ARLINGTON -- Colby Lewis said he was experiencing neck spasms shortly after his last start in Atlanta.
"I don't know if it was the pillows or what," Lewis said. "It was pretty much gone today, but it re-flared up."
The neck didn't appear to impact his ability to get hitters out. He pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits with one walk and nine strikeouts. His fastball command was solid and he was able to throw his slider and changeup for strikes. The result was a second straight solid outing.
Lewis expects to get the neck ironed out in time to make his next start. And he gets two extra days between starts to help thanks to off days Thursday and Monday.
As for Hamilton, he was seen grabbing his hamstring as he went into third base in the eighth and later after the inning checking it out as he went back into left field. Hamilton told Rangers officials that he was sore following a deep massage on his legs. It's not considered serious.
Hamilton was 1-for-2 with two walks.