8, DODGERS 6: At Port St. Lucie, Fla., Tim Spehr hit a three-run homer in the eighth. John Olerud and Preston Wilson also homered for the Mets, and Eric Karros and Matt Luke homered for Los Angeles.
BLUE JAYS 8, CARDINALS 7: At Toronto, Juan Samuel went 3-for-3 and hit his third homer of the spring. The Blue Jays got 18 hits before a crowd of just 18,110. Roger Clemens, in his second start of the spring, was hit hard again, allowing three runs and five hits in four innings with four walks and three strikeouts.
WHITE SOX 4, BREWERS * 3: At Tucson, Ariz., Jason Dellaero hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Bill Simas escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth for the win. Brewers starter Paul Wagner gave up one run and three hits in four innings. Antone Williamson had three hits for Milwaukee.
BREWERS * 4, PADRES * 1: At Phoenix, Steve Woodard, vying for one of two vacant spots in the Milwaukee rotation, struck out six and allowed just one hit in four innings. By splitting their split squad games, the Brewers (2-9) avoided matching their 1-10 start of 1991.
PADRES * 8, ANGELS * 4: At Peoria, Ariz., Dusty Allen hit a ninth-inning grand slam off off Scott Shoeneweis, who allowed five runs in the ninth. Anaheim took a 4-3 lead in the eighth on Justin Baughman's two-run triple and Troy Glaus' sacrifice fly.
GIANTS * 2, ANGELS * 0; At Las Vegas, Brian Johnson hit a two-run homer in the fourth, giving him 10 RBIs in 19 at-bats. Anaheim starter Ken Hill retired his first 11 batters before Barry Bonds blooped a single with two out in the fourth. Johnson followed with his first spring homer.
ATHLETICS 7, GIANTS * 4; At Phoenix, Mike Blowers and Scott Spiezio hit back-to-back RBI doubles off Osvaldo Fernandez in the fifth inning, giving the A's a 2-1 lead. Tom Candiotti pitched five innings the A's, 5-1 at home this spring.
MARINERS 7, CUBS 4: At Mesa, Ariz., Jamie Moyer allowed one hit in four shutout innings in his third start. Ken Griffey Jr. made it 3-0 in the fifth with an RBI single off Kurt Miller.
ROCKIES 5 * , DIAMONDBACKS 1 * : At Tucson, Darryl Kile had his best outing of the spring Saturday, allowing one hit in four scoreless innings.
REDS * 9, DEVIL RAYS 8: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Bret Boone and Eric Owens each drove in two runs as a Cincinnati split squad beat Tampa Bay.
REDS * 9, DEVIL RAYS 8: Bret Boone and Eric Owens each drove in two runs as Cincinnati's split squad beat Tampa Bay.