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Rangers Vs. Orioles: Zach Britton, O's Hand Rangers First Loss

The Texas Rangers' run at perfection is over. The dream is over. 162-0 won't be achieved. 

Texas suffered their first loss in the opening game of a doubleheader in Baltimore on Saturday, losing 5-0 to the Orioles. Zach Britton picked up the second win of his major league career, the second in as many starts, pitching seven and two thirds innings, allowing only four hits while issuing three walks and striking out two. 

Britton was staked to an early lead, as Nick Markakis homered in the first inning to give Baltimore a 1-0 lead. Mark Reynolds added a three run blast in the second before Adam Jones singled home Vladimir Guerrero in the third inning to give Baltimore a 5-0 - a margin that they'd win by.

Colby Lewis suffered the loss for Texas, pitching six innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk. Lewis struck out four in the losing effort. 

Josh Hamilton was the only member of the Rangers' lineup to record multiple hits, going 2-4 with a pair of singles.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.