Texas Rangers

Seven-run first inning lifts Rangers past Brewers

Rangers left fielder Jake Smolinski, batting earlier this spring, impressed with his glove Sunday while making a nice catch.
Rangers left fielder Jake Smolinski, batting earlier this spring, impressed with his glove Sunday while making a nice catch. Star-Telegram

Pitching: Ross Ohlendorf allowed just one unearned run in two innings, striking out four, but he left with tightness in his right groin. ... Alex Gonzalez yielded two runs over four innings, but he continued to impress. ... Left-hander Joe Beimel has allowed homers in both of his spring appearances, but both were to right-handed hitters.

Hitting: The Rangers scored a spring-high seven runs in the first inning on only three hits. They took three walks, and Carlos Corporan had a sacrifice fly. ... Mitch Moreland got untracked with singles in his first two at-bats to drive in three runs.

Notable: Jake Smolinski made the best defensive play of the game, racing from left field into foul territory and diving to make an inning-ending grab. Making the grab more impressive is that it came on a day when outfielders struggled with the sun.

Jeff Wilson, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @JeffWilson_FWST

Monday’s game

at Angels, 3:10 p.m., Tempe Diablo Stadium

TV: None Radio: None

Webcast: None

Rangers probable pitchers: RHP Lisalverto Bonilla, RHP Luke Jackson, RHP Jamey Wright

Angels probable pitchers: RHP Jered Weaver, RHP Fernando Salas, RHP Mike Morin, RHP Vinnie Pestano, RHP , RHP Alex Sanabia

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