Texas right hander Scott Feldman picked up his 15th win, one off the AL lead, as the Texas Rangers beat the Orioles 5-1 Friday night to start a three-game series.
Feldman entered with 12 2/3 scoreless innings and did not give a run until the sixth. On the night he pitched 6 2/3, allowing four hits and one run.
He improved to 15-4, 3.62 on the season.
Feldman became the first Texas pitcher since Bobby Witt in 1990 to win seven straight road decisions. In 14 road games on the year, he is 11-1, 2.80.
Losing pitcher Chris Tillman falls to 1-3, 4.66. He gave up seven hits and five runs over six innings. He matched season highs in runs and hits allowed.
Marlon Bryrd’s RBI single gave Texas a 1-0 lead in the first and they scored three in the 4th for a 4-0 edge. That inning featured a Chris Davis two-run double.
When Nelson Cruz hit an opposite field homer to right in the 6th, Texas was up 5-0. It was his 31st homer.
Brian Roberts, today batting third for the first time ever in the Majors, delivered an RBI single in the sixth for the Orioles. He went 1 for 3 in batting anywhere in the order except for leadoff for the first time since 2004.
The Orioles have lost four in a row and fall to 2-6 on this ten-game homestand.