Saturday, March 26, 2016

Jake Lamb Powers Diamondbacks to 20th Spring Win; Mark Trumbo Hits 5th Homer as O's Outlast Yanks

Trumbo adds punch for O's
Players of the Day for Friday, March 25, 2016

Grapefruit League

Outlasting the NY Yankees 11-10 in 10 innings, the Baltimore Orioles won for just the seventh time in March, but they are beginning to show signs of life as there regular season approaches.

One of the highlights of Spring has been the production of Mark Trumbo, acquired during the off-season from Seattle, to add more punch to the lineup.

Turbo socked his fifth home run, hitting behind slugger Chris Davis, who sorely needed to see better pitches last season and, with Trumbo threatening behind him in the order, likely will, this year.

Splitting the season between Arizona and Seattle, Trumbo batted .262 with 22 homers and 64 RBI in 2015.

Jake Lamb

Cactus League

The Arizona Diamondbacks continued their dominance in the pre-season, improving to 20-4 with a 7-5 victory over Cleveland Friday.

Jake Lamb socked his third homer of Spring, helping the Diamondbacks pound Cleveland Starter, Cory Kluber, who was touched up for 13 hits and six runs (4 earned) over 6 1/3 innings.

Lamb, who played in 107 games for Arizona last season, is having a sensational Spring training, going 15-for-41 (.366) with three homers and 12 RBI.

The Diamondbacks have a 5 1/2 game lead over the Angels and Rangers in the Cactus League, and play a road game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.