at Maryvale Baseball Park
Friday, March 7 Rangers at the plate: Josh Hamilton hit a long grand slam in the third inning, when the Rangers batted around against two Brewers pitchers and scored six runs. The first six batters in the inning reached base including Ian Kinsler and Frank Catalanotto, who hit RBI singles. Then came the big blow by Hamilton, who doubled his Cactus League RBI total. Catalanotto finished with a pair of RBIs. Brewers at the plate: Left-fielder Ryan Braun hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, his team-best third of the spring, and the Brewers rallied from a 6-0 deficit. Catcher Jason Kendall continued his strong spring (.412 average in eight games) with two hits and an RBI, and mid-game sub Vinny Rottino hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a three-run eighth inning. Corey Hart went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts and is hitting .190 in Cactus League games.
Up next: The Rangers will get a look at veteran right-hander Greg Maddux on Friday when they host the Padres at Surprise Stadium. Lefty A.J. Murray is scheduled to start for Texas.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.