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Rangers Vs. Giants Recap: Texas Defense Slips In 5-2 Loss

Scott Feldman had his best start of the season, but some sloppy defense and little run support cost the Texas Rangers on Saturday afternoon as they lost 5-2 to the San Francisco Giants.

Feldman went 5.1 innings while throwing 7 strikeouts to only 1 walk, but he still gave up 3 runs, including one unearned, on 4 hits. Three Texas errors, including Ian Kinsler throwing a ball over Michael Young's head on a run-down and Josh Hamilton losing a fly ball in the sun, didn't help matters.

It was more than enough for San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong, who gave up only 3 hits and 1 run in 7.2 innings of work.

The only Ranger who could get anything going against Vogelsong was Mitch Moreland, who hit a solo HR as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th inning.

Texas made a late run against the Giants bullpen, who have been without Brian Wilson for most of the season. Mike Napoli hit a solo HR on the top of the 9th as Bruce Bochy cycled through four relief pitchers in the game's final 1.1 innings.

With the tying run on the on-deck circle, Shane Casilla ended up picking up the save for San Francisco when he struck out Brandon Snyder.

For more coverage of the game, check out Lonestar Ball and McCovey Chronicles.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.