Pitcher Derek Holland #45 of the Texas Rangers throws a pitch during a spring training baseball game in Surprise, Arizona.
Holland Pitches 4 Scoreless Innings for Rangers
Derek Holland allowed one hit in four scoreless innings, and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago Cubs 12-7 Saturday in a split-squad game at Cashman Field.
Holland struck out two and walked none, and Mike Adams struck out the side in the fifth.
Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija retired his first nine batters before Elvis Andrus singled leading off the fourth and scored on Josh Hamilton's single. Julio Borbon hit a two-run single in the fifth.
Samardzija allowed one run and three hits in four innings with three strikeouts and no walks.
Kubel Homers Twice as D-backs Beat Rangers 8-6
Jason Kubel homered twice, tripled and drove in three run Saturday as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat a Texas Rangers' split squad 8-6.
Kubel had a solo drive in the fourth off Scott Feldman that hit a promotional tent far behind the right-field fence, then hit a two-run drive in the fifth against Koji Uehara.
Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders, who lasted only 10 pitches in his previous outing after taking a line drive off his left shin, gave up three runs and eight hits in three innings.
Feldman allowed five runs, seven hits and no walks in 4 2-3 innings with five strikeouts. He threw 75 pitches.
Ian Kinsler was 3 for 4 with two doubles, a home run and two RBIs for the Rangers.
Justin Upton had an RBI double for the Diamondbacks, who have won three straight after losing nine of 11.