ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Blue Jays scored all six runs in a rough fifth inning for Colby Lewis, and the Rangers couldn't generate enough offense to make the comeback, falling 6-4. Some quick thoughts (more to come from the clubhouse):
* Colby Lewis had managed to get out of some jams until the fifth, when the Blue Jays quickly turned a 0-0 game into a 6-0 lead. They did it all with two outs. Corey Patterson homered to right on an 0-2 pitch, scoring Travis Snider (who led off the inning with a walk) and Yunel Escobar, who got a hit with two outs. Jose Bautista hit the next pitch into the last row of seats in left field, which is not easy to do. Adam Lind walked and then Juan Rivera hit a homer to right to score the final two of the inning.
* Lewis has now allowed eight homers on the season and seven in his last 16 innings. The command just wasn't there. You do wonder what happens if Patterson doesn't hit a very high fastball (high and out of the zone) for a homer on that 0-2 pitch. But Lewis couldn't stop the bleeding after that. He allowed two homers in his first four starts in 2010, BTW.
* It seemed most of the press box -- and the fans in attendance -- were watching the radar gun readout in left-center field when Lewis took the rubber. And what they saw was a pitcher that hit 91 mph in the first inning and was able to get a little more on that fastball than he had in previous outings. He was still at 90 mph in the fourth.
* Lewis worked out of some early trouble. He gave up a one-out triple to John McDonald in the third (a ball that Julio Borbon nearly caught up with despite it being deep in the gap in left-center), but struck out Chris Woodward and got Yunel Escobar to ground out. In the fourth, the first two hitters -- Patterson and Bautista -- got on base, but Lewis worked out of that (thanks in part to a double steal attempt that didn't work).
* Mitch Moreland had a very good day scooping balls in the dirt at first, an underappreciated art. Moreland made two good scoops in the first three innings, both on throws by Elvis Andrus (who made nice plays in the hole to get to those balls).
* Michael Young, one of the club's best hitters this season, hit into a double play with two runners on in the first. It was the sixth time this season that Young hit into a ground-ball double play, second-highest in the AL to Torii Hunter. But he's also one of the best hitters in the league with runners in scoring position (was 11-for-21, .524 with RISP, 4th in AL, coming in), and he showed that again in the sixth, nearly hitting a home run. The ball hit inches below the top of the wall for a double to score Andrus. That extended Young's hitting streak to 15 games. Young hit another double in the eighth, giving him 11 on the season.
* David Murphy made a long run to a ball tailing away from him with no outs and two on in the fourth, forcing Patterson and Bautista to scramble back to their bases. Murphy caught the ball in stride, pushed off the wall after catching it and then threw the ball back in.
* Murphy was at it again in the 7th, getting to a ball down the line and then hitting the cutoff man (Andrus), who made a nice throw to first to get the double play as Escobar hesitated as Murphy made the catch.
* Yorvit Torrealba got Patterson trying to steal third on a double steal for the second out of the inning shortly after Murphy's catch. It was not a great jump by Patterson, who slid right into Adrian Beltre's tag. Lewis got the ball to the plate quickly. Baserunners have had trouble stealing on Lewis this season.
* Torrealba hit his third homer of the season, belting a laser down the left field line in the fifth.
* One thing to watch from Ian Kinsler in the coming weeks and months: Will he go the other way? He did in the sixth, driving an outside pitch the opposite way to right field to score Julio Borbon.
* Kinsler was too far off second base on a ground ball by Andrus in the sixth and was caught in a rundown. But he did manage to stay in it long enough to get Andrus to second base, so it was essentially trading one runner for another.
* Dave Bush gave the Rangers three shutout innings, saving the bullpen for another day. Don't underestimate how important it is to save that bullpen in a series like this (especially in the middle of a stretch of 20 games in 20 days). Bush gave up two hits and one walk.
* Pedro Strop pitched a perfect ninth.
* Nelson Cruz had a homer to lead off the ninth, his first homer in 14 games, but the sixth of the season for him.