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Feliz fans eight for Quad Cities

Right-hander Michael Feliz, the Astros' No. 9 prospect, threw five hitless innings and struck out a season-high eight batters on Thursday, when Class A Quad Cities defeated Beloit, 2-1.

Feliz retired the first 13 batters he faced before issuing a one-out walk in the fifth. It was his lone blemish of the night; he faced one batter over the minimum.

Pitching as a part of the piggyback system at Quad Cities, Feliz has thrown 30 2/3 innings in 10 games. He has a 3.52 ERA and a 38-to-15 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Right-hander Jandel Gustave relieved Feliz to start the sixth. The inning began with an error before back-to-back singles broke up the Bandits' no-hit bid. A sacrifice fly ended the shutout, but Gustave completed four innings without any more damage and picked up the win.

Brian McTaggart and Teddy Cahill are reporters for
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