Former Pack 3B Kouzmanoff Belts 3-Run HR

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Colby Lewis threw five scoreless innings for the Texas Rangers in a 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

Lewis gave up five hits, struck out three and walked one.

Lewis, the 2012 Rangers' opening day starter, is coming back from hip and elbow surgery. He has not pitched in the majors since July 27, 2012, and Texas plans to start him in the minors as he builds up strength.

Mariners right-hander Erasmo Ramirez held Texas to one run and three hits, walking none and striking out six in five-plus innings. He is 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA in six outings.

The Rangers scored four times in the sixth after Ramirez was replaced by Charlie Furbush. Kevin Kouzmanoff, who has not played in the majors since 2011, hit a three-run homer.

Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer for the Mariners.


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