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Rapid Reaction: Rangers 7, Diamondbacks 1

3/2/2013

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers (2-6-1) posted a 7-1 win against the host Arizona Diamondbacks (4-4-1) on Saturday at Salt River Fields.

What this means: Texas won for the second time in three games after failing to post a victory in its first six spring contests.

Extra work: After throwing 40 pitches in just one inning during his first spring start, Matt Harrison threw too few pitches during his second outing and needed extra work. After throwing just 39 pitches in three scoreless frames, Harrison went to the bullpen and threw more so he could reach his intended target of 55 pitches for the day.

Powered up: OF Craig Gentry and SS Elvis Andrus combined for just four home runs in 869 at-bats last season, as power isn't a key component in either player's game. Both went yard in Saturday's victory.

Sweet revenge: 1B Brandon Allen hit a ninth-inning home run against his former team; he played for Arizona in parts of three seasons (2009-11).

Welcome aboard: RHP Jason Frasor made his Rangers and spring debut Saturday, throwing a scoreless fourth inning while allowing two hits. Frasor signed a one-year deal with Texas in January and is considered a likely key contributor to the Rangers' bullpen this season.

Second impression: RHP Nick Tepesch allowed one run on three hits in three innings after tossing two scoreless innings last week.

Heating up: Texas scored six or more runs for the third consecutive game after doing so only once in its first six spring contests.

You go Joe: LHP Joe Ortiz allowed one hit but again didn't allow a run. Ortiz remains unscored upon in four innings of work during four spring appearances.

What's next? Texas opens a stretch of three straight at home when it hosts the Seattle Mariners on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. CT. RHP Justin Grimm (0-0, 13.50) will make his first start of the spring. LHP Joe Saunders (0-0, 18.00) is scheduled to start for Seattle.