One dropped word in this morning's editions has caused some angst at Rangers World Headquarters. Can't blame those feeling the angst. Here is the correct information on individual-game ticket sales:
Individual game tickets go on sale March 7. That's a Saturday. Not this Saturday, as in tomorrow. Next Saturday, as in March 7. Individual game tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 7. Here is the complete release, which also includes information on tickets for the April 4 exhibition game against Kansas City.
The Royals beat the Rangers for the first time in a spring game since 2007, thanks to a two-run fifth and a three-run seventh. Kevin Millwood, above, was the star of the day for the Rangers, allowing one hit in two innings with three strikeouts. Josh Hamilton, below, homered for the second straight game and is on pace to hit 198 combined between spring training and the regular season.
Ross Gload had a two-out bases-loaded triple off Eddie Guardado to extend the Royals' lead to 7-2 entering the eighth inning. Pinch-hitter Andruw Jones stuck out in the eighth, leaving him 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in two games.
Josh Hamilton tied the game with a solo home run, his second of the spring, but the Royals scored twice off Doug Mathis in the bottom of the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. Willie Eyre worked an easy fourth for the Rangers.
John Buck and Coco Crisp hit solo home runs off Derek Holland as Kansas City jumped to a 2-0 lead in the third. Holland, a left-hander, retired all three left-handed hitters he faced but didn't get an right-handed hitters. He issued walks to Tony Pena Jr. and Jose Guillen, who rarely walk. Holland, though, hit 95 on the radar gun.
The Rangers just scored a run on a wild pitch and trail 2-1 with Willie Eyre coming on to pitch.