Diamondbacks 9, Rangers 3

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Brandon Webb is finding his groove for the Arizona Diamondbacks, even while giving up a couple of runs.

Webb got eight of his nine outs on groundballs and had a strikeout in his second spring start, the Diamondbacks' 9-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

"Yeah, that's kind of where I want to be," Webb said. "Basically just trying to get ahead and get some early groundball outs."

Conor Jackson hit a grand slam and a two-run triple for the Diamondbacks.

Justin Upton's two-run homer followed Jackson's triple in a four-run first off Kason Gabbard. Chris Snyder greeted reliever Kameron Loe with a solo homer in the third, and Jackson hit his slam an inning later.

There was a frightening moment in the second when Gabbard hit Arizona second baseman Emilio Bonifacio with a pitch on the back of the helmet. Bonifacio remained on his back on the ground for several minutes before sitting up and then walking with help to the clubhouse.

"Yeah, that was scary. He was woozy," manager Bob Melvin said.

Bonifacio was treated by trainers, and was seen in the clubhouse during the middle of the game leaning back with his head on an ice bag.

"Everything is all right," Bonifacio said after the game, when he still had a large visible welt behind his left ear. "I hope it's the last time."

Webb allowed two runs. The 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner threw two scoreless innings in his spring debut Friday.

"I didn't feel like the ball was coming out of my hand as good as it was the first time," Webb said. "I just got a little work in, threw some curveballs in there. I didn't get a chance to throw any the first game."

After Webb retired the first two batters he faced on groundouts, Michael Young singled and came home on Marlon Byrd's two-out infield single. Young also hit his first homer of the spring, a solo shot with two outs in the third.

"Young to a couple of good swings on me," Webb said of the All-Star shortstop who has had five straight 200-hit seasons. "He's a tough act, so he was all over it."

Gabbard, penciled in to be the Rangers' fifth starter, allowed four runs and five hits while pitching into the third inning. The left-hander has allowed five runs in four innings in his two spring starts.

"Gabbard threw the ball over the plate. They just hit it," manager Ron Washington said. "I'd rather see that that putting a bunch of guys on. He threw strikes. Those guys hit it."

Game notes
SS Stephen Drew was scratched from Arizona's starting lineup because of flu-like symptoms. ... Rangers RHP Brandon McCarthy (right elbow soreness) had another successful bullpen session Tuesday and likely will pitch in his first spring training game Friday.