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Schierholtz, Saunders homer for Cubs in loss

Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:44 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:47 p.m. CDT
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro fields a ground ball against the Texas Rangers in the second inning of a spring training game Sunday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

LAS VEGAS – Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer off Carlos Villanueva, Robbie Ross pitched three scoreless innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Cubs, 8-5, in a matchup of split squads.

Villanueva pitched four innings, allowing four hits and three runs. He walked two and struck out two.

Jose Felix also hit a two-run homer in seventh for Texas.

Nate Schierholtz homered to right leading off the sixth and Tim Saunders had a two-run shot in the eighth for the Cubs.

Chad Bell got the save, striking out Brad Nelson with the bases loaded.

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