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Bullpen blights Birds
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Rangers 5, Orioles 4
Adam gave up six hits and four walks over five innings on Thursday. (AP)
The Orioles went deep into their 'pen, using three pitchers in relief of Adam Loewen's start. The Birds tied it up in the eighth, but didn't have enough to wrest the lead away from Texas as the Orioles gave up the second game of the Texas doubleheader.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (6-3)
Lost 2
Texas 5, Baltimore 4   TEX
Texas (5-4)
Won 2
April 10, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0   4 9 0
Texas
1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 4/10/08  |  Recap: BAL | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Rangers stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5110000.290
Mora, 3B4120011.250
Markakis, RF3021100.323
Millar, DH4001004.242
Huff, 1B3110100.303
Payton, LF4112012.267
Jones, CF3010102.267
Quiroz, C3010001.200
  a-Hernandez, R, PH1000000.143
Hernandez, L, SS3000010.286
  b-Scott, PH1000000.417
Totals344943310 

a-Grounded out for Quiroz in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Hernandez, L in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Roberts (3, Gabbard), Mora (2, Wright).
HR: Payton (1, 6th inning off Gabbard, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Roberts 2; Mora 3; Markakis 2; Huff; Payton 4; Jones; Quiroz.
RBI: Markakis (2), Payton 2 (2), Millar (4).
2-out RBI: Markakis; Payton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones.
GIDP: Millar.
Team LOB: 6.

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4111111.297
Young, SS4111113.250
Hamilton, DH5100015.250
Bradley, RF4122000.286
Blalock, 3B3010111.250
Byrd, CF2010101.056
  a-Catalanotto, PH-LF1000002.063
Murphy, LF-CF4011012.344
Botts, 1B2000112.000
  Broussard, 1B1110000.286
Melhuse, C4020012.286
  1-Laird, PR-C0000000.250
Totals3451055719 

a-Lined out for Byrd in the 7th.
1-Ran for Melhuse in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bradley 2 (4, Loewen, Bierd), Byrd (1, Loewen).
HR: Young (2, 1st inning off Loewen, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler; Young 4; Bradley 4; Blalock; Byrd 2; Murphy; Broussard; Melhuse 2.
RBI: Young (4), Bradley 2 (3), Murphy (4), Kinsler (5).
2-out RBI: Murphy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Melhuse; Botts; Murphy; Catalanotto; Hamilton.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Byrd (1, 2nd base off Loewen/Quiroz).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Byrd (Jones at 3rd base).
DP: (Young-Kinsler-Botts).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loewen 5.06444417.45
Bierd 2.01001200.00
Bradford (L, 0-1)0.23110102.70
Sarfate 0.10000000.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard 5.27332112.13
Wright (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)2.12111201.35
Wilson (S, 3)1.00000000.00

IBB: Blalock (by Bierd), Huff (by Wright).
Pitches-strikes: Loewen 92-54, Bierd 21-14, Bradford 12-8, Sarfate 7-6, Gabbard 101-59, Wright 28-20, Wilson 8-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loewen 5-6, Bierd 2-2, Bradford 0-1, Sarfate 1-0, Gabbard 9-6, Wright 5-0, Wilson 2-1.
Batters faced: Loewen 25, Bierd 8, Bradford 5, Sarfate 1, Gabbard 24, Wright 10, Wilson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Sarfate 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Shawn Rakos.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
T: 2:40.
Att: 15,560.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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