Scott Feldman improved to 3-0 with 6 2/3 solid innings. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Nelson Cruz crushed a three-run homer and also went back-to-back with Hank Blalock in the sixth inning as the Rangers clinched the weekend series against the Astros. Scott Feldman allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings for his third victory.
BATTING 2B: Hamilton (2, Moehler), Blalock (9, Moehler), Murphy, Dv (5, Moehler). HR: Cruz, N 2 (11, 4th inning off Moehler, 2 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Moehler, 0 on, 0 out), Blalock (11, 6th inning
off Moehler, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Hamilton 2; Andrus; Blalock 7; Saltalamacchia; Cruz, N 8; Vizquel 2; Murphy, Dv 2. RBI: Cruz, N 4 (30), Blalock (25). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Saltalamacchia; Hamilton; Vizquel. SAC: Feldman. Team RISP: 2-for-6. Team LOB: 4.
a-Grounded out for Byrdak in the 6th. b-Walked for Wright, W in the 7th.
BATTING HR: Tejada, M (5, 1st inning off Feldman, 0 on, 1 out), Blum (1, 7th inning off Feldman, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Blum 4; Tejada, M 5; Lee, Ca; Pence 2. RBI: Tejada, M (25), Blum 2 (15). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bourn. Team RISP: 1-for-2. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING CS: Pence (3, 2nd base by Feldman/Saltalamacchia).
FIELDING E: Lee, Ca (1, fielding). Outfield assists: Pence (Vizquel at home).