In the first game of their double-header, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers this afternoon by a final score of 6-5.
After scoring three runs early in the first inning, the Orioles added three more in the bottom of the seventh inning on an Adam Jones home run and a two-run blast from Wilson Betemit that also scored Matt Wieters.
The Rangers would score a run in the top of the eighth inning on an Adrian Beltre RBI single that brought in Elvis Andrus to cut the score to 6-2. Texas then made things very interesting in the top of the ninth on a three-run home run blast from David Murphy that also brought in Nelson Cruz and Yorvit Torrealba to cut the score to 6-5.
But the rally fell short when Andrus struck out on the Rangers last at-bat.
Game two of the double-header will begin shortly. Stay tuned for more updates.
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