Jarrod Saltalamacchia tags out Luke Scott in the fourth inning Sunday. (Rob Carr/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
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.
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
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).
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).