Orioles baseball: Scott Feldman tosses a gem to help Baltimore knock off Chicago White Sox


Orioles starter Scott Feldman scattered five hits in his shutout against the White Sox on Friday night at Camden Yards. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
September 7, 2013

The Orioles traded for right-hander Scott Feldman just more than two months ago to fortify their starting rotation. They believed the veteran they acquired from the Chicago Cubs would be a valuable asset in their chase for a playoff spot.

And the 30-year-old pitcher turned in perhaps the finest game of his career Friday night, completing his first career shutout in a 4-0 win over the Chicago White Sox in front of an announced 26,253 at Camden Yards.

Feldman held the White Sox to just five hits — all singles — in giving Baltimore its first complete game in more than a year, since Jason Hammel threw a shutout June 16, 2012, in Atlanta.

“All these games are important, so just to win the game was huge,” Feldman said. “I don’t care if I got nine [innings] or seven or whatever it is. As long as we win, it’s a good game.”

The Orioles (75-65) hit three home runs off White Sox left-hander John Danks — improving their major league-leading homer total to 191 — including back-to-back homers by Chris Davis and Matt Wieters in the sixth inning.

Seventeen of the Orioles’ past 18 runs have been scored by home run.

Feldman (5-4) has allowed one or fewer runs in four of his past five starts, going 3-1 and pitching to a 1.36 ERA in that span.

Davis’s homer was his 48th of the season, ending an eight-game homerless drought. He is now two homers shy of Brady Anderson’s club record, set in 1996.

— Baltimore Sun

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