Here is your guide to today's spring training games, as well as a look at some of yesterday's games that most Valley baseball fans actually care about (sorry, Royals fans, there's nothin' here for you unless your boys happen to play against the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers, or the Cubs):
Arizona Diamondbacks: The D-backs got thumped 10-3 by the Chicago White Sox yesterday, but the news gets worse. Justin Upton, whom the D-backs just signed to a $51 million contract, suffered an ankle injury in the second inning and was pulled from the game. Right now, Upton's saying the injury isn't serious, but we'll see what the doctors have to say after an MRI.
Chicago Cubs: The Cubbies beat the crap out of the Texas Rangers 12-1 yesterday and may have found someone for that fifth-starter position. Sean Marshall threw four good innings, giving up one unearned run, three hits, and five strikeouts. Lou Piniella is expected make a decision on the Cubs' fifth starter on Friday.
Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers didn't play.
Here is your guide to today's games.
All games start at 1 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
*Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers
*Seattle Mariners (split squad) at Cleveland Indians
*Chicago White Sox at San Diego Padres
*Seattle Mariners (split squad) at Kansas City Royals
*Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
*Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks
*Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies
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*Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants
If an overpriced, dried-up hot dog isn't your cup of tea, click here for a list of the best spots to pig out before or after any game at any stadium.
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