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ST8: Rangers win second in a row, 6-2 over Padres

The Rangers picked up win #3 and their second in a row on Friday with a 6-2 win over the San Diego Padres.
The Rangers scored early with a 4 spot in the first, and a two spot in the second, and then that was it for their offense. Still not much power this spring. 13 hits, two double, 11 singles. No home runs, yet again. That’s turning out to be a bit of a surprise, tell you the truth. So long as we win, it’s not a problem, but it does seem uncharacteristic for sure.
The pitching was a better story here. Matt Harrison started, went three innings, gave up just three hits and no runs, walking nobody. Tommy Hunter followed, gave up just two hits and a single run in his three innings. The remaining three pitchers aren’t guys who are supposed to be in the majors, so their numbers aren’t as much of a concern to me, but it’s still nice to see a combined three innings and one run with no walks by them.
A couple of former Rangers made appearances in this game for the Pads. Jerry Hairson Jr went 1-3, and Adrian Gonzalez took an ofer. Former catcher Chris Stewart went 0-1.