16-16, 2.0 GB
The Rafters finished with a .500 mark, two games behind the division-winning Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League's West Division.
No Rangers appeared on Friday.
Guillermo Moscoso pitched for the second time in three days, and he had by far his worst outing of the winter. The righty suffered the loss after he allowed four runs on three hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus was 1-for-3 with a run batted in.
Lara's Guilder Rodriguez grounded out to first base in his only at-bat.
Max Ramirez (.246/.358/.479) continued to raise his average with two singles in five trips. The 25-year-old has suddenly put together a nine-game hitting streak.
Although Ramirez's winter hasn't been incredibly successful average-wise, he does lead the Venezuelan Winter League with nine home runs. He ranks eighth with 20 walks.
Shortstop Renny Osuna (.344/.403/.443 in 61 at-bats) has done nothing but make the most of his playing time. On Friday, he was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and his fourth stolen base in five tries.
Nelson Cruz maintained his .250 batting average through three games with one single in four at-bats. He grounded into a pair of double plays.
Left fielder Esteban German singled once and walked once in three plate appearances, but he was also picked off twice. His replacement, Engel Beltre, reached on a throwing error in his only trip.
Hard-throwing Toros reliever Alexi Ogando struck out one batter in a perfect inning.
Jumbo Diaz had another shaky outing despite getting two strikeouts in 1.1 innings. He yielded a run on two hits and a base on balls.
Aguilas Cibaenas leadoff hitter Julio Borbon broke out of his slump by going 2-for-4 with a triple and a walk.
Escogido reliever Warner Madrigal faced one hitter, and he gave up a double to former Ranger Victor Diaz. Madrigal was charged with his second blown save.
Caguas lefty Mike Ballard entered with the bases loaded and nobody out in the top of the eighth inning. He got a fielder's choice [during which the runner was gunned down at home plate] and a 6-3 double play to end the threat with no further damage.
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