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Feldman lasted just five innings, giving up six runs (four earned) on eight hits. He walked none and struck out six in the losing effort.
Hudson, on the other hand, had the hot hand on Thursday night. Hudson lasted seven innings, giving up three runs on five hits, while walking none and striking out seven.
Texas jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning, after Adrian Beltre singled home Elvis Andrus. That lead was short lived, however, as Jason Kubel homered in the top half of the second inning, giving Arizona a 2-1 lead.
Arizona would eventually build up a 9-1 lead by the end of the sixth inning, and would go on to win 11-3.
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Scott Feldman is still looking for his first win of the season since replacing the injured Neftali Feliz in Texas' rotation. He came closest to a 'W' in his last outing, going 5 1/3 innings, giving up four hits, two earned runs and striking out seven. (quote courtesy MLB.com)
"Execute my pitches, that was the main thing, just making pitches and staying tall on my backside," Feldman said after that start. "Hopefully I'm there and I can continue to build on the last one and try to get better."
Nelson Cruz is expected to be out of the Rangers' lineup again with a sore Achilles tendon, but manager Ron Washington stated he could pinch hit.
Date / Time: Thursday, June 14, 7:05 p.m. CT
Location: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
TV: Fox Sports Southwest, MLB Network
Radio: 103.3 ESPN , 1540am ESPN Deportes
Probable Starters: Daniel Hudson (2-1) vs. Scott Feldman (0-5)
The Texas Rangers won their third straight game and clinched their interleague series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night with a 1-0 victory. The game hit a minor delay but both Matt Harrison and Wade Miley made up for it by moving through both lineups and pushing a scoreless tie into the eighth inning. Harrison gave up just six hits in 7.1 innings of work, striking out three in a shutout appearance.
The Rangers finally managed to put together a rally against the Dbacks in the bottom of the eighth. Mike Napoli drew a lead-off walk and was sacrificed over to second by Yorvit Torrealba. After a Nelson Cruz strikeout, the nine-hole hitter Craig Gentry came through with a single to left to knock in Napoli for the 1-0 lead, chasing Miley.
Joe Nathan came on in the ninth to complete the shutout, quickly working through the middle of the order. Nathan stuck out the first two batters he faced and then induced a flyout by Chris Young to end the game. The Rangers will go for the sweep on Thursday with Scott Feldman on the mound. He's still searching for his first win of the season and he'll be opposed by Daniel Hudson.
For the second consecutive night, the Texas Rangers will be without slugger Nelson Cruz in the lineup. Cruz was held out of Tuesday's starting lineup because of flu-like symptoms, and he'll get the night off again on Wednesday.
Both Ron Washington and Kirk Gibson have announced the starting lineups for Wednesday night's contest, and they are as follows:
SP Wade Miley
Aside from Cruz' omission from the lineup, Napoli at first base is notable, as Torrealba gets the start behind the plate. Snyder is taking Cruz' place in the lineup.
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While the top of the Rangers' pitching rotation has been unstoppable - Arizona managed only four hits off of Colby Lewis on Tuesday, with Matt Harrison, winner of four straight starts, on the hill Wednesday - they did lose right hander Alexi Ogando to the DL with a strained right groin. Ogando's scheduled start would be this Saturday, and his potential replacement is Triple-A call-up Michael Kirkman from Round Rock.
The Rangers have dominated Arizona in Interleague play, entering Wednesday night 9-3 all-time against the Diamondbacks.
Date / Time: Wednesday, June 13, 7:05 p.m. CT
Location: Rangers Ballpark at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Radio: 103.3 ESPN , 1540am ESPN Deportes
Probable Starters: Wade Miley (7-2) vs. Matt Harrison (8-3)
Colby Lewis allowed one earned run on just four hits, pitching a complete game as the Rangers cruised to a 9-1 win.
Lewis walked one and struck out seven en route to his fifth win of the year. The Rangers scored in the first inning when Ian Kinsler came home on a wild pitch, but there wasn't any more scoring until the sixth inning. In the sixth, the Rangers had six straight two-out hits to score five runs and extend the lead to 6-0.
Texas added two more in the seventh. Arizona got on the board in the eighth with a solo home run from Miguel Montero, but the Rangers got the run back in the eighth.
Good news for the Texas Rangers, who almost desperately need something to get going in their pitching rotation. Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland seem to be making progress and reports say both of them could be throwing again by the end of the week.
Feliz, 24, said he wants to throw as soon as he's cleared, but he has not made an appearance in a game since May 18 because of inflamation in his right elbow. The plan is for him to see a team physician this week, which could clear him as early as Friday.
Feliz had this to say to ESPNDallas.com:
"I don't know the plan," Feliz said. "I'm just going to get ready and try to come back as soon as I can."
Holland shed around 15 pounds in 2 1/2 weeks and has been out of action since his last start June 5. He has been cleared and believes he could throw by the end of the week.
"I've been eating as much as I possibly can, trying to do everything, take protein before I go to bed, anything I can do to get some weight back," Holland said. "Trust me, I don't like watching TV when guys are playing and I'm not."
The lineups for the series opener Tuesday evening between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks have been announced. Worth noting in the lineup is Yorvit Torrealba at catcher instead of Mike Napoli and Craig Gentry in center field while Josh Hamilton moves over to left for David Murphy.
Take a look here at the lineups for both the Rangers and Diamondbacks:
1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Elvis Andrus (R) SS
3. Josh Hamilton (L) LF
4. Adrian Beltre (R) 3B
5. Michael Young (R) DH
6. David Murphy (L) RF
7. Yorvit Torrealba (R) C
8. Mitch Moreland (L) 1B
9. Craig Gentry (R) CF
1. Gerardo Parra (L) LF
2. Willie Bloomquist (R) SS
3. Justin Upton (R) RF
4. Jason Kubel (L) DH
5. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
6. Miguel Montero (L) C
7. Chris Young (R) CF
8. Aaron Hill (R) 2B
9. Josh Bell (S) 3B
Jim McLennan of AZ Snake Pit swings by to help preview Texas' upcoming interleague series against the D'Backs.
The Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks kick off their three-game series Tuesday in Arlington.