HOUSTON (AP) — Colby Lewis threw 5 2-3 shutout innings, and Adrian Beltre and Rougned Odor each homered to lead the Texas Rangers to a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
Lewis (3-2) struck out a season-high eight and allowed seven hits to improve to 4-0 in his career at Minute Maid Park. The right-hander bounced back from a poor outing against Colorado on Wednesday where he allowed seven runs in less than four innings.
Beltre had two hits, including a two-run home run to left in the third. Odor had two hits, including a run-scoring single in the fourth and his first career home run in the sixth – a solo shot into the upper deck in right field – to make it 4-0. Prince Fielder also had two hits.
Brad Peacock (0-4) struck out a career-high 11 but allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings. Peacock’s previous career-high for strikeouts was 10 at Minnesota on Aug. 4, 2013.
Jose Altuve had three hits, and Matt Dominguez and George Springer each had two hits for the Astros, who left 12 runners on base in losing for the eighth time in the last 10 games.
Lewis exited after singles by Dominguez and Springer, combined with a Mitch Moreland error, put runners on second and third with two outs in the sixth, but Nick Martinez induced a Chris Carter groundout to end the threat.
The Astros threatened again in the eighth, putting runners on the corners with one out after singles by Dominguez and Springer, but Neal Cotts struck out Carter and Jesus Guzman to end the inning.
NOTES: Texas manager Ron Washington said he would not know until Wednesday whether lefty Martin Perez lands on the disabled list. “Right now, our thought is to wait until Wednesday and see what more information we have and then we’ll make a decision,” Washington said. “If it’s just for him to miss a start, then we have to do something else. If it gets to that point where he has to go on the DL, we don’t have to make the decision until Wednesday.” Perez experienced discomfort in his left elbow after failing to get out of the fourth Saturday night. … Texas infielder Josh Wilson accepted the outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock. Wilson was designated for assignment May 8. … Houston will send left-hander Dallas Keuchel, who is 3-2 with a 3.68 ERA this season to the mound Tuesday against lefty Matt Harrison, who is 1-0, in the second game of the three-game.