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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Lewis goes 7 2/3, has Rangers up 4-2

By Jeff Caplan

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis gave up an eighth-inning, one-out solo home run to Andres Torres and with two outs he hit Aubrey Huff on an 0-2 count to end another terrific postseason outing that has the Rangers leading the San Francisco Giants, 4-2.

Lewis also surrendered a solo shot to Cody Ross in the seventh. After a 20-pitch inning in which he escaped unscathed, Lewis cruised through six. He got offensive backing from Mitch Moreland's three-run homer in the second and Josh Hamilton's solo shot in the fifth.

Lewis lasted 7 2/3, allowing the two solo homers and just five hits. He struck out six and walked two.

Darren O'Day relieved Lewis with cleanup hitter Buster Posey up. O'Day got ahead 0-2, then nearly plunked Posey to go to 2-2 and then 3-2. The sellout crowd was on their feet, easily unsettled by a bullpen that had been dismantled in two games in San Francisco.

But this time O'Day got the job done. Posey sent a dribbler to shortstop Elvis Andrus, who easily threw the Giants catcher out.