(FORT MYERS, Fla.) - Brad Radke was tagged for eight runs in the top half of the first inning Sunday as the Texas Rangers routed the Minnesota Twins 20-8.
The Rangers had 25 hits but no home runs on a windy afternoon. Six players had at least two hits, led by Frank Catalanotto (3-for-4, a double and two RBI), Chris Magruder (3-for-3, one RBI) and Gabe Kapler (2-for-3, a double and two RBI).
Hideki Irabu won his first start of the spring after allowing one run on three hits in two innings of work, striking out one batter.
Radke took the loss in his second spring start, leaving the game with two outs in the first in favor of Matt Kinney.
David Ortiz, Minnesota's designated hitter, was the lone bright spot in the lineup, with two homers and five RBIs.
Kinney was Minnesota's most effective pitcher, lasting 3 1-3 innings and giving up just one run on three hits and two walks.
After quieting down in the middle innings, Texas scored seven runs in the seventh off Minnesota's Jack Cressend. With mostly bench players in the lineup, the rally ended any hopes of a Twins comeback.
The teams combined for 40 hits and six errors.
Twins first-round draft pick Joe Mauer hit an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. It was the 18-year-old catcher's third hit of the spring.