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Rangers go with veteran Colby Lewis in Game 3

Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis will make his ninth career postseason start Sunday in ALDS Game 3 in Toronto.
Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis will make his ninth career postseason start Sunday in ALDS Game 3 in Toronto. Special to the Star-Telegram

The Rangers will go with veteran Colby Lewis for ALDS Game 3 Sunday night in Toronto.

Lewis is 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA in nine postseasons games, including eight starts. He did not make a start in the 2015 ALDS.

“We think he’s healthy, feels good,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “Been stretched out enough. He’s experienced enough. Given the right-handed set of hitters that Toronto has he’s one of our best options.”

Lewis missed almost three months with a strain in his right latissimus dorsi muscle. He returned Sept. 11 and made four starts, his last on Oct. 1 being the best when he allowed four unearned runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Lewis (6-5, 3.71 ERA) faces Jays’ right-hander Aaron Sanchez (15-2, 3.00) at Rogers Centre at 6:38 p.m. Sunday.

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