Colby Lewis threw 6 solid innings, the offense dismantled Cy Young Award candidate Chris Archer, and the Rangers moved a game above .500 with a 12-4 rout of the Rays on Saturday night.
Admittedly I wasn't able to catch even one pitch because I was at work, but by the looks of things Texas didn't really need me. Chris Gimenez, Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo each homered, combining to drive in 9 of the Rangers 12 runs. Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland both chimed in with two hits apiece, as every starter in Texas's lineup recorded at least one hit. It's the 12th time the Rangers have reached double digits in the runs this year (11-1).
Aided by Houston and Anaheim both losing, Texas picks up a game on the West and the second wild card, and is now just a game back of the Angels in the loss column.
Tomorrow the Rangers go for the sweep against the visiting Rays, which, even though I'm not greedy, would be a huge get.