at Surprise, Ariz.
Monday, March 9 Dodgers at the plate: Right fielder Xavier Paul hit a double, a triple and a single in consecutive at-bats. His two-run triple in the second pushed the Dodgers ahead, 4-0. Delwyn Young, A.J. Ellis and Blake DeWitt also drove in two runs. Third baseman Juan Castro hit a solo home run in the fifth. Rangers at the plate: In the bottom of the second, catcher Taylor Teagarden hit a three-run home run. Andruw Jones hit a his first home run of the spring, a two-run home run to left field, to cut the Dodgers' lead to 10-5. Left fielder Brandon Boggs had three hits, including a home run, his second of spring. Designated hitter Hank Blalock also hit a home run.
The Dodgers will host the Arizona Diamondbacks at 2:05 p.m. CT at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, with Hiroki Kuroda, Jeff Weaver, Eric Stults and Guillermo Mota scheduled to pitch for Los Angeles. Brandon Webb will start for the D-backs.
Jesse Sanchez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less