Texas Rangers Defeat the Oakland Athletics – Monday Recap

Mitch Moreland

Back in Action Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

SURPRISE, Ariz. – The Texas Rangers defeat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 at Surprise Stadium on Monday. For those of you keeping track the Texas Rangers have officially swept the Oakland A’s in Spring Training.

Texas Rangers left-handed starting pitcher

Ryan Feierabend

went four scoreless innings allowing only four hits. Mitch Moreland was back in the lineup for the first time since March 17 and looked good in left field. He made this play to

Adrian Beltre

for the second out of the 1


Looks like Moreland’s left oblique is feeling better!

Kensuke Tanaka played at second base and played well with two assists. He batted .238 with one hit, one run and he FLEW to second for a steal.

The Texas Rangers brought in left-handed pitcher Aaron Poreda in the 5th inning.  He had a balk called then allowed one hit and one earned run. Jason Frasor comes in for  one inning allowing only one hit with no runs scored. Daniel McCutchen pitched two innings allowing only one run while Rafael Perez entered the 9th and left unblemished. The pitching overall didn’t disappoint. Collectively they had a pitch line of 5.94 ERA/8 H/2 R/2 ER/2 BB/4 SO.

Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre drew walks in the 6th inning. Along with Alex Rios and Robinson Chirinos both getting single RBI, Mitch Moreland dumps a fly ball in center helping the Texas Rangers defeat the Oakland Athletics.

If Monday’s game is ANY indication of how the Texas Rangers season will go, I think as Rangers fans we can all rest a little easier. Especially since we swept the A’s.

Too good not to share, Robinson Chirinos line drives the ball straight to A’s pitcher

Deryk Hooker

‘s face, luckily his glove was there, unfortunately his glove was there to start off a double play

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