Rangers Post Third Straight Shutout

Feldman helps Texas end A's 4-game winning streak
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted May 9, 2008 11:49 PM CDT
Texas Rangers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, left, pumps his fist as he celebrates following Oakland Athletics' Bobby Crosby's (7) strike out against Rangers closer C.J. Wilson to end the game.    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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(Newser) – Scott Feldman and three relievers combined for Texas' third consecutive shutout and Brandon Boggs drove in three runs to help the Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 last night. Boggs recovered from an early hard crash into the wall to go 3-for-4 with a homer as Texas ended the A's four-game winning streak. Feldman (1-1) pitched six innings, stretching Texas' scoreless streak to 28 consecutive innings.

Jamey Wright then tossed a perfect seventh to make it 29, the second-longest streak in franchise history, before Joaquin Benoit and C.J. Wilson finished it off for 31 in a row. The last time a major league team had three consecutive shutouts was Florida in August 2005. Minnesota was the last American League team to accomplish that feat, in July 2004.