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Rangers Earn Split In Toronto As Colby Lewis Wins 10th

(Sports Network) – Mitch Moreland drove in three runs as Texas doubled up Toronto, 4-2, in the finale of a four-game series from Rogers Centre.

Vladimir Guerrero added three hits and scored twice while Nelson Cruz hit safely twice and scored once for the Rangers, who won the final two games in the set to earn a split.

Colby Lewis (10-12) scattered five hits and one run over 6 1/3 frames, fanning eight with two walks for the win. Neftali Feliz worked a scoreless ninth for his 35th save.

Lyle Overbay and Jose Bautista hit solo homers for the Blue Jays, who have lost five of eight.

Making his season debut in a comeback from a second Tommy John surgery, Shawn Hill (0-1) was charged with eight hits and four runs — three earned — over 5 1/3 frames.

Texas broke a scoreless deadlock in the fourth. David Murphy walked and Guerrero singled before Cruz laced a single to score Murphy and moved to second on an error. Moreland followed with a sacrifice fly to bring in Guerrero with the second run.

Moreland hit a two-run double in the sixth. Guerrero, who singled, and Cruz, who doubled off Hill, came in on the hit against Jesse Carlson.

Overbay’s leadoff shot in the seventh got the Jays on the board, then Bautista cranked his MLB-leading 44th homer of the season in the eighth to make it 4-2.

Feliz shut the door with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Game Notes

Lewis hadn’t won since July 16 at Boston…Hill underwent his first ulnar collateral ligament procedure in 2004, which didn’t take because a bone growth interfered with the transplanted ligament in his elbow…He went 1-1 in three starts with San Diego in 2009 before being shut down again.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.