Desmond, Lewis lead Rangers over Angels 4-2 in series opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ian Desmond continued his batting surge with two hits, including the go-ahead double in a three-run sixth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Friday night.

Colby Lewis (2-0) allowed two runs and nine hits in seven innings to reverse his fortunes against the Angels. He went into the game 6-11 all-time against Los Angeles with a 6.82 ERA.

Lewis didn't record a strikeout for the first time in 117 regular season and postseason starts, since May 2011.

Desmond doubled past third baseman Yunel Escobar's backhand attempt as Texas scored three times with two out. He's hitting .394 in his last 10 games after hitting .091 in his first 12.

Hector Santiago (2-1) went into the game tied for sixth in the American League in opponents' batting average (.179). He allowed all four runs and a season-high eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.

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Colby Lewis (2-0) allowed two runs and nine hits in seven innings to reverse his fortunes against the Angels. He went into the game 6-11 all-time against Los Angeles with a 6.82 ERA.

Lewis didn't record a strikeout for the first time in 117 regular season and postseason starts, since May 2011.

Desmond doubled past third baseman Yunel Escobar's backhand attempt as Texas scored three times with two out. He's hitting .394 in his last 10 games after hitting .091 in his first 12.

Hector Santiago (2-1) went into the game tied for sixth in the American League in opponents' batting average (.179). He allowed all four runs and a season-high eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)