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Feldman credits Navarro for first complete game

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CHICAGO -- Scott Feldman threw his first career complete game in Wednesday's 6-2 win against the Padres and gave catcher Dioner Navarro credit for guiding him through the outing.

"I take a lot of pride in what I do behind the plate," Navarro said. "That's why I'm still in the big leagues. My offense hasn't been that good."

Navarro is a career .244 hitter, and his defense has kept him in the big leagues for nine seasons.

"We had a game plan and just went out there and executed," Navarro said. "It didn't take me long to find out what pitch was working. We didn't throw many curveballs, we didn't throw many changeups. We threw a lot of sinkers and cutters, and he worked fast. He was throwing a lot of strikes, and it was a big plus for us."

Feldman gave up three hits -- including a pair of solo homers -- two walks and struck out 12. He had to lobby manager Dale Sveum to let him pitch the ninth after throwing 100 pitches in the first eight innings and he finished with 114.

"I didn't know he didn't have [a complete game]," Navarro said. "To a pitcher, that's the ultimate goal, that's the icing on the cake. My personal goal every day I catch is to throw a shutout. I guess we were on the same page."

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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