ST9: McCarthy good in 5-0 shutout over Indians

The Rangers took their third game in a row to raise their overall record to 3-5-1 behind a very strong pitching performance overall. The Rangers shut out the Indians, 5-0 on Friday.
There were far more walks this game than usual by the Rangers this spring. In fact, there were more walks given up than hits. Five walks, four hits. None of it mattered really, as none of them scored.
Brandon McCarthy started, and went three spring innings, giving up just three hits. Darren Oliver tossed a perfect inning after that, followed by Luis Mendoza. Mendoza went three innings, gave up no hits, but two walks. Finally there was Guillermo Moscoso, who went two innings, giving up just one hit and two walks.
Offensively, we had twelve hits. Still no home runs. There were two doubles and a triple. In fact, Matt Brown was the best, as he went 2-3, with a double and a triple. Chris Davis had just one hit, but the hit raised his spring average to .522, which is really quite awesome looking. Be nice if holds a .300+ average when the games count. Nelson Cruz is raking, too, batting .421.

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