The Rangers lost to the A’s on Thursday in Surprise, 6-0 in 7 innings.
Starter Taylor Hearn (2.1 SHO IP) retired his final 7 batters faced after A’s leadoff batter Tony Kemp was hit in the back by Hearn’s first pitch of the game. Hearn has allowed just one hit and no runs spanning his first 3 appearances and 5.1 innings to begin the spring. Jose Leclerc allowed a run in the 5th inning in his first ‘A’ game this spring.
The Rangers’ lone hit in the 7-inning game was a single by Andy Ibanez with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th. Curtis Terry then lined out to first base to end the game, which lasted a tidy 2 hours and 2 minutes. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Joey Gallo both walked in the loss.
The Rangers play another home game on Friday, hosting the Chicago White Sox at 2:05 p.m. CT. Jordan Lyles (0-0, 0.00) is scheduled to start for Texas against Sox RHP Lucas Giolito (0-0, 1.80). A radio broadcast will air on tape delay Friday night on 105.3 The FAN at 10:30 p.m. CT, with Matt Hicks and Jared Sandler on the call.
The Rangers and White Sox are also scheduled for a ‘B’ game at 12:30 p.m. AZ time on Rangers Field 1 in Surprise. RHP’s Kyle Gibson and Dane Dunning are slated to pitch in the ‘B’ game for Texas, with RHP Félix Paulino starting for the Pale Hose.
From Rangers PR staff reports