C.J. Wilson took a two-hitter into the ninth inning and had a career-high 12 strikeouts to carry the Texas Rangers past the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Friday night.
Wilson (12-5) retired 16 straight batters until Brian Roberts
led off the ninth with a double. Before that, the only two hits
against the left-hander were by Julio Lugo - a first-inning single
and a double in the third.
Rangers manager Ron Washington pulled Wilson with two outs in
the ninth and Roberts on third. Neftali Feliz retired pinch-hitter
Luke Scott on a foul pop for his 30th save, the first for Texas in
Mitch Moreland homered and Josh Hamilton had two hits and an RBI
for the Rangers, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
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