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Rangers drag to finish line at Miller Park

6/13/2010

It sure seemed Rangers pitching escaped several jams in a 4-3 win at Milwaukee on Saturday, barely surviving bases-loaded situations in the ninth.

Scott Feldman turned in a quality start, allowing four hits and no runs while walking three. A good chunk of those hits led off the inning for the Brewers, but the home team could not capitalize against Feldman.

Milwaukee managed to score a run in the eighth off Frank Francisco to bring them within 4-1. But closer Neftali Feliz had control issues in the final frame, allowing a bases-loaded single to Rickie Weeks that cut the Rangers lead to two with one out and three still on. He gave way to Chris Ray, who permitted one of the runs to score on Corey Hart's fielder's choice that produced an out at second. He followed by getting Prince Fielder to fly out to left to end the threat and the game.

Josh Hamilton went 1-for-4 and delivered his 14th home run of the year, a solo shot off Manny Parra in the sixth. Justin Smoak and David Murphy drove in the other two Rangers runs.

Michael Young's infield hit in the first inning put him just two away from Ivan Rodriguez's franchise record. Young's at 1,745 all-time in a Rangers uniform.