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RHP Colby Lewis (7-8, 5.98 ERA) earned the victory in Texas' 3-2 win over the Yankees on Wednesday, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings. Lewis, who had arm and hip surgeries two years ago, has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his last six starts. He's 2-4 with a 6.00 ERA in his last seven starts, but that includes giving up a club-record 13 runs -- 11 earned -- in a loss to the Angels earlier this month. "As the weeks have transitioned into the second half, every time I take the mound I feel like I'm getting stronger," said Lewis, 35. "I think it was definitely an adjustment period getting used to a prosthetic hip."
3B Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Rangers' 3-2 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday. Beltre is hitting .238 with two home runs and eight RBIs over his last 16 games has three hits in 16 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Elvis Andrus is 9-for-20 in his last six games to raise his average from .260 to .268. Andrus, who went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the Rangers' 3-2 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday, has hits in 12 of his last 14 games and has reached base in 14 of his last 29 plate appearances.
LHP Derek Holland (microfracture left knee surgery in January) pitched two innings Wednesday in his first rehab start for Double-A Frisco, giving up no hits and two walks while striking out four in 33 pitches. He threw 21 for strikes. His next outing is set for Monday with Triple-A Round Rock.
1B J.P. Arencibia, who went 4-for-5 with seven RBIs on Tuesday, cooled a bit Wednesday, going 1-for-4 in Texas' 3-2 victory over the Yankees. Arencibia leads the majors with 16 RBIs since the All-Star break. He is hitting .250 since his recall from Triple-A Round Rock on July 17.