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March 16, 2012

Wrapping up Texas Rangers 5-2 loss to Los Angeles Dodgers

Texas Rangers bench coach Jackie Moore would like to see more wins pile up during spring training, but understands the games don’t count this time of year.

The Rangers haven’t gotten a victory since Sunday, though, falling 5-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.

“You want to win all the games, but sometimes a step backward is two steps forward,” Moore said.

Rangers right-hander Greg Reynolds took a step backward from what has been an impressive spring to date, allowing four runs on seven hits with one walk and two strikeouts over three innings.

But one of the organization’s better prospects, right-hander Tanner Scheppers, had a nice outing. He threw two perfect innings of relief with two strikeouts.

Offensively, the Rangers had solo home runs by infielders Alberto Gonzalez and Brandon Snyder.

Other notes from Friday: 

* Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis went 3 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits with one walk and four strikeouts in his Triple A outing on Friday. He threw 62 pitches. Joe Nathan pitched in a minor league game, as well, throwing an inning with two walks and one strikeout.

* All reserved tickets have been sold for the Rangers-Diamondbacks game tomorrow at Surprise Stadium. There were a limited number of standing room only tickets as of Friday evening.

* The Rangers finalized their Las Vegas roster. They are sending 20 position players, including Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre, Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz, and 13 pitchers including Derek Holland, Matt Harrison, Alexi Ogando and Mike Adams. Manager Ron Washington is also expected to make the trip.

-- Drew Davison


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