Luis Mendoza has averaged just over four innings per start this season. (Gail Burton/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
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.
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.
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