Feldman goes distance for Cubs
Scott Feldman retired 18 straight on his way to his first career complete game and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of former No. 1 pick Andrew Cashner's wildness in a 6-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.
Feldman (2-3) earned his second straight win, allowing two runs and three hits while walking one. After Chase Headley singled with two outs in the first, Feldman retired the next 18 batters and didn't allow another Padres baserunner until Carlos Quentin reached on an error by third baseman Luis Valbuena.
Feldman struck out the side in the third and fourth innings, ending up with 12 strikeouts to set a career high. He also had an RBI double in the second to give the Cubs a 2-0 lead.
The Cubs starter, who signed a one-year contract in November, has given up three runs in his last 15 2/3 innings for Chicago, which got its 16th quality start of the season.
Jedd Gyorko homered to lead off the eighth and end Feldman's shutout bid. Feldman's first walk came to John Baker with one out in the inning. Headley then had a solo home run in the ninth.
Cashner (1-2), making his first start against the team that made him its No. 1 pick in 2008, lasted four innings and gave up five runs, four earned, six hits, one hit batter and four walks, along with a wild pitch. He was dealt to San Diego in January 2012 for Anthony Rizzo, who was 1 for 4.
Cardinals 4, Reds 2: Lance Lynn won his 10th straight decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings to lead the Cardinals over the Reds in St. Louis.
Lynn (5-0) struck out five and walked two, improving to 10-0 in 10 starts and one relief appearing since losing to Milwaukee on Sept. 7.
It's the second straight quick start for Lynn, who was 6-0 with a 1.48 ERA through May 7 last season, then went 12-7 with a 4.46 ERA the rest of the way.
White Sox 5, Rangers 2: Conor Gillaspie and Alejandro De Aza homered in the seventh inning and Chicago ended a three-game losing streak with a road win over Texas.
Chris Sale (3-2) settled down after a rough second inning to make it through seven. The left-hander struck out seven and walked two.
Texas managed only two runs in the second despite a homer, three singles and a walk. Sale then faced only one batter over the minimum 15 the next five innings.
Gillaspie's homer leading off the seventh against rookie Nick Tepesch (2-2) broke a 2-all tie. Tyler Flowers snapped an 0-for-17 slide with a single before De Aza's fifth homer of the season.