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Robbie Ross final audition a success in Rangers' 7-0 win over Indians

  • Texas Rangers' Robbie Ross throws during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Texas Rangers' Robbie Ross throws during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cleveland Indians' Josh Tomlin throws before a spring exhibition baseball game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Cleveland Indians' Josh Tomlin throws before a spring exhibition baseball game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre hits a two-run RBI single during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre hits a two-run RBI single during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

Robbie Ross gave a strong audition in his bid to join the Texas rotation, pitching seven shutout innings that led the Rangers over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 Tuesday.

Ross allowed just four hits, striking out eight and walking three.

Michael Choice hit his fourth home run, connecting off Indians starter Josh Tomlin.

Tomlin is competing with Carlos Carrasco for the fourth spot in the rotation. Danny Salazar will start the fifth game.