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ST16: Rangers lose to DBacks 6-5 on Saturday

The Rangers had their usual power display today. They had three home runs, one each from David Dellucci, Brad Wilkerson, & Adam Hydzu. But it wasn’t enough. We lost to the Diamondbacks, 6-5. Dellucci had two RBI’s in the game, but the other 3 were by others – two were home runs, and the other was Rod Barajas.
Kevin Milwood started his first A-game spring training contest for the Rangers, and early on, looked fine. Eric & Vic seemed to be telling the story that he was looking good this day. He appeared to run out of gas in the fifth, as he gave up three runs there, for a total of 4ER over his 4.2IP. Not a great line at all, but one gets the feeling that it’s nothing to worry about. The remainder of our pitchers went 4.1IP, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits with 5K & 3BB.
Of course, the big news for the day for me was TO being a Cowboy. Hahahahahaha! Can’t wait for the trip to Philly. :D


ST16: Mar 18, 2006 vs. Diamondbacks (L: 6-5)
7-8-1 (.462) – 5th – 4.5 Dn – Streak L1
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas starter Kevin Millwood gave up four runs and four hits in 4 2-3 innings in his first spring start and Arizona’s Brandon Webb allowed his first three runs of the spring in the Diamondbacks’ 6-5 win over the Rangers.
Millwood had given up only one run on one hit when the Diamondbacks took a 4-3 lead in the fifth on a run-scoring single by Chris Snyder and a two-run home run by Eric Byrnes.
“It felt good today,” Millwood said. “It was really windy out there. That was a crazy home run. … The only bad stretch were the two walks.”
The walks came back-to-back in the third to Damion Easley and Snyder before Byrnes singled in Easley to give Arizona a 1-0 lead. Millwood also struck out six.
Webb gave up five hits to the Rangers over five innings, including a two-run home run by David Dellucci and a run-scoring single by Rod Barajas, both former Diamondbacks. He had pitched nine shutout innings in three previous starts this spring.
Webb was almost a late scratch after his wife Alicia gave birth to the couple’s first child at 12:07 a.m. Saturday — a baby girl.
“I haven’t had a whole lot of sleep, no,” a weary but smiling Webb said. “I just wanted to get my work in today and stay within my pitch count (70). Now I’m going to hurry back. I haven’t had much time to see them.”
Carlos Quentin singled home Brian Barden from second base for the winning run in the ninth off losing pitcher Joaquin Benoit. Barden singled with one out and moved to second on an infield single by Scott Hairston.
Brad Wilkerson and Adam Hyzdu both homered for the Rangers.
Notes
The Texas Rangers on Saturday assigned RHP Rick Bauer to minor league camp. He was 1-0 in four games this spring (one start) with a 6.43 ERA as a non-roster invitee. … Mark Teixeira, who went 0-15 on Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, went 0-for-3 against the Diamondbacks after asking to be inserted in the starting lineup. … Teixeira, Michael Young and Erubiel Durazo all will be in the lineup Sunday for the Rangers against the Chicago Cubs. … Rangers RHP Frankie Francisco had a precautionary MRI Saturday after feeling some soreness in his pitching elbow. He missed the 2005 season with inflammation in the elbow that led to Tommy John surgery.

Box Score

CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
ARIZONA              0  0  1   0  3  0   0  1  1   6 11  0
TEXAS                0  0  2   1  0  1   0  1  0   5  8  1   FINAL
WP - CLAUDIO VARGAS (2-0) LP - JOAQUIN BENOIT (0-2) SAVE - MIKE KOPLOVE (1)
HOME RUNS: ARI - ERIC BYRNES (3) OFF KEVIN MILLWOOD IN THE 5TH TEX - DAVID DELLUCCI (2) OFF BRANDON WEBB IN THE 3RD BRAD WILKERSON (2) OFF CLAUDIO VARGAS IN THE 6TH ADAM HYZDU (3) OFF CLAUDIO VARGAS IN THE 8TH
TIME: 2:55 ATT: 10,563
ARIZONA (6) AT TEXAS (5)
ARIZONA AB R H BI TEXAS AB R H BI E Byrnes cf 5 1 3 3 D Dellucci lf 3 1 1 2 O Hudson 2b 4 0 0 0 R Eldridge lf 2 0 0 0 M Morgan 1b 1 0 0 0 K Mench rf 3 0 0 0 C Tracy 3b 4 0 0 0 A Hyzdu rf 2 1 1 1 B Barden 3b 1 1 1 0 M Teixeira 1b 3 0 0 0 L Gonzalez lf 3 0 1 0 A Brown cf 0 0 0 0 S Hairston lf 2 1 2 0 P Nevin dh 3 0 1 0 J Zeringue lf 0 0 0 0 G Laird dh 0 0 0 0 T Clark 1b 3 0 0 0 B Wilkerson cf 3 2 2 1 A Callaspo 2b 2 0 1 1 N Gold 1b 1 0 0 0 C Quentin rf 3 0 1 1 I Kinsler 2b 3 0 0 0 S Drew dh 3 1 1 0 D Meyer 2b 1 0 0 0 C Carter dh 2 0 0 0 R Barajas c 3 0 2 1 D Easley ss 1 1 0 0 T Olson 3b 1 0 0 0 J Gil ss 2 0 0 0 D Jimenez ss 3 1 1 0 C Snyder c 1 1 1 1 K McDonald c 1 0 0 0 K Hill c 1 0 0 0 T Metcalf 3b 2 0 0 0 E Durazo ph 1 0 0 0 J Brewer ss 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 38 6 11 6 TOTALS 35 5 8 5
ARIZONA 001 030 011 -- 6 TEXAS 002 101 010 -- 5
E--R Eldridge. LOB--ARIZONA 10, TEXAS 6. 2B--S Hairston, A Callaspo, S Drew, P Nevin, B Wilkerson. HR--E Byrnes 1 (3) (off K Millwood), A Hyzdu 1 (3) (off C Vargas), B Wilkerson 1 (2) (off C Vargas), D Dellucci 1 (2) (off B Webb).
IP H R ER BB SO HR ARIZONA B Webb 5 5 3 3 0 3 1 C Vargas (W,2-0) 3 3 2 2 1 5 2 M Koplove (S,1) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 TEXAS K Millwood 4 2-3 4 4 4 2 6 1 C Wilson 1 1-3 1 0 0 1 0 0 J Leicester 1 1-3 3 1 1 1 2 0 S Rowe 2-3 0 0 0 1 1 0 J Benoit (L,0-2) 1 3 1 1 0 2 0
HBP--P Nevin by C Vargas. SO--ARI: C Tracy 2, C Carter 2, E Byrnes, D Easley, C Quentin, M Morgan, E Gonzalez, T Clark, O Hudson. TEX: D Dellucci 2, A Hyzdu, E Durazo, M Teixeira, I Kinsler, D Meyer, T Olson, N Gold, R Eldridge. BB--ARI: C Quentin 2, D Easley, C Snyder, K Hill. TEX: A Brown, J Brewer. T--2:55. A--10,563.

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