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Rookie shows poise
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Orioles 5, Rangers 4
Nolan Reimold swats a solo dinger off Kevin Millwood in the third. (Gail Burton/AP)
Overcoming a shaky three-run first inning, Brian Matusz settled down nicely, giving up just one additional run over the next six frames. Meanwhile, Melvin Mora homered and drove in three -- including the go-ahead run -- as the O's evened the series and dented the Rangers' playoff hopes.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (76-59)
Lost 1
Baltimore 5, Texas 4   BAL
Baltimore (55-81)
Won 1
September 5, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 6 1
Baltimore
1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 9/5/09  |  Recap: TEX | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Orioles stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251
Andrus, SS 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 .274
Byrd, CF 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 .276
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .270
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .266
Rodriguez, I, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .251
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213
Saltalamacchia, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .233
German, E, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133
Totals 31 4 6 4 1 5 4  

BATTING
2B: Byrd (40, Matusz).
3B: Andrus (8, Matusz).
HR: Murphy, Dv (13, 1st inning off Matusz, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Andrus 4; Cruz, N; Murphy, Dv 5; Byrd 2.
RBI: Byrd 2 (69), Murphy, Dv 2 (40).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, I 2.
SF: Byrd.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz, N (18, 3rd base off Matusz/Wieters), Murphy, Dv (8, 2nd base off Matusz/Wieters).
CS: Andrus (4, 2nd base by Matusz/Wieters).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, I (5, missed catch).
DP: (German, E-Kinsler-Davis, C).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pie, CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .273
Reimold, LF 4 1 2 1 0 2 1 .280
Roberts, B, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 2 3 .283
Markakis, RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .303
Scott, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .256
Wieters, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .264
Mora, 3B 4 1 3 3 0 0 1 .265
Wigginton, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .263
Izturis, C, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
Totals 30 5 8 5 4 7 14  

BATTING
2B: Reimold (17, Millwood).
HR: Mora (7, 2nd inning off Millwood, 0 on, 1 out), Reimold (14, 3rd inning off Millwood, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Reimold 6; Mora 6; Markakis; Wieters; Pie.
RBI: Markakis (91), Mora 3 (40), Reimold (41).
2-out RBI: Mora 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scott; Wigginton 3.
SF: Markakis.
GIDP: Wigginton.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (L, 10-9) 5.0 7 5 5 4 4 2 3.77
Grilli 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.79
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.19
Eyre 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.18
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matusz (W, 4-2) 7.0 6 4 4 1 4 1 5.26
Baez (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.98
Johnson, J (S, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.79

Pitches-strikes: Millwood 109-69, Grilli 10-7, Guardado 17-11, Eyre 14-8, Matusz 93-59, Baez 7-5, Johnson, J 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Millwood 6-3, Grilli 0-2, Guardado 1-0, Eyre 1-0, Matusz 4-9, Baez 1-0, Johnson, J 2-1.
Batters faced: Millwood 26, Grilli 3, Guardado 3, Eyre 3, Matusz 27, Baez 3, Johnson, J 3.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 2:36.
Att: 18,028.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 5, 2009
September 5, 2009

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