Rick Sutcliffe, the Chicago Cubs' starting pitcher in yesterday's split-squad exhibition in Mesa, Ariz., was hurt on his first pitch.
Tim Flannery of the San Diego Padres hit it off Sutcliffe's right thumb on one hop, sending him hospital-bound for X-rays. The Cubs won, 5-4.
Sutcliffe, winner of the Cy Young Award in 1984, was disabled much of last season by various injuries.
Other Cubs and Padres played in Vancouver's domed B.C. Place, where San Diego's Eric Show went five hitless innings in a 3-0 victory.
*Reds 7, Pirates 6: Kurt Stillwell, 20, trying to win Dave Concepcion's shortstop job, homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to end the game in Tampa, Fla. He had singled home a run in the seventh.
*A's 5, Indians 3: In Phoenix, Rick Langford enhanced his job possibilities by holding Cleveland to an unearned run on one hit in four innings. He had allowed eight runs on 12 hits in four innings this spring.
When Cleveland outfielder Mel Hall tried to pick up Carney Lansford's hit to the fence in the fourth inning, his shirt caught in the wire. By the time Hall got untangled, Lansford had a two-run homer. Shortstop Julio Franco, awaiting a throw, laughed the whole time.
*Braves 4, Dodgers 2: Ted Simmons' RBI double highlighted a two-run 12th inning in Vero Beach, Fla. He also doubled during a two-run eighth inning that tied the game.
"This is exactly the kind of thing we want from Ted Simmons," Braves Manager Chuck Tanner said.
*Blue Jays 2, Yankees 1: In Dunedin, Fla., Al Holland walked Garth Iorg in the ninth, then gave up Kelly Gruber's game-winning double. Toronto's Jesse Barfield had homered to tie the game in the eighth.
The Yankees who went to Sarasota, Fla., beat a Chicago White Sox split squad, 10-6. Orestes DeStrade, who already had three hits, homered leading off the 10th.
*Red Sox 8, Astros 5: In Kissimmee, Fla., Glenn Hoffman and Dave Sax each hit two-run homers in the eight inning off Aurelio Lopez (0-2).
*Mets 8, Twins 2: Kevin Mitchell, 24, who plays some first, third and left, homered off Bert Blyleven's change-up during a five-run first in St. Petersburg, Fla. Then he homered off Frank Eufemia in the fifth to end the day with five RBI.
New York's Ron Darling (2-0, 1.80 ERA) pitched four hitless innings and Darryl Strawberry went three for three with a homer.
*Royals 8, Rangers 5: Jimmy Scranton's 11th-inning single broke a 5-5 tie in Pompano Beach, Fla. But for Texas, Pete Incaviglia hit his second homer this spring and Bobby Witt went three innings to increase his spring statistics to 10 strikeouts and one hit in six innings.