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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 21, 2007
Mendoza lines up win No. 1
Late rally falls just short
Victor Santos struggled with his command over five innings, allowing three runs and walking five to take the loss. Trailing by two runs in the ninth, the O's loaded the bases with no outs but managed to plate just one run.
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 Tejada's homer
Rangers 3, Orioles 2
Luis Mendoza threw 71 pitches over five innings in notching his first Major League victory. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers even series
The Rangers evened their series with the Orioles behind the solid pitching of rookie Luis Mendoza, who tossed five innings of one-run ball to pick up his first big league victory. Nelson Cruz went 3-for-3 and hit his eighth homer.
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 Cruz's homer
 Laird guns down Mora to end it
BAL
Baltimore (65-88)
Lost 1
Texas 3, Baltimore 2   TEX
Texas (71-83)
Won 1
September 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 6 0
Texas
0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 X   3 8 2
Standings thru 9/21/07  |  Recap: BAL|TEX  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Rangers Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B4010000.290
Redman, CF3000010.310
  c-Hernandez, PH1000001.248
  1-Bynum, PR-CF0000000.259
Markakis, RF4000001.289
Tejada, SS2211200.299
Millar, DH4020000.254
Mora, 3B3000112.272
Moore, 1B3011002.200
Molina, C2010000.115
  a-Huff, PH1000001.284
  Bako, C1000012.201
Fahey, LF2000010.173
  b-Hernandez, L, PH-LF1000000.321
Totals31262349 

a-Flied out for Molina in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Fahey in the 8th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Redman in the 8th.
1-Ran for Hernandez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Molina (1, Mendoza).
HR: Tejada (18, 2nd inning off Mendoza, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts; Tejada 4; Millar 2; Moore; Molina 2.
RBI: Tejada (77), Moore (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moore; Huff.
SF: Moore.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Mora (3, 2nd base by Benoit/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Roberts-Tejada, Roberts-Tejada-Moore).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B2000201.261
Laird, C3000103.217
Young, SS4010003.313
Sosa, DH2100210.252
Byrd, CF4120011.309
Botts, LF4000004.232
  Murphy, LF0000000.365
Cruz, RF3131000.230
Saltalamacchia, 1B4022002.269
  Wilkerson, 1B0000000.233
Vazquez, 3B2000003.235
Totals283835217 

BATTING
2B: Byrd (17, Santos).
HR: Cruz (8, 4th inning off Santos, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Young; Byrd 3; Cruz 6; Saltalamacchia 2.
RBI: Saltalamacchia 2 (33), Cruz (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird 2; Saltalamacchia.
S: Vazquez.
GIDP: Botts.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz (2, 2nd base off Bell/Bako).
CS: Young (3, 2nd base by Bell/Bako).

FIELDING
E: Saltalamacchia 2 (12, fielding, throw).
Outfield assists: Cruz (Moore at home).
DP: (Laird-Young).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santos (L, 1-6)5.05335115.90
Bell 3.03000106.23
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mendoza (W, 1-0)5.04111211.93
Wood (H, 2)2.00000104.78
Wilson (H, 15)1.01000003.07
Benoit (S, 6)1.01112102.81

WP: Santos.
HBP: Cruz (by Santos).
Pitches-strikes: Santos 90-46, Bell 44-26, Mendoza 71-46, Wood 28-19, Wilson 16-8, Benoit 22-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santos 7-7, Bell 4-3, Mendoza 7-5, Wood 0-5, Wilson 2-1, Benoit 0-1.
Batters faced: Santos 24, Bell 11, Mendoza 19, Wood 7, Wilson 4, Benoit 5.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 89 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Varies.
T: 2:37.
Att: 30,603.

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