Jason Marquis had no luck against his old team yesterday, as the Braves crushed the Cardinals 9-0 in Kissimmee, Florida Monday. Marquis allowed six runs off eight hits and a walk over four innings, while John Smoltz held the Redbirds scoreless over five innings of work. The Cardinals are 10-8 this spring

The Royals exploded for seven runs in the second inning to beat the Cubs 12-5 on Monday. Kansas City had a 9-0 lead before Chicago responded with two runs in the fifth inning. Royals’ starter Zack Greinke allowed two runs off five hits in 4 1/3 innings. Mike Sweeney drove in three runs. The win upped their spring training record to 7-11