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Padres' spring woes grow

Griffey homers 3 times to lead the Reds past Pirates

The San Diego Padres lost another key player to injury. Ken Griffey Jr. showed he's still got plenty of power.

San Diego slugger Phil Nevin dislocated his left shoulder Friday while making a diving catch in left field during a 2-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox in Tucson, Ariz.

It was the second disheartening injury this spring for the Padres, who will be without All-Star closer Trevor Hoffman for at least the first half of the season while he recovers from shoulder surgery.

"I'm sick to my stomach," manager Bruce Bochy said. "It's devastating. It started with Trevor and now Phil."

Griffey hit three homers, including a grand slam, and drove in six runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-5 in a split-squad game at Bradenton, Fla.

Griffey has four home runs in 16 at-bats this spring. Hampered by a hamstring injury, he hit just eight homers last season.

"It's spring training and all I want to do is hit the ball hard," he said. "It's good to hit three home runs in any game, but the objective down here is just to hit the ball hard."

Nevin was in obvious pain as trainers from both dugouts and teammates ran to his aid in the outfield.

He stayed on the ground for several minutes before being helped off the field. X-rays were negative, and he was to undergo further tests Saturday in Phoenix.

In other games:

RED SOX 6, BLUE JAYS 0: At Dunedin, Fla., Tim Wakefield allowed one hit in three innings and combined with five Boston relievers on a two-hitter. Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz and Shea Hillenbrand each had two hits for the Red Sox.

CARDINALS 13, MARLINS 10: At Jupiter, Fla., St. Louis center fielder Jim Edmonds pulled a calf muscle and will miss at least two weeks, but Rick Ankiel pitched a perfect inning for the Cardinals. Albert Pujols homered twice and drove in five runs, one day after hitting a grand slam and knocking in five runs against Montreal. Pujols is batting .360 with four homers and 15 RBIs this spring.

METS 6, TIGERS 5: At Lakeland, Fla., former Tigers first baseman Tony Clark went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer for New York.

Clark is in Mets camp on a minor league contract trying to earn a spot as an outfielder and backup first baseman. He is 8-for-16 this spring. Damion Easley homered twice for Detroit.

TWINS 9, YANKEES 2: At Fort Myers, Fla., Dustan Mohr hit a three-run homer, Justin Morneau added a two-run drive and Shane Andrews hit a solo shot for Minnesota. Mike Mussina gave up two runs and four hits in three innings. Twins starter Joe Mays allowed one run and four hits in three innings.

EXPOS 7, PHILLIES 3: At Clearwater, Fla., Orlando Hernandez made a successful debut with Montreal after missing his first scheduled start because of a toothache. El Duque allowed one hit in three shutout innings. Phillies starter Randy Wolf threw four strong innings, allowing only a long homer to Vladimir Guerrero on an ankle-high curveball.

ASTROS 1, DEVIL RAYS 0: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Wade Miller gave up two hits in three sharp innings and Henri Stanley hit an RBI double for Houston.

DODGERS 9, ORIOLES 4: At Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Darren Dreifort pitched pain-free in his first start since wrecking his right elbow in June 2001, settling down quickly to throw three innings for Los Angeles.

BRAVES 6, INDIANS 5: At Winter Haven, Fla., Mike Hampton allowed two earned runs in three innings but was happy with his performance for Atlanta. Ten of the 13 batters Hampton faced hit the ball on the ground. Andruw Jones had a two-run double.

METS 4, BRAVES 0: At Port St. Lucie, Fla., Mike Piazza hit his first home run of the spring and New York turned in its second consecutive shutout. Cliff Floyd drove in two runs for the Mets, who also learned that pitcher Pedro Astacio will probably begin the season on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder.

RANGERS 5, ATHLETICS 3: At Surprise, Ariz., Ryan Christenson, Gerald Laird and Michael Young hit consecutive home runs in the eighth for Texas in a game missing All-Star shortstops Miguel Tejada and Alex Rodriguez.

ANGELS 7, BREWERS 2: At Tempe, Ariz., Tim Salmon hit his first homer of the spring and Darin Erstad went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple for Anaheim. Angels closer Troy Percival made his spring debut, working a perfect fifth inning.

DIAMONDBACKS 8, CUBS 0: At Mesa, Ariz., Randy Johnson struck out six in four innings and Luis Gonzalez hit his second homer of the spring. Johnson has not allowed a run in nine innings this spring. Against the Cubs, he gave up one hit and walked one.

GIANTS 8, MARINERS 5: At Peoria, Ariz., Jamie Moyer allowed two runs in five innings but Seattle had its seven-game winning streak snapped. Carlos Guillen and Mike Cameron hit two-run homers for the Mariners, and Ichiro Suzuki had a solo shot.

ROYALS 3, ROCKIES 0: At Tucson, Ariz., Mendy Lopez hit a two-run homer and six Kansas City pitchers combined on a four-hitter. Colorado starter Scott Elarton threw three scoreless innings and retired his first eight batters.