The Texas Rangers look to take take the second game of a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon, a day after pounding Canada's team, 14-3, in the series opener.
Texas' offense erupted in the first inning, chasing Toronto starter Brandon Morrow after just two thirds of an inning on Friday night en route to the 14-3 drubbing. Nelson Cruz slugged a grand slam en route to a four hit, eight RBI night. Josh Hamilton also chipped in with his 19th home run of the year.
Colby Lewis is one of many Rangers who hopes the offense stays hot on Saturday, as Lewis gets the start on the hill. Lewis takes a 4-3 record into the contest to go along with a 3.30 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and .248 BAA. Lewis' Achilles heel last year was his propensity to giving up the home run, and those struggles have continued this year, as Lewis has allowed 13 home runs in just 60 innings of work.
Lewis will be opposed by Henderson Alvarez for Toronto. Alvarez' record sits at 3-4 on the season, and he brings a 3.30 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into the contest. Alvarez has only struck out 18 in 60 innings of work on the season, so Rangers fans can expect to see Texas' offense put a lot of balls in play.
First pitch is scheduled for for 2:05 p.m. CT at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Televised coverage can be found at Fox Sports Southwest.
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