Playing through an earthquake that was felt in the ballpark, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Angels 5-4 in 10 innings Friday night after rookie Joc Pederson hit a tying home run in the eighth. Pinch-hitter Darnell Sweeney won it with an RBI single in the 10th inning against Jeremy Berg, evening the exhibition Freeway Series at a game apiece just hours after the Angels signed Mike Trout to a $144.5 million contract. A magnitude-5.1 earthquake was felt inside Chavez Ravine and surrounding counties at approximately 9:11 p.m., just as A.J. Ellis was batting in the Dodgers' sixth inning. ''A tremor and only that, thank goodness.'' The epicenter was about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles in Brea, a short hop down the 57 Freeway to Angel Stadium.
Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood was injured running out a triple Friday night in a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Chatwood was removed for a pinch-runner. Chatwood pitched two innings and did not allow a hit. Wilton Lopez and Tommy Kahnle each pitched two scoreless innings for the Rockies, who shut out Seattle for eight innings.
Conor Gillaspie had three hits and the Chicago White Sox used eight relievers to beat the Double-A Birmingham Barons 5-2 Friday night in their final exhibition game. In an attempt to give his unsettled bullpen some work before Monday's season opener against Minnesota, White Sox manager Robin Ventura used a different pitcher nearly every inning. The Barons scored one run off Zach Putman in the seventh and another off David Purcey in the ninth. ''We just wanted them to get some final work in as we go to Monday.'' Avisail Garcia doubled in the second inning, moved to third on a throwing error - the first of five Birmingham errors - and scored on sacrifice fly by Alejandro De Aza to give Chicago a 1-0 lead.
Edwin Jackson retired his first 10 batters in four shutout innings during his final start before the regular season, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Friday night. Ryan Sweeney and Nate Schierholtz each had an RBI single and made a diving catch in the outfield to back Jackson. ''Just coming out throwing strikes and letting the defense play behind you.'' Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings. It was Cahill's first start since he took the loss against the Dodgers in Arizona's second regular-season game in Australia on Sunday.
Asdrubal Cabrera and Yan Gomes each hit a three-run homer, Carlos Santana had a solo shot and the Cleveland Indians routed the San Diego Padres 16-4 Friday night at the University of San Diego's Fowler Park. The Indians batted around in both of the first two innings, scoring seven runs in each frame. This was the opener of a two-game series at Fowler Park, named for Padres vice chairman Ron Fowler, who donated $10 million for its construction.
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum escaped what appeared to be a serious injury with only a bruised left knee in his final spring start. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner left Friday night's 4-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics after going down writhing in pain when he was hit on the inside of his knee by a grounder from Daric Barton in the fourth inning. Lincecum tried to run toward first but immediately fell to the ground, unable to put any pressure on his leg, but said later it was ''dead leg'' from the initial force and pain of the ball hitting him. I just wanted to walk it off.'' Oakland starter Jesse Chavez didn't allow a hit until Angel Pagan's one-out double in the sixth and was backed by John Jaso's solo homer.
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer in his first action at Miller Park since his doping suspension, but Milwaukee lost 5-4 to the Kansas City Royals in an exhibition game Friday night. Braun's homer traveled 409 feet over the wall near straightaway center, giving Milwaukee a two-run lead in the third. Billy Butler added a solo drive for Kansas City in the fifth. Salvador Perez doubled and scored twice for Kansas City.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has left his final exhibition start of the spring with a bruised left knee.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 and allowed three hits over six innings Friday night in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over the Miami Marlins.