PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Prince Fielder kept up his hot spring training start by lining an RBI single in a two-run first inning and then doubling in the Texas Rangers' 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
Acquired from Detroit in an offseason trade, Fielder is batting .400 (6 for 15) in spring training. His sixth-inning double down the right-field line off Alex Torres started a six-run inning that included Jurickson Profar's grand slam and ended on Fielder's popout to second. Fielder also lined an RBI single off Ian Kennedy in a two-run first inning.
"We're trying to make sure he doesn't peak today or tomorrow," Washington said, smiling. "I want him to peak when we get ... out of here."