Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Roy Oswalt appeared refreshed and the cranky
back looked fine.
Making his Rangers' debut and first start in almost nine months, the 34-year-
old fired 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball, lifting Texas to its seventh straight
win with a 4-1 triumph over the sputtering Colorado Rockies in the opener of a
three-game interleague series.
In his 110-pitch outing, Oswalt (1-0) fanned six and surrendered a run on nine
hits and a walk. He was chased from the contest following Marco Scutaro's RBI
double in the seventh.
Oswalt left to a standing ovation.
Adrian Beltre smacked a two-run homer, while Mike Napoli added a solo shot for
the Rangers. Joe Nathan registered his 16th save of the season with a 1-2-3
Christian Friedrich (4-4) was charged with four runs on seven hits and a walk
in six innings for Colorado, which has dropped 13 of its last 15 tilts.
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