DALLAS (AP) - Cole Hamels and Andrew Cashner combined for a three-hitter as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Friday night.
Hamels allowed three hits, all singles, walked none and faced only 20 batters. He struck out four and threw 45 strikes among 69 pitches.
Cashner pitched in an "A'' game for the first time this spring. Returning from right biceps soreness, he walked one, struck out one and faced the minimum of nine batters in three innings to earn a save. He threw 30 pitches, 18 strikes.