Riding a seven game win streak and looking for their second consecutive series sweep, the Texas Rangers were blown out on the road Wednesday afternoon, losing to the Cleveland Indians by a final score of 12-3
Colby Lewis started his 11th game of the season and had by far his worst game of 2015. Lewis suffered an 8 run third inning and his day was done after 2 2/3 innings. He surrendered 10 runs- 9 of them earned, on 11 hits, both of which were season highs.
The last game of a nine game road trip, the Rangers came apart at the seams in the bottom of the third. After a scoreless first inning, Cleveland got on the board first in the bottom of the second, and took a 2-0 lead into the 3rd. Lewis then gave up eight runs, beginning with a David Murphy single to left field. After Cleveland batted around and extended their lead to 10-0, Lewis was pulled and took the long walk back to the dugout.
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From that point on, the game was a wash. Texas’ three runs of the day came courtesy of long ball. First, by Robinson Chirinos and second by Leonys Martin, which drove home Shin-Soo Choo The day wasn’t all bad though, Choo had his second consecutive two hit game and Josh Hamilton got his first hit since rejoining the Rangers.
Unfortunately, the loss subsequently halted the Rangers seven game winning streak and dropped the team to below .500 after reaching the mark last night.
Up next, the Rangers will return home to Globe Life Park in Arlington for a four game tilt with the Boston Red Sox beginning tomorrow. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. CST, with Nick Martinez expected to take the hill for Texas.