Texas Rangers Bounce Back Against Brewers

Mar 11, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) and Pedro Ciriaco (5) before a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 11, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) and Pedro Ciriaco (5) before a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /
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After taking a big loss to the White Sox, the Texas Rangers rebounded with a good win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Pitcher Jeremy Guthrie got the start on the mound for Texas making his second appearance of Spring Training. In his first appearance, Guthrie came out of the bullpen against Oakland throwing 2 shutout innings giving up only 2 hits. With that, he looked to build in his first start with the Rangers. Against the Brewers, Guthrie threw 2 innings giving up 1 run on 1 hit and striking out 3. All in all, that’s a good outing for the new Ranger as he looks to increase his opportunities in Texas’ pitching system heading into 2016.

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Nick Tepesch picked up the win for Texas, coming out of the bullpen, in his third appearance of Spring Training. After a rough last outing against the Mariners in which he gave up 3 earned runs in 2 innings, he was looking to bounce back against Milwaukee. Tepesch looked pretty strong against the Brewers throwing 3 innings giving up just 1 run on 4 hits and also striking out 3 batters.

Andrew Faulkner also got some work on the mound for the Rangers, throwing the ninth inning and giving up no runs on no hits also picking up the save in the process.

Texas was lead at the plate by Joey Gallo and Delino DeShields against Milwaukee. Gallo opened up the scoring for the Rangers with a 3-run homerun that was blasted over 400 feet off of former Texas Rangers’ pitcher and current Brewer starter Matt Garza. Gallo said he’s trying to make adjustments at the plate and be a more patient hitter.

DeShields broke the game open in the sixth with a 2-run triple that lead to a 5-run inning for the Rangers. DeShields went 2-4 on the day with 2 RBI. Prince Fielder also made his first appearance since returning from the sleep study that diagnosed him with severe sleep apnea. At the plate Fielder went 0-2 which has him hitting .091 on the spring and on the field, Prince also committed an error at first base.

Injury Report

Alex Claudio took a line drive off of the right leg in the eighth inning but he was able to walk off under his own power. No further diagnosis has been made.

Up Next

The Texas Rangers will play division rival Oakland against at 2:05pm on Saturday with Phil Klein getting the start.

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