FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Juan Gonzalez hit his first home run of the spring as a Texas Rangers split squad beat the Minnesota Twins 15-1 on Wednesday.
"I feel good," Gonzalez said. "Spring training is for preparation of the mind. I'm just trying to get into a routine for myself."
Twins starter Eric Milton gave up five runs on six hits over three innings, including a three-run homer to Bill Haselman. The rest of Minnesota's pitchers didn't fare much better -- Texas finished with 21 hits.
Jacque Jones went 2-for-3 with a double and scored the Twins' only run in the bottom of the first inning on Doug Mientkiewicz's sacrifice fly to left.
Herbert Perry went 3-for-6 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs for the Rangers, who have scored 35 runs in two games against the Twins at Hammond Stadium this spring.
Kenny Rogers improved to 2-0 after allowing one run on three hits over four innings while striking out four.
"The first inning I felt really uncomfortable," Rogers said. "After that, I was finding the rhythm and location I was looking for. Each inning, my location got better."
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