ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis allowed five runs in five innings Monday, and Drew Smyly allowed only three hits in 7 2/3 innings as the Tampa Bay Rays opened a four-game series with a 7-0 win over the Texas Rangers.
The Rays struck for three unearned runs in the second inning against Lewis, who uncorked a wild throw to third base on a bunt to fuel the big inning. He surrendered two more in the fourth, an inning he nearly wasn't allowed to finish.
Lewis (8-9) walked four and hit one a start after pitching a six-hit shutout last week at the White Sox.
The Rangers' offense, though, didn't fare any better against Smyly, who had allowed only a Daniel Robertson bunt single through six innings before Adrian Beltre sent a grounder past shortstop and into center field in the seventh.
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