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Mendoza struggles
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Orioles 9, Rangers 1
Luis Mendoza has averaged just over four innings per start this season. (Gail Burton/AP)
From the get-go, this was not Texas' night. Young righty Luis Mendoza allowed five earned runs over just three innings and the bullpen couldn't stop the bleeding. Travis Metcalf homered in the fifth, but that was all the Rangers could manage against Jeremy Guthrie and the Orioles.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (60-57)
Lost 3
Baltimore 9, Texas 1   BAL
Baltimore (55-59)
Won 1
August 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Baltimore
0 3 2 0 2 1 0 1 X   9 15 0
Standings thru 8/8/08  |  Recap: TEX | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Orioles stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Vazquez, 2B4000001.320
Catalanotto, LF4000001.287
Young, SS4010001.287
Hamilton, CF3000021.300
  Ellison, CF1000000.000
Byrd, RF4020011.272
Boggs, DH3000102.241
Laird, C4010012.296
Davis, C, 1B3000003.283
Metcalf, 3B3121001.105
Totals331611413 

BATTING
2B: Young (27, Guthrie), Byrd (16, Johnson).
HR: Metcalf (1, 5th inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Young 2; Byrd 3; Laird; Metcalf 5.
RBI: Metcalf (2).
2-out RBI: Metcalf.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Young; Byrd; Metcalf; Laird.
Team LOB: 6.

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B4012102.286
Markakis, RF4010102.298
Mora, 3B5020015.258
Huff, DH4220102.304
Millar, 1B5223003.247
Scott, LF3320100.263
  Montanez, L, LF1000001.400
Hernandez, R, C4122011.253
  Quiroz, C0000000.212
Payton, CF4120111.246
Castro, J, SS4012012.136
Totals3891595419 

BATTING
2B: Mora (22, Mendoza), Roberts (41, Mendoza), Huff (33, Madrigal).
3B: Scott (2, Nippert).
HR: Millar 2 (18, 3rd inning off Mendoza, 1 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Nippert, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts 2; Markakis; Mora 3; Huff 3; Millar 8; Scott 4; Hernandez, R 2; Payton 2; Castro, J.
RBI: Castro, J 2 (5), Roberts 2 (38), Millar 3 (59), Hernandez, R 2 (47).
2-out RBI: Hernandez, R 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millar; Mora 3; Huff; Castro, J.
SF: Castro, J.
Team LOB: 12.

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mendoza (L, 3-5)3.06551117.50
Nippert 4.06334317.82
Madrigal 1.03110006.19
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Guthrie (W, 9-8)7.05111413.26
Walker 1.00000004.26
Johnson 1.01000001.94

WP: Mendoza.
HBP: Hernandez, R (by Mendoza).
Pitches-strikes: Mendoza 70-40, Nippert 91-54, Madrigal 16-11, Guthrie 115-69, Walker 6-4, Johnson 11-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mendoza 1-7, Nippert 1-8, Madrigal 1-2, Guthrie 10-7, Walker 1-2, Johnson 2-1.
Batters faced: Mendoza 17, Nippert 22, Madrigal 6, Guthrie 27, Walker 3, Johnson 4.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Mike Estabrook. 3B: Todd Tichenor.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 33,351.
August 8, 2008

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