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Rangers stop O's in finale
O's rally late but fall
The Orioles scored three runs in the ninth inning, thanks to Melvin Mora's RBI single and Nick Markakis' two-run single. Markakis, who went 3-for-5, also smacked his 14th homer of the season in the fourth. Daniel Cabrera allowed five runs in five innings.
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Rangers 7, Orioles 5
First baseman Mark Teixeira scores on a wild pitch in the first inning Thursday night. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers ease to series win
Carlos Lee and Mark Teixeira each went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, including home runs. Gary Matthews Jr. also connected on a homer, his 15th of the season. Adam Eaton, who was making his first career start against the Orioles, yielded one earned run in five innings.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 31, 2006
BAL
Baltimore (60-73)
Lost 1
Texas 7, Baltimore 5   TEX
Texas (69-66)
Won 1
August 31, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3   5 9 0
Texas
3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 X   7 12 1
Standings thru 8/31/06  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Rangers Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5120000.291
Mora, 3B5111022.276
Markakis, RF5133002.312
Tejada, SS4110102.333
Gibbons, DH4010003.276
Millar, 1B4010013.252
Newhan, CF4001013.261
Ardoin, C3100133.195
Fahey, LF3000132.250
Totals3759531020 

BATTING
2B: Markakis (20, Eaton), Gibbons (20, Eaton).
HR: Markakis (14, 4th inning off Eaton, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts 2; Mora; Markakis 7; Tejada; Gibbons 2; Millar.
RBI: Markakis 3 (55), Newhan (11), Mora (70).
2-out RBI: Mora; Markakis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tejada; Ardoin 2; Gibbons 2.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
PB: Ardoin (2).
DP: (Tejada-Millar).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5111023.306
Young, M, SS3111111.307
Teixeira, 1B4222101.280
Lee, LF4122012.295
Blalock, 3B3010122.284
DeRosa, RF4010024.319
Stairs, DH4010023.247
Kinsler, 2B3110103.289
Barajas, C4120012.261
Totals34712641121 

BATTING
2B: Lee (31, Cabrera), Kinsler (23, Cabrera), Barajas (20, Chen), DeRosa (36, Chen), Young, M (46, Ortiz).
HR: Matthews (15, 1st inning off Cabrera, 0 on, 0 out), Lee (32, 5th inning off Cabrera, 0 on, 0 out), Teixeira (24, 6th inning off Chen, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Matthews 4; Young, M 2; Teixeira 5; Lee 6; Blalock; DeRosa 2; Stairs; Kinsler 2; Barajas 3.
RBI: Matthews (66), Lee 2 (99), Young, M (86), Teixeira 2 (83).
2-out RBI: Teixeira 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stairs; Lee; Barajas; Kinsler; Teixeira.
SF: Young, M.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Lee (6, fielding).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cabrera (L, 7-9)5.08544724.74
Chen 1.23220216.75
Ortiz 1.11000208.65
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Eaton (W, 4-4)5.05212714.71
Benoit (H, 7)3.23331304.92
Otsuka (S, 29)0.11000002.11

Pitches-strikes: Cabrera 112-64, Chen 24-17, Ortiz 22-14, Eaton 93-61, Benoit 61-40, Otsuka 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Cabrera 3-5, Chen 1-2, Ortiz 0-2, Eaton 3-5, Benoit 4-4, Otsuka 1-0.
Batters faced: Cabrera 26, Chen 8, Ortiz 5, Eaton 23, Benoit 15, Otsuka 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Ortiz 1-0, Otsuka 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 90 degrees, clear.
Wind: 1 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:06.
Att: 21,448.

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