Cleanup hitter and third baseman Mike Olt was the only Rangers position player to appear for Surprise on Thursday, and he went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. Olt did knock in his 12th run of the young campaign.
Righty reliever Ryan Kelly surrendered one run––a solo homer––in two innings of work. He allowed two hits and walked two, throwing 17 of his 29 pitches for strikes.
The Americans kicked off their Pan American Games slate with a bang, knocking out a 20-2 victory over the Dominican Republic. Third baseman Tom Mendonca was among the stars, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and six runs batted in. He also laid down a sacrifice bunt and committed two errors in the field.
First baseman Chad Tracy, who was 1-for-3, brought home a run with a sacrifice fly.
La Guaira lefty specialist Joe Ortiz retired the only hitter he faced for his fourth hold. Ortiz has yet to surrender a run.
No Rangers appeared in the circuit on Thursday.
There were no games on Thursday.
Jose Felix launched a big three-run homer for his Guasave club in the second inning, helping lead the Algodoneros to a 6-2 victory. The knock was Felix's only hit of the game, but it was a big one.
Begins November 4.
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