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Rangers 6, Brewers 4

W: Willie Eyre (1-0)
L: Manny Parra (1-1)
S: Chris Ray (1)

Manny Parra had a frustrating outing today. He didn't show signs of control issues, but he did give up 6 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings, including 2 from a home run. Marco Estrada pitched 1.1 innings. Despite only walking one, he ran up the count with pitches out of the strike zone. The walk came back to haunt him as he was unable to pick off Joaquin Arias, resulting in a two-base throwing error that enabled Arias to score on a sacrifice fly. Mitch Stetter and John Axford finished out the game without further run-scoring incident.

The Brewers weren't patient hitters tonight. Only Joe Inglett and Steffan Wilson managed to draw a walk but the team struck out 16 times. The Brewers scored in the 3rd on a solo home run by Jonathan Lucroy, shortly followed by Casey McGehee's run-scoring single. The Brewers' other runs occurred in the 8th starting with Inglett's walk followed by a double by Carlos Gomez, a George Kottaras groundout that scored Inglett, and a Corey Hart double. Gomez, Gregg Zaun and Luis Cruz had two hits each. Cruz also stole his first base of the spring.