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Rangers recap: Names on the rise — Roogy and Chi Chi — lead fourth consecutive win

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor hit his first homer of the spring in Monday’s 4-1 win against the Athletics.
Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor hit his first homer of the spring in Monday’s 4-1 win against the Athletics. AP

Pitching: Alex ‘Chi Chi’ Gonzalez allowed two singles while striking out three and walking three in three scoreless innings. Keone Kela had a strikeout in a perfect fifth. Closer Neftali Feliz made his first spring appearance in the seventh. He forced two pop-outs, walked a batter and ended the inning with a strikeout looking.

Hitting: Rougned Odor hit his first homer of the spring, a solo shot to right to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead in the third. Prince Fielder had two hits, including an infield single in the second in which his hustle down the line beat out a wild throw, scoring a run to make it 2-0 in the fifth. Adrian Beltre doubled to the right-field corner in the fourth.

Notable: Rangers pitchers combined to walk nine batters ... Carlos Peguero and Rougned Odor, who had hits Monday, are tied with Jared Hoying for the team lead with five hits this spring.

Today’s game

Rangers at Angels, 3:05 p.m., Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.

Rangers: RHP Colby Lewis; RHP Jamey Wright; LHP Joe Beimel; LHP Martire Garcia; RHP Lisalverto Bonilla

Angels: LHP Hector Santiago; LHP Jose Alvarez; RHP Huston Street; RHP Fernando Salas; RHP Michael Morin; RHP Vinnie Pestano

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