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Rangers get 1st series sweep since April, 10-3 in finale against playoff-chasing Braves

  • Texas Rangers' Luis Sardinas, left, is congratulated by interim manager Tim Bogar after scoring on a triple hit by Michael Choice during the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

    Texas Rangers' Luis Sardinas, left, is congratulated by interim manager Tim Bogar after scoring on a triple hit by Michael Choice during the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Rangers' Adam Rosales, right, is congratulated by Michael Choice after scoring on a hit by Luis Sardinas against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

    Texas Rangers' Adam Rosales, right, is congratulated by Michael Choice after scoring on a hit by Luis Sardinas against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Ramiro Pena throws late to first on a single by Texas Rangers' Leonys Martin during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

    Atlanta Braves second baseman Ramiro Pena throws late to first on a single by Texas Rangers' Leonys Martin during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)  (The Associated Press)

Colby Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers completed their first series sweep in nearly five months with a 10-3 win Sunday over the playoff-chasing Atlanta Braves.

After being swept in three games to complete a 2-7 trip, the Braves were four games behind Pittsburgh for the National League's second wild card with 13 games left in the regular season. The good news is they headed back to Atlanta for a 10-game homestand.

Michael Choice put the Rangers ahead to stay with an RBI triple in the second, and then added a two-run double in the fifth on a play when he got hurt running the bases and left the game.