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Rangers recap: Mets pitching stifles Texas’ bats

Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder collected the team’s first hit in the fourth inning against the Mets Friday night in an exhibition against the Mets. The Mets won 3-0.
Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder collected the team’s first hit in the fourth inning against the Mets Friday night in an exhibition against the Mets. The Mets won 3-0. AP

Pitching: Right-hander Logan Verrett, who was claimed off waivers on Thursday, pitched the first 2 2/3 innings, allowing a run on three hits and two walks. The Mets had two doubles to the left-center gap in the first to score the run. Sam Freeman allowed an unearned run on two after replacing Anthony Bass in the fourth. Phil Klein started the fifth and after a leadoff single got a strikeout and forced a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning. Shawn Tolleson pitched a perfect innings with a strikeout. Keone Kela allowed three runs on three hits in a 1/3 of an inning. It was the first runs he’s allowed this spring and matched his total combined hits allowed entering the game.

Hitting: Prince Fielder’s opposite-field double to left in the fourth was the first of the night for the Rangers against Mets starter Jacob deGrom. He struck out four and walked none in four innings. Lead-off hitter Leonys Martin had two of the Rangers strikeouts.

Notable: Catcher Robinson Chirinos caught Curtis Granderson too far off first base in the third and he was tagged out by second baseman Rougned Odor ... Jared Hoying missed a fly ball in the sixth for an error that gave the Mets a runner on second with one out ... most of the Rangers regular players were replaced by minor leaguers and reserves.

Saturday’s game

Mets at Rangers, 1:05 p.m., Globe Life Park, Arlington

TV: FSSW; Radio: KRLD/105.3 FM

Rangers: LHP Ross Detwiler, RHP Nick Martinez, RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez.

Mets: RHP Dillon Gee, RHP Rafael Montero.

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