The Arizona Diamondbacks came into Arlington, Texas having won five straight games. With Ian Kennedy coming off of two straight very good starts, it appeared that they might be able to continue their success. However, Texas rangers starter Colby Lewis had a perfect game threw five innings and only allowed a solo homer to Miguel Montero and three other hits. Texas got five runs in the sixth inning and Lewis threw a complete game to beat Arizona 9-1 in the first game of their three-game interleague series.
Kennedy gave up a run in the bottom of the first inning when his wild pitch scored Ian Kinsler, who had doubled to lead off the inning.
Arizona was stymied as they were set down 16 times in a row before Aaron Hill was the first baserunner with a hit with one out in the sixth. He was left stranded and then Texas busted the game open in the bottom of the inning.
Kennedy retired the first two hitters, but then allowed six straight hits and five runs, including a two-run home run to David Murphy. That made the score 6-0.
Texas added two more runs in the seventh with two outs and a single run in the eighth.
Miguel Montero homered in the top of the eighth for the only Arizona run.
Paul Goldschmidt was hitless in three at-bats, so his hitting streak came to an end.
Lewis gave up only four hits in a complete game win. He struck out seven and walked one. With the win, he evened his record at 5-5 on the season.
Kennedy allowed six runs and 10 hits in five and two-thirds innings, walking one and striking out four. He took the loss, falling to 5-6.
The two teams battle again Wednesday night.
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