Cliff Lee allowed five hits over 8 1/3 innings to outpitch fellow All-Star Jered Weaver and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Thursday night to give the AL West leaders a six-game lead over the second-place Angels.
Lee (9-4) struck out four and didn't walk a batter in his third
start since he was acquired from Seattle in a six-player deal on
Lee was the loser in a 6-1 defeat to Baltimore in his Rangers
debut on July 10, but he went nine innings. Lee also lasted nine
innings in his second start for Texas on July 17, a no-decision in
a game the Rangers lost to Boston in 11 innings, 3-2.
Weaver (9-6) gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings
with five strikeouts and two walks.