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.
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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