Gallo, DeShields lead Rangers over Brewers, 8-5
PHOENIX (AP) Joey Gallo hit a three-run homer in the second inning and Delino DeShields had a two-run triple in a five-run sixth to help the Texas Rangers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 on Friday.
Gallo, who hit 111 home runs in the minors and majors over the last three years, hit a shot more than 400 feet that bounced out of Maryvale Baseball Park. It came off Milwaukee starter Matt Garza, who walked the two batters in front of Gallo.
DeShields had two hits and raised his Cactus League average to .411 (7-for-17).
Prince Fielder, in his first game back after taking part in a sleep study that revealed sleep apnea in Dallas, was hitless in two at-bats and committed an error at first.
Domingo Santana had three hits, including a solo homer leading off the first for the Brewers.
Santana, a prime candidate for the leadoff spot, is hitting .571 (8-for-14). Michael Reed also homered for Milwaukee, who had 11 hits.
Milwaukee has lost five straight after a 4-0-1 start.