Spring Training Recap: Dodgers Overwhelm Rangers With Barrage Of Doubles

The Los Angeles Dodgers put forth one of their better offensive showings of the spring and cruised to a 7-2 win over the Texas Rangers at Camelback Ranch. L.A. found particular success with the extra-base hit, combining for eight doubles.

The Dodgers found plenty of success against Kyle Cody before chasing him in the third inning. Mookie Betts hit a leadoff double in the first inning for a second consecutive game and he scored on Max Muncy’s two-base hit to straightaway center field.

Edwin Rios’ led off the second inning with a double that landed just fair down the left-field line and he later scored on Zach McKinstry’s extra-base hit. After Justin Turner walked and Muncy singled to open the third, Chris Taylor extended the Dodgers’ lead with an RBI double.

Rios’ second double of the afternoon scored two more runs and knocked Cody out of the game. Taylor joined Rios in collecting another two-bagger with his driving a run in during the fourth inning.

L.A. then went quiet until the sixth inning, when Austin Barnes drove in a run with a base hit into center field.

Muncy and Taylor combined to go 6-for-6 with three doubles, three runs scored and three RBI. For as well as the Dodgers collectively swung the bat, it strangely did not include Corey Seager. He went 0-for-3 and had an eight-game hitting streak in Cactus League play snapped.

Dodgers pitching

Julio Urias turned in his longest outing of the spring as he scattered two hits and struck out three over four shutout innings. The Rangers had a runner reach in each of the first three innings, including David Dahl getting into scoring position with a one-out double in the first.

Jimmy Nelson followed Urias with two scoreless innings, but the Rangers then got on the board in the seventh as Kenley Jansen surrendered a leadoff home run. It marked the first run Jansen allowed this spring and third overall hit in 17 batters faced to that point.

Blake Treinen also allowed a solo home run in his one inning of work. Kendall Williams, who was acquired in the Ross Stripling trade, made his Dodgers debut in the ninth.

The young right-hander struggled with command but he worked around the first two batters reaching to complete a scoreless inning.

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