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Kazmir throws three scoreless innings

Callaspo makes career debut at first base; Reddick steals base, scores

PHOENIX -- Lefty Scott Kazmir tossed three scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut to help the A's to a 2-0 victory over the D-backs at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on Friday afternoon.

Kazmir, signed by the A's to a two-year, $22 million deal this winter, totaled 40 pitches and threw 31 of them for strikes, giving up two hits with no walks and two strikeouts along the way.

Five of the nine outs he compiled were groundouts, which made for a busy first day at first base for Alberto Callaspo, who handled the position without any issues.

Arizona southpaw Wade Miley had a nice outing of his own, giving up just one unearned run over five innings in his second spring start. Miley allowed three hits with one walk and four strikeouts.

Oakland's first run came in the fifth, when Josh Reddick led off with a walk, advanced to second on a groundout, stole third and came home on shortstop Didi Gregorius' error on Stephen Vogt's ground ball.

A's righty Jesse Chavez pitched four shutout innings, giving up only one hit and striking out five. He's yet to give up a run in 8 2/3 innings this spring.

Up Next: Right-hander A.J. Griffin gets the ball for a Saturday start against the host Rockies at Salt River Fields beginning at 12:05 p.m. PT. Griffin gave up two runs on four hits with two strikeouts over two innings in his first start. He'll be opposed by lefty Brett Anderson, traded this winter by the A's for another southpaw, Drew Pomeranz. Listen to it on GameDay Audio

Jane Lee is a reporter for
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