Pressed into outfield, Moreland passes test

Pressed into outfield, Moreland passes test

ARLINGTON -- Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland found himself in right field for the final inning of Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Tigers and had to make two plays.

Moreland, making his first appearance in the outfield since last season, faced a routine popup for the first out of the inning, then had to deal with a high fly ball off the bat of Tigers slugger Prince Fielder into the right-field corner that hugged the foul line on what was a windy day.

"I ran toward the line, and the wind was taking the ball," Moreland said. "I just stayed with it."

Moreland, who had pinch-hit for Brandon Snyder in the top of the 11th, didn't rob Fielder of a home run, but it wasn't the easiest play for someone who gets limited time in the outfield.

"From my angle, where I saw it, Fielder missed it," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "Moreland can catch the ball. If he can get to it, it's an out."