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Randy Johnson was ready for anything in his San Francisco Giants debut - even an attempt to steal home by a catcher.
Former Arizona teammate Brandon Webb, however, didn't make it to the mound Friday. His first spring start was pushed back because of a sore right forearm. Johnson deftly stepped off the rubber and threw out Kansas City's Miguel Olivo when he tried to steal home in the second inning of the Giants' 6-1 loss in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Kansas City scored one run in two innings against Johnson. Ryan Shealy was hit by a pitch in the second inning and went to second on Olivo's single. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and Shealy scored on Mitch Maier's groundout.
At Port St. Lucie, Fla., Johan Santana was scratched from his second straight start by the New York Mets because of a sore left elbow.
After Santana missed a scheduled "B" game appearance against Italy's national team, the Mets said their ace would not take his turn Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mets manager Jerry Manuel said he decided to be "extra cautious" with his ace because spring training is nearly a week longer this year due to the World Baseball Classic.
"There's no hurry with Johan in spring training if he's experiencing any discomfort," Manuel said after the Mets' 9-8 loss to the Cardinals on Friday.
In other news, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is scheduled to meet with Major League Baseball officials on Sunday to discuss his admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03 while with Texas.
The timing of the meeting was disclosed Friday by a baseball official with knowledge of the session who spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement was made.
In other spring training games, it was:
Angels 5 Rockies 3
At Tempe, Ariz., Bobby Abreu went 2-for-3 with two doubles against Colorado to lift his spring average to .666.
Indians 5 Padres 3
At Goodyear, Ariz., Victor Martinez hit two home runs and Fausto Carmona pitched two scoreless innings for Cleveland.
Brewers 8 Athletics 5
Cutter Dykstra, son of former Mets star Lenny Dykstra, hit an RBI double and scored a run in his first action in a big league uniform.
Reds 10 Phillies 3
At Sarasota, Fla., Joey Votto homered and hit an RBI single as Cincinnati dropped the World Series champion Phillies to 0-3 this spring.
Twins 5 Yankees 4
At Fort Myers, Fla., Joe Crede went 0-for-2 with a walk in his Twins debut.
Mariners 18 Dodgers 2
Adrian Beltre hit a two-run double in a three-run third inning, and Erik Bedard allowed two singles in two scoreless innings for Seattle.
Cubs 10 Rangers 4
At Surprise, Ariz., in his only spring training start for Chicago before joining Team USA, Ted Lilly allowed two hits and struck out two in two innings.
Blue Jays 6 Tigers 4
At Dunedin, Fla., absent from the major leagues since 2006, Matt Clement pitched two innings for Toronto and gave up a run, a hit and two walks.
Marlins 3 Orioles 2
At Jupiter, Fla., eager to prove himself in the major leagues, Japanese star Koji Uehara threw two scoreless innings for Baltimore. He allowed a lost-in-the-sun single, walked one and struck out three.
Rays 12 Red Sox 4
Boston's Rocco Baldelli went 1-for-2 with an RBI single against his former team.
Nationals 2 Astros 0
At Viera, Fla., Shawn Hill pitched a scoreless inning for Washington in his first appearance in nearly eight months. Hill's season was cut short on June 25, when he went on the disabled list with an injured elbow. He had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow in September.
Braves 5 Pirates 2
At Bradenton, Fla., Pittsburgh's Tom Gorzelanny worked out of a jam and tossed two scoreless innings.