American League Game Summary - Chicago at Texas|
(Sunday, July 29th)
Final Score: Texas 2, Chicago 0
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Scott Feldman is making the most out of his
The 29-year-old right-hander spun eight scoreless innings, helping the Texas
Rangers snap a five-game losing streak to the Chicago White Sox with a 2-0
triumph in the finale of a three-game set.
Feldman (5-6) fanned five and scattered seven hits. He is 5-0 over his last
six appearances -- five starts -- after starting the year 0-6. He's the first
pitcher to lose his first six-plus decisions in a season, and then immediately
follow with a five-game winning streak.
Feldman made a spot-start on Monday in favor of Roy Oswalt, who was scratched
with back tightness, and was moved back into the rotation when it was
announced that Colby Lewis will miss the remainder of the season with a torn
tendon in his pitching elbow.
"Any time we got anything going, he just found a way to get out of it. He got
the pitch when he needed it. You just tip your hat," White Sox manager Robin
Ventura said of Feldman.
Despite an 8-for-13 career mark against White Sox starter Gavin Floyd
coming in, Josh Hamilton's recent struggles continued. He went 0-for-2 and
is mired in a 1-for-25 slump.
Texas, which went 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position in Saturday's 5-2
loss to Chicago, finished 0-for-10 with RISP on Sunday.
Joe Nathan worked a 1-2-3 ninth to nail down his 21st save of the year.
Gavin Floyd (8-9) surrendered two runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and five
walks in 6 2/3 innings for the White Sox, who had their five-game winning
The Rangers took advantage of a Chicago miscue to plate a run in the third and
added another in the fifth due to some savvy baserunning.
Hamilton worked a one-out walk in the third and after Michael Young struck
out, he went first-to-third on David Murphy's single to center. Hamilton came
home when Alexei Ramirez committed a fielding error on a grounder to
In the fifth. Cruz led off with a double and moved to third on Hamilton's
groundout. Young then grounded one back to Floyd for the second out, but
Cruz broke home on his throw to first. Adam Dunn then one-hopped the throw to
the plate as Cruz slid in safely. making it a 2-0 game.
"As a runner on third base, you want to come down that line as deep as you
possibly can and you have to make a decision, either you go or you don't,"
Rangers manager Ron Washington said about the play. "He made a decision to go
and Dunn had to rush. He made a bad throw."
Chicago did not advance a runner past first for the remainder of the game.
The White Sox were searching for their first road sweep of the Rangers since
Sept. 5-8, 1985...Hamilton hit fifth in the batting order for the first time
since July 28, 2010...Texas improved to 3-6 against the White Sox this season.
07/30 00:35:37 ET