Orioles hit 4 HRs, beat Rangers 9-7 to complete 4-game sweep

BALTIMORE (AP) Down by four runs and going up against unbeaten Cole Hamels, the Baltimore Orioles used the long ball and a relentless offense to pull out a victory.

Why, it was just like old times.

Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones both homered and drove in three runs, and the Orioles rallied to beat Hamels and the Texas Rangers 9-7 on Thursday night for a four-game sweep.

Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis also went deep for the Orioles, who trailed 5-1 in the fifth inning before coming back to hand Hamels (4-1) his first loss in 10 starts this season.

Baltimore had 10 hits - three homers, a double and six singles - from the fifth through the eighth innings.

''That's some things we've done in the past that put us in a good position in April and part of May,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''Hopefully it's a sign of getting back to doing some of those things.''

The Orioles' four-game winning streak is their longest since a six-game run in early May, and it puts them within three games of .500 (46-49) for the first time since July 4.

''When you win, it's different,'' Schoop said. ''You have fun.''

Baltimore hit 10 home runs in the series and outscored Texas 34-11.

Miguel Castro (2-1) worked the sixth for Baltimore after starter Wade Miley allowed five runs over five innings.

Mike Napoli homered for the Rangers, whose five-game skid matches their season high.

''This is a team that prior to the break was swinging the bats well, throwing it well, pitching well,'' manager Jeff Banister said. ''To say that just is going to completely vanish for an extended period of time, I don't believe in that. I still believe in this core group of players and how they play.''

Adrian Beltre had two hits for Texas and has 2,985 for his career, tied with Sam Rice for 31st place on the all-time list.

Hamels brought a 21-inning scoreless streak into the game and extended it to 24 - third-longest of his career - before Schoop homered in the fourth.

Jones and Trumbo connected in the fifth, and Hamels was lifted after Baltimore used three straight singles to pull even in the sixth. Jones greeted Jeremy Jeffress with an RBI double, and Schoop capped the uprising with a two-run single for an 8-5 lead.

Davis homered in the seventh, and the Rangers scored two in the ninth off Zach Britton.

Hamels gave up seven runs, along with a season-high nine hits and three home runs.

''The way that I pitched myself into situations and not finishing off hitters in counts that are favorable to me, that's unacceptable on my part,'' the left-hander said.

DIEKMAN RETURNS

Texas LHP Jake Diekman threw his first bullpen session since undergoing surgery to remove his colon in January. Diekman, who has pitched in 283 games over five years, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis as a child. A flare-up of the condition led to offseason surgery.

''Pretty crisp early on,'' Banister said. ''Fatigued in the middle of it. That's to be expected. I saw a lot of joy in a guy that hasn't been on a mound in a long time.''

HOT STUFF

The Orioles skipped batting practice, not because they scored 22 runs in the previous two games but because the heat index was around 102 degrees.

''It didn't make a whole lot of sense,'' manager Buck Showalter said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: RHP Keone Kela (4-1, 2.64 ERA in 30 games) was activated from the DL. He had been sidelined since June 27 with a sore right shoulder. To make room on the roster, Texas designated INF Pete Kozma for assignment. Kozma hit .111 with two RBIs over 28 games.

Orioles: Rule 5 OF Anthony Santander (