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Feliz Seems to be Back on Track

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    AP

    This hasn't been a banner year for Texas Rangers closer, and reigning AL Rookie of the Year, Neftali Feliz.

    He's struggled with control at times, racking up nearly as many walks as strikeouts this year, and just hasn't been his usual Nefti self.

    But in his last four outings, including three in three straight days, Feliz has looked the part.

    He nailed down a save in the Rangers' final game before the break, a 2-0 win over Oakland, without allowing a baserunner.

    He did the same thing on Friday against the Mariners, and did it again on Sunday. On Saturday, he mixed in an inning of work in a non-save situation and didn't allow anyone on base.

    Sunday's outing dropped Feliz's ERA below 3.00 for the first time in a while as it now sits at 2.97.

    Of course, his effective in the last three games is promising with a day off Monday before beginning the big series against the Angels, but it also has to be considered he was pitching to one of the worst offenses in recent memory for the Mariners, who are now 0-for-33 with two walks and 13 strikeouts against Feliz in his career.