Lewis, Fielder lead Texas Rangers over Astros 2-1
HOUSTON (AP) Colby Lewis pitched seven scoreless innings and Prince Fielder provided the offense with a two-run double to lead the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Lewis (3-0) allowed four hits and struck out six in his first scoreless outing this season to pick up his first win since April 29. He had pitched well in his previous three starts but didn't factor into the decision in any of those games.
Jake Diekman struck out two in a perfect eighth and Sam Dyson gave up an RBI single to Colby Rasmus with two outs in the ninth before striking out Evan Gattis for his third save.
Shin-Soo Choo walked with one out in the third before Ian Desmond singled. Fielder sent them both home when his fly ball to left field sailed just over the head of 5-foot-6 rookie outfielder Tony Kemp for a double to make it 2-0.