Albert Almora Jr. homered and drove in three runs as the Chicago Cubs defeated the crosstown White Sox 11-9 in Spring Training action Friday at Glendale, Ariz.
Almora was one of four Cubs to hit home runs. Kyle Schwarber had two hits and stole his second base of the spring. Cubs starter Cole Hamels walked three and gave up five earned runs on five hits while striking out four in 3⅔ innings.
White Sox starter Lucas Giolito struck out seven over five innings, while Yoan Moncada hit a three-run homer.
Harper hit on foot by pitch: New Phillies star Bryce Harper bruised his right foot when he was hit by a pitch during a spring training game, but manager Gabe Kapler said the team wasn't overly worried.
Initial X-rays were negative, the team said, and Harper left the ballpark for more detailed X-rays.
"Bryce has a right foot contusion," Kapler said after a 3-2 win over Toronto. "Right now we don't have reason for major concern, but obviously we want to go inside and take a look first."
"Certainly extra scary given where we are in camp," he said. "We're confident and we understand we have a good club on the field and we're confident that Bryce is going to be all right."
Many in the crowd at Spectrum Field gasped when Harper was struck by a 96 mph fastball from Toronto rookie Trent Thornton in the sixth inning. The slugging outfielder went down to the dirt, clutched his ankle and stayed on the ground for a few moments.
Harper was checked by a trainer, limped toward the dugout with assistance and soon hobbled toward the clubhouse.
Recently signed to a record $330 million, 13-year contract, Harper was playing his fourth exhibition. He is 0 for 5 in 10 plate appearances.
Philadelphia begins the season March 28 at home against Atlanta.
Yankees' Severino out until May: New York Yankees ace Luis Severino will miss all of April because of right shoulder inflammation.
Severino had been scheduled to start on opening day on March 28 but was scratched from his first planned spring training appearance on March 5. He felt discomfort after throwing his first slider in a pregame bullpen session.
"He's going to have to start from scratch and have his spring training," general manager Brian Cashman said Friday. "If it needs to be more, we've got to make sure we don't have a problem with it."
Severino is set to resume playing catch next week.
"I feel nothing right now," Severino said. "I want to deal with this issue and be 100 percent."