ARLINGTON -- Neftali Feliz is back as the Rangers' closer one night after Mike Adams pitched the ninth inning and earned the save in a 5-3 victory over the Indians. Adams filled in because Feliz had pitched in the three previous games, but manager Ron Washington said Feliz was available on Monday.
Adams said he would love to be a closer at some point, but now is not the right time. He sees himself and Koji Uehara as being the setup relievers in front of Feliz.
"We're a lot better team with Feliz as the closer and have all three of us at the back end," Adams said. "We're a lot better team with him confident and going out and doing that job."
Adams needed just seven pitches to finish off the Indians for what was the third save of his career.
"It wasn't bad," Adams said. "It was fun, a whole lot of fun. I'm not saying I don't want to do it. It's the elite position out of the bullpen, and as far as next year or sometime in the future, I would like to close. But right now Neftali is our closer, and we're a lot better ballclub if he's able to go out and do it."