The Rangers fell to the Cleveland Indians, 9-1, on Friday night, dropping the first of 2 exhibition games at Globe Life Park this weekend. Ryan Cordell drove in the lone Texas run with a home run in the 6th inning off Cleveland starter Cody Anderson. Prince Fielder and Delino DeShields each hit safely in 2 plate appearances. Fielder has batted .379 (11-29) over his last 11 games, while DeShields has 3 extra-base hits in his last 2 games. Colby Lewis started for Texas and permitted only a pair of solo home runs in the 2nd inning. Tony Barnette (0.2 IP), Tom Whilhelmsen (0.2 IP), Sam Dyson (1.0 IP), and Shawn Tolleson (1.0) all logged scoreless outings out of the bullpen. Wilhelmsen has fanned 4 of 7 batters faced in his last 2 outings and totaled 5.0 scoreless innings in A games this spring.
Texas will wrap up its spring slate with a 1:05 CDT game against the Indians tomorrow afternoon at Globe Life Park. LHP Derek Holland (3-1, 2.05) will make his final spring start opposite Cleveland’s RHP Danny Salazar (2-1, 6.33). Tomorrow’s game will be televised on TXA21, along with radio broadcasts on 105.3 The Fan and ESPN Deportes 1540 AM.