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Rangers 2, Astros 1: Houston bats baffled by Lewis once again

Astros lose 2-1 in back-to-back nights.

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Colby Lewis was 4-0 with a 4.15 ERA in five starts against the Houston Astros in 2015. He is 9-1 with a 2.71 ERA in 12 starts since 2010 against Houston entering Friday's game. Safe to say that Lewis has the Astros' number. That didn't change Friday night, as the Rangers won 2-1 at Minute Maid Park.

Not even a line drive off the head off Lewis would slow him down -- Carlos Correa rocked a shot off Lewis in the seventh inning but he remained in the game. He finished the seven innings, allowing zero runs on four hits and striking out six.

On the other side, Lance McCullers appeared to find his 2015 form again. He pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits -- while striking out seven.

The big offensive blow for the game coming in the third inning as Shin-Soo Choo and Ian Desmond reached with one out. Prince Fielder doubled in both runners to put the Rangers up 2-0.

The Astros spoiled a Carlos Correa single and stolen base in the fourth inning. But couldn't get much offense going against Lewis. Even a bunt attempted by Tony Kemp in the sixth inning was perfectly fielding by Lewis as he flipped the from his glove for the out.

Jose Altuve was the only spark on offense on Friday. He led off the ninth inning with a double. Colby Rasmus drove him home with a double against new Rangers closer Sam Dyson, but couldn't find another hit to keep a ralley going.