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Peguero Hits 2 Homers, Rangers Rout Astros 11-3 Behind Lewis

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Carlos Peguero #43 of the Texas Rangers rounds third base as he scores on a double by Robinson Chirinos in the third inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 6, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

    Carlos Peguero hit a pair of solo homers, Shin-Soo Choo had a two-run shot and the Texas Rangers routed the Houston Astros 11-3 Wednesday night behind eight strong innings from Colby Lewis.

    Adrian Beltre was a home run shy of the cycle for the Rangers, who finished a three-game sweep.

    Houston had won 10 straight entering the series, but was outscored 20-5 over the three games.
    Lewis (2-2) allowed one run and six hits to earn his first win in nearly a month. He struck out six and walked one.

    Chris Carter hit a two-run homer in the ninth for the Astros.

    Peguero drove in three runs and had the first multihomer game this season by a Rangers player. Texas set a season high for runs and swept a series for the first time since Sept. 22-24 last year against the Astros.

    Peguero connected with one out in the second to start the scoring, and Robinson Chirinos scored on Delino DeShields' groundout before Choo upped the lead to 4-0 with a two-run homer.

    The Rangers tacked on two more in the third as Beltre scored on a wild pitch and Chirinos extended the lead to 6-0 with an RBI double.

    Texas added four more runs in the fifth off Samuel Deduno (0-1), with Peguero hitting a sacrifice fly before Chirinos drove in two with a double and Deshields capped the inning with an RBI single.

    Deduno was tagged for a career-high 10 runs and 11 hits in 4 2-3 innings. He was making his second start for Houston after five relief appearances.

    Jonathan Villar had an RBI single in the eighth for the Astros.

    TRAINER'S ROOM

    Rangers: OF Josh Hamilton (right shoulder) went 0 for 4 with a walk in an extended spring training game, playing five innings in left field. He will take live batting practice Thursday against LHP Matt Harrison, on the 60-day DL following spinal fusion surgery. . OF Leonys Martin missed his second straight game with a sprained left wrist, which he injured Monday.

    Astros: OF George Springer was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after crashing into the wall Tuesday night to make a spectacular catch. OF Preston Tucker will have his contract selected from Triple-A Fresno. . LHP Brett Oberholtzer (left index finger blister) was set to make his second rehab appearance for Triple-A Fresno.

    UP NEXT

    Rangers: RHP Nick Martinez (2-0) starts Thursday in the opener of a four-game series at Tampa Bay. Martinez is second in the AL with a 0.84 ERA, and Texas is 5-0 in his starts.

    Astros: Collin McHugh (4-0) faces the Los Angeles Angels in the opener of a four-game series. McHugh has won his last 11 decisions dating to August 2014 and would tie a franchise record by winning his next one.

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