Colby Lewis has won two straight starts against Chicago.
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) -
The last Texas starter to lose a game, Colby Lewis, gets a chance to reverse that result on Saturday night when the subsequently streaking Rangers host the Chicago White Sox in game two of a three-game series at Globe Life Park.
The Rangers have won four straight games, including a 2-0 decision in Friday's opener with the White Sox, since dropping a 7-1 verdict against Seattle on Monday in which Lewis was touched for four runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
It was his first starting assignment since 2012 after he had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right hip.
Future starts now for Astros
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Kudos to the Houston Astros.
You won't hear that often this season, but the Astros made the right move on Wednesday, recalling super outfield prospect George Springer in an effort to not only jumpstart their woeful offense, but perhaps draw some interest in a team that is probably headed toward a fourth consecutive 100-loss season.
By calling up Springer now, he'll likely qualify for Super Two status and be eligible for arbitration one year earlier than he would have if he were called up after the Super Two eligibility date (usually not too long after Memorial Day).
Nobody would have blamed the Astros for waiting. Plenty of teams do it. It's not as if they are going anywhere this season. In fact, after losing a league- high 111 games last season, they are already tied for the worst record in the American League.