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Headley, Padres bust out bats to beat Rangers 11-7


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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Will Venable and Carlos Quentin homered, Chase Headley drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and the San Diego Padres beat the Texas Rangers 11-7 on Sunday.

Venable connected in the third inning off reliever Neftali Feliz. Quentin hit a two-run shot off Joe Saunders in a four-run second.

Headley's doubles were his first extra-base hits this spring. The third baseman was playing in his third game after being sidelined with a strained right calf.

Non-roster invitee Xavier Nady went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs for San Diego.

''From the top we had some good swings right through the middle of our order,'' Padres manager Bud Black said. ''Chase's first two at-bats were great left-center, right-center (doubles). It was good to see Chase drive the ball. Nady had good at-bats. Q had one good swing on that homer. Will had a good swing. Collectively from top to bottom, everybody contributed with a hit.''

Saunders, signed March 5 to be a rotation candidate for the Rangers, retired only four of his 15 batters. He allowed nine runs and eight hits, including five doubles and a homer.

''Just a little case of the normal spring training dead arm, honestly,'' Saunders said. ''My arm feels great, just no crispness in my pitches. Everything kind of seemed to flutter up there, no kind of snap on my pitches.''

Michael Choice had three hits and drove in three Texas runs. Leonys Martin was 4 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs.

STARTING TIME

Padres: Matt Wisler, the organization's minor league pitcher of the year in 2012-13, made his first start after four relief appearances. He allowed five runs on five hits in 2 2-3 innings. With Josh Johnson out four to five weeks with a forearm strain, Wisler becomes a viable rotation candidate.

''I was hoping to come out and throw a lot of strikes and command the baseball, which I didn't do as well as I wanted to,'' Wisler said. ''I was a little disappointed the way it went, but at the same time you're not terribly disappointed with it.''

Rangers: Saunders made 52 pitches in 1 1-3 innings with the Padres going 8 for 13 with two walks off him. He is competing for one of two rotation vacancies.

''I feel confident,'' Saunders said of chances he would make the club. ''They know what I'm capable of. I've shown in previous starts that my stuff is there. They've got to realize this is only my third week. I didn't have the regular amount of time other guys had to prepare.''

CONTINGENCY PLANS

The Rangers remain optimistic Yu Darvish will be able to start the March 31 opener against the Phillies, but because of a stiff neck it appears doubtful he will pitch in a game again before the club breaks camp Wednesday.

''I think we've got to wait and see how this issue progresses,'' Rangers manager Ron Washington said. ''If not, we'll go to a contingency plan. But I don't want to say what that is yet. We still got a little time, so hopefully in a couple days this issue he has clears up.''

Washington would like for Darvish to throw an extended bullpen before exiting Arizona and pitch an inning or two in one of the Rangers' exhibition games Friday or Saturday in San Antonio.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Right-hander Joe Wieland, who had Tommy John surgery in July 2012 and rehabbed last year, will have an arthroscopic procedure on his pitching elbow Tuesday in hopes of fixing the irritation in the back of the elbow.

Rangers: Second baseman Jurickson Profar will be out 10 to 12 weeks with a muscle tear in his right shoulder. Catcher Geovany Soto left in the second inning with discomfort in his right leg, which locked up. He was sent for a precautionary MRI.

RANGERS WIN APPEAL

Washington won his appeal after plate umpire Allen Bailey called Martin out at home to end the third. Replays showed Martin beat the tag and the call was reversed.

