Prince's homer leads Rangers past D-backs

Prince's homer leads Rangers past D-backs

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Prince Fielder hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning off D-backs reliever Josh Collmenter to lift the Rangers to a 5-4 victory on Sunday afternoon. It was Fielder's third hit of the game and his second home run of the spring.

D-backs right-hander Yoan Lopez may not win the club's fifth-starter spot, but he finished up a strong camp with three scoreless innings. He allowed four hits and a walk while striking out four. He has a 1.29 ERA for the spring after his third Cactus League appearance and first start.

Lopez catches Moreland looking

"I feel really good," Lopez said. "What I was working on in the bullpen, I have been able to take into games. I feel ready. I grew up a lot last year. This is my second year in the United States, and I feel I am mentally stronger.

Rangers starter Colby Lewis went 6 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on six hits, including two home runs. He walked one and struck out six. He threw 86 pitches and is the first Rangers pitcher to throw at least six innings in a game this spring.

Lewis discusses outing

"I'm trying to get my work in and trying to get ready to go," Lewis said. "I felt good today. I felt like I had a lot of life on my arm and my mechanics felt really good. I was driving the ball down in the zone. Everything worked out good. After today, I felt like I made a lot of progress after the last one. Just feed off this."

D-backs infielder Chris Owings continued his strong spring with his second home run, and first baseman Phil Gosselin hit his third.

Gosselin's solo shot

Fielder went 3-for-4 to raise his spring average to .308. Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos also had a three-hit game.

Rangers up next: Derek Holland will start for the Rangers against the Dodgers at 9:05 p.m. CT on Monday in Glendale in a game available live on MLB.TV. It will be Holland's sixth start in a Cactus League game, the most on the Rangers. Relievers Sam Dyson, Jake Diekman and Tony Barnette are also scheduled to pitch.

D-backs up next: Right-hander Kyle Drabek pitches against the Giants at 7:05 p.m. MST on Monday in Scottsdale in a matchup available live on MLB.TV. Drabek, who has already been sent to Minor League camp, is pitching because the club doesn't want Robbie Ray to start twice in a row against a National League West rival. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt will also be in the lineup for the D-backs.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.