Texas 2, Chi. White Sox 0

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 29, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 104°
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Joe West,
Attendance - 46744

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Texas 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 55-46 27-22 28-24 L1
Texas 59-41 32-19 27-22 W1

Recap

Rangers 2, White Sox 0: Scott Feldman pitched eight scoreless innings, snapping Chicago’s five-game winning streak as Texas avoided being swept at home.

Feldman (5-6) scattered seven hits in equaling the longest outing of his career, striking out five without a walk and never allowing the White Sox to advance a runner past second base. Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 21st save.

The Rangers, who extended their lead in the American League West to 4 1/2 games, got the only run they would need in the first inning when Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez committed a two-out error that allowed Josh Hamilton to score from third base. Nelson Cruz made it a 2-0 game in the fifth when he just beat the throw to the plate on a groundout by Michael Young.

Gavin Floyd (8-9) was the hard-luck loser, laboring through 6 2/3 innings. He got himself into trouble on several occasions, allowing seven hits and walking five, but he surrendered just one earned run.

Cruz had two of the eight Texas hits. Jordan Danks went 2-for-3 to pace the White Sox, who still lead the AL Central by 1 1/2 games over Detroit.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Texas scratched scheduled starter Roy Oswalt, who will instead pitch Monday against Los Angeles ... Feldman’s only other eight-inning start came on July 24, 2009, when he held Kansas City without a run ... Chicago had won eight of its previous 10 games at The Ball Park in Arlington.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Texas
Gavin Floyd Player Scott Feldman
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 8.0
1 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 7
1.35 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Texas
Jordan Danks Player David Murphy
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 7 0 8 .212 11 6 0 0 0 1
Texas 8 0 10 .250 25 2 1 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Rangers have a W/L % of .525 after a win and .683 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The White Sox have a W/L % of .582 after a win and .511 after a loss.