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'Pen coughs up a clunker
Orioles 6, Rangers 3
Brandon McCarthy was effective over four scoreless innings on Thursday. (Matt Slocum/AP)
 Byrd's RBI single
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.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (65-87)
Won 1
Baltimore 6, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (70-83)
Lost 4
September 20, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5   6 11 0
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 9 3
Standings thru 9/20/07  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Rangers Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Redman, CF5010123.320
Hernandez, L, SS5010003.327
  Moore, LF0000000.188
Markakis, RF5120013.291
Millar, 1B4100103.252
Huff, DH5120001.285
Mora, 3B5221012.274
House, C2000101.185
  a-Roberts, PH-2B2113001.291
Bynum, LF3010002.259
  b-Tejada, PH-SS2011010.298
Fahey, 2B3000004.180
  c-Hernandez, R, PH-C2000000.249
Totals4361153523 

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).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B3100111.262
Laird, C2000000.219
  b-Catalanotto, PH1000003.267
  Quiroz, C1000000.429
Young, SS5121013.314
Byrd, CF4121100.307
Blalock, DH4011112.296
Botts, LF2000124.239
  Murphy, LF2000011.365
Saltalamacchia, 1B3020001.266
  1-Guzman, PR00000001.000
  Wilkerson, 1B1000000.233
Cruz, RF4020011.221
Metcalf, 3B2000022.237
  a-Vazquez, PH-3B1000010.237
Totals3539341018 

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Metcalf in the 7th. b-Popped out for Laird in the 7th.
1-Ran for Saltalamacchia in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Young 2; Byrd 2; Blalock; Saltalamacchia 2; Cruz 2.
RBI: Young (85), Byrd (64), Blalock (27).
2-out RBI: Byrd; Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Botts 2; Young 2.
S: Laird; Vazquez.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (21, 2nd base off Zambrano/House).
CS: Cruz (4, 2nd base by Zambrano/House).

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (16, fielding), Vazquez (7, fielding), Wilkerson (5, fielding).
DP: (Kinsler-Young-Saltalamacchia).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano 5.03112506.41
Hoey 1.01001108.41
Cherry 0.12001004.40
Bradford 1.00000003.38
Walker (W, 2-2)1.20000303.30
Cabrera, F 1.03220107.94
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McCarthy 4.05002204.87
Wright 3.21000003.82
Wilson (H, 14)0.10000003.12
Benoit (BS, 6)1.02110102.73
Rheinecker (L, 3-3)0.01321005.59
Littleton 1.02220213.80

Rheinecker pitched to 3 batters in the 10th.

WP: Rheinecker.
IBB: Kinsler (by Cherry).
HBP: Kinsler (by Zambrano).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 76-43, Hoey 20-11, Cherry 15-7, Bradford 9-6, Walker 19-15, Cabrera, F 23-17, McCarthy 67-40, Wright 38-23, Wilson 5-3, Benoit 12-11, Rheinecker 17-10, Littleton 18-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano 9-0, Hoey 1-1, Cherry 1-0, Bradford 1-2, Walker 1-1, Cabrera, F 2-0, McCarthy 6-4, Wright 7-4, Wilson 0-1, Benoit 2-0, Rheinecker 0-0, Littleton 0-1.
Batters faced: Zambrano 19, Hoey 5, Cherry 4, Bradford 3, Walker 5, Cabrera, F 6, McCarthy 18, Wright 13, Wilson 1, Benoit 6, Rheinecker 3, Littleton 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Bradford 3-0, Wilson 1-0, Littleton 2-2.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 87 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:25.
Att: 20,136.

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