at Surprise, Ariz.
Thursday, March 18
Rangers at the plate: Josh Hamilton hit his third home run of the spring and his second in two nights with a two-run shot in the first inning. Taylor Teagarden drove in a run with a triple in the fifth inning and scored on a single by Elvis Andrus, who was 2-for-2.Brewers at the plate: Gregg Zaun was 2-for-3 in a rare start as the Brewers designated hitter and is now hitting .458 in the Cactus League. Minor League catcher Jonathan Lucroy got a rare start at catcher and hit a home run for his first Cactus League hit.
Nelson Cruz is expected to be back in the lineup when the Rangers host the Indians at 3:05 p.m. CT on Friday at Surprise Stadium. Cruz was 3-for-3 with two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored in his last start. As of Thursday, he led the Cactus League with 25 total bases, an .862 slugging percentage and 11 runs scored.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less