Houston, TX – The Texas Rangers offense got started early again as Colby Lewis was staked to an early lead in a big win for the Texas Rangers. Samuel Deduno made quick work of Texas in the first, but left some mistakes over the plate in the second and third innings that the Rangers did not miss. Astros manager AJ Hinch spoke about his starter after the game saying that, “Sam early on had a couple of walks and then they hit the ball out of the ballpark.”
After the first inning, the Rangers scored four runs in the second, two in the third, and four in the fifth off of Deduno before he was lifted in the fifth. “He never really got into the start to where he was in control of innings,” said Hinch. The final line for the Houston starter was 4 2/3 innings pitched he gave up 11 hits and 10 runs in an 11-3 loss.
Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis got a four run lead in the first and never looked back, keeping Houston off of the board all night giving up 6 hits in 8 innings. He did allow a run in the eighth after Jason Castro led off the inning with a double to the right field line and was advanced on a Robbie Grossman ground ball. Jonathan Villar came up a hitter later with a single up the middle. Carlos Peguero paced the offense with two home runs on the night for his second and third homers of the year.
Lewis improved to 2-2 on the season while Deduno dropped his first decision to move to 0-1.
The Astros have also announced that they will move George Springer to the 7-day concussion disabled list after contacting the RF wall to make a catch on Tuesday night. Hinch talked about adjusting to having Springer out of the lineup for the next week, “We lose a lot of energy, we lose a lot of good defense, but every team goes through these injuries and the next guy has to step up.” Preston Tucker will join the team in Los Angeles when they take on the Angels on Thursday.