GLENDALE, Ariz. – Adrian Beltre hit his first home run this spring and the Texas Rangers wound up in an 11-all tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.
Matt Angle hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning off Texas reliever Josh Lindbloom. The game was called after the inning ended.
Beltre hit a two-run homer in the fifth. The star third baseman was slowed at the start of spring training by a problem with his right calf.
Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley threw three scoreless innings before the Rangers got to him in the fourth with two singles that led to two runs. In 7 1-3 innings over three appearances this spring, he has given up 12 hits.