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Rangers break record
Rangers 30, Orioles 3
Kason Gabbard allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings on Wednesday. (Nick Wass/AP)
An early three-run hole became a distant memory as Texas took the lead in the fourth. But it was a nine-run sixth inning that sealed the win. Marlon Byrd and Travis Metcalf both hit grand slams as the Rangers scored an AL-Record 30 runs to take the opener of Wednesday's twin bill.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (55-70)
Won 1
Texas 30, Baltimore 3   BAL
Baltimore (58-66)
Lost 1
August 22, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 5 0 9 0 10 6   30 29 1
Baltimore
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 9 1
Standings thru 8/22/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Orioles Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, 1B6232210.267
Kinsler, 2B7332104.249
Young, SS5120005.303
  Metcalf, 3B1214100.238
Byrd, CF5424211.318
Botts, DH7232041.234
Cruz, RF7220025.220
Murphy, LF7552011.550
Saltalamacchia, C6547112.262
Vazquez, 3B-SS6447110.240
Totals5730293081119 

BATTING
2B: Cruz (11, Shuey), Botts (4, Shuey).
HR: Vazquez 2 (7, 4th inning off Cabrera, 2 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Shuey, 2 on, 2 out), Saltalamacchia 2 (8, 6th inning off Cabrera, 0 on, 0 out; 8th inning off Shuey, 2 on, 1 out), Byrd (6, 6th inning off Burres, 3 on, 1 out), Metcalf (2, 8th inning off Bell, 3 on, 0 out).
TB: Catalanotto 3; Kinsler 3; Young 2; Metcalf 4; Byrd 5; Botts 4; Cruz 3; Murphy 5; Saltalamacchia 10; Vazquez 10.
RBI: Saltalamacchia 7 (24), Vazquez 7 (24), Byrd 4 (51), Catalanotto 2 (37), Kinsler 2 (45), Metcalf 4 (10), Murphy 2 (3), Botts 2 (8).
2-out RBI: Saltalamacchia; Vazquez 4; Catalanotto; Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young 3.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Cruz (3, throw).
DP: (Young-Kinsler-Catalanotto).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5230000.314
Patterson, CF3010002.264
  Redman, CF1010000.364
Markakis, RF3111002.295
  Bynum, LF-SS1000001.271
Tejada, SS3011102.301
  Shuey, P0000000.000
Millar, 1B-LF4010013.266
Mora, 3B3010111.266
House, DH-C4000015.300
Hernandez, R, C-1B4000011.242
Payton, LF-RF4000000.255
Totals353922417 

BATTING
2B: Roberts (37, Gabbard), Markakis (35, Gabbard).
TB: Roberts 4; Patterson; Redman; Markakis 2; Tejada; Millar; Mora.
RBI: Markakis (76), Tejada (62).
2-out RBI: Markakis; Tejada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millar 2; House 3.
GIDP: Hernandez, R.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Mora (8, fielding).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard (W, 6-1)6.07331303.65
Littleton (S, 1)3.02001103.86
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cabrera (L, 9-13)5.09661425.10
Burres 0.28881115.24
Bell 1.15773116.14
Shuey 2.07993529.49

Cabrera pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Bell pitched to 7 batters in the 8th.

WP: Gabbard, Burres.
Pitches-strikes: Gabbard 89-56, Littleton 43-29, Cabrera 96-62, Burres 34-22, Bell 54-32, Shuey 68-41.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gabbard 9-6, Littleton 4-4, Cabrera 6-5, Burres 1-0, Bell 1-2, Shuey 0-1.
Batters faced: Gabbard 25, Littleton 12, Cabrera 26, Burres 11, Bell 12, Shuey 16.
Inherited runners-scored: Bell 2-1, Shuey 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 74 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.

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