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Blanton throws 5 shutout innings and Angels split-squad routs Rangers 12-1

  • Texas Rangers starting pitcher Alexi Ogando walks to the dugout after being taken out of the game during the fourth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Alexi Ogando walks to the dugout after being taken out of the game during the fourth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Angels' Collin Cowgill, right, steals second as Texas Rangers' Brent Lillibridge takes the throw during the fourth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Los Angeles Angels' Collin Cowgill, right, steals second as Texas Rangers' Brent Lillibridge takes the throw during the fourth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo tosses his bat after walking during the sixth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo tosses his bat after walking during the sixth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

Joe Blanton allowed one infield single over five scoreless innings and Collin Cowgill hit a three-run homer and a Los Angeles Angels split-squad beat the Texas Rangers 12-1 Wednesday.

Blanton, who had a 14.29 ERA in his first two spring outings, struck out five and walked none. Michael Choice's grounder that shortstop Grant Green bobbled was the only hit Blanton allowed.

Cowgill homered on a 0-2 Alexi Ogando fastball in a five-run second when the Angels batted around.

John McDonald drove in three runs with a double in the second and a single in the fifth.

Jim Adduci doubled home the only Texas run in the seventh.