Cincinnati Reds

Dickerson homers twice in Reds' win over Yanks

Chris Dickerson homered twice and drove in four runs for Cincinnati in the Reds' 13-11 spring-training win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Joey Votto, Laynce Nix and minor-league catcher Craig Tatum also went deep for Cincinnati, which finished with 14 hits.

"I knew it would be a wild game when I saw that wind blowing," Reds Manager Dusty Baker said.

Aaron Harang, trying to come back from a 17-loss season, gave up three runs and six hits over three innings for Cincinnati.

"I felt good," said Harang, who lost 25 pounds over the winter. "The adrenaline got going in the first inning. By the second and third inning, I felt more comfortable."

Harang pitched in the Reds' intrasquad game Tuesday but this was his first Grapefruit League start.

Derek Jeter had three hits and scored two runs for New York. Robinson Cano went 3-for-3 and finished with four RBI, and Alex Rodriguez had two hits.

A-Rod meets with MLB officials

Alex Rodriguez met Sunday with Major League Baseball officials, who sought to interview the Yankees slugger about his admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03 with Texas. The commissioner's office released a statement saying Rodriguez was "cooperative" in a two-hour interview with officials.

Sowers has OK outing for Tribe

Jeremy Sowers and Zach Jackson stayed about even in the race to be Cleveland's No. 5 starter. They both had mediocre outings.

The left-handers each allowed a run and four hits in two innings of the Indians' 6-4 victory over the Rockies on Sunday.

"Opening day is five weeks away," Indians Manager Eric Wedge said. "It's way too early to tell."

Jackson, who started the game, gave up a run in the second. Sowers, a Ballard graduate, followed by allowing a run in the third. He was helped out when right fielder Stephen Head threw out a runner at the plate after catching a fly ball to end the inning.

Neither pitcher was that impressed with his performance.

"I don't want to say I took a step back, but I didn't keep the ball down," Sowers said.

Around the league

Giants: Defending National League Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum retired all nine batters he faced in the Giants' 5-2 win over Milwaukee. He has tossed four scoreless innings in two spring starts, allowing just one hit.

Orioles: Adam Eaton agreed to a minor-league contract Sunday and the right-hander will join the team's major-league spring training camp. The 31-year-old Eaton was released by Philadelphia on Friday after going 4-8 with a 5.80 ERA in 21 games for the Phillies last year. The Orioles have three spots in their starting rotation up for grabs behind right-handers Jeremy Guthrie and Koji Uehara.

Rangers: Josh Hamilton left Sunday's game against the Mariners with a strained left Achilles' tendon but said later it was "no big deal." He is day-to-day but said he could play Monday, if asked.

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