Wilkerson goes deep as Rangers fall

Wilkerson goes deep as Rangers fall

at Surprise, Ariz.
Sunday, March 5

Brewers at the plate: The Brewers did not get a hit until Corey Hart's single to left in the fifth. Hart also singled to lead off the seventh and scored on Nelson Cruz's home run, his second. Lou Palmisano hit a three-run double in Milwaukee's six-run eighth.

Rangers at the plate: Brad Wilkerson homered in the first inning on a 2-2 pitch. Outfield prospect Ruddy Yan stroked two singles.

Brewers on the mound: Left-hander Doug Davis struck out four in two innings, allowing a run on two hits in his first start. Jose Capellan pitched a flawless fourth inning, striking out one.

Rangers on the mound: Vicente Padilla worked two hitless innings, walking one. John Danks, a 2003 first-round draft pick, also threw two hitless innings, walking two.

Cactus League records: Brewers 4-1; Rangers 1-2-1.

Up next: The Rangers travel to Tucson on Monday to play the Diamondbacks. The Rangers will start right-hander Juan Dominguez, who was 4-6 with a 4.22 ERA last season. The Brewers will play the Mariners at Peoria Stadium on Monday, with left-hander Chris Capuano starting.

Alan Eskew is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.