Rangers outslug D-Backs

Rangers outslug D-Backs

at Tucson, Ariz.
Monday, March 6

Diamondbacks at the plate: Chris Carter hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning off a 3-2 pitch. The D-Backs had a three-run eighth inning to pull them within one of the Rangers, 12-11.

Rangers at the plate: The Rangers lit up Russ Ortiz for seven runs in the top of the second, four of those off a Kevin Mench grand slam with two outs. Joaquin Arias was a home run short of hitting for the cycle.

Diamondbacks on the mound: Ortiz pitched a scoreless first inning, but gave up seven runs in the second. Right-hander Mike Koplove gave up two hits over two innings, while Matt Chico, Jason Grimsley, Jose Valverde and Greg Aquino each made his second appearance of spring, chipping in one inning apiece.

Rangers on the mound: Juan Dominguez took 40 pitches to get out of the first inning, but left with minimum damage after two innings, giving up two runs, four hits, and striking out one.

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

Up next: The Diamondbacks visit the Angels on Tuesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium, where Brandon Webb will take on Steve Shell of the Angels. The Rangers face the Cubs in Mesa, with Josh Rupe getting the start against Greg Maddux.

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