The Texas Rangers can't seem to support Scott Feldman, either offensively or defensively. They haven't scored more than one run in any of his last six starts, and an error proved costly on Thursday night.
In the end, Feldman took his sixth consecutive loss after the Arizona Diamondbacks ran away to an 11-3 victory and avoided a sweep at Rangers Ballpark.
Feldman struck out the side in the first, and the Rangers grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the bottom half on an RBI single by Adrian Beltre. But things unraveled from there.
The Diamondbacks scored two runs on a two-run homer by Jason Kubel in the second. They added two more runs in the third after Mitch Moreland couldn't come up with a routine grounder at first with two outs in the inning. D-backs catcher Miguel Montero sent a grounder towards Moreland, who let the ball bounce underneath his glove. The next batter, Lyle Overbay, followed with a two-run double to left.
Arizona then broke it open with a five-run sixth. Feldman gave up consecutive doubles to Montero and Overbay to start the inning, and then was replaced by Tanner Scheppers. Scheppers didn't fare much better, giving up a three-run home run to Gerardo Parra.
Trailing 9-1 going into the seventh, the Rangers scored two runs on a two-run blast by David Murphy.
The D-backs regained an eight-run lead when Montero belted a two-run shot in the ninth off Rangers reliever Yoshinori Tateyama.
Ian Kinsler was ejected in the sixth inning by home plate umpire Eric Cooper for arguing a called third strike.
-- Drew Davison