Rapid Reaction: Rangers 12, Brewers 3

March, 12, 2013
3/12/13
6:48
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SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers (8-8-2) resumed their winning ways with a 12-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers (7-9) on Tuesday at Surprise Stadium. Alexi Ogando gave up two hits and three walks but struck out three and didn't allow any runs in a spring-high four innings. Ogando finished his outing on a high note by striking out the final batter he faced. He appeared to be wearing down after walking two in the fourth inning and approaching his 65-pitch limit, but the right-hander sucked it up and struck out Josh Prince on four pitches for his third punchout of the day.

What it means: The Rangers have reached the .500 mark for the second time this spring and are 6-1-1 in their last eight games.

Dazzling debut: Kyle McClellan made his spring debut and pitched two scoreless innings, allowing just one walk. Of his six outs, three were groundouts and three were infield popups.

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Welcome back: Elvis Andrus had a busy game in his return to the Rangers after playing in the World Baseball Classic. The Rangers shortstop reached base via a walk, a base hit and an error. He also stole a base and scored two runs while going 1-for-2.

Busy basepaths: A.J. Pierzynski had a pair of sacrifice flies and nine of Rangers' 13 batters to make a plate appearance during the first two innings reached base.

White hot: Jeff Baker is showing no signs of slowing down at the plate. Baker hit fourth Tuesday and went 2-for-2 with a home run, a single, a walk and two RBIs. Baker now owns a seven-game hitting streak and is batting an eye-popping .800 (12-for-15) with three walks during that span. He is batting .529 overall this spring.

Quick work: Reliever Michael Kirkman continued his excellent spring with yet another scoreless inning. He allowed one hit but forced the next batter to hit into a double play and only faced the minimum three batters in the inning. Kirkman is unscored upon in six spring innings.

Extra outs: Three of the four runs scored by the Rangers in the second inning were unearned thanks to a pair of Milwaukee errors.

What's next? The Rangers are off Wednesday but return to action Thursday to take on the Oakland A's at Phoenix Municipal Stadium at 3:05 p.m. CT. RHP Randy Wells (0-0, 5.63) will start for the Rangers. RHP Dan Straily (1-0, 6.75) will make his second start of the spring against Texas.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182