GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly figures his batting order on opening day will look a lot like what he tried Friday. He hopes the result will be familiar, too.
The Dodgers started their expected lineup for the first time in spring training and beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 in a game that included a three-run homer by James Loney and a fielding gem by the first baseman.
"That's pretty much it," Mattingly said. "That's kind of what I'm looking at right now."
Most of it had to look good, especially Loney, who had been troubled by tightness in his calf. Any worries about that lingering injury were gone in the first inning when Loney made a diving snag of a hard grounder by Brad Hawpe.
The next inning, batting sixth, hit a 2-0 pitch from Greg Reynolds over the Rangers' bullpen in right field and on to an elevated walkway at Camelback Ranch. The towering shot, his first homer this spring, scored Andre Ethier, who doubled, and Juan Rivera, who walked.