Colby Lewis won his 13th game, three teammates hit home runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 on Saturday night.
Lewis (13-5) allowed five hits, two walks and one run in six innings, throwing 111 pitches. The last 15 were to Asdrubal Cabrera, who fouled off 10 pitches before flying out to end the top of the sixth with the tying run on base.
The Rangers broke loose for seven runs in the bottom of the inning for a 10-1 lead.
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Chris Gimenez, who hit a two-run homer in the second, singled to drive in the first run. Delino DeShields and Shin-Soo Choo each drove in a run, another scored on an error and then Adrian Beltre hit a three-run home run.
Choo added his 15th homer in the seventh.
Chris Archer (10-9) gave up eight runs and 11 hits in 5 1-3 innings.
In the American League, only Seattle's Felix Hernandez and Houston's Dallas Keuchel, with 14, have more wins than Lewis. The Texas right-hander's career high in nine seasons is 14 in 2011.
The Rangers (58-57) moved half a game ahead of the Rays (58-58) in the wild card standings. Texas is 1 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Angels in the second wild card position.
Speed helped the Rays score their first run in the fifth against Lewis.
Desmond Jennings led off with an infield single. Kevin Kiermaier forced out Jennings, but with two out, Kiermaier scored from second base on John Jaso's hit to shortstop Elvis Andrus in shallow right-center field. Catcher Gimenez couldn't handle Andrus' throw as he turned to try to tag the sliding Kiermaier.
The Rays tagged Texas' bullpen for two runs in the seventh on Evan Longoria's bases-loaded single. Cabrera hit a solo homer in the eighth.
Rays: LHP Drew Smyly (torn labrum) will come off the disabled list for the first time since May to start on Sunday.
Rangers: Texas confirmed that LHP Cole Hamels, who missed a start Thursday because of a sore left groin, will be able to start on Monday. LHP Derek Holland may not be far behind after throwing 89 pitches in a rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday. "We have a decision to make sometime soon," manager Jeff Banister said.
Rays: Smyly (0-1, 2.70) is 3-2, 1.96 in 10 career starts for Tampa Bay. Opponents have batted .159 against him. Smyly missed a chunk of the season with a shoulder injury. With the Rays in the playoff race, he said, "I'm glad I can be a part of it again."
Rangers: RHP Yovani Gallardo (8-9, 3.33) lost his only start against Tampa Bay this season. He's coming off 5 2/3 scoreless innings in Texas' 3-2 loss at Minnesota on Tuesday.