ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Michael Young had a pair of RBI doubles and the Texas Rangers beat the Mexico City Red Devils 13-4 on Tuesday night.
Ian Kinsler homered and Nelson Cruz had a two-run double before leaving the game with a bruised left elbow.
Young thought he had his first homer this spring when his long flyball to center in the first inning ricocheted back onto the field. Television replays, which aren’t used by umpires in exhibition games, showed that the ball cleared the 8-foot wall, but umpires called it a double.
Young hit .423 in 19 Cactus League games before the Rangers broke camp Sunday, but had no homers and only three RBIs in 52 at-bats in Arizona.
Cruz followed with his double, putting the Rangers ahead to stay at 3-1.