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ST23: Rangers beat Brewers 4-3, on TV!

No time for game commentary, but it was a great game. Plus it was on TV.
The game was really great, nice close one, however these “corporate guests” during spring training broadcasts have to go. I mean, does anyone care to hear what the rep from Reliant Energy has to say? Who cares, talk baseball, please – and not do an ad piece for your sponsor company. Can’t wait until we get Lexus touting how great it is to be involved with the Rangers. Sigh. Thank God for TiVo, so I can skip over these extended advertisements.
Rangers Captain knawing on Chuck Morgan’s head was funny, though.


ST23: Mar 26, 2006 vs. Brewers (W: 4-3)
10-12-1 (.455) – 8th – 5.5 Dn – Streak W1
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Game Recap
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Teixeira had his first multi-hit game of the spring to help the Texas Rangers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Sunday.
Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a double — his first extra base hit. He also had a fielder’s choice off his bat in the seventh that tied the game 3-3.
The All-Star first baseman had struggled to find his timing since going 0-for-15 for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. He was another 0-for-11 after returning to the Rangers until singling Wednesday in a road game against the Brewers. He came into the game hitting only 4-for-22 this spring.
“It’s nice, but it’s not about results right now,” Teixeira said. “There are days I’ve gone 0-for-4, but swung the bat well and other days when everything is a bleeder.
“I did have some good at-bats today though. I’ll be ready.”
Michael Young, who also played for the U.S. team, hit his first home run of the spring for the Rangers.
“It felt pretty good,” Young said. “I’m right where I need to be.”
Manager Buck Showalter said it was good to see his two team leaders have some timely hits, but that’s not what he’s looking for in spring training.
“I don’t care if they go 0-for-spring,” Showalter said. “It’s all about getting ready for the regular season and they’ve both proved they know how to do that. They bring so much to this team both on and off the field. It’s just good to have them back in the clubhouse no matter what they do.”
J.J. Hardy had two hits for Milwaukee, including a home run, to put the Brewers up 2-0 in the third and extend a five-game hitting streak. He has gone 8-for-15 during the streak with three doubles, two home runs and four RBIs.
“I’ve been seeing the ball pretty well,” Hardy said. “Plus, this was the first offseason when I’ve been healthy. I’m hitting well, but then the whole team is hitting well. We’re all looking for good things to happen this season.”
For the second straight game, Rangers’ starter Kameron Loe let the first three runners reach base, but he settled down to pitch six innings.
“I think I may have to warm up earlier next time,” Loe said. “Actually, the clock in the clubhouse was eight minutes slow and I got to the bullpen a little late. I’ll be ready next time.”
Milwaukee starter Tomo Ohka gave up two solo homers in five innings. He struck out six and walked three. Reliever Jorge De La Rosa pitched two innings and took the loss as Jamie Burke had a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning that made the score 4-3.
Rangers’ reliever Erasmaso Ramirez worked one inning to earn the win while Scott Feldman picked up his first save.
Gabe Gross homered for the Brewers and catcher Rod Barajas, who went 2-for-2 with a walk, hit his third homer of the spring for the Rangers. Rookie Ian Kinsler was given the day off by Showalter one day after learning he would be the Rangers’ starter at second base on opening day.
Notes
Rangers OF Brad Wilkerson received a cortizone shot in his right shoulder Sunday and is expected to be out of the lineup until Wednesday at the earliest. An MRI on Saturday was negative. He has not played since reporting soreness after taking an awkward swing Thursday against the Chicago White Sox. … LHP Ron Mahay has been assigned to minor league camp. He was 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA in six games this spring. … Brewers C Mark Johnson and INFs Vinny Rottino and Zach Sorensen will start the season at Triple-A Nashville, but will remain in camp for the final week of spring.

Box Score

CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
MILWAUKEE            1  0  1   1  0  0   0  0  0   3  9  0
TEXAS                0  0  1   1  0  0   2  0  x   4  9  0   FINAL
WP - ERASMO RAMIREZ (2-0) LP - JORGE DE LA ROSA (0-1) SAVE - SCOTT FELDMAN (1)
HOME RUNS: MIL - J.J. HARDY (3) OFF KAMERON LOE IN THE 3RD GABE GROSS (3) OFF KAMERON LOE IN THE 4TH TEX - MICHAEL YOUNG (1) OFF TOMO OHKA IN THE 3RD ROD BARAJAS (3) OFF TOMO OHKA IN THE 4TH
TIME: 2:29 ATT: 6,139 MILWAUKEE (3) AT TEXAS (4)
MILWAUKEE AB R H BI TEXAS AB R H BI B Clark cf 3 1 0 0 D Dellucci lf 4 0 1 0 J Hardy ss 4 1 2 1 A Brown lf 0 1 0 0 B Hall ss 0 0 0 0 M Young ss 4 1 2 1 C Koskie 3b 3 0 2 0 D Meyer ss 0 1 0 0 C Barnwell 3b 0 0 0 0 M Teixeira 1b 4 0 2 1 C Lee lf 4 0 0 0 J Fasano 1b 0 0 0 0 D Anderson lf 0 0 0 0 P Nevin dh 2 0 0 0 P Fielder 1b 4 0 0 0 H Blalock 3b 3 0 0 0 N Yost IV 1b 0 0 0 0 J Burke c 0 0 0 1 J Cirillo 2b 4 0 1 0 K Mench rf 4 0 1 0 G Gross rf 4 1 2 1 A Hyzdu rf 0 0 0 0 K Bibbs pr 0 0 0 0 L Nix cf 4 0 1 0 C Hart dh 4 0 1 0 L Grayson lf 0 0 0 0 C Moeller c 3 0 1 0 R Barajas c 2 1 2 1 D Jimenez 2b 1 0 0 0 M Derosa 2b 4 0 0 0 TOTALS 33 3 9 2 TOTALS 32 4 9 4
MILWAUKEE 101 100 000 -- 3 TEXAS 001 100 20x -- 4
DP--MILWAUKEE 1, TEXAS 3. LOB--MILWAUKEE 5, TEXAS 8. 2B--C Koskie, M Teixeira. HR--G Gross 1 (3) (off K Loe), J Hardy 1 (3) (off K Loe), R Barajas 1 (3) (off T Ohka), M Young 1 (1) (off T Ohka). SF--J Burke.
IP H R ER BB SO HR MILWAUKEE T Ohka 5 5 2 2 3 6 2 J De La Rosa (L,0-1) 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 M Adams 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 TEXAS K Loe 6 6 3 3 2 3 2 E Ramirez (W,2-0) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 F Cordero 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 S Feldman (S,1) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
WP--T Ohka, J De La Rosa, K Loe. SO--MIL: C Koskie, C Lee, C Moeller, B Clark, G Gross, C Hart, J Hardy. TEX: D Dellucci 2, M Derosa, P Nevin, K Mench, H Blalock, L Nix. BB--MIL: C Koskie, B Clark. TEX: P Nevin 2, R Barajas. T--2:29. A--6,139.

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