 
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San Diego

X. Nady
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
Texas

L. Martin
AB 4
R 2
H 4
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Everth Cabrera, SS4210100 .240
   Alberto Gonzalez, 3B0000000 .148
Will Venable, CF-RF4111000 .233
   Bridger Hunt, 2B0000000 .000
Chase Headley, 3B4223000 .300
   Alexi Amarista, CF1000000 .244
Carlos Quentin, LF4112002 .138
   Ryan Jackson, 3B-SS1000000 .231
Jedd Gyorko, 2B3210110 .271
   Austin Hedges, C1000000 .263
Xavier Nady, 1B4133010 .326
   Tommy Medica, 1B1000010 .356
Kyle Blanks, RF-LF3111111 .293
   Lee Orr, RF1000010 .000
Yasmani Grandal, C4021023 .333
   Henry Charles, LF0000000 .000
Rene Rivera, DH4110002 .345
Matthew Wisler, P00000001.000
   Alex Torres, P0000000 .000
   Blaine Boyer, P0000000 .000
   Tony Sipp, P0000000 .000
   Donn Roach, P0000000 .000
   Nick Vincent, P0000000 .000
Totals3911131137  
Batting
2B - Chase Headley 2 (2, Saunders), Xavier Nady 2 (4, Saunders), Kyle Blanks (5, Saunders)
HR - Will Venable (1, Feliz), Carlos Quentin (2, Saunders)
SH - Will Venable (2)
RBI - Will Venable (5), Chase Headley 3 (3), Carlos Quentin 2 (5), Xavier Nady 3 (8), Kyle Blanks (6), Yasmani Grandal (1)
2-OUT RBI - Will Venable (2), Xavier Nady 2 (6), Kyle Blanks (4), Yasmani Grandal (1)
Team LOB - 5
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matthew Wisler (W,1-0) 2.2555220 6.97
Alex Torres (H,2) 1.1100030 10.50
Blaine Boyer (H,2) 1.2311120 5.91
Tony Sipp (H,2) 1.1100120 1.86
Donn Roach (H,1) 1000000 3.46
Nick Vincent 1211010 10.13
WP - Matthew Wisler (1)
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matthew Wisler 3-3, Alex Torres 1-0, Blaine Boyer 2-1, Donn Roach 3-0
Batters Faced - Matthew Wisler 15, Alex Torres 5, Blaine Boyer 9, Tony Sipp 6, Donn Roach 3, Nick Vincent 5
Texas Rangers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Shin-Soo Choo, LF2100210 .146
   Jim Adduci, PR-LF1000000 .341
Josh Wilson, SS5110011 .261
Prince Fielder, 1B5121011 .302
   Jamie Jarmon, PR0100000 .000
Adrian Beltre, 3B4000113 .242
Alex Rios, RF5111012 .333
Leonys Martin, CF4242100 .293
Michael Choice, DH5033013 .357
Geovany Soto, C0000000 .333
   J.P. Arencibia, C4010035 .222
Adam Rosales, 2B4000012 .111
Joe Saunders, P0000000 .000
   Shawn Tolleson, P0000000 .000
   Neftali Feliz, P0000000 .000
   Pedro Figueroa, P0000000 .000
   Michael Kirkman, P0000000 .000
Totals397127410  
Batting
2B - Prince Fielder (6, Vincent), Alex Rios (1, Boyer), Leonys Martin 2 (3, Wisler), Michael Choice (4, Torres)
RBI - Prince Fielder (9), Alex Rios (5), Leonys Martin 2 (4), Michael Choice 3 (13)
2-OUT RBI - Leonys Martin 2 (4), Michael Choice 3 (12)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Beltre-Rosales-Fielder
E - Adam Rosales (1, Misplayed grounder)
Texas Rangers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Joe Saunders (L,0-1) 1.1894201 9.72
Shawn Tolleson 0.2000010 2.25
Neftali Feliz 2211121 4.50
Pedro Figueroa 2211020 3.86
Michael Kirkman 3100020 5.25
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Saunders 4-1, Shawn Tolleson 1-0, Neftali Feliz 3-1, Pedro Figueroa 3-1, Michael Kirkman 3-3
Batters Faced - Joe Saunders 15, Shawn Tolleson 2, Neftali Feliz 9, Pedro Figueroa 8, Michael Kirkman 9
Game Information
Attendance - 6355
Game Time - 3:14
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Allen Bailey, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - David Rackley, Third Base - Jeff Morrow