7-6, 1.0 GB
The Rangers had three pitchers appear in Tuesday's Fall League game and, unfortunately, since the game was at Phoenix, there was no pitch f/x on the live stats.
Matt Harrison got the start for the Rafters, pitching two innings. He allowed two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out two.
Right-hander Daniel Gutierrez followed by yielding two runs on three hits in two innings of work. He walked one and struck out four.
Hard-throwing hurler Tanner Scheppers also struggled for the first time this fall, as he gave up three runs in two innings of work. Scheppers yielded four hits while fanning two and walking zero.
Evan Reed, who had yet to throw a scoreless outing coming into Tuesday's game, fanned one in a perfect inning. Reed needed just nine pitches to retire the side.
Surprise went up against top pitch Stephen Strasburg. The San Diego State product allowed one run on one hit in 4.1 frames, striking out five.
Right fielder Mitch Moreland worked a walk against Strasburg early in the game. He would also add two hits, including his second double.
Second baseman Marcus Lemon went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run batted in.
?Catcher Doug Hogan was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, dropping his average to .095.
No Rangers appeared on Tuesday.
Max Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his third of the season. Although the 25-year-old is batting just .216 in his first 51 at-bats, his two doubles and three home runs suggest the wrist may be improving and the power may be returning.
Andres James appeared as a defensive replacement for Licey in right field. He has played in five games thus far, but he has yet to get a plate appearance.
Begins November 12
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