Vrbata leads Coyotes to 3-1 win over Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Radim Vrbata had a goal and two assists to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Mike Ribeiro also scored for the Coyotes. Mike Smith made 31 saves.
Brandon Pirri scored and Roberto Luongo stopped 23 shots for the Panthers.
Phoenix won its second consecutive road game for the first time since Nov. 27 and Dec. 3.
Florida has lost 10 of 13. The Panthers have only six goals in the last four games.
Pavelski scores twice as Sharks beat Leafs 6-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Pavelski had two goals and an assist and passed the 400-point milestone for his career to lead the San Jose Sharks to their third straight victory, 6-2 over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
Tommy Wingels also scored one goal, had a second waved off, delivered a bone-crushing check, and got into a fight for the Sharks, who moved within two points of Anaheim for first place in the Pacific Division. Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Marty Havlat added goals. Antti Niemi made 19 saves.
Jake Gardiner scored twice for the Maple Leafs, who looked worn down one night after an emotional 3-1 win over the Ducks in coach Randy Carlyle's return to Anaheim. James Reimer made 42 saves.
Masterson throws 4 no-hit innings in Indians win
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Cleveland's Justin Masterson threw four no-hit innings and Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first home run of spring training in the Indians' 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Arizona starter Trevor Cahill left the game after jamming his right knee covering first base on a groundout with two outs in the fifth inning. Cahill is scheduled to start the second of the Diamondbacks' two-game season-opening series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia on March 23.
After the game, to no one's surprise, manager Terry Francona said Masterson would be the Indians' opening-day starter.
Masterson faced the minimum 12 batters, thanks to three Cleveland double plays.
Cahill had a shaky outing, allowing five runs on nine hits in 4 2-3 innings, including Chisenhall's two-run homer in the fourth.
Gray sets down first 11; Padres beat A's 6-5
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Sonny Gray retired the first 11 in four scoreless innings and Jed Lowrie hit his first home run of the spring for Oakland on Tuesday before the San Diego Padres rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Athletics.
Gray allowed only Will Venable's ground single while striking out two with no walks in 45 pitches. He was helped by Sam Fuld's sliding catch of Alexi Amarista's liner to left in the third.
Lowrie's two-run shot to right off Ian Kennedy came in a three-run first. Coco Crisp doubled twice and drove in a run and John Jaso added an RBI double for the A's.
Kennedy yielded four runs and eight hits, including four doubles, in four innings.
Alex Dickerson hit a three-run homer off Philip Humber in a four-run seventh for the Padres.
Haren effective for 4 innings; Dodgers beat Royals
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Dan Haren pitched four effective innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Tuesday.
Haren yielded seven singles, walked one and struck out one.
Noel Cuevas hit a three-run homer in the ninth and Scott Van Slyke a two-run drive in the eighth.
Justin Maxwell went 3 for 5 for the Royals, including a two-run single in the eighth.
Royals left-hander Jason Vargas allowed a run on four hits in four innings, the first run off him in nine innings over three starts.
The Dodgers loaded the bases in the fourth off Vargas, but came away empty when A.J. Ellis hit a flyball to center field to end the threat.
Trout, Pujols have RBI doubles in Angels loss
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each had RBI doubles for the Los Angeles Angels, but the Robinson Cano continued his torrid spring training in the Seattle Mariners' 10-6 win Tuesday.
Los Angeles starter C .J. Wilson allowed four hits and one unearned run with four strikeouts over five innings. It was his third start.
Wilson, 17-7 with a 3.39 ERA in 2013, was coming off a start in which he pitched four scoreless innings against the Dodgers.
Scott Baker, trying to make the Seattle rotation, had his toughest outing in three spring starts. He allowed five runs - two earned - on five hits over three innings.
Baker hit Pujols, David Freese and Howie Kendrick in succession with two outs in the first but got Hank Conger to fly out to deep right-center.
Cano was 1 for 2 and is hitting .588 for his new team. He also walked. Cano fought off a two-strike pitch from Wilson in the first and hit a soft line single to left.
Pac-12 tourney kicking off in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Watch out for the No. 7 seed in the Pac-12 tournament this week.
Arizona is the top seed and is the conference's only ranked team, UCLA has been ranked for a good part of the season and two other teams have byes in the opening round, but Oregon could be the most dangerous team in the bracket.
The Ducks opened the season 13-0 before struggling at the start of conference play, but have been arguably the Pac-12's best team down the stretch, winning their final seven games.
Oregon closed out the season with a solid victory over No. 4 Arizona and has put itself in good position to earn an NCAA bid even if it doesn't win the Pac-12 tournament.
The Ducks open against rival Oregon State in Wednesday's opening round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Arizona ski area says snowmaking saved its season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Faced with one of the area's driest and warmest winter on record, managers of the Arizona Snowbowl ski area outside Flagstaff says its new snowmaking capability saved its season.
The San Francisco Peaks' snowpack is just 57 percent of normal, with winter snowfall of only 90 inches compared with the average of 260 inches.
Snowbowl had its snow guns running often in November and December. The ski season that began Nov. 29 was Snowbowl's first full one for using treated effluent to make snow.
The Arizona Daily Sun reports that the ski area stopped snowmaking operations last week.
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