Texas at Houston

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Rangers 4, Astros 0

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HOUSTON -- Rougned Odor has had a rough start to his big-league career. Things quickly turned around for him on Monday night.

The rookie second baseman collected his first home run and drove in his first two runs as Colby Lewis threw 5 2/3 shutout innings, and Adrian Beltre also hit a home run to lead the Texas Rangers to a 4-0 victory against the Houston Astros.

Odor, who entered Monday only 2 for 12, had two hits, including a run-scoring single in the fourth and a home run in the sixth -- a solo shot into the upper deck in right field -- to make it 4-0.

"He swung the bat well, especially that base hit he got up the middle," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "He [Brad Peacock] threw him a fastball away and he stayed on the pitch and didn't try to do much with it but hit it where it was. And then he went up there and took a chance that he was going to throw him a first-pitch fastball and got the head out."

Washington said one thing about Odor was that he walked up to plate confident and not scared.

Odor said through a translator that he felt good.

"I'm not scared because it's the same as down in the minor leagues," Odor said. "I take it in that perspective."

Lewis (3-2) struck out a season-high eight and allowed seven hits to improve to 4-0 in his career at Minute Maid Park. The right-hander bounced back from a poor outing against Colorado on Wednesday where he allowed seven runs in less than four innings.

Lewis said he was able to flip the breaking ball for strikes, and when that pitch is sharp, you can use it to get a couple more outs.

"That's kind of what you want as a starting pitcher," Lewis said. "You want to have at least three of the four working for you and when you have four of the four pitches working for you it makes for an easier night. I was able to flip breaking balls in there when I needed to early. The slider was sharp. The change-up got me some quick outs a couple times and that was beneficial for sure."

Beltre, who snapped a 0 for 11 slump, had two hits, including a two-run home run to left in the third. Prince Fielder also had two hits.

"It's always nice to help your ballclub win games," Beltre said. "I know that I need to be doing that more often and hopefully that'll be the start of something better."

Brad Peacock (0-4) struck out a career-high 11 but allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings. Peacock's previous career-high for strikeouts was 10 at Minnesota on Aug. 4, 2013.

"From the get-go, I wanted to try to attack these guys and try to keep the ball down and mix in my other pitches," Peacock said. "I was able to do that for the most part. I felt good tonight."

Jose Altuve had three hits, and Matt Dominguez and George Springer each had two hits for the Astros, who left 12 runners on base in losing for the eighth time in the last 10 games.

"Look at the number of hits we had and baserunners, we had guys who were getting hits and getting on base," Houston manager Bo Porter said. "We just were not getting the big hit that would plate runs in those situations."

Lewis exited after singles by Dominguez and Springer, combined with a Mitch Moreland error, put runners on second and third with two outs in the sixth, but Nick Martinez induced a Chris Carter groundout to end the threat.

The Astros threatened again in the eighth, putting runners on the corners with one out after singles by Dominguez and Springer, but Neal Cotts struck out Carter and Jesus Guzman to end the inning.

Notes

Washington said he would not know until Wednesday whether lefty Martin Perez lands on the disabled list. "Right now, our thought is to wait until Wednesday and see what more information we have and then we'll make a decision," Washington said. "If it's just for him to miss a start, then we have to do something else. If it gets to that point where he has to go on the DL, we don't have to make the decision until Wednesday." Perez experienced discomfort in his left elbow after failing to get out of the fourth Saturday night. ... Texas infielder Josh Wilson accepted the outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock. Wilson was designated for assignment May 8. ... Houston will send left-hander Dallas Keuchel, who is 3-2 with a 3.68 ERA this season to the mound Tuesday against lefty Matt Harrison, who is 1-0, in the second game of the three-game.

 
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Players of the Game
Texas

R. Odor
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Texas

C. Lewis
IP 5.2
H 7
ER 0
BB 2
K 8
 

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Texas Rangers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Shin-Soo Choo, DH5110012 .328
Elvis Andrus, SS5010000 .255
Adrian Beltre, 3B5122021 .242
Prince Fielder, 1B3020100 .236
Alex Rios, RF4000045 .307
Mitch Moreland, LF3110022 .302
   a-Michael Choice, PH-LF1000010 .230
Leonys Martin, CF4000021 .276
Robinson Chirinos, C3010120 .211
Rougned Odor, 2B4122011 .250
Colby Lewis, P0000000 .000
   Nick Martinez, P0000000 .000
   Neal Cotts, P0000000 .000
   Joakim Soria, P0000000 .000
Totals374104215  
a-struck out for Moreland in the 8th
Batting
2B - Elvis Andrus (10, Peacock)
HR - Adrian Beltre (3, Peacock), Rougned Odor (1, Peacock)
RBI - Adrian Beltre 2 (12), Rougned Odor 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Adrian Beltre 2 (6), Rougned Odor 2 (2)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Mitch Moreland (1, Misplayed grounder)
Texas Rangers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Colby Lewis (W,3-2) 5.2700280 4.99
Nick Martinez (H,2) 1.2300110 2.11
Neal Cotts (H,4) 0.2000020 5.02
Joakim Soria 1100030 2.57
WP - Nick Martinez (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Colby Lewis 108-65, Nick Martinez 39-23, Neal Cotts 14-8, Joakim Soria 19-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Colby Lewis 3-4, Nick Martinez 1-3
Batters Faced - Colby Lewis 24, Nick Martinez 9, Neal Cotts 2, Joakim Soria 4
Houston Astros
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Altuve, 2B5030002 .298
Dexter Fowler, CF3010212 .241
Jason Castro, C5000036 .205
Matt Dominguez, 3B4020001 .259
Marc Krauss, 1B-LF4010012 .190
George Springer, RF4020021 .227
Chris Carter, DH4010025 .168
Alex Presley, LF3000021 .219
   a-Jesus Guzman, PH-1B1000012 .197
Jonathan Villar, SS3010120 .235
Brad Peacock, P0000000 .000
   Josh Zeid, P0000000 .000
   Darin Downs, P0000000 .000
   Paul Clemens, P0000000 .000
Totals360110314  
a-struck out for Presley in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jose Altuve (12, Soria), Chris Carter (8, Lewis)
3B - Dexter Fowler (2, Lewis)
SB - Jonathan Villar (10, 2nd base off Lewis/Chirinos)
CS - Jose Altuve (3, 2nd base by Lewis/Chirinos), Dexter Fowler (3, 2nd base by Lewis/Chirinos)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
E - Dexter Fowler (1, Misplayed grounder)
Houston Astros
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Brad Peacock (L,0-4) 68442112 5.17
Josh Zeid 1100020 4.76
Darin Downs 1.1100010 0.00
Paul Clemens 0.2000010 5.02
Pitches-Strikes - Brad Peacock 106-73, Josh Zeid 14-8, Darin Downs 11-9, Paul Clemens 7-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Peacock 5-2, Josh Zeid 1-0, Darin Downs 1-2, Paul Clemens 1-0
Batters Faced - Brad Peacock 28, Josh Zeid 4, Darin Downs 5, Paul Clemens 2
Game Information
Attendance - 14617
Game Time - 3:16
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Brian Gorman, First Base - David Rackley, Second Base - Pat Hoberg, Third Base - Bill Welke