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    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - With two spring starts left, Colby Lewis is more concerned with the work than the results.

    Lewis allowed six runs and nine hits in five innings of the Texas Rangers split squad's 11-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Lewis struck out three and walked one, and gave up long home runs to Joe Mather and Alfonso Soriano.

    "I had pretty good energy, didn't get tired and located a lot of pitches," Lewis said. "That's all I wanted to get out of today."

    Lewis was far from the form he showed throwing four perfect innings on March 10 but said he felt the same as he did that afternoon.

    "Sometimes you get swings and misses and sometimes you don't," Lewis said. "For me it's all about getting my feel and I feel like I've had a good feel on all my. I'm not too concerned about my results."

    Rangers manager Ron Washington is also not concerned by his pitcher's results on the mound.

    "The only thing I'm concerned about is them getting out there, getting their work done and coming out of the game healthy," Washington said.

    Ian Stewart and Brett Jackson also homered for the Cubs and Mather, who is in the running for one of the final roster spots, finished 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Chicago managed 15 hits against five Texas pitchers.

    Matt Garza made a strong bid to be the Cubs' opening-day starter a day before manager Dale Sveum said he'd announce his decision. Garza allowed three unearned runs and two hits with three walks, and struck out three in five innings. He threw 48 of his 81 pitches for strikes.

    "It was a good day's work," Garza said. "I wanted to go a little bit deeper but my pitch count caught up to me."

    Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless ninth for the Rangers three days after allowing three runs on three hits in an inning against Milwaukee.

    NOTES: Cubs RHP Marcos Mateo left after seven pitches with an apparent injury in his right arm. ... Cubs RHP Carlos Marmol told reporters Thursday morning his right hand is feeling fine and he expects to pitch again on Monday. Marmol left his outing on Tuesday with cramping in the hand but a subsequent MRI revealed no nerve damage. ... Rangers RHP Neftali Feliz played long toss earlier on Thursday and does not expect to miss his next start. Feliz left the game after three innings Tuesday with stiffness in his right shoulder. ... Rangers 1B/OF Brad Hawpe was scheduled to DH in both of the team's Thursday games. ... Before the game the Cubs optioned RHP Andy Sonnanstine to Triple-A Iowa.

     
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    Chicago Cubs
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Darwin Barney, SS2111110 .440
       a- Alfredo Amezaga, PH-SS2000001 .385
    Blake DeWitt, 2B3001011 .300
        Adrian Cardenas, 2B2120000 .286
    Alfonso Soriano, LF3112001 .355
        Tony Campana, LF2000001 .222
    Bryan LaHair, 1B3010001 .200
        Anthony Rizzo, 1B1100100 .364
    Geovany Soto, C3010011 .263
        Welington Castillo, C2111000 .357
    Ian Stewart, 3B3221000 .350
       b- Matt Tolbert, PH-3B2001010 .375
    Joe Mather, CF3132000 .421
        Brett Jackson, CF1112000 .276
    Steve Clevenger, DH3010001 .321
       c- Bobby Scales, PH-DH1000010 .188
    Dave Sappelt, RF3210002 .185
        Jim Adduci, RF1000010 .250
    Totals4011151126  
    a-flied out for Barney in the 6th
    b-grounded out for Stewart in the 7th
    c-struck out for Clevenger in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Darwin Barney (5, Lewis), Bryan LaHair (2, Lewis), Joe Mather (3, Lowe), Dave Sappelt (2, Lewis)
    3B - Adrian Cardenas (2, Tateyama)
    HR - Alfonso Soriano (5, Lewis), Ian Stewart (1, Lowe), Joe Mather (3, Lewis), Brett Jackson (2, Uehara)
    RBI - Darwin Barney (9), Blake DeWitt (5), Alfonso Soriano 2 (11), Welington Castillo (3), Ian Stewart (3), Matt Tolbert (2), Joe Mather 2 (12), Brett Jackson 2 (7)
    2-OUT RBI - Alfonso Soriano 2 (3), Joe Mather 2 (7), Brett Jackson 2 (6)
    SB - Adrian Cardenas (1, 3rd base off Uehara/Martinez), Anthony Rizzo (1, 2nd base off Uehara/Martinez), Dave Sappelt (1, 3rd base off Lewis/Napoli)
    CS - Joe Mather (1, 2nd base by Lewis/Napoli)
    Team LOB - 4
    Fielding
    DP - Amezaga-Cardenas-Rizzo
    E - Darwin Barney 2 (2, Throwing), Bryan LaHair (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Chicago Cubs
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Matt Garza (W,2-2) 5230330 5.84
    Marcos Mateo0011100 7.50
    Frankie De La Cruz (H,1) 1.1100200 13.50
    James Russell (H,4) 1.2000020 4.50
    Rafael Dolis 1000010 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Matt Garza 81-48, Marcos Mateo 5-1, Frankie De La Cruz 26-10, James Russell 27-18, Rafael Dolis 13-7
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Garza 8-6, Frankie De La Cruz 3-0, James Russell 3-0, Rafael Dolis 1-1
    Batters Faced - Matt Garza 22, Marcos Mateo 1, Frankie De La Cruz 6, James Russell 5, Rafael Dolis 3
    Texas Rangers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Ian Kinsler, 2B3000100 .387
        Leonys Martin, LF1000000 .231
    Elvis Andrus, SS3100111 .417
        Luis Hernandez, PR-SS0000000 .231
    Josh Hamilton, LF4110000 .176
        Yangervis Solarte, 2B0000000 .300
    Adrian Beltre, 3B3001013 .219
        Guilder Rodriguez, 3B00000001.000
    Michael Young, 1B1210200 .407
        Brandon Snyder, 1B1000010 .250
    Mike Napoli, C1000111 .313
        Luis Martinez, C2010010 .455
    Brad Hawpe, DH3001101 .200
    Conor Jackson, RF4000001 .071
    Craig Gentry, CF4000011 .136
    Totals3043266  
    Batting
    SF - Adrian Beltre (1)
    RBI - Adrian Beltre (7), Brad Hawpe (1)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Craig Gentry 1
    DP - Gentry-Kinsler
    Texas Rangers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Colby Lewis (L,0-2) 5966132 6.55
    Mark Lowe 1211001 3.60
    Koji Uehara 1344111 16.88
    Yoshinori Tateyama 1100010 1.50
    Joe Nathan 1000010 13.50
    Pitches-Strikes - Colby Lewis 84-56, Mark Lowe 20-12, Koji Uehara 21-15, Yoshinori Tateyama 16-10, Joe Nathan 10-7
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Colby Lewis 7-3, Mark Lowe 2-1, Koji Uehara 2-0, Joe Nathan 1-1
    Batters Faced - Colby Lewis 23, Mark Lowe 5, Koji Uehara 7, Yoshinori Tateyama 4, Joe Nathan 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 8041
    Game Time - 3:00
    Temperature - 77
    Umpires - Home - Cory Blaser, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Mark Ripperger, Third Base - Tyler Funneman