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Lead slips away
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Orioles 8, Rangers 5
Jarrod Saltalamacchia tags out Luke Scott in the fourth inning Sunday. (Rob Carr/AP)
The Rangers raced out to an early lead behind homers from Chris Davis, David Murphy and Hank Blalock, but starter Brandon McCarthy and Jason Jennings were unable to keep the Orioles in check, combining to allow eight runs.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (8-10)
Lost 1
Baltimore 8, Texas 5   BAL
Baltimore (9-10)
Won 1
April 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   5 11 1
Baltimore
1 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 X   8 14 2
Standings thru 4/26/09  |  Recap: TEX | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Orioles stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .359
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .040
  b-Jones, An, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .435
Young, M, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .280
Blalock, DH 5 1 1 2 0 1 3 .242
Byrd, CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 .340
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .275
Davis, C, 1B 4 1 1 2 0 2 2 .213
Saltalamacchia, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .278
Andrus, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .275
  a-Hamilton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242
  Vizquel, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429
Totals 40 5 11 5 1 7 21  

a-Struck out for Andrus in the 8th. b-Doubled for Murphy, Dv in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Byrd (6, Bergesen), Young, M (6, Bergesen), Jones, An (5, Sherrill).
HR: Davis, C (5, 2nd inning off Bergesen, 1 on, 2 out), Murphy, Dv (1, 5th inning off Bergesen, 0 on, 0 out), Blalock (5, 5th inning off Bergesen, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Davis, C 4; Andrus; Jones, An 2; Blalock 4; Saltalamacchia 2; Cruz, N; Young, M 2; Byrd 3; Murphy, Dv 4.
RBI: Davis, C 2 (9), Murphy, Dv (2), Blalock 2 (12).
2-out RBI: Davis, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd 2; Kinsler 3; Andrus.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Cruz, N (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Murphy, Dv 2 (Jones, Ad at 3rd base, Scott at home).
DP: 2 (Murphy, Dv-Young, M, Kinsler-Andrus-Davis, C).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 3 4 1 0 0 0 .372
Jones, Ad, CF 4 2 3 3 1 0 0 .348
Markakis, RF 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 .389
Huff, 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 .276
Wigginton, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227
Scott, DH 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 .292
Moeller, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .250
Pie, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .167
Izturis, C, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .230
Totals 33 8 14 7 5 2 10  

BATTING
2B: Jones, Ad (7, McCarthy), Scott (5, McCarthy).
HR: Roberts, B (2, 5th inning off McCarthy, 0 on, 0 out), Jones, Ad (3, 6th inning off Jennings, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Scott 2; Izturis, C; Jones, Ad 7; Moeller; Roberts, B 7; Markakis 2; Huff; Pie.
RBI: Markakis 2 (21), Roberts, B (5), Scott (11), Jones, Ad 3 (17).
2-out RBI: Scott; Markakis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis, C; Huff; Moeller.
SF: Markakis.
GIDP: Huff.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jones, Ad (1, 2nd base off Guardado/Saltalamacchia).
CS: Roberts, B (3, 2nd base by Jennings/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Izturis, C (3, fielding), Wigginton (2, fielding).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy 5.0 9 4 4 3 1 1 5.32
Jennings (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 2.2 4 4 4 2 1 1 4.66
Guardado 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.64
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bergesen 4.0 10 5 5 1 3 3 5.59
Baez (W, 1-1) 3.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.48
Johnson, J (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Sherrill (S, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.19

Bergesen pitched to 5 batters in the 5th.

HBP: Izturis, C (by Jennings).
Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 91-53, Jennings 49-25, Guardado 10-6, Bergesen 88-60, Baez 30-21, Johnson, J 13-9, Sherrill 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: McCarthy 5-6, Jennings 4-1, Guardado 0-1, Bergesen 7-2, Baez 5-1, Johnson, J 0-1, Sherrill 1-1.
Batters faced: McCarthy 25, Jennings 13, Guardado 2, Bergesen 24, Baez 10, Johnson, J 3, Sherrill 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Guardado 1-1, Baez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 88 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:42.
Att: 22,896.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
April 26, 2009
April 26, 2009

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