Scott Feldman outpitched Zack Greinke with eight scoreless innings and the Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to five games with a 2-0 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Friday night
The illness-depleted Rangers learned before the game that
pitcher Vicente Padilla has swine flu and didn't put up much of a
fight, managing four hits. They didn't need more the way Feldman
(9-3) was pitching.
The right-hander pitched beyond the seventh inning for the first
time, allowing four hits for his career-high ninth win. Marlon Byrd
homered in the fourth inning and Hank Blalock hit a run-scoring
single in the eighth.