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Feliz Turns In Solid Effort

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    AP

    When Neftali Feliz was spotted a 5-0 lead in his previous start in Toronto, he wasn't able to hold on to it and the Texas Rangers ended up losing in a game that was, without much doubt, the worst game of the year for the Rangers.

    Feliz ended up with a no-decision in that game as he gave up four runs in five innings while walking a season-high six batters and giving up two home runs, just two of the four hits he allowed.

    He came back on Tuesday night, helped out by Josh Hamilton's epic night, to pick up a victory after pitching six innings and giving up just one run on the same four hits, but this time he walked just two and struck out a career-high eight batters.

    Feliz had his fastball working in his favor, as Baltimore's hitters couldn't catch up with it. He struck out seven on his fastball and one with a changeup, getting a key strikeout to end the sixth inning, and his night, after running into the proverbial wall.

    The start was the third one in the last four games that has seen a Rangers starter bounce back from a less-than-stellar start the previous time out, as Derek Holland and Matt Harrison both had good bounce-back starts from subpar ones.