Scott Feldman may eventually lose his rotation spot when Matt Garza returns but the right hander is doing everything he can to keep it. On Sunday Feldman survived a shaky first inning before settling down and holding the Washington Nationals to one run.
On the day Feldman scattered five hits and struck out six while keeping the Cubs close. Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez held the Cubs to two hits during his seven innings of work before giving way to the bullpen.
In the eight inning the Cubs scored one off of Drew Storen before taking the lead in the ninth when Alfonso Soriano stole third and a throwing error on catcher Kurt Suzuki allowed him to come around to score.
Kevin Green pitched the ninth to record his sixth save of the year and move the Cubs to 15-22 on the year.
Feldman has now gone four consecutive starts of six or more innings while allowing two or less runs. Feldman is now 3-3 with a 2.53 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP on the year.