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Hamilton back in lineup

The Sports Xchange

--OF Josh Hamilton returned to the lineup after missing most of the last four games with back stiffness. Hamilton said the pain was caused by a rib that temporarily slipped out of place and jammed into the muscle, causing spasms. Hamilton was 1-for-4 in his return.

--RHP Colby Lewis suffered his first regular-season loss since Sept. 3, 2011. It was also the first time this season Lewis did not qualify for a quality start. He did, however, pitch into the seventh and has pitched at least six complete innings in all six of his starts.

--LHP Robbie Ross retired all three left-handed hitters he faced in his 1 1/3 inning stint Friday. Ross has limited lefties to two hits in 17 at-bats this season (.118)

--OF Nelson Cruz broke an 0-for-14 stretch with a sixth-inning, run-scoring single. Cruz had been in a longer funk of 6-for-42 during which he did not have an RBI. It was Cruz's third run-scoring hit with two outs this year.

--The Rangers acquired OF Ryan Spilborghs from Cleveland in a minor league cash transaction Friday. Spilborghs, 32, will go to Triple-A Round Rock to replace injured OF Leonys Martin. Spilborghs could be a late-season option as a pinch-hitter/extra outfielder. He has a career .305 pinch hitting average.

6 -- Games this season in which the Rangers have not homered. They are 1-5 in those games, which include two of the last three games. In the only win, they beat Seattle, 1-0.

"That's on me. I stayed with him one batter too long. I just thought with his breaking ball, he could get (Johnny) Damon. It just didn't happen" -- Manager Ron Washington, taking the blame for letting RHP Colby Lewis face Johnny Damon with two outs in a one-run game in the seventh. Damon tripled.

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