By Ron Kaplan, contributor

The “good” Scott Feldman showed up yesterday, throwing seven shutout innings, giving up four hits and no walks, and striking out four to lead the Cincinnati Reds (29-30) to a 5-2 win to sweep the four-game series over the visiting St. Louis Cardinals. Feldman’s win, his fifth, was only the 13th in the Majors this season in which a pitcher pitched at least 7 scoreless innings, gave up four or fewer hits, and walked nobody.

Ian Kinsler had a pretty good day, too, going 3-for-4 with his eighth double, two runs scored, and his second stolen base. Too bad the Detroit Tigers (29-30) fell to the visiting LA Angels, 11-4.

Richard Bleier gave up three hits but no runs  in one inning of relief as the Baltimore Orioles (31-27) lost to the host Washington Nationals, 6-1.

Danny Valencia was 0-for-3 with a walk as the Minnesota Twins (30-26) held off his Seattle Mariners (30-31), 2-1. Craig Breslow did not appear for the Twins.

Alex Bregman was 1-for-3 with a walk as the Houston Astros (43-18) beat the host KC Royals, 6-1.

Brad Goldberg, who did not appear for the Chicago White Sox (25-33) in their 7-5 loss to the host Tampa Bay Rays, was optioned back to Triple-A after just one appearance.

No game for Kevin Pillar and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ryan Braun (Milwaukee Brewers) and Joc Pederson (LA Dodgers) remain on the DL.

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