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Rangers complete DH sweep, but only score nine in nightcap

CBSSports.com wire reports

BALTIMORE -- After a record-setting victory in the opener, the Rangers kept right on hitting in the nightcap, although at a decidedly tamer pace. Travis Metcalf drove in four runs and the Rangers used a three-run eighth for a 9-7 victory and a sweep of the Orioles on Wednesday.

In the opener, Texas became the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a game, setting an American League record in a 30-3 rout of Baltimore.

Texas set an AL record for runs in a doubleheader, surpassing the 36 scored by Detroit in 1937.

"Tonight there were some balls thrown across the plate and we put them in play," Washington said. "Everybody was part of it. It was a total team effort."

The Rangers had 11 hits in the second game, including three by Michael Young. The nightcap, however, will forever be regarded as a postscript to the incredible opener.

Hours after announcing manager Dave Trembley would return for the 2008 season, the Orioles absorbed the most lopsided loss in franchise history and set a team record for hits allowed in a game (29).

"I'd say whatever we threw, they hit it. It's that simple," Trembley said. "They say hitting is contagious, and that certainly was the case in the first game. I've never seen anything like it."

The Rangers had totaled 28 runs in their previous nine games, including two runs on seven hits in their last two.

The Rangers set a team record for runs scored in a doubleheader -- before the second game even started.

In the second game, the Rangers overcame home runs by Jay Payton and Nick Markakis and rallied from a 7-6 deficit against Jim Hoey (1-1).

Joaquin Benoit (6-3) earned the victory with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. C.J. Wilson pitched the ninth for his seventh save.


  • Baltimore's Kevin Millar recorded a hit in each game, extending his run of reaching via hit, walk or hit by pitch to 49 games -- tying Ken Singleton's club record set in 1977.
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One O's highlight: Kevin Millar ties Ken Singleton's team mark of reaching base in 49 straight games.  (AP)
One O's highlight: Kevin Millar ties Ken Singleton's team mark of reaching base in 49 straight games. (AP)

Players of the Game

T. Metcalf
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0

J. Payton
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Texas Rangers
Ian Kinsler, 2B3000211 .246
Brad Wilkerson, 1B4001022 .222
Michael Young, SS5131000 .306
Sammy Sosa, DH5120003 .246
Marlon Byrd, CF2201102 .316
Jason Botts, LF3100122 .224
    David Murphy, LF1010000 .571
Nelson Cruz, RF5221023 .224
Gerald Laird, C4111113 .227
Travis Metcalf, 3B3124000 .250
2B - Travis Metcalf (11, Olson)
SF - Brad Wilkerson (4), Marlon Byrd (2), Travis Metcalf (2)
RBI - Brad Wilkerson (51), Michael Young (67), Marlon Byrd (52), Nelson Cruz (24), Gerald Laird (39), Travis Metcalf 4 (14)
2-OUT RBI - Michael Young (27), Travis Metcalf 2 (2)
SB - Michael Young (10, 2nd base off Olson/Bako), Gerald Laird (5, 2nd base off Olson/Bako)
Team LOB - 8
Outfield Assists - Jason Botts 1
DP - Metcalf-Kinsler-Wilkerson, Kinsler-Young-Wilkerson
E - Gerald Laird (10, Throwing), Travis Metcalf (5, Misplayed grounder)
Texas Rangers
John Rheinecker 5654532 6.00
Mike Wood (H,1) 1100000 3.94
Frank Francisco (H,16) 0.1022300 4.93
Joaquin Benoit (BS,4; W,6-3) 1.2200020 2.57
C.J. Wilson (S,7) 1100010 2.21
IBB - Mora by Frank Francisco
WP - John Rheinecker (2)
Pitches-Strikes - John Rheinecker 91-46, Mike Wood 12-8, Frank Francisco 25-11, Joaquin Benoit 24-15, C.J. Wilson 23-18
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Rheinecker 10-2, Mike Wood 2-1, Joaquin Benoit 1-1
Batters Faced - John Rheinecker 26, Mike Wood 4, Frank Francisco 4, Joaquin Benoit 6, C.J. Wilson 4
Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts, 2B2000312 .312
Corey Patterson, CF3121101 .267
Nick Markakis, RF5112016 .294
Miguel Tejada, SS3100201 .298
Kevin Millar, DH4210112 .266
Aubrey Huff, 1B5020001 .265
Melvin Mora, 3B4121112 .268
Paul Bako, C3000012 .210
   a- J.R. House, PH-C2000014 .250
Jay Payton, LF4123000 .258
a-struck out for Bako in the 7th
HR - Nick Markakis (12, Rheinecker), Jay Payton (5, Rheinecker)
SH - Corey Patterson (12)
RBI - Corey Patterson (37), Nick Markakis 2 (78), Melvin Mora (46), Jay Payton 3 (46)
2-OUT RBI - Corey Patterson (19), Melvin Mora (13), Jay Payton 2 (24)
Team LOB - 10
Baltimore Orioles
Garrett Olson 5566360 7.33
Chad Bradford 2200000 3.33
Jim Hoey (BS,1; L,1-1) 1333210 6.00
Jamie Walker 1100010 3.06
HBP - Byrd (by Garrett Olson)
WP - Jamie Walker (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Garrett Olson 107-64, Chad Bradford 22-17, Jim Hoey 34-20, Jamie Walker 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Garrett Olson 2-7, Chad Bradford 2-4, Jim Hoey 1-1
Batters Faced - Garrett Olson 24, Chad Bradford 8, Jim Hoey 8, Jamie Walker 4
Game Information
Attendance - 21828
Game Time - 3:28
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Bob Davidson