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

Headley, Padres bust out bats to beat Rangers 11-7
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Joe Saunders throws during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
March 23, 2014, 9:21 pm

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.

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.

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

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