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First Taste of Interleague Too Much for Cubs, Fall to Rangers 2-1

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Colby Lewis tossed six innings of one-run ball, as the Texas Rangers held off the Chicago Cubs 2-1, in the first of a three-game interleague set.

Lewis (4-2) surrendered just five hits with four strikeouts and three walks for the win. Neftali Feliz allowed the tying run to reach third in the ninth before closing the game for his 12th save.

Vladimir Guerrero and Nelson Cruz each drove in a run for the Rangers, who have won a season-high five straight.

Ryan Theriot finished 2-for-3 for the Cubs, who have dropped two straight since winning four consecutive outings.

Ted Lilly (1-4) was solid, allowing just two runs on six hits and three walks over 6 2/3 frames, but he didn't receive any support from the offense, which stranded nine runners.

Feliz allowed a pinch-hit double from Tyler Colvin with one down in the ninth. Starlin Castro then moved him over to third on a deep flyout, but Kosuke Fukodome popped out to end the game.

After both teams nearly scored in the first, Mike Fontenot scooted home as Geovanny Soto grounded into a double play in the second.

Texas came back and took a 2-1 lead in the fourth on Vladimir Guerrero and Nelson Cruz's RBI doubles. Ian Kinsler started the rally with a single and advanced to third on two consecutive throwing errors.

Frank Francisco allowed consecutive two out singles from Alfonso Soriano and Marlon Byrd in the eighth, but Fontenot stranded both by striking out looking.

Texas has won seven straight at home....The Rangers are 5-2 all-time against the Cubs...Chicago finished 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position...Texas third baseman Michael Young went 2-for-3.