Texas wasted little time getting to Houston starter Jordan Lyles. Josh Hamilton started the scoring in the first inning with a sacrifice fly. Nelson Cruz followed later with a two run single that made the score 3-0. Then pitcher Colby Lewis helped himself with a two run single of his own to increase the Texas lead to 5-0.
Hamilton, Lewis, Cruz, Elvis Andrus and Michael Young all finished with two hits in the game. Lewis pitched eight innings while allowing four hits and one run to snap a personal three-game losing streak. Lyles takes the loss after allowing six runs and nine hits in five innings for work.