Prince Fielder added an insurance run with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning of Thursday’s game against the Astros, boosting the Rangers’ lead to 4-2. It was an absolute rocket down the right field line off of Collin McHugh.
The ball was headed towards a fan and it happened to hit her cell phone. The FOX Sports Southwest broadcast caught up with her as she explained what happened.
As a bonus, the broadcast noticed that a guy snagged the ball after it was deflected, so they retrieved the ball from him and gave it back to the girl.
The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?
Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.