Michael Young (left) and Marlon Byrd celebrate after the Rangers defeated the O's on Monday. (AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Michael Young jump-started the Rangers' offense with a two-run homer in the fifth and Texas secured the win with three runs in the sixth.
Matt Harrison struggled early vs. the O's, but he settled down after the second to notch his first win of the year.
BATTING 2B: Young, M (7, Guthrie), Blalock (3, Guthrie). HR: Young, M (6, 5th inning off Guthrie, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Blalock 3; Teagarden 2; Young, M 6; Murphy, Dv 2; Byrd 2. RBI: Byrd (13), Young, M 2 (13), Teagarden (2), Murphy, Dv 2 (4). 2-out RBI: Young, M 2; Murphy, Dv 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Young, M. Team RISP: 3-for-6. Team LOB:
FIELDING Outfield assists: Byrd (Markakis at 3rd base), Murphy, Dv (Roberts, B at 2nd base).
Game Scores: Harrison, M , Guthrie . HBP: Montanez (by Francisco, F). Pitches-strikes: Harrison, M 112-66, O'Day 3-2, Wilson, C 11-7, Francisco, F 20-13, Guthrie 101-69, Albers, M 26-11,
Sarfate 35-23, Ray 11-8. Groundouts-flyouts: Harrison, M 8-4, O'Day 1-0, Wilson, C 2-0, Francisco, F 0-2, Guthrie 2-8, Albers, M 0-1, Sarfate
3-1, Ray 1-1. Batters faced: Harrison, M 28, O'Day 1, Wilson, C 2, Francisco, F 5, Guthrie 22, Albers, M 7, Sarfate 8, Ray 3. Inherited runners-scored: Sarfate 2-0. Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Bill Welke.
3B: Jim Reynolds. Weather: 89 degrees, clear. Wind: 14 mph, Out to CF. T: 2:49. Att:
10,621. Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards. April 27, 2009 April 27, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner