ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Scott Feldman, starting after Roy Oswalt was scratched with back tightness, threw seven strong innings to lead the Texas Rangers to a 9-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
Feldman (4-6) won his fourth straight decision and pitched his longest outing since throwing eight innings on June 2, 2010. He gave up one earned run and seven hits with five strikeouts.
Just before the game started, it was learned Texas starting pitcher Colby Lewis will miss the rest of the season because of a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow that will require surgery. Martin Perez, who was called up on Monday after Lewis was placed on the disabled list, will start Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, but he would have been available out of the bullpen if Feldman had faltered early.
In three games against Boston this season, the Rangers have outscored the Red Sox 33-7.