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ST24: Rangers hang on against Reds, win 9-8

The Rangers hang on to get a 9-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds today in the final radio broadcast game from Florida this spring.
Double for Pudge in 1st, good base running by Chad Curtis – Pudge seems to be coming together offensively late in Spring.
Sloppy third inning on both sides allowing to a few runs for each team. Errors, wild pitches, etc led to the Reds taking the lead in the inning. We took the lead back in the bottom of the third with a double by Raffy. Aaron Boone followed up with his second error of the inning, allowing the Rangers two extra outs in the inning. This led to a triple by Segui adding another run, followed by a single by Kapler. The Rangers did bat around this inning, sending 10 men to the plate.
Segui later hit a 2 run HR (his first as Ranger) in the 6th, giving us a 4 run lead at the time. Gabe Kapler then follows with an opposite field HR for back-to-back with Segui. Segui had a great day – he’s really starting to look like a great pickup. :)
In the 9th, R.A Dickey couldn’t close the door, and Edwin Diaz made a bad play turning a double play that allowed the Reds to creep back into the game one run behind the Rangers. The Rangers finally turned a double play to hold on to a 9-8 win.
Loaiza wins, now 3-0, although he didn’t dominate at all. The box score said Wetteland got the win, the radio guys said Loaiza. I’m not sure which is the actual winner at the moment I write this.

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