Relentless Young paces Rangers
Young hits first spring homer; Gabbard allows four runs
DIAMONDBACKS 9, RANGERS 3
at Surprise, Ariz.
Tuesday, March 4
Rangers on the mound: It was a tough day for Rangers starter Kason Gabbard. The left-hander allowed four runs in the first inning and drilled Bonifacio in the head with a pitch in the second. After allowing a leadoff single in the third he was removed. Things weren't much better for Loe, who allowed five runs (four earned) in 1 2/3 innings.D-backs on the mound: Ace Brandon Webb made his second start of the spring and the sinkerballer recorded eight of his nine outs on the ground with the other coming on a strikeout. Webb had trouble finishing innings as both of the runs he allowed came with two outs. Reliever Tony Pena made his first appearance of the spring and worked a 1-2-3 sixth inning. Pena had been delayed in the Dominican Republic due to visa issues. Cactus League records: Rangers 4-2-1; D-backs 3-3-1. Up next: The Rangers play host to the Brewers at 2:05 p.m. CT on Wednesday with left-hander Matt Harrison, who was acquired from the Braves last July in the Mark Teixeria trade, making his second start of the spring against Dave Bush.
Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.