ARLINGTON, Texas Maybe all it took to get Scott Feldman going this season was mentioning the Texas Rangers and their pursuit of pitching from outside the organization.
The closer the Rangers get to the trade deadline the better the veteran right-hander pitches.
Sunday night was no exception as Feldman had one of his best starts in a Texas uniform, going eight scoreless innings as the Rangers salvaged the final game of the series against Chicago with a 2-0 shutout.
Feldman's start enables the Rangers to go into a big four-game series against Los Angeles with a little momentum despite their offensive struggles. The series begins Monday with the Rangers leading Oakland by 4 games in the West and the Angels by five.
That lead wouldn't be as big without the efforts of Feldman. While the Rangers have won just nine games this month, Feldman has three of those and his July ERA is 1.96. He's won two games on the homestand, allowing one run in 16 innings.
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