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O's bats stymied
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Rangers 5, Orioles 1
Brian Roberts reacts after being tagged out trying to steal second in the fourth.  (Gail Burton/AP)
Moving Brian Roberts out of the leadoff spot for the first time in five years didn't provide the spark the O's had hoped for, as they were held to just one run -- on Roberts' RBI single. Other than a three-run fourth, Chris Tillman pitched well, but Baltimore couldn't stage a comeback.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (76-58)
Won 4
Texas 5, Baltimore 1   BAL
Baltimore (54-81)
Lost 4
September 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0   5 8 1
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 4 0
Standings thru 9/4/09  |  Recap: TEX | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Orioles stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .339
Andrus, SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .271
Kinsler, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .253
Byrd, CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 .276
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 1 0 0 0 2 3 .263
Cruz, N, RF 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 .271
Rodriguez, I, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .254
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 1 2 0 2 0 .215
Vizquel, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .299
Totals 33 5 8 5 4 6 12  

BATTING
2B: Davis, C (11, Tillman).
HR: Cruz, N (31, 6th inning off Tillman, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Davis, C 2; Andrus 2; Cruz, N 4; Rodriguez, I; Vizquel; Byrd 2.
RBI: Byrd (67), Rodriguez, I (39), Davis, C 2 (44), Cruz, N (70).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, I; Davis, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizquel; Byrd 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Borbon (12, 2nd base off Meredith/Wieters).
CS: Byrd (3, 2nd base by Tillman/Wieters).

FIELDING
E: Davis, C (3, fielding).
DP: (Feldman-Kinsler-Davis, C-Andrus).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pie, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .272
Reimold, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .277
Roberts, B, 2B 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .285
Markakis, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .303
Scott, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .258
Wieters, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .263
Mora, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .260
Aubrey, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300
Izturis, C, SS 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .256
  a-Wigginton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .266
  Andino, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Totals 30 1 4 1 2 4 11  

a-Struck out for Izturis, C in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Reimold; Roberts, B; Mora; Wieters.
RBI: Roberts, B (63).
2-out RBI: Roberts, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Markakis; Wigginton.
GIDP: Mora.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Roberts, B (7, 2nd base by Feldman/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
DP: (Aubrey).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (W, 15-4) 6.2 4 1 1 2 2 0 3.62
Feliz (S, 2) 2.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.41
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tillman (L, 1-3) 6.0 7 5 5 3 4 1 4.66
Castillo, A 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.08
Meredith 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.42
Albers, M 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.43

HBP: Roberts, B (by Feldman).
Pitches-strikes: Feldman 102-63, Feliz 33-23, Tillman 110-70, Castillo, A 5-3, Meredith 17-8, Albers, M 17-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 11-1, Feliz 1-4, Tillman 5-5, Castillo, A 1-0, Meredith 1-1, Albers, M 3-1.
Batters faced: Feldman 26, Feliz 7, Tillman 26, Castillo, A 2, Meredith 3, Albers, M 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliz 2-0, Meredith 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 15,557.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 4, 2009
September 4, 2009

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