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Markakis leads comeback
Orioles 11, Rangers 9
Radhames Liz struggled to find his command in his first start in several weeks. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Nick Markakis continued his fine sophomore campaign with five RBIs, leading the O's to a late comeback. Markakis smacked his 21st home run and later added a two-run double to help Baltimore overcome a shaky start from rookie righty Radhames Liz.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (66-88)
Won 1
Baltimore 11, Texas 9   TEX
Texas (71-84)
Lost 1
September 22, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
2 0 0 3 0 0 2 4 0   11 13 0
Texas
2 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0   9 11 0
Standings thru 9/22/07  |  Recap: BAL|TEX  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Rangers Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5232011.293
Mora, 3B3320301.275
Markakis, RF5135112.292
Tejada, SS4000215.296
Huff, DH4002014.282
Millar, 1B3100211.253
Hernandez, C4120000.251
  1-Fahey, PR0100000.173
  a-House, PH1000003.179
  Bako, C0000000.201
Payton, LF5010003.252
Bynum, CF4222121.271
Totals381113119721 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Fahey in the 8th.
1-Ran for Hernandez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Mora (22, Volquez), Markakis (43, Rheinecker).
3B: Bynum (2, Volquez).
HR: Markakis (21, 1st inning off Volquez, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Roberts 3; Mora 3; Markakis 7; Hernandez 2; Payton; Bynum 4.
RBI: Markakis 5 (108), Bynum 2 (11), Roberts 2 (56), Huff 2 (71).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Huff; Markakis; House 2; Tejada 2.
SF: Roberts; Huff.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts 2 (48, 2nd base off Littleton/Saltalamacchia, 2nd base off White/Saltalamacchia), Bynum 2 (8, 2nd base off Murray/Saltalamacchia, 3rd base off Murray/Saltalamacchia).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, 1B5120015.269
  1-Wilkerson, PR-1B0000000.233
Kinsler, 2B3313201.262
Young, SS5011001.312
Byrd, CF4121111.311
Blalock, DH4212123.295
Cruz, RF5021012.233
Murphy, LF5011013.356
Saltalamacchia, C3100202.266
Metcalf, 3B4110113.238
Totals3891197721 


1-Ran for Catalanotto in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Kinsler (20, 2nd inning off Liz, 2 on, 2 out), Blalock (9, 8th inning off Bradford, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Catalanotto 2; Kinsler 4; Young; Byrd 2; Blalock 4; Cruz 2; Murphy; Metcalf.
RBI: Young (86), Byrd (65), Kinsler 3 (61), Cruz (29), Blalock 2 (29), Murphy (12).
2-out RBI: Kinsler 3; Murphy; Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz; Catalanotto 2; Metcalf 2.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young (13, 2nd base off Liz/Hernandez), Kinsler (22, 3rd base off Liz/Hernandez).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Liz 2.26664419.72
Cherry 1.02221004.85
Birkins 2.11002108.49
Hoey (W, 2-4)1.01000108.02
Bradford (H, 18)1.01110113.47
Walker (S, 6)1.00000003.24
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Volquez 5.27552514.40
White (H, 3)0.12221107.50
Littleton (BS, 1)(L, 3-2)1.13441004.47
Rheinecker 0.21002005.51
Murray 1.00003105.29

White pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

WP: Liz 3.
IBB: Mora (by Littleton), Tejada (by Rheinecker).
Pitches-strikes: Liz 86-50, Cherry 19-10, Birkins 48-27, Hoey 15-10, Bradford 14-10, Walker 10-9, Volquez 110-68, White 14-7, Littleton 21-9, Rheinecker 18-5, Murray 32-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Liz 1-3, Cherry 2-1, Birkins 5-1, Hoey 1-1, Bradford 1-1, Walker 1-2, Volquez 5-7, White 0-0, Littleton 1-3, Rheinecker 2-0, Murray 1-1.
Batters faced: Liz 18, Cherry 6, Birkins 10, Hoey 4, Bradford 4, Walker 3, Volquez 26, White 4, Littleton 8, Rheinecker 5, Murray 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Cherry 3-0, Birkins 2-1, Littleton 2-1, Rheinecker 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 89 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:51.
Att: 40,148.

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