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Kinsler the difference
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Rangers 5, Orioles 4
Ian Kinsler's RBI single in the eighth gave the Rangers the win. (LM Otero/AP)
Michael Young notched his second dinger of the season in the first to lead, with Ian Kinsler driving in Ben Broussard to win in the tight second game of a double bill. The Rangers gave the O's their only series loss of the young season.
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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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