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Mike Adams strikes out the side

LAS VEGAS -- It's amazing, sometimes, the effect a small adjustment can make.

Mike Adams, frustrated by his lack of command since he arrived in spring training, spent his bullpen session Thursday throwing nothing but fastballs in a quest to get a feel for the pitch.

Well, it looks like he found it.

He struck to the side on 12 pitches Saturday afternoon in the Rangers' game against the Cubs.

"It was just a small thing, but now my mechanics are smooth," Adams said. "I was excited about my bullpen session and I was excited about getting in a game and using my pitches."

Adams struck out Bryan LaHair on a cut fastball and Wellington Castillo on a four-seam fastball. Junior Lake took a called third strike.