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ST28: Rangers fry fish in Frisco, 4-1 on Friday

The Rangers are home. We’ve left spring training behind (well, in Arizona, anyway) for another year. This penultimate game of spring training went the way that a lot of Rangers games go. All of our offense was on the longball. Brad Wilkerson, Mark Teixiera, & David Dellucci all had homeruns. That was all of our offense for the game.
Phil Nevin and Hank Blalock both went 2 for 3, but didn’t have any RBI’s. We had a total of 8 hits in the game – a fairly well pitched game from Florida overall, although starter Brian Moeheler didn’t have a great line (5IP, 4ER, 8H).
Kameron Loe went only four, but did pitch well, allowing only a single solo home run for all of Florida’s offense. Fabio Castro, Erasmo Ramirez, Joaquin Benoit, Antonio Alfonseca, & Francisco Cordero all pitched in this game, and all combined for 5 innings of shutoutball on just three hits.
The game was on the radio, but I didn’t get a chance to listen to most of it, as I was doing daddy duties, and then ended up helping out my wife by dealing with dirty dishes, and washing baby bottles. With the water running, it was hard to hear the radio unless I blasted it, and I didn’t want to wake up my daughter. :)
The final game of spring training is at home in Arlington on Saturday evening. I’ll be there


ST28: Mar 31, 2006 vs. Marlins (W: 4-1)
11-16-1 (.407) – 9th – 6.5 Dn – Streak W1
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Game Recap
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Mark Teixeira homered for the third straight game, and Brad Wilkerson and David Dellucci also connected to lead the Texas Rangers past the Florida Marlins 4-1 Friday night.
Teixeira, who had 43 homers last season, hit a two-run shot in the third to give Texas a 3-0 lead. He had not homered in his first 31 at-bats this spring before going on his current streak.
Texas starter Kameron Loe allowed one run and struck out two in four innings. He have up three hits and walked two.
Florida starter Brian Moehler yielded four runs and seven hits in five innings. He had one strikeout and didn’t walk a batter.
Wilkerson led off the game with his fourth homer of the spring, off Moehler. Dellucci added a solo drive — his fifth — in the fourth.
Florida’s Mike Jacobs led off the fourth with his third homer.
Loe’s solid effort was a boost for Texas’ rotation.
Adam Eaton has a strained tendon in the middle finger on his pitching hand, the same injury that put him on the disabled list twice last season with San Diego. Though Eaton was not placed on the DL Friday, Texas manager Buck Showalter adjusted his rotation to make Vicente Padilla the No. 2 starter.
The Rangers traded Juan Dominguez, a candidate to fill the void left by Eaton, to the Oakland Athletics on Friday.
With the Rangers leading 1-0, Loe escaped a bases-loaded jam when Miguel Cabrera popped up to end the third.
Notes
The game was played at the home of Texas’ Double-A affiliate. The teams will play again Saturday in Arlington. … Florida has lost two in a row after winning nine straight. … Fabio Castro, Erasmo Ramirez, Joaquin Benoit, Antonio Alfonseca and Francisco Cordero combined to throw five shutout innings of relief. … The Marlins placed LHP Michael Megrew on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder tendinitis. The move is retroactive to March 24. Megrew appeared in one game this spring and gave up two runs without retiring a batter.

Box Score

GPFT  FINAL
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - FLORIDA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 TEXAS 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 x 4 8 0 FINAL
WP - KAMERON LOE (1-0) LP - BRIAN MOEHLER (0-3)
HOME RUNS: FLA - MIKE JACOBS (3) OFF KAMERON LOE IN THE 4TH TEX - BRAD WILKERSON (1) OFF BRIAN MOEHLER IN THE 1ST MARK TEIXEIRA (1) OFF BRIAN MOEHLER IN THE 3RD DAVID DELLUCCI (1) OFF BRIAN MOEHLER IN THE 4TH
TIME: 2:38 ATT: 10,551
FLORIDA (1) AT TEXAS (4)
FLORIDA AB R H BI TEXAS AB R H BI H Ramirez ss 3 0 0 0 B Wilkerson cf 3 1 1 1 J Hermida rf 2 0 0 0 L Nix cf 1 0 0 0 R Messenger p 0 0 0 0 M Young ss 3 0 0 0 M Cabrera 3b 4 0 0 0 M Derosa 3b 1 0 0 0 W Helms 3b 0 0 0 0 M Teixeira 1b 3 1 1 2 M Jacobs 1b 3 1 2 1 C Ringe ss 0 0 0 0 J Wood 1b 0 0 0 0 P Nevin dh 3 0 2 0 J Willingham c 3 0 0 0 R Barajas ph 1 0 0 0 M Olivo ph 1 0 0 0 H Blalock 3b 3 0 2 0 D Uggla 2b 3 0 1 0 D Jimenez ss 1 0 0 0 C Aguila lf 4 0 1 0 K Mench rf 3 0 0 0 R Abercrombie cf 4 0 0 0 A Hyzdu rf 1 0 0 0 E Reed dh 4 0 2 0 D Dellucci lf 3 1 1 1 A Brown lf 1 0 0 0 G Laird c 3 0 0 0 J Burke c 0 0 0 0 I Kinsler 2b 2 1 1 0 T Metcalf 3b 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 31 1 6 1 TOTALS 32 4 8 4
FLORIDA 000 100 000 -- 1 TEXAS 102 100 00x -- 4
LOB--FLORIDA 8, TEXAS 6. 2B--C Aguila, D Uggla, I Kinsler. HR--M Jacobs 1 (3) (off K Loe), D Dellucci 1 (1) (off B Moehler), B Wilkerson 1 (1) (off B Moehler), M Teixeira 1 (1) (off B Moehler). SB--E Reed 2 (10). CS--C Aguila.
IP H R ER BB SO HR FLORIDA B Moehler (L,0-3) 5 8 4 4 1 2 3 M Herges 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 J Borowski 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 R Messenger 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 TEXAS K Loe (W,1-0) 4 3 1 1 2 2 1 F Castro 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 E Ramirez 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 J Benoit 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 A Alfonseca 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 F Cordero 1 1 0 0 0 3 0
WP--F Castro. HBP--H Ramirez by K Loe, D Uggla by K Loe. SO--FLA: M Cabrera 2, R Abercrombie 2, H Ramirez 2, C Aguila, E Reed. TEX: M Derosa, P Nevin, K Mench. BB--FLA: M Herges 2, M Jacobs. TEX: M Teixeira, I Kinsler. T--2:38. A--10,551.

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