In his first start for the Orioles, Victor Zambrano held the Rangers to a lone run over five innings of work. Miguel Tejada knocked in the first run for the O's in the ninth inning and the Orioles scored five runs in the 10th inning to beat the Rangers in the opener.
The Rangers manufactured a run in the first inning with Ian Kinsler scoring the only run through the first eight frames. The game went to extra innings after Joaquin Benoit allowed a run in the ninth and the bullpen allowed five runs in the 10th to lose the opener.
a-Grounded out for House in the 9th. b-Singled for Bynum in the 9th. c-Reached on error for Fahey in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Mora (21, Benoit). HR: Roberts (12, 10th inning off Littleton, 2 on, 0 out). TB: Redman; Hernandez, L; Markakis 2; Huff 2; Mora 3; Roberts 4; Bynum; Tejada. RBI: Tejada (76), Mora (53), Roberts 3 (54). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millar 2; Fahey 2; Huff; Hernandez, L. GIDP: Markakis. Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING SB: Markakis (17, 2nd base off Wright/Quiroz), Huff (1, 2nd base off McCarthy/Laird).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Bynum (Young at 3rd base). DP: (Mora-Fahey-Millar).