Reds roll past Rangers 8-2

Jay Bruce, Zack Cozart homer in Reds win.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer, Zack Cozart homered along with a two-run triple and the Cincinnati Reds beat Texas 8-2 on Tuesday night, ending the Rangers’ season-best winning streak at seven games.

By taking the opener of a two-game interleague series, the Reds snapped the Rangers’ run of 10 straight series victories a night after Texas got credit for a series win by beating Baltimore in a makeup game between the AL’s top two teams.

Texas starter Colby Lewis (6-1) had the best season-opening winning streak of his career snapped, leaving after five innings with cramping in his right arm.

Lewis allowed three of the first four hitters to reach capped by Bruce’s 16th home run in the 36-year-old right-hander’s first start since taking a perfect game into the eighth inning and a no-hitter into the ninth of a 5-1 win at Oakland. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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