GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — James Loney returned to the Dodgers’ lineup and hit a three-run homer and made a nifty stop that led Los Angeles over the Texas Rangers 5-2 Friday.
Loney did not play in games the previous three days because of tightness in his calf. Any worries about that lingering injury were gone in the first inning when Loney made a diving snag at first base on a hard grounder by Brad Hawpe.
Loney hit his first spring homer in the second, connecting against Greg Reynolds.
Dodgers starter Ted Lilly threw four scoreless innings, allowing one hit without a walk.
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