Texas at Baltimore

W: K. Millwood (6-4) L: R. Liz (3-1)
S: C. Wilson (21)
HR: TEX - D. Murphy (11)   BAL - B. Roberts (7), N. Markakis (13), K. Millar (12), M. Mora (11)

Rangers 11, Orioles 10

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BALTIMORE -- The Texas Rangers had nearly blown a six-run lead in the final two innings, and manager Ron Washington spoke with no small measure of relief after a ragged 11-10 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

"In a 162-game season, sometimes you're going to get those games where you just got to hold on. It doesn't matter how many runs you score. Today was one of those days," Washington said Sunday. "I'm very happy we held on."

David Murphy hit a three-run homer, Ian Kinsler got three singles to extend his hitting streak to 18 games, and the Rangers completed a successful road trip despite yielding three homers in the final two innings.

Murphy's fourth-inning shot, which followed a two-out intentional walk to Milton Bradley, gave Texas the lead for good. But the Rangers let an 11-5 cushion dwindle to 11-10 before C.J. Wilson struck out Brian Roberts to end it.

"I thought we were going to get one today," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "We kept coming back and coming back."

The Rangers took two of three to improve to 15-4-2 in their past 21 series and completed a six-game swing through New York and Baltimore with a 4-2 record.

Kinsler went 3-for-5 with a walk to finish 7-for-13 with three walks and five runs in the series. His 18-game hitting streak is one short of his career high, set earlier this season.

Kevin Millar went 4-for-4 with a homer for the Orioles, who have lost 13 straight Sunday games. Roberts, Nick Markakis and Melvin Mora also connected for Baltimore, which went 2-for-19 with runners in scoring position.

"It was a crazy game. We battled like crazy. We never gave up, never gave in," Roberts said.

The Rangers took a 6-3 lead during a four-run fourth. After Ramon Vazquez singled in a run, the Orioles walked Bradley to get to Murphy, who crossed up the strategy and ended a 1-for-13 skid by driving a pitch from Radhames Liz (3-1) over the right-field wall.

That ended Liz's afternoon after 103 pitches, most of which were thrown under duress. He worked out of bases-loaded jams in the first and third innings before finally relenting in the fourth.

"We kept Liz in trouble but we never could bust through. On the 103rd pitch we finally got him," Washington said. "From that point on, things just started going in our favor."

Liz, who was unbeaten in six starts, said, "This is going to happen sometimes. Not everything is going to be perfect."

Baltimore closed to 6-5 in the fifth against Kevin Millwood (6-4). After Millwood threw wildly to second on a potential double-play ball with runners at the corners, Luke Scott followed with an RBI grounder.

But the Rangers sent 10 players to the plate in a five-run eighth, the key blow a two-run single by German Duran.

Markakis hit a three-run homer off Josh Rupe in the bottom half, and Millar and Mora homered off Wright in the ninth before the closer put a merciful end to a game that lasted 3 hours, 48 minutes.

"We scored enough runs to fight them off," Washington said.

Texas loaded the bases in the first inning before Liz struck out Murphy and retired Brandon Boggs on a grounder. Baltimore took the lead in the bottom half when Roberts singled, stole two bases and scored on a fly ball by Aubrey Huff.

Adam Jones singled in an unearned run in the second after Boggs misplayed a single to left by Millar.

The Rangers pulled even with two unearned runs in the third, courtesy of an error by Liz. Roberts promptly put Baltimore back in front with a leadoff homer in the bottom half, but it would be the Orioles' last lead during another lost Sunday afternoon.


Baltimore LHP Adam Loewen left in the fifth after experiencing a sharp pain in his surgically repaired left elbow. It's the same problem that put him on the disabled list from May 2 through Monday, and the Orioles were not optimistic. "I would expect he's not to pitch for a while," said Trembley, who labeled the injury "a definite setback." ... Texas OF Michael Young (groin) was a late scratch and Bradley, one of four Texas players selected to the AL All-Star team, left in the sixth with left knee tendinitis. The injury was not serious. ... ... Millwood allowed nine hits in five innings but won his seventh straight start vs. Baltimore. ... The Orioles have been outscored 75-44 on Sundays. ... Millar's four hits tied a career high.
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Players of the Game

