Maybe it was the hotel pillows in Atlanta that cost the Rangers a victory Wednesday night. It was in Atlanta that Texas right-hander Colby Lewis was slowed by a stiff neck. The problem flared up again Wednesday for Lewis.
"It got tight after the fifth and then spasmed up there in the sixth," said Lewis, who struck out eight in seven scoreless innings. "We worked on it a little bit and it got me through the seventh."
Lewis said that the stiffness was nearly gone heading into the start, but lingered and got worse in the game. Lewis threw 103 pitches in his seven innings and didn't know if he would have gone out for an eighth even if his neck was 100 percent.
- Anthony Andro