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Desmond, Lewis Lead Rangers Over Angels 4-2 in Series Opener

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Colby Lewis #48 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Global Life Park in Arlington on April 29, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

    Ian Desmond continued his batting surge with two hits, including the go-ahead double in a three-run sixth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Friday night.

    Colby Lewis (2-0) allowed two runs and nine hits in seven innings to reverse his fortunes against the Angels. He went into the game 6-11 all-time against Los Angeles with a 6.82 ERA.

    Lewis didn't record a strikeout for the first time in 117 regular season and postseason starts, since May 2011.

    Desmond doubled past third baseman Yunel Escobar's backhand attempt as Texas scored three times with two out. He's hitting .394 in his last 10 games after hitting .091 in his first 12.

    Hector Santiago (2-1) went into the game tied for sixth in the American League in opponents' batting average (.179). He allowed all four runs and a season-high eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.

    Ryan Rua hit a two-out homer for the Rangers in the fifth inning, his first of the season. He was 3-for-8 previously against Santiago.

    Prince Fielder's game-tying single in the sixth gave him 1,000 career RBIs. He and father Cecil (1,008) joined Bobby Bonds (1,024) and son Barry (1,996) as the majors' only father-son duos each with 1,000 or more.

    Shawn Tolleson earned his eighth save, tied for the league lead, and his seventh straight.

    Geovany Soto had a home run and both Angels RBIs off former batterymate Lewis. Soto played parts of three seasons with Texas (2012-14).

    Soto's homer was the seventh hit this season off Lewis, tied for most in the AL.

    Mike Trout doubled and singled to extend his hitting streak to nine games. He has reached base in 15 straight.

    Cam Bedrosian appeared in relief for Los Angeles after being called up from Triple-A Salt Lake City. He filled the roster spot vacated when Huston Street (strained left oblique) was placed on the disabled list on Thursday.

    TRAINER'S ROOM

    Angels: Manager Mike Scioscia had no update on LHP Andrew Heaney (forearm strain), who has been out since April 6. Heaney made one start as Los Angeles' No. 2 starter.

    Rangers: The rehab of OF Josh Hamilton (knee) will move to Double-A Frisco beginning Saturday. RHP Yu Davish (Tommy John surgery) will begin his at Frisco on Sunday.

    UP NEXT

    Angels RHP Matt Shoemaker (1-3) has the AL's eighth-lowest road ERA (1.46). In Globe Life Park, considered a hitter's park, he has a 2.89 ERA in three career starts. Texas LHP Derek Holland (2-1) will start on five days' rest for the first time this season. He's 9-6 in 24 career appearances against the Angels with a 5.52 ERA.

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