N. Markakis
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1

D. Murphy
AB 6
R 1
H 3
HR 1

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Texas Rangers
Ian Kinsler, 2B5230113 .332
Ramon Vazquez, SS6231021 .318
Josh Hamilton, CF4221101 .309
    Marlon Byrd, CF1010000 .238
Milton Bradley, DH0100300 .320
   a- Frank Catalanotto, PH-DH2001012 .287
David Murphy, RF6133017 .271
Brandon Boggs, LF4101127 .248
Chris Davis, 1B3100211 .200
Max Ramirez, C4001123 .160
German Duran, 3B4122100 .228
a-grounded into a double play for Bradley in the 6th
2B - German Duran (4, Liz)
HR - David Murphy (11, Liz)
SF - Frank Catalanotto (1)
RBI - Ramon Vazquez (29), Josh Hamilton (84), Frank Catalanotto (11), David Murphy 3 (55), Brandon Boggs (26), Max Ramirez (4), German Duran 2 (11)
2-OUT RBI - David Murphy 3 (24), Max Ramirez (4), German Duran 2 (6)
CS - German Duran (1, 2nd base by Loewen/Hernandez)
Team LOB - 12
E - Brandon Boggs (2, Misplayed grounder), Kevin Millwood (2, Throwing)
Texas Rangers
Kevin Millwood (W,6-4) 5953021 4.93
Jamey Wright (H,11) 2100120 4.44
Josh Rupe 0.1233101 4.31
Eddie Guardado (H,17) 0.2100000 2.90
C.J. Wilson (S,21) 1222022 4.70
WP - Jamey Wright 2 (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Millwood 83-56, Jamey Wright 40-26, Josh Rupe 15-6, Eddie Guardado 8-7, C.J. Wilson 18-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Millwood 8-6, Jamey Wright 3-2, Josh Rupe 1-0
Batters Faced - Kevin Millwood 25, Jamey Wright 9, Josh Rupe 4, Eddie Guardado 3, C.J. Wilson 5
Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts, 2B5321121 .295
Nick Markakis, RF5233002 .297
Aubrey Huff, 3B4121001 .281
Ramon Hernandez, C5001012 .246
Luke Scott, DH5001022 .265
Kevin Millar, 1B4241100 .249
Jay Payton, LF5000006 .240
Adam Jones, CF5031011 .282
Freddie Bynum, SS3100003 .187
   a- Melvin Mora, PH1111000 .234
a-homered for Bynum in the 9th
2B - Nick Markakis (24, Millwood), Aubrey Huff (26, Guardado), Kevin Millar (13, Millwood), Adam Jones (16, Rupe)
HR - Brian Roberts (7, Millwood), Nick Markakis (13, Rupe), Kevin Millar (12, Wilson), Melvin Mora (11, Wilson)
SF - Aubrey Huff (1)
SH - Freddie Bynum (3)
RBI - Brian Roberts (32), Nick Markakis 3 (47), Aubrey Huff (54), Ramon Hernandez (33), Luke Scott (34), Kevin Millar (46), Adam Jones (36), Melvin Mora (42)
2-OUT RBI - Adam Jones (20), Melvin Mora (17)
SB - Brian Roberts 2 (24, 2nd base off Millwood/M. Ramirez, 3rd base off Millwood/M. Ramirez)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Cabrera-Bynum-Millar
E - Radhames Liz (1, Throwing)
Baltimore Orioles
Radhames Liz (L,3-1) 3.2764541 5.94
Adam Loewen 1000210 8.02
Fernando Cabrera 1.1200020 0.00
Chad Bradford 1000000 2.78
Jim Johnson 0.2344100 1.88
George Sherrill 1.1211230 3.72
IBB - Bradley by Radhames Liz
WP - Radhames Liz 2 (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Radhames Liz 103-61, Adam Loewen 19-8, Fernando Cabrera 20-13, Chad Bradford 6-3, Jim Johnson 24-16, George Sherrill 28-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Radhames Liz 6-2, Adam Loewen 1-0, Fernando Cabrera 1-0, Chad Bradford 2-1, Jim Johnson 1-1
Batters Faced - Radhames Liz 24, Adam Loewen 4, Fernando Cabrera 5, Chad Bradford 3, Jim Johnson 6, George Sherrill 8
Game Information
Attendance - 22276
Game Time - 3:48
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Marty Foster, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Eric Cooper