Colby Lewis pitches gem, Rangers beat Astros 5-1

HOUSTON (AP) - Colby Lewis pitched a two-hitter for his first complete game, rookie Justin Smoak homered for the second straight day and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 5-1 Saturday night to extend their season-best winning streak to seven games.

Lewis (7-4) didn't allow a baserunner until Hunter Pence's single with one out in the fifth inning. Third baseman Michael Young bobbled the hard-hit grounder and held onto the ball as he watched Pence run to first.

Though this was the first major league complete game for Lewis, he had lasted nine innings before, striking out 10 in a 2-0 Texas win against Seattle in April that lasted 12 innings. The right-hander struck out nine with no walks Saturday to shut down the Astros.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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