HOUSTON -- Scott Feldman said he felt terrible warming up in the bullpen before Saturday nights game against Texas. Cheap Kentucky Gear . Once he got on the mound, he felt a lot better -- and it showed. Feldman pitched a three-hitter for his second major league shutout, leading the Houston Astros to a 2-0 victory over the Rangers. "That goes to show you, that doesnt always add up to what you bring out to the game," Feldman said, referring to his bullpen session. Feldman (8-10) struck out five and walked one in his fourth career complete game and second this month. He also had one Aug. 3 against Toronto, yielding one run and eight hits in that game. "I think Ive been feeling better and better as the seasons gone on, kind of just hope to keep that going the rest of the year," Feldman said. The three hits allowed matched a career best for Feldman, who also threw a three-hitter against San Diego on May 1, 2013. His other shutout was Sept. 6, 2013, against the Chicago White Sox. "That is as good as Ive seen him pitch," Houston manager Bo Porter said. "When you look at some of the swings that they were taking -- not only out of the zone but in the strike zone -- that lets you know just how much the ball was moving, sinking and cutting." Held hitless for the first five innings by Robbie Ross Jr., the Astros scored twice in the seventh off reliever Phil Klein (0-2). Carlos Corporan doubled to put runners at second and third, and Jake Marisnick had an RBI infield single. Corporan scored on Kleins throwing error to first. Ross was pulled after five innings and 70 pitches. He was on a strict pitch count after throwing 42 in 2 1-3 innings Thursday for Triple-A Round Rock. The left-hander was recalled Saturday to make a spot start in place of Miles Mikolas, skipped due to shoulder fatigue. "I felt good," Ross said. "I felt strong. They told me the pitch count got to me. I told them I would love to go back out there." Ross struck out five and walked three. Jose Altuve got Houstons first hit, a one-out double in the sixth off Klein. "He was outstanding," Texas manager Ron Washington said of Ross. "But it was about Robbie Ross, protecting him." Feldman retired his first 13 batters before Ryan Ruas one-out single in the fifth. Rougned Odor hit a leadoff single in the sixth, Adrian Beltre walked with one out in the seventh and Leonys Martin singled with one out in the ninth for the only other runners Feldman permitted. The right-hander did not allow anyone past second base. Feldman has been solid of late, giving up three runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts. TRAINERS ROOM Rangers: LHP Derek Holland (left knee) was activated from the 60-day disabled list and will make his first start of the season Tuesday in Kansas City. Astros: INF Marwin Gonzalez was scratched from the lineup with discomfort in his right hamstring. Gregorio Petit started at shortstop for Gonzalez. ... OF George Springer (left quadriceps) is not ready to move forward with explosive activity, Porter said. There is no timetable for when Springer might return. "At this point, we just go day to day and see how he progresses and continues with the therapy," Porter said. UP NEXT Texas RHP Nick Martinez (3-10) looks to rebound Sunday in the finale of the four-game series. He was tagged for five runs over five innings in his most recent start Tuesday. The Astros will send LHP Dallas Keuchel (10-9) to the mound for his fourth start against the Rangers this season. SUSPENDED Astros minor league pitcher Ruben Alaniz was suspended 50 games without pay for violating baseballs drug program. The commissioners office announced that Alaniz was punished following a second positive test for a drug of abuse. The 23-year-old right-hander has no record and a 6.44 ERA in 14 games, including one start, with Double-A Corpus Christi this season. ROSTER MOVES Texas designated OF Mike Carp for assignment. ... The Rangers optioned RHP Nick Tepesch to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for Ross. Tepesch is scheduled to start for Texas on Wednesday in Kansas City. Stitched Kentucky Jerseys . Wayne and Cindy Tuck of Ilderton, Ont., closed out round-robin play earlier in the day with a 7-3 win over Finland but needed a win over Austria to reach the final eight. DeMarcus Cousins College Jersey .com) - The San Francisco Giants delivered plenty of big hits to tie the World Series. http://www.cheapkentuckyjerseys.com/?tag=kentucky-malik-monk-college-jersey . -- Phil Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning Sunday and helping the Twins top the Kansas City Royals 8-3 to avoid a three-game sweep.NEW ORLEANS - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is generally a man of few words when speaking about his team.Sometimes thats all it takes to make a point.Were at the halfway point. Were not where we want to be, and we certainly have to approach these games as single-game seasons, Harbaugh said this week, as the Niners (4-4) prepared to visit the New Orleans Saints (4-4). Playing our best football is our goal — and winning.After three straight trips to the NFC title game, as well as one Super Bowl appearance two seasons ago, San Francisco certainly didnt expect to be on the brink of sinking below .500 at midseason.The Niners probably cant afford to, either. Unlike the Saints, who have the luxury of sitting atop the anemic NFC South despite a lousy start, the 49ers are already three games behind NFC West Division leader Arizona (7-1).San Francisco also trails Dallas (6-3), Seattle (5-3) and Green Bay (5-3) in the race for one of the NFCs two wild-card spots. Another loss could be costly, which is why Saints quarterback Drew Brees said New Orleans needs to brace for the Niners best.In many cases it is not who you play, it is when you play them, Brees said, alluding to the way his own team rallied for two straight convincing victories since their 2-4 start.They probably feel this week like we did a couple of weeks ago where you are in desperate need of a win. Because of that, we know the type of team that is going to come in here.New Orleans could lose and still be in first place if Carolina loses at Philadelphia on Monday night.Saints coach Sean Payton knows this, of course, but he doesnt want to hear it.There are two teams here that are 4-4, that are battling, Payton said. Were desperate as well.Here are some things to know about the 49ers visit to New Orleans:INGRAMS INROADS: Saints running back Mark Ingram has done something in the past two games that no New Orleans player at his position had done since Deuce McAllister in 2006: Rush for 100 yards in consecutive games. Part of Ingrams increase in production stems from injuries to Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson, forcing the Saints — who average about 130 yards rushing as a team — to give their former Heisman Trophy winner the bulk of the carries. But Ingram also appears to be in top formm. Devin Booker College Jersey. The running back said hes just being confident, being decisive, just understanding what the lines going to do.QUIET GROUND GAME: San Francisco hasnt scored a touchdown rushing since rookie Carlos Hydes 6-yard run in Week 3. While Frank Gore isnt complaining about his lack of carries, he is calling on everyone to do their part. Its always one person here or one person there causing plays to break down, said Gore, who has rushed for 472 yards and just one TD this season. In the NFL, its just not going to work. Weve got to be real with ourselves and go back to everybody taking care of their job and well be fine. ... Its real frustrating because have so many weapons on the offensive side of the ball.DOME ADVANTAGE: With Payton on the sideline, the Saints have virtually unbeatable in the Superdome for the equivalent of more than two full seasons. Payton has coached the Saints to 20 straight wins in the dome, going 9-0 (including playoffs) in 2011, 8-0 in 2013 and 3-0 so far this season.PROTECTING KAP: Niners left tackle Joe Staley said it would be too simplistic to cite a decline in the running game or a rookie centre as reasons for an increase of sacks taken, or turnovers committed, by quarterback Colin Kaepernick. San Franciscos third-year QB took eight sacks and lost two fumbles in a 13-10 loss to St. Louis last weekend, when rookie Marcus Martin was making his debut at centre. We have to do a better job of executing whats called. Watching the film, the plays are there to be made, Staley said. Speaking of the offensive line, we have to do a better job protecting the quarterback.GRAHAMS GAINS: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham hasnt let his right shoulder injury limit him for long. He did not have a catch in his first game after the injury in Week 7, but during the past two weeks, Graham has 12 catches for 142 yards and two TDs. He is a tough guy. He wants to be there for everybody. He is the ultimate team guy, Brees said of Graham. 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