Daniel Cabrera struck out eight and walked five over six innings on Sunday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Ken Daley / Special to MLB.com
Just one day after Erik Bedard put on a performance for the ages, Daniel Cabrera showed why the Orioles rotation could be a feared entity if it just had a little more consistency. Cabrera allowed just two runs while striking out eight over six innings, but was left with a loss as the bats could not get going against Texas pitching.
IBB: Lofton (by Cabrera). Pitches-strikes: Cabrera 104-59, Bell 17-7, Ray 14-9, Millwood 93-54, Benoit 13-9, Wilson 13-5, Francisco 1-1, Gagne 11-8. Ground outs-fly outs: Cabrera 6-4, Bell 3-0, Ray 0-1, Millwood 9-5, Benoit 0-3, Wilson 0-1, Francisco 2-0, Gagne 1-1. Batters faced: Cabrera 29, Bell 4, Ray 3, Millwood 24, Benoit 4, Wilson 4, Francisco 1, Gagne 3. Inherited runners-scored: Francisco 3-0. EjectionsTexas Rangers left fielder Frank Catalanotto ejected by HP umpire Lance Barksdale. (1st). Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Brian Knight. 3B: Tim Welke. Weather: 89 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 13 mph, R to L. T: 2:39. Att: 22,843.
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