Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jemile Weeks Leads A's to 9-2 Win; Brett Lawrie Drives in Four for Blue Jays

Players of the Day for Saturday, March 3, 2012

Grapefruit League

Brett Lawrie
Brett Lawrie socked a pair of two run doubles for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 7-1 Spring training opening day win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Lawrie, who is vying for the 3rd base position with Edwin Encarnacion, drove in four runs - two in the second and two more in the sixth - and stole a base, his first of the Spring.

In 2011, Lawrie played in 46 games for the Jays, batting .293 in 150 at-bats, with nine homers, 25 RBI and seven steals.

Cactus League

Jemile Weeks
After batting .303 and stealing 22 bases in 97 games as a rookie with the Oakland A's last year, Jemile Weeks may be looking forward to a breakout season as the A's regular second baseman and leadoff hitter.

Weeks singled, homered, stole a base, scored twice and drove in two runs as the A's dropped the Mariners, 9-2, in their second Spring game.

Oakland banged out 16 hits against six Mariner hurlers after Hector Noesi pitched two hitless innings. Especially hard hit was Kevin Millwood, who gave up three runs on three hits, working the third and fourth frames.

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