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    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly figures his batting order on opening day will look a lot like what he tried Friday. He hopes the result will be familiar, too.

    The Dodgers started their expected lineup for the first time in spring training and beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 in a game that included a three-run homer by James Loney and a fielding gem by the first baseman.

    "That's pretty much it," Mattingly said. "That's kind of what I'm looking at right now."

    Most of it had to look good, especially Loney, who had been troubled by tightness in his calf. Any worries about that lingering injury were gone in the first inning when Loney made a diving snag of a hard grounder by Brad Hawpe.

    The next inning, batting sixth, hit a 2-0 pitch from Greg Reynolds over the Rangers' bullpen in right field and on to an elevated walkway at Camelback Ranch. The towering shot, his first homer this spring, scored Andre Ethier, who doubled, and Juan Rivera, who walked.

    Loney did not play in games Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    "James knew exactly what he needed," Mattingly said. "He needed a couple of days off."

    In the third, Ethier, batting fourth, hit a sacrifice fly to deep center. In the sixth, the Dodgers got an RBI single from Juan Uribe.

    Dodgers starter Ted Lilly threw four scoreless innings, allowing one hit without a walk. He retired his last 11 batters.

    "Not bad," said Lilly, who was critical of his performance despite the numbers. "It was OK. The results probably were a little better than I pitched. But it's always nice when you get away with mistakes."

    Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen didn't get away with anything. He gave up back-to-back home runs in the fifth to Brandon Snyder and Luis Martinez.

    "I've never given up two home runs in one inning. Never. It was kind of a funny feeling. I'm thinking, `What did I do? Hey, they just got me,"' he said.

    NOTES: Dodgers reliever Matt Guerrier is still slowed by a strained muscle in his lower back. He threw Friday, but not off the mound. Mattingly said Guerrier's work will continue to be limited. "For a few more days," Mattingly said. "We don't want this to linger." .The Dodgers play Colorado Saturday in Scottsdale. Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi is scheduled to start for Los Angeles. The Rockies plan to counter with right-hander Jeremy Guthrie. .The Rangers play split-squad games Saturday against the Cubs in Las Vegas and at home in Surprise, Ariz., against the Diamondbacks. Texas LHP Derek Holland is scheduled to start in Las Vegas against the Cubs and Rangers RHP Scott Feldman is the scheduled starter in Surprise against the Diamondbacks.

     
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    Texas Rangers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Julio Borbon, CF2000100 .294
        Leonys Martin, PR-CF1000010 .211
    David Murphy, RF3010010 .375
        Engel Beltre, RF1000010 .235
    Mike Napoli, DH4010010 .400
        Ryan Strausborger, PR-DH0000000 .000
    Brad Hawpe, 1B3000001 .167
        Michael Bianucci, 1B1000001 .000
    Conor Jackson, LF3000010 .056
        Kyle Hudson, LF1000001 .143
    Brandon Snyder, 3B2111100 .273
        Mike Olt, PR-3B0000000 .238
    Luis Martinez, C2000000 .500
        Chris Robinson, C1000001 .300
    Alberto Gonzalez, SS2111000 .250
        Luis Hernandez, SS1000000 .250
    Yangervis Solarte, 2B2000020 .333
        Renny Osuna, 2B1000000 .000
    Totals3024227  
    Batting
    3B - David Murphy (1, Lilly)
    HR - Brandon Snyder (1, Jansen), Alberto Gonzalez (1, Jansen)
    RBI - Brandon Snyder (5), Alberto Gonzalez (6)
    2-OUT RBI - Alberto Gonzalez (4)
    CS - Leonys Martin (1, 2nd base by Elbert/Ellis)
    Team LOB - 3
    Fielding
    DP - Snyder-Solarte-Hawpe
    PB - Luis Martinez (1)
    Texas Rangers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Greg Reynolds (L,1-1) 3744121 5.14
    Tanner Scheppers 2000020 5.40
    Mark Lowe 1311000 3.00
    Yoshinori Tateyama 2200030 0.00
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Greg Reynolds 2-4, Tanner Scheppers 2-2, Mark Lowe 1-1, Yoshinori Tateyama 1-2
    Batters Faced - Greg Reynolds 16, Tanner Scheppers 6, Mark Lowe 5, Yoshinori Tateyama 8
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Dee Gordon, SS3010012 .286
        Adam Kennedy, 2B-1B1010000 .353
    Mark Ellis, 2B3110010 .250
        Justin Sellers, SS1010000 .353
    Matt Kemp, CF3000011 .273
        Jerry Sands, RF1000012 .167
    Andre Ethier, RF2111000 .412
        Cory Sullivan, LF1000012 .318
    Juan Rivera, LF2220100 .273
        Josh Fields, 3B1000002 .400
    James Loney, 1B3123001 .357
        Ivan De Jesus Jr., PR-2B1000010 .286
    Juan Uribe, 3B3021000 .200
        Josh Bard, C1000000 .000
    A.J. Ellis, C3010001 .313
       a- Trent Oeltjen, PH1000000 .333
       b- Gorman Erickson, PH1000001 .600
        Tony Gwynn Jr., CF1000001 .353
    Totals33512517  
    a-flied out for Ledezma in the 8th
    b-lined out for Lilly in the 4th
    Batting
    2B - Mark Ellis (4, Reynolds), Andre Ethier (4, Reynolds)
    HR - James Loney (1, Reynolds)
    SF - Andre Ethier (1)
    RBI - Andre Ethier (6), James Loney 3 (4), Juan Uribe (2)
    CS - Dee Gordon (1, 2nd base by Reynolds/Martinez)
    Team LOB - 6
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Ted Lilly (W,2-1) 4100020 5.00
    Kenley Jansen (H,1) 1222012 6.00
    Scott Elbert (H,1) 1000120 0.00
    Javy Guerra (H,1) 1000100 0.00
    Wil Ledezma (H,3) 1000010 2.08
    Scott Rice (S,1) 1100010 0.00
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ted Lilly 6-4, Kenley Jansen 1-1, Javy Guerra 1-2, Wil Ledezma 1-1, Scott Rice 1-1
    Batters Faced - Ted Lilly 13, Kenley Jansen 5, Scott Elbert 3, Javy Guerra 4, Wil Ledezma 3, Scott Rice 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 11082
    Game Time - 2:32
    Temperature - 79
    Umpires - Home - Lance Barrett, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Cory Blaser