Adam Jones (left) and Luke Scott celebrate after Scott scored in the second inning. (Rob Carr/AP)
By Spencer Fordin / MLB.com
The O's offense and starter Jeremy Guthrie got off to a strong start vs. the Rangers in the finale, but then Texas' offense and pitching sprung to life, ending Baltimore's chances of a split of the four-game series at Camden Yards.
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