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G114: Wilson start wasted, as Rangers lose 7-5

CJ Wilson & Fausto Carmona had a good pitcher’s duel going. After 6 innings, the score was 0-0. Then the wheels fell off. Well, not completely. Wilson still had a good line when he came out of the game. 6.2 innings pitched, five hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 9 strikeouts, two walks. Not bad at all. Darren Oliver and Koji Uehara followed up nicely, allowing just a single walk between the two of them.
At this point, the Rangers were up 4-3, on the strength of a four run bottom of the 7th inning. Couple of singles, an error, another single, and a sac fly produced the runs. Not sexy, but it worked. We were winning.
Then Neftali Feliz came in for the top of the ninth and laid an egg. Double, sacrifice bunt, single, flu out, double, home run, then a couple of outs. Actually, the home run was givien up by Tateyama. It was’t a pretty ninth inning.
We did pick up a run in the bottom of the ninth, but the top was pretty deflating. Made for an even more annoying than usual loss.

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