Vicente Padilla allowed four hits, walked three and struck out five. (Matt Slocum/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Nelson Cruz's first solo homer started a four-run second inning, then he later added one in the eighth to give the Rangers plenty of support behind Vicente Padilla. Rookie shortstop Elvis Andrus also hit a two-run shot as Texas started 2-0 in a season for the first time since 2000.
BATTING 2B: Saltalamacchia (1, Carmona), Kinsler (3, Carmona), Young, M (1, Carmona). 3B: Hamilton
(1, Carmona). HR: Cruz, N 2 (2, 2nd inning off Carmona, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Perez, R, 0 on, 2 out), Andrus
(1, 6th inning off Betancourt, R, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Kinsler 2; Young, M 2; Hamilton 3; Cruz, N 8; Davis, C; Saltalamacchia
2; Andrus 5. RBI: Cruz, N 3 (3), Andrus 2 (2), Kinsler (3), Young, M (2), Hamilton (1). 2-out RBI: Cruz,
N. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Davis, C. GIDP: Teagarden. Team RISP:
3-for-8. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Cruz, N (1, 2nd base off Carmona/Martinez, V).
FIELDING E: Young, M (1, throw), Andrus (1, throw), Wilson, C (1, throw).
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