FRISCO, Texas -- The Rangers ended the exhibition season with an easy 6-1 victory against the Double-A affiliate Frisco RoughRiders.
The Rangers end spring training at 13-17-1 after having won their last six games and nine of their last 10. Texas didn't win three consecutive Cactus League games all spring.
Darvish pitches well: Right-hander Yu Darvish ended his spring with four shutout innings. He gave up two hits, walked two and struck out five. Darvish said after his start that he worked on his curveball and thought overall it was good. He said he accomplished everything he wanted to accomplish in the spring and is ready for his major league debut Monday versus Seattle.
No Cruz or Adams: Nelson Cruz was a scratch after getting hit on the elbow Tuesday night. He should be fine for Friday's home opener. Mike Adams also wasn't available after getting hit on the calf Tuesday. Manager Ron Washington said he's sore but ready for Friday.
Early runs set the tone: As for the game, Josh Hamilton drove in Ian Kinsler with a double to right center in the first for a 1-0 lead. Michael Young brought Hamilton in with a single for a 2-0 advantage. In the second, after a leadoff walk, David Murphy scored on a suicide squeeze by Craig Gentry for a 3-0 lead. It was all the Rangers would need.