3/7/2013 6:38 P.M. ET
Beltre's homer marks five-run fifth as Texas ties
Martin drives in three runs; Adduci's late two-run triple answered by tying homer
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Matt Angle clubbed a three-run, game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning off Josh Lindblom to put the finishing touches on a Dodgers rally and forge an 11-11 tie with the Rangers at Camelback Ranch on Thursday.
Former Dodger Adrian Beltre slugged a two-run homer off former Rangers teammate Mark Lowe, and Leonys Martin drove in three runs for the Rangers.
Texas strung six consecutive hits off two Dodgers pitchers in a five-run fifth inning that included Beltre's homer, an RBI double by David Murphy and a two-run single by Martin. Konrad Schmidt padded the Texas lead with a two-run homer off Peter Moylan in the seventh inning.
"I think I'm over that, but it's always nice to beat up on them a little bit," said Beltre about homering against his former team.
Randy Wells got the win for Texas, despite allowing three runs in four innings. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley had a no-decision with 3 1/3 innings, charged with two runs (one earned) and retiring nine consecutive batters at one point.
Dee Gordon got it started for the Dodgers off Wells with a first-inning single and stole second. When Alfredo Amezaga struck out on a pitch in the dirt, Gordon raced to third as catcher A.J. Pierzynski threw to first for the putout. Jeremy Moore's fifth double of the spring scored Gordon.
Ramon Castro, a non-roster catcher serving as designated hitter, led off the third inning with a home run for the Dodgers. Gordon singled again, stole second again and, after a walk by Amezaga, scored on Yasiel Puig's bouncer into right field.
After the Rangers' outburst in the top of the fifth, the Dodgers pulled back into the game with a pair of runs off reliever Joe Nathan on RBI hits by Elian Herrera and Tim Federowicz. They later scored three runs off Evan Meek in the seventh, highlighted by Brian Barden's RBI double.
Jim Adduci appeared to put the game out of reach for the Rangers with a two-run triple in the ninth off Blake Johnson, before Angle stepped up with his heroics in the bottom half of the frame.
The game was wedged between two days of split-squad games for the Dodgers, who fielded a starting lineup with no player expected to be an Opening Day starter.
Up next for the Rangers: The Rangers play the Brewers at 2:05 p.m. CT on Friday at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, live on Gameday Audio. Left-hander Jeff Beliveau will pitch for the Rangers. He is the first of several bullpen candidates who will throw in this game. He will be immediately followed by left-hander Michael Kirkman and right-hander Cory Burns, who are also trying to win a spot in the bullpen.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.