Hamilton, Feldman Lead Texas To 2-0 Win Over Rays
ARLINGTON (AP) – Josh Hamilton hit a towering home run and Scott Feldman threw six scoreless innings in a spot start for the AL West-leading Texas Rangers in a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Hamilton hit the first pitch of the sixth inning thrown by rookie right-hander Jeremy Hellickson (11-10) deep into a second deck of seats in right field. It landed an estimated 449 feet from home plate, his 19th homer, and broke a scoreless tie.
Michael Young followed with a double and scored on a single by David Murphy.
Feldman (1-0) allowed only two hits before Mark Lowe, Darren Oliver, Mike Adams combined for two no-hit innings to set up Neftali Feliz for his 26th save in 32 chances. It was the Rangers’ 16th shutout this season.
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