Texas 6, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 20, 2012 2:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 35873

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 14 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 26-16 11-9 15-7 W1
Houston 18-23 13-10 5-13 L1

Recap


Rangers 6, Astros 1: Colby Lewis took a shutout into the ninth and went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as visiting Texas won the rubber game of the Lone Star Series to keep the Silver Boot for the sixth consecutive year.

Lewis (4-3) snapped a personal three-game losing streak to win for the first time since April 28. He allowed only four hits in eight-plus innings and flirted with the second shutout of his career before Jed Lowrie led off the ninth with his sixth home run.

Lewis also played a big role in staking himself to an early lead, his two-run single to center capping a five-run first against Jordan Lyles. Josh Hamilton started the scoring with a sacrifice fly, and Nelson Cruz added a two-run single in the inning.

Lyles (0-1) settled down after the disastrous start and posted three scoreless innings before giving up David Murphy's solo homer in the fifth.

Texas 3B Adrian Beltre went 0-for-5 to snap a 10-game hitting streak. Beltre was the only batter in the Rangers' lineup without a hit.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Astros OF Jordan Schafer missed the series finale with a right ankle sprain. … Lewis had only three hits and two RBIs in 17 previous plate appearances. … Hamilton has not hit a home run in a season-high eight games. He leads the majors with 18 homers.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Houston
Colby Lewis Player Jordan Lyles
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 9
1.12 ERA 10.80
Hitting
Texas   Houston
Nelson Cruz Player Jose Altuve
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 14 1 18 .359 14 9 6 3 0 0
Houston 5 1 10 .156 10 6 1 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Astros have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Rangers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .812 after a loss.