Blue Jays 6, Team USA 5: When J.J. Putz became a Met and entered the depth chart behind closer Frankie Rodriguez, he pouted a bit and thought he should get some game-savin' opportunities. Well tough nuts Putz because you just blew a save as a member of Team America, allowing three hits and three runs including the walkoff hit to someone named Brian Dopirak.
Pirates 2, Twins 1: Andy LaRoche smashed a two-run ding-dong off R.A. Dickey to lead Pittsburgh over Minnesota. Andy is 4-for-8 since coming back from back ouchies. Tom Gorzelanny and Francisco Liriano both pitched well. Their families are proud. Oh, the Pirates are 7-1 this spring. It helps when none of your players leave for the WBC.
Mexico 14, Diamondbacks 4: Good news for Kris' favorite team as Team Mexico collected tater dongs from sassy senior Jorge Cantu and the Hairston Bros. Bad news for D-Backs fans because Brandon Webb got absolutely BOMBED by the caballeros, giving up four hits and six runs in just over an inning pitched. Decent news for Nick Piecoro because J Crew is having a sale on kelly green polo shirts.
Indians 5, Cubs 4: According to Bud Shaw at the Plains Dealer, "The Indians won the game in the eighth inning when Wilson Valdez's groundout to short scored Chris Gimenez from third." I don't know who any of those three people are. In other news, Carl Pavano was tattooed for four hits and three runs in two innings of work, but Fausto Carmona and Jensen Lewis each contributed two innings of scoreless pitching. What, no Kerry Wood?
Rangers 5, Royals 3: Top Texas prospect Justin Smoak smoked a three run tater tot, and that's all I need to tell you about that game.