Rangers 2, White Sox 0: Gift runs end win streak at 5

you can't handle this.

Gavin Floyd flirted with disaster early and often, leaving the bases loaded in the first two innings but somehow escaping unharmed. He was all over the place and only notched one strikeout. Despite all of this, he kept the Sox in the game pitching into the seventh inning.

The defense let him down in the third, when an error by Alexei Ramirez allowed Josh Hamilton to score. In the fifth he was charged with an earned run, but that one also should have been scored an error. Mike Napoli grounded out to Floyd who held the runner at third, then threw to Adam Dunn at first base for the out. Dunn couldn't get the ball out of his glove as Nelson Cruz took off for the plate and scored fairly easily. Way too easily. There's just no way he should have scored there.

Scott Feldman turned in what is probably the best start of his career, in what has been somewhat of an odd season. He was in the bullpen for the first month and a half of 2012, turning in an uneventful 9+ innings. Texas moved him into the rotation and he lost his first six starts. He has since turned it around in the next six starts, winning all of them except a no decision vs. the White Sox on July 4th, the only start where he doesn't have a decision in 2012. Anyway he pitched eight shutout innings tonight, didn't walk anybody and struck out five.

Joe Nathan came in for the 9th striking out one en route to his 25th save.

Jordan Danks was 2-for-3, the only Sox player to get on base more than once, and Alex Rios had the only extra base hit, a double in the fourth.

Record: 55-46 | Box score | Play-by-play

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