Pitching: Left-hander Joe Beimel retired the first batter he faced, but then didn’t get the next seven. They all scored. Six of them were right-handed hitters. “Everything that could go wrong, did to wrong,” he said. … Yovani Gallardo started and allowed one run in four innings.
Hitting: Elvis Andrus went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, but was caught stealing in a three-run third. … Carlos Peguero’s homer in the sixth, a towering shot to center field, was his first of the spring. He added an RBI single in the eighth. … Jorge Alfaro tied the game in the ninth with a two-out, two-run, pinch-hit chopper up the middle.
Notable: Catcher Robinson Chirinos continued his solid work behind the plate by throwing out Jimmy Rollins by at least 10 feet as he tried to steal second. Andrus committed two of the Rangers’ three errors.
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