July 24, 2009
MLB: Texas 2, Kansas City 0
Scott Feldman gave up four hits in the longest start of his career Friday, lifting the Texas Rangers to a 2-0 victory over Kansas City.
The Royals lost their 10th straight game. The Rangers have won five in a row.Feldman (9-3) went eight innings, walking three and striking out two. He is 6-1 on the road this season.
C.J. Wilson gave up a two-out double to Alberto Callaspo in the ninth but retired pinch-hitter Miguel Olivo on a ground ball to record his 10th save.
Zack Greinke (10-6) lost his third straight decision despite striking out 10 over seven innings. He allowed only three hits.
Marlon Byrd hit a solo homer in the fourth and scored the other Texas run on Hank Blalock's double in the eighth.
The teams combined to go 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
The Rangers announced Friday that pitcher Vicente Padilla has been diagnosed with H1N1, while the Royals said veteran outfielder Jose Guillen will miss up to eight weeks because of a right knee injury.