SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Rangers beat the White Sox on Wednesday, 14-5. Batters tallied 4 home runs and 10 extra-base hits in the victory. During a current 3-game win streak, Texas has generated the following offensive totals: .414 (53-128) batting average, 43 runs, 11 home runs, 26 extra-base hits.
Mitch Garver hit home runs off former Ranger Lance Lynn in each of his first 2 plate appearances today, his first homers of the spring. He has gone 3-for-his-last-6 with 4 RBI spanning his past 2 contests. Garver’s first home run followed a Corey Seager long ball, as the duo posted back-to-back blasts in the opening inning. Seager hit his 2nd home run of the spring, as he has now hit long balls in each of his first 2 games in Surprise this month. Seager has reached safely in each of his first 3 Cactus League games in a Texas uniform: 4-for-7, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB/1 SO in 8 PA’s.
Brad Miller went 2-for-3 with a double, and he is now 4-for-7 with a home run and double in his first 2 games with the Rangers. Bubba Thompson hit a 2-run home run in the 7th inning. Thompson has appeared in all 5 games this spring, going 4-for-8 with 2 HR, 2 doubles, 4 RBI, and 1 BB/1 SO. Jake Marisnick added a 2-run triple in the club’s 5-run 4th inning, and Josh Smith had a double, walk, stolen base, and 2 runs scored in 2 trips as a reserve. Smith has hits in 3 straight games, and he is 4-for-7 this spring with a HR, double, 3 RBI, and 3 BB/0 SO. Blaine Crim was 2-for-2 with an RBI and 2 runs scored.
Five Texas relievers combined for 6.0 shutout innings to finish the win. Nick Tropeano posted 2.0 scoreless innings, working around a pair of 2-out walks in the 5th frame to record the victory. Jesus Tinoco pitched a perfect 7th inning, inducing 3 groundball outs, and he now has 2.0 scoreless innings over 2 outings this spring. Chase Lee pitched a scoreless 8th and Daniel Robert posted a scoreless 9th inning. Robert has 2.0 scoreless innings with 5 strikeouts over 2 appearances.
The Rangers travel to Mesa tomorrow for a 3:05 p.m. CT road game against the Athletics, with RHP Jon Gray (1st ‘A’ outing) scheduled to start against Oakland LHP Sean Manaea (0-1, 33.75). A free audio webcast will be available at texasrangers.com, with Matt Hicks and Jared Sandler calling the action.
From Rangers PR staff reports