SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) – Michael Young had an hit and scored a run, Derek Holland pitched three solid innings and the Texas Rangers beat a Cleveland Indians split squad 6-1 Sunday.
Holland allowed a run on three hits and struck out four for the Rangers, who won for the first time in five games against American League opponents.
Mitch Moreland went 2 for 2 with an RBI and Adrian Beltre also drove in a run for Texas.
Kevin Slowey, one of four pitchers contending for the final spot in the Indians’ rotation, gave up two runs on five hits while striking out one in his second spring start.
Shin-Soo Choo had two of Cleveland’s five hits and Michael Brantley drove in the Indians’ run on a third-inning sacrifice fly.