June 8, 2010 in Sports

Rangers jump all over Hernandez, M’s

Associated Press The Spokesman-Review

ARLINGTON, Texas — Colby Lewis allowed four hits over seven innings, Vladimir Guerrero homered, and the Texas Rangers beat Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 7-1 on Tuesday night.

Lewis (5-4) had lost four of his previous five decisions before getting back on track against the Mariners, striking out five and walking three. He retired 10 of the last 12 batters he faced.

Elvis Andrus went 3 for 5 with two RBIs for the Rangers, who ended a two-game skid.

Guerrero’s 422-foot two-run blast in the seventh was his team-high 13th, stretching Texas’ lead to 7-1 and chasing Hernandez (3-5).

Hernandez, who went 19-5 and was the AL Cy Young runner-up in 2009, had won four of his previous five decisions against Texas.

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