The Rangers scored six runs in the first, and Hank Blalock, Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz homered to easily win the spring opener over Kansas City. Kris Benson allowed one run over two innings, and the Rangers held the Royals scoreless in six of nine frames.
One unique thing happened in the first: Chris Davis hit the cover off the ball. This wasn't a Roy Hobbs job, but the stitches indeed broke and part of the cover was flapping. See Ron Jenkins' photo below.
-- Jeff Wilson