Texas Rangers Shutout Kansas City

Mar 3, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (45) pitches during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (45) pitches during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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Yesterday, the Texas Rangers played the Kansas City Royals in their second game of 2016 Spring Training.

The Rangers took on the Kansas City Royals in the second game of the 2016 Spring Training season in Surprise, Arizona. Texas came out on top for the second afternoon in a row with a 10-0 rout of the defending champs.

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Derek Holland started the game for the Rangers throwing 1.2 innings surrendering 3 hits, zero runs and getting one strikeout. Anthony Ranaudo and Francisco Mendoza were other notables getting some work on the bump for the Texas Rangers with Ranaudo throwing 2 shutout innings and Mendoza tallying up 2 strikeouts in an inning of work.

Nomar Mazara had another solid day at the plate for Texas going 2-3 and scoring a run. Mazara continues to make a case to be on the Rangers Opening Day roster after solid Spring Training workouts and two good afternoons at the plate. Joey Gallo got the start at third Thursday for Texas and went 1-3 with a run batted in. Gallo, however, also stuck out in his other two at-bats which has been a problem for him in the past. It will be interesting to see how he continues to develop in the month of March as we head into the 2016 season. Jurickson Profar made his highly anticipated Spring Training debut, going 1-2 with a walk and showing some good work on the infield.

Injury Notes:

Adrian Beltre was once again out of the lineup for the Texas Rangers after reportedly asking Manager Jeff Banister for a few more days before hitting the field for 2016.

Jeremy Guthrie was scratched before the first pitch of Thursday’s game with back stiffness. He is quoted as saying he tried to pitch but was not allowed to.

Up Next:

The Texas Rangers will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at 2:05pm in Surprise, where newly signed Ian Desmond is expected to make his Rangers’ debut.

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