SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Lance Berkman singled, walked and scored two runs in his Rangers’ spring training debut, a 10-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday that gave Texas its first exhibition victory this year after an 0-5 start.
Berkman, who was limited to 32 games last year with St. Louis and needed two knee operations, was held out of the first six exhibition games because of a strained right calf.
Winner Derek Holland allowed three hits, struck out two and walked none in four innings.
Jeff Baker had three of the Rangers’ 18 hits, and Jurickson Profar hit a two-run triple in the second inning.
In his second outing for the Indians, Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up a two-run homer to Mitch Moreland. Dice-K, Cleveland’s third pitcher, allowed four hits in two innings.
Source: Associated Press.