GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Julio Borbon, David Murphy and Elvis Andrus only played six innings in the field in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Dodgers. By the time the ninth inning rolled around, Borbon and Murphy were long gone.Borbon was on the early bus headed back to Surprise and Murphy was probably in his car listening to music. Elvis? He had not left the building. He was in the Rangers dugout with a big smile on his face. His older brother Erold was at the plate facing Dodgers reliever Ron Mahay. Erold lined a sharp single to left and Elvis went nuts in the dugout, a great ending to a momentous day for the Andrus family. "We played with each other back home but this was the first time with the Rangers," Elvis said. "It was fun. Oh man, was it cool." Erold was left on base. Mahay worked out of the inning to preserve the Dodgers' 7-6 victory. Another meaningless Cactus League game was over ... meaningless to everybody except two brothers who remain extremely close. They play on the same Winter League team in Venezuela but in the United States, their career paths have gone in opposite directions. "This was great," Erold said. "I got a chance to play with my brother and get to be with the big league club. He is great, all the guys here are great. It's fun to play with guys who make you feel comfortable."
2010 Spring Training - Texas Rangers
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