BALTIMORE -- The Rangers wanted Neftali Feliz to show better command of his fastball during Tuesday's game with the Orioles. Feliz ended up allowing just one run on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in six innings.He was the winning pitcher in the Rangers' 10-3 victory. Mission accomplished. "I thought he was outstanding," Rangers manager Ron Washington said Wednesday. "When he can command his fastball it makes everything better. Last night he was outstanding. If not for [Josh] Hamilton, he would have been the guy we were talking about." Feliz didn't seem to mind people talking about Hamilton, considering he hit four home runs in the game. There is nothing like a little offensive support. "When you have a lot of run support, you have a lot more confidence in your pitches," Feliz said. "You don't have to worry about added pressure." Feliz said the better fastball command came from making a mechanical adjustment in his delivery. But as far as his strength and endurance, Feliz said, "I feel great."
Hamilton able to retrieve last two home run balls
BALTIMORE -- Josh Hamilton said he was able to get back the baseballs he hit for his third and fourth home runs on Tuesday night. Reliever Mike Adams was on the case.
Both home runs were hit over the center-field fence into an area of Camden Yards where there is no seating. There is an opening area directly behind the center-field wall and in front of the batter's eye, and then the Orioles' bullpen is to the left of that area.That's where the third and fourth home runs landed. One was retrieved by a security guard and the other by a member of the Orioles' bullpen. Adams retrieved them both. "They're back at my hotel room," Hamilton said. "Somebody asked me what I'll do with them. I said they'll probably end up in a closet or in the backyard rolling down the slide with my girls."
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