03/27/09 11:47 PM ET
Davis, Teagarden heat up in loss
First baseman hits fourth dinger; catcher finishes homer shy of cycle
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
at Surprise, Ariz.
Friday, March 27
Rangers at the plate: Michael Young, after being sidelined with a strained left quadriceps muscle, returned to the lineup and hit his second home run of the spring. He also had a single and has a six-game hitting streak. Chris Davis singled in the second, hit a two-run home run in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and has now reached base in 22 of 24 games. Taylor Teagarden had a single, double and a triple.
Brewers at the plate: Brad Nelson, trying to win a backup job in the outfield, hit a three-run home run in the first inning, giving him three on the spring. He was 2-for-4 with a single and is now hitting .392 this spring. Herman Iribarren hit a two-run triple in the fourth.Rangers on the mound: Kevin Millwood allowed six runs in four innings despite allowing only four hits. Only one run was earned. An error by shortstop Elvis Andrus led to three unearned runs in the first and an error by Young at third led to two more unearned runs in the fourth. He allowed four hits, walked three and struck out six. Brewers on the mound: David Bush turned in his second consecutive quality start, allowing four runs, two earned, in six innings. He allowed nine hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter. He is now 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA for the spring. His error in the sixth set up a two-out, two-run homer run by Davis when he should have been out of the inning. Cactus League records: Rangers 15-12; Brewers 14-10 Up next: Scott Feldman and Jason Jennings pitch for the Rangers at 3:05 p.m. CT on Saturday against the Royals in Surprise. Feldman will start and Jennings is scheduled to relieve.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.