SARASOTA, Fla. — Adam Jones hit a pair of RBI singles and Manny Machado added a two-run double Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles downed the Boston Red Sox 10-8 in a spring-training game.

Andrew Benintendi and Rafael Devers hit back-to-back homers for Boston off Gabriel Ynoa, who allowed six runs in two innings for Baltimore.

n The Orioles announced that first baseman Chris Davis had an MRI on his sore right elbow and no structural damage was found. Manager Buck Showalter estimated Davis would be out another three to five days.

Showalter also said a top prospect, Austin Hays, should be ready to play next week after missing time with a sore right shoulder.

SAMMY STEWART, a pitcher who helped Baltimore win the 1983 World Series before falling into a life of crack cocaine addiction and arrests died at 63 in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office said Stewart was found dead Friday at a residence. No cause for his death had been determined.


Known as the “Throwin’ Swannanoan” for his hometown in North Carolina, Stewart became an instant hit in Baltimore. A right-hander with a big fastball, he set a major league record by striking out seven straight batters in his major league debut in 1978 against the Chicago White Sox.

YANKEES: Making his first start in left field for New York, Giancarlo Stanton lost two fly balls in the sun and both fell for hits in a 9-1 loss to Tampa Bay at Tampa, Florida.

“They were in the sun but doesn’t matter, it’s still part of the game,” Stanton said.

Stanton never played left field in his eight seasons with the Marlins. He always started in right, where Aaron Judge plays for the Yankees. With Brett Gardner getting a day off, Stanton took over in left.

ATHLETICS: Oakland designated Brandon Moss for assignment and claimed left-hander Jairo Labourt off waivers from Cincinnati.

Oakland acquired Moss from Kansas City in January for a second stint with the club after playing for the A’s from 2012-14.


Moss played in 118 games for the Royals last season.

RAYS: Tampa Bay right-hander Nate Eovaldi allowed two hits and struck out two over two scoreless innings against the New York Yankees in his second outing since undergoing his second Tommy John surgery.

Eovaldi, who was with the Yankees when he was hurt two years ago, threw 21 of 28 pitches for strikes in the Rays’ 9-1 win.

“I’m very pleased with where I’m at,” Eovaldi said. “Right now it’s just continue to build the innings and be ready for the season.”

METS: Right-hander Jacob deGrom tossed a 40-pitch bullpen session alongside Rafael Montero, A.J. Griffin and Zack Wheeler and didn’t face any hitters.

DeGrom said two days ago he would face batters. Instead, Michael Conforto stepped into the batter’s box and tracked pitches without swinging in the bullpen outside the stadium.

“I honestly did not know what I was doing today. I thought I would probably face batters, but the plan was, I guess, to throw a bullpen. The plan is to not do anything dumb,” deGrom said.

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