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Rangers, Royal waste no time tying in scoreless finale

Rangers starting pitcher Dillon Gee held the Royals scoreless on two hits over six innings, including taking a no-hitter through 5 2/3. He struck out nine and walked none.
Rangers starting pitcher Dillon Gee held the Royals scoreless on two hits over six innings, including taking a no-hitter through 5 2/3. He struck out nine and walked none. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Thanks, guys! The Rangers and Royals flew their spring finale at Surprise Stadium, combining for nine hits and finishing in a 0-0 nine-inning tie in two hours, 11 minutes.

The Rangers finished the Cactus League at 15-16-2. The Royals finished 17-13-2.

How the Rangers pitchers fared: Dillon Gee held the Royals without a hit through 5 2/3 innings before Whit Merriefield singled to right. He went six innings, allowing two hits, no walks and striking out nine.

Dario Alvarez, a strong candidate to earn a bullpen spot, struck out two and allowed a hit in a scoreless seventh. Another bullpen candidate, Jose Leclerc struck out one in a scoreless eighth. Minor leaguer Jimmy Reyes worked around a walk and hit in the ninth.

How the Rangers hitters fared: Carlos Gomez was on base three times, including twice on singles in his first game back since jamming his left shoulder on a slide March 21. He had two of the Rangers’ five singles.

Notables: Triple A Round Rock outfielder Jared Hoying doubled up a runner on first base after running down a fly in deep right-center field in the second inning.

Stefan Stevenson: 817-390-7760, @StevensonFWST

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