Cleveland ace Corey Kluber tuned up for the regular season, striking out nine over six effective innings Friday in the Indians’ 3-2 loss to Josh Collmenter and the split-squad Arizona Diamondbacks. In a matchup between pitchers set to start on opening day, Kluber gave up one run and six hits. ”I feel like I’m getting stronger each time out, and I was able to get the pitch count up to where I wanted it today,” Kluber said after throwing 107 pitches. ”I’m getting sharper and as long as that continues, we’re in a good place.” Collmenter threw three-hit ball in seven shutout innings.

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Yovani Gallardo has been tabbed to start the Texas Rangers’ season opener. New manager Jeff Banister on Thursday officially named Gallardo the starter for the April 6 opener at Oakland. The move had been expected with Yu Darvish out for the season after ligament-replacement elbow surgery, and left-hander Derek Holland likely starting the April 10 home opener. Gallardo has started the last five season openers for the Milwaukee Brewers, who traded the right-hander to Texas in January.

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A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Friday:

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PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run, had three RBIs and made a sparkling catch in center field for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-9 tie with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

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A look at what’s happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona Thursday: — TOUGH JAW Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is set to start against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. READY TO GO Adam Wainwright will make his second spring start when St. Louis hosts Henderson Alvarez and the Marlins in Jupiter, Florida. Wainwright was sidelined for about a month with an abdominal strain, but he is still on track to get the ball on opening night April 5 for the Cardinals at the Chicago Cubs.

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Jean Segura had three hits and three RBIs, and the Milwaukee Brewers scored seven times in the fifth inning on their way to a 12-0 rout Tuesday night over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scooter Gennett had two hits and two RBIs, while Adam Lind and Elian Herrera each added two hits and an RBI. ”The last week we’ve been pretty good,” manager Ron Roenicke said. When you get it, you just enjoy it and hope it lasts a long time.” Michael Blazek pitched four impressive innings, striking out four and walking two in his first start of the spring.

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — – Edwin Jackson might be thinking he wishes he never found his way to work. The Cubs right-hander was scratched from his start Tuesday when he went to the wrong ballpark, then gave up eight runs when he finally found the mound in Chicago’s 14-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Jackson said he entered ‘Oakland Athletics spring training complex’ into his Google Maps app on his phone and it directed him to Phoenix Muni, which is across the street from the Phoenix Zoo. The A’s are now training at HoHoKam, the Cubs former spring training home.

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Jason Marquis pitched six effective innings for the Cincinnati Reds, and Ryan Rua drove in four runs for the Texas Rangers as the teams played to a 6-all tie in 10 innings Monday night. ”Feeling good and feeling loose throughout six innings was a big step for getting ready for the season,” Marquis said. I made pitches when I needed, which is part of the game.” Devin Mesoraco and Chris Dominguez each hit a two-run homer for the Reds. He is batting .438 during his five-game hitting streak and leads the Rangers with eight RBIs.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Gray allowed two singles in four scoreless innings, helping his chances of making Colorado's rotation and leading the Rockies to 5-1 spring win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday.

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Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun hit consecutive home runs off White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija in the fifth inning during the Brewers’ 13-4 win over Chicago on Sunday. The Brewers had 16 hits, five of which were home runs, one apiece for Matt Clark, Elian Herrera and Logan Schafer.

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