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Recap: Rangers 2, Cubs 6
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Wrigley Field
Date: April 18, 2013 2:20 PM EDT
  

CHICAGO (AP) - Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said he was glad Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field was played.

That was pretty much the only thing he had to be glad about.

Starter Alexi Ogando was chased in the third inning, Texas batters got only four hits and the Rangers lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on a soggy afternoon.

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Despite torrential rains that caused citywide floods, the teams were able to play in an occasional drizzle. The Cubs and Texas were rained out Wednesday.

Alfonso Soriano hit his first home run of the season and Anthony Rizzo also homered for the Cubs.

Even with outcome, Washington was OK that the teams played.

``Wish for better results, but I am,' Washington said. ``It's one game we don't have to play when we return.'

Ogando (2-1), however, might have liked the day off.

Before Thursday, Ogando had been 5-0 with a 1.88 ERA in eight career April starts. He had allowed just two earned runs in 16 2-3 innings this season.

Ogando lasted only 2 1-3 innings, giving up five runs on six hits while walking two.

The Texas right-hander said he was slipping on the mound, and had members of the grounds crew try to fix it during the Cubs' four-run third.

``On top of being out of control today, that mound didn't really help at all today,' Ogando said.

``It was difficult to command my fastball and that's going to affect all my other pitches,' Ogando said. ``That's why I had a difficult time today.'

Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Ogando ``looked a little out of whack.'

``And we probably had a little bit to do with that,' he said.

starts.

Said Washington: ``Just wasn't his day.'

The Texas bats also struggled against Carlos Villanueva (1-0).

The solo home runs hit by Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz were Texas' only runs, and the pair combined for all four of the Rangers' hits.

Villanueva pitched seven innings and gave up two runs and four hits while striking out six. Relievers James Russell and Carlos Marmol then pitched a scoreless inning apiece to end the Rangers' 3-3 road trip.

Over the six games, Texas scored 17 runs.

``It's just the way things are going right now. We split the road trip, which isn't bad. It's not what we want to do, it's not where are minds are at. But if we can get back home playing .500 ball on the road we feel good about it,' Kinsler said. We only have three games at home, then it's back on the road, so we got to be prepared to play a little better on the road.'

NOTES: The Rangers' Lance Berkman didn't appear in either game of the series, but is expected to return to the lineup Friday. ... Yu Darvish is set to start for Texas on Friday night against Seattle's Joe Saunders. ... Russell's father, Jeff, is the Rangers' all-time leader in relief appearances with 406.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Rangers at Cubs
Tue, Apr 16 Final 4 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Rangers at Cubs
Wed, Apr 17 - 8:05PM EDT
 Recaps
GAME 3
Rangers at Cubs
Thu, Apr 18 Final 2 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TEX  -140   +110   10.5 
 CHC  +130   -130   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TEX  -151   +100   10.5 
 CHC  +136   -120   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TEX  83%   89%   22% 
 CHC  17%   11%   78% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TEX 0 Under: 0 
 CHC 0 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TEX 4 Cover: +100 
 CHC 2 Under: 6 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Mar 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TEX 4 Over: 9 
 CHC 5 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Mar 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TEX 8 Cover: +100 
 CHC 5 Over: 13 
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 Mar 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TEX 3 Cover: +100 
 CHC 0 Over: 3 
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 Mar 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHC 2 Over: 5 
 TEX 3 Cover: +100 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Thursday, Apr 18
 
    Giants at Brewers
1:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Cubs
2:20 PM EDT
    Mets at Rockies
3:10 PM EDT
    Tigers at Mariners
3:40 PM EDT
    Rays at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Braves at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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