03/31 19:02 CDT Fujikawa fails to get any outs as Rangers lose to Cubs 15-10
Fujikawa fails to get any outs as Rangers lose to Cubs 15-10
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) --- Kyuji Fujikawa failed to retire any of the five
batters he faced in an eight-run ninth inning as a Texas Rangers' split squad
lost to the Chicago Cubs 15-10 Tuesday.
Fujikawa, who signed with the Rangers in December after pitching for the Cubs
last year, had retired 21 of 25 batters in exhibition games. Chicago sent 12
batters to the plate in the ninth, and Fujikawa's ERA jumped from 1.35 to 13.50.
Rangers starter Derrek Holland, slowed by a sore left shoulder early in spring
training, threw 81 pitches. He allowed five runs --- four earned --- six hits
and two walks in 5 1-3 innings. He is slated to start the Rangers' home opener
against Houston on April 10.
Ed Lucas had three hits and Carlos Corporan homered.
Matt Sczuur homered leading off Chicago's four-run fifth, and Wes Darvill also
homered for the Cubs.
Cubs closer Hector Rondon retired both batters he faced and lowered his ERA to
1.13 in nine appearances.