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Rangers recap: Prospects power Texas’ 16-hit win against Giants

Outfielder Lewis Brinson, left, scores on Mitch Moreland’s two-run double in the third inning Saturday as the Ranger beat the Giants 7-5 at Scottsdale Stadium.
Outfielder Lewis Brinson, left, scores on Mitch Moreland’s two-run double in the third inning Saturday as the Ranger beat the Giants 7-5 at Scottsdale Stadium. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

A Rangers lineup made up mostly of prospects collected 16 hits and held off the San Francisco Giants’ rally in the ninth to stay undefeated with a 7-5 win at Scottsdale Stadium.

Pitching: Starter Cole Hamels threw 32 pitches over a 1 1/3 innings. He surrendered a leadoff homer to Mac Williamson in the second and left after retiring Conor Gillaspie on a flyout. He had a strikeout and two walks. Nick Martinez held the Giants to one hit in two scoreless innings. Left-handers Andrew Faulkner and Alex Claudio had perfect appearances, Faulker an inning and Claudio 1 1/3 innings. Right-hander Tony Barnette allowed a hit in one scoreless inning. Jose Leclerc and Donnie Veal each allowed two runs.

Left-hander Cole Hamels said that he struggled with his fastball command Saturday during his spring debut (video by Jeff Wilson).

Hitting: Mitch Moreland drove in three runs, including two on a double to the right-center gap in the third. He also walked for an RBI in the fourth. Ryan Cordell and Pedro Ciriaco each had two hits. Cordell doubled to right-center field in the eighth. Nomar Mazara singled in the third and is 6 for 9 this spring.

Notable: A sellout crowd of 11,351 was on hand at Scottdale Stadium, the Giants’ first sellout this spring. ... Through the first four games, the Rangers have outhit their opponents 55 to 23. ... Hamels started the game despite having a stomach issue Saturday morning.

Stefan Stevenson: 817-390-7760, @StevensonFWST

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