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ST6: Rangers beat Cubs 6-5 on Tuesday

I’ll have more on this later, as I was watching the World Baseball Classic games this afternoon, so I haven’t had time to check out what happened here in detail.
Edit Later: No I won’t – I got too busy with work on Wed & Thu to go back and write about Tuesday’s game.


ST6: Mar 7, 2006 vs. Cubs (W: 6-5)
3-2-1 (.600) – 4th – 1 Dn – Streak W2
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Game Recap
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Greg Maddux threw two scoreless innings but was uncharacteristically wild during his spring debut for the Chicago Cubs in their 6-5 loss Tuesday to the Texas Rangers.
Maddux walked the bases loaded with one out in the first inning, then struck out David Dellucci before Mark DeRosa lined out to end the threat. The Rangers went down in order in the second.
“It’s better to be wild out of the strike zone than in it,” Maddux said. “It was nice to get out there and pitch again.”
Phil Nevin and Dellucci homered for Texas.
John Mabry hit a two-run double off Rangers starter Josh Rupe. It was Mabry’s first spring training at-bat — he had been bothered by minor back pain.
Texas scored three times in the sixth against veteran reliever Brian Boehringer, who is trying to make the Cubs as a non-roster invite.
Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in Los Angeles and was expected to rejoin the team Wednesday.
“It was about a 20-minute procedure, exactly what they were looking for,” Chicago trainer Mark O’Neal said. “They went in there and cleaned the meniscus out and didn’t find anything in there. The joint surface looked good.”
The 28-year-old Wood already is rehabilitating his right shoulder following arthroscopic surgery last August. O’Neal said Wood will take medication to prevent infection after the knee surgery. If he responds well to the surgery, O’Neal said, Wood might begin light throwing drills in the next day or two. It’s possible he could begin playing catch on the field within a week.
Texas closer Francisco Cordero was on the mound Tuesday, but it was a bullpen session at the Rangers’ complex in Surprise instead of with the Dominican Republic against Venezuela in the first round of the World Baseball Classic.
“It’s so disappointing,” Cordero said following a 12-minute session in the morning. “I’m thinking about watching the game with some friends or maybe just heading back to the hotel and watching there. I’m just a fan for the day.”
Cordero had been expected to pitch for the Dominican team, but he pulled out last month because of a shoulder injury that has limited him all spring.
Tuesday was only the second time he had thrown a slider this spring. He also mixed in some changeups but threw mostly fastballs.
“I’m feeling stronger every day, but I wouldn’t have been ready to pitch,” Cordero said. “I still think it was the right decision, but it is tough not to be competing for my country.”
Cordero, who set a club record with 49 saves in 2004 and had a 2.13 ERA, saved 37 games last season with a 3.39 ERA. He has been slowed by a “twinge” in his pitching shoulder.

Box Score

CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
TEXAS                0  0  0   0  1  3   0  1  1   6 11  0
CHICAGO CUBS         0  2  0   0  0  1   0  1  1   5 12  0   FINAL
WP - RON MAHAY (1-0) LP - BRIAN BOEHRINGER (0-1) SAVE - WES LITTLETON (1)
HOME RUNS: TEX - PHIL NEVIN (3) OFF BRIAN BOEHRINGER IN THE 6TH DAVID DELLUCCI (1) OFF BRIAN BOEHRINGER IN THE 6TH DREW MEYER (1) OFF CARLOS MARMOL IN THE 8TH CHN - MICHAEL RESTOVICH (1) OFF JOSELO DIAZ IN THE 6TH
TIME: 2:52 ATT: 7,313
TEXAS (6) AT CHICAGO CUBS (5)
TEXAS AB R H BI CHICAGO CUBS AB R H BI B Wilkerson rf 2 0 0 0 J Pierre cf 2 0 0 0 M Truan c 1 0 0 0 F Pie cf 2 0 0 0 A Brown cf 4 0 1 0 N Perez 3b 3 0 0 0 H Blalock dh 2 0 1 0 C McGehee 3b 2 0 0 1 J Botts dh 1 0 0 0 M Grissom dh 2 0 1 0 P Nevin 1b 2 1 1 1 A Pagan dh 3 1 2 0 I Kinsler 2b 2 1 1 0 J Jones rf 2 0 0 0 D Dellucci lf 3 1 1 1 M Restovich rf 3 1 1 1 A Hyzdu rf 1 0 1 0 T Walker 2b 1 1 1 0 M Derosa 2b 2 0 0 0 M Murton lf 2 1 1 0 R Yan cf 1 1 0 0 A Greenberg lf 1 0 0 0 D Jimenez 3b 3 0 1 0 J Mabry 1b 1 0 1 2 D Meyer ss 1 1 1 2 B Sing 1b 2 0 0 0 G Laird c 3 1 2 0 R Cedeno ss 2 0 1 0 K Mahar lf 2 0 0 0 A Ojeda ss 2 0 0 0 J Arias ss 2 0 0 2 D Anderson c 1 0 0 0 T Metcalf 3b 0 0 0 0 J Fox c 1 0 1 0 N Gold 1b 1 0 1 0 C Kopitzke c 2 0 2 0 B Coats pr 0 1 0 0 E Patterson 2b 2 0 1 0 TOTALS 33 6 11 6 TOTALS 36 5 12 4
TEXAS 000 013 011 -- 6 CHICAGO CUBS 020 001 011 -- 5
DP--TEXAS 1, CHICAGO CUBS 1. LOB--TEXAS 11, CHICAGO CUBS 8. 2B--A Pagan 2, J Mabry, J Fox, C Kopitzke, I Kinsler. 3B--G Laird. HR--M Restovich 1 (1) (off J Diaz), D Dellucci 1 (1) (off B Boehringer), D Meyer 1 (1) (off C Marmol), P Nevin 1 (3) (off B Boehringer). SB--A Brown 1 (3). CS--M Grissom. S--J Pierre, R Yan. SF--J Arias, D Meyer.
IP H R ER BB SO HR TEXAS J Rupe 3 5 2 2 0 0 0 K Mahar 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 J Diaz 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 J Durocher 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 E Ramirez 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 W Littleton (S,1) 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 CHICAGO CUBS G Maddux 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 R Dempster 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 S Eyre 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 B Brownlie 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 B Boehringer (L,0-1) 1 4 3 3 1 1 2 B Corey 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 C Marmol 1 2 1 1 1 3 1 W Ohman 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
WP--E Ramirez. SO--TEX: D Dellucci, M Derosa, B Wilkerson, J Botts, K Mahar, M Truan. CHN: J Jones, B Sing, R Cedeno, F Pie. BB--TEX: B Wilkerson 2, A Hyzdu, M Derosa, J Botts, T Metcalf, H Blalock, P Nevin. CHN: J Mabry, T Walker, A Greenberg. T--2:52. A--7,313.

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Comments

  1. Michelle Richards says:

    I was also watching WBC. I Think some of one that have one Homer try to get off that lone number. The only that have more then one is Nevin. Maybe he is finally getting comfortable with The Rangers.