Jungmann throws 4 shutout innings as Brewers top Rangers
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Taylor Jungmann allowed one hit over four scoreless innings, Scooter Gennett went 3 for 3 with a home run in his first spring game and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Thursday night.
Jungmann yielded a leadoff single to James Jones, who was caught attempting to steal second. Jungmann walked Prince Fielder with two out, and then retired the final 10 batters he faced.
Gennett had been held out of earlier games with a tender right throwing shoulder. He singled to leadoff the game, homered to begin a five-run third and doubled in the fourth before being lifted for a pinch hitter.
Rangers right-hander Nick Tepesch, who did not pitch last season because of an elbow injury, allowed the first five batters to reach in the third and all scored. He faced 15 batters and nine reached base, on seven hits and two walks.
Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson, who had been out with a back problem, pitched a scoreless sixth, allowing one hit, throwing 10 strikes in 14 pitches.