Jesus Montero and Nelson Cruz hit home runs Sunday off Colby Lewis, and Felix Hernandez settled down after some early bumps to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.
The Mariners won twice during the three-game series at Safeco Field.
Lewis (12-5) pitched eight innings for a complete game, allowing five hits. One of the runs against him was unearned.
Pitching: Lewis opened with two perfect innings but allowed an unearned run in the third as Bobby Wilson dropped a Mark Trumbo popup that turned into a two-base error to open the inning. Trumbo would scored from third on a two-out single by Ketel Marte. … The Mariners took the lead at 3-2 in fourth as Jesus Montero followed a two-out Seth Smith single with a homer to left. … Nelson Cruz hit his 33rd homer of the season to start the sixth. … Lewis the final nine batters for his eighth complete game since 2010.
Hitting: The Rangers struck first, scoring once in the second as Elvis Andrus singled with two outs and Rougned Odor followed with an RBI double just inside the left-field foul line. It was Odor’s first career hit against Hernandez. … The Rangers added a run in the third after Shin-Soo Choo singled with one out and went to third as Prince Fielder followed with a single. Choo came home as Hernandez uncorked a wild pitch as Adrian Beltre batted … The Fielder single, his second to give him a baseball-leading 44 multi-hit games, was the Rangers’ last hit until Wilson reached on a sun-aided double in the seventh but was stranded. ... Odor started the ninth with an infield hit, which stood after a review, but pinch-hitter Mike Napoli flied to right field, Delino DeShields struck out for the fourth time, and, after Choo was hit by a pitch, Fielder bounced out on the first pitch to end it.
Notable: The Rangers are off Monday before opening a three-game series at Minnesota. Yovani Gallardo will pitch Tuesday in the opener, followed by Nick Martinez and Cole Hamels.
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