Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks gave up his first runs against big league batter this spring after extending his scoreless streak to 12 innings in an 8-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Hendricks, who went 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA as a rookie, didn’t allow a run in his first two exhibition outings. He threw five shutout innings against the Giants before they scored five times in the sixth. Hendricks went 5 1-3 innings, allowing seven hits with a walk and striking out five.

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A look at what’s happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: — CAR-GO READY TO GO Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez expects to return to the lineup Monday after sitting out two days. After leaving Friday night’s game against San Diego with pain in his surgically repaired left knee and missing Saturday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, Gonzalez declared he was pain-free Sunday morning. He was a little disappointed he wasn’t in the lineup, but attributed that decision to trainer Keith Dugger. ”I’m not going to go against him because it’s spring training.

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Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez felt pain in his surgically repaired left knee and panicked. Gonzalez declared himself pain-free Sunday, two days after leaving early in a game against San Diego. ”I’m not going to go against him because it’s spring training,” Gonzalez said.

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Jake Arrieta pitched four shutout innings and also homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the split-squad Chicago Cubs routed the Colorado Rockies 18-4 Saturday. Cubs rookie Kris Bryant had four hits, raising his spring average to .459. The Cubs scored seven times in the first inning, helped by four plays that Colorado botched and Arrieta’s three-run homer. Bryant hit a double off starter Jonathan Gray, who left after getting only two outs.

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez has left a spring training game with pain in his surgically repaired left knee.

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Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left with pain in his surgically-repaired left knee, and new San Diego ace James Shields struggled in the Padres’ 7-5 victory over the Rockies on Friday night. Gonzalez exited after striking out in the top of the fourth. ”When I hit the brakes on that fly ball and threw the ball to the plate, that’s when you put a lot of pressure on your knees,” Gonzalez said. ”But nothing major.” The tweak presents concerns as Gonzalez has played in only 180 of a possible 324 games the past two seasons.

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Kyle Lohse yielded one run in five innings, Luis Sardinas went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and the Brewers crushed a Texas Rangers split squad 12-2 Saturday. Lohse, who has been named Milwaukee’s opening day starter, retired nine in a row during one stretch and struck out five, throwing 51 strikes in 75 pitches. I felt as good in the last inning as I did in the first.” Sardinas, whom the Rangers traded to the Brewers in January, entered the game with three hits and no RBIs. Rangers starter Colby Lewis allowed three runs on eight hits in five innings, working out of a bases-loaded, one-out mess in the fourth.

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Nick Martinez threw six scoreless innings, Leonys Martin homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday night. Martinez, competing for the final vacancy in the Rangers’ rotation, allowed five hits and walked one.

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Gonzalez certainly benefits from Tulowitzki’s presence, too. A healthy Tulo and CarGo by no means guarantees success, even if the Rockies are banking on bounce-back years from them to end a string of four straight losing seasons. Since 2010, the Rockies are just 185-198 (.483 winning percentage) when Gonzalez and Tulowitzki are both in the starting lineup, according to STATS.

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