JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Here are your Daily Highlights for Monday (3/14/2011):

Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler continued his sizzling spring, smacking a single and a double in a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 34 at-bats, the sixth-year pro is batting .382 with a league-leading 5 HRs and a team-high 9 RBIs and .912 slugging percentage. His on-base percentage is .475.

Minnesota Twins 3B Danny Valencia hit his first HR of the spring in a 9-0 drubbing of the Florida Marlins (see video). In 26 at-bats, the second-year player is batting .346 with 4 doubles, 5 RBIs, and a .414 on-base percentage.

Washington Nationals P Jason Marquis, just off a miserable season in which he had surgery on his elbow, had yet another strong spring start, giving up just 3 hits and one earned run over five innings in a 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers. In 12 innings, Marquis has a 0.75 ERA with 8 strikeouts and has held opposing teams to a .158 batting average. He has given up just 6 hits and 3 walks.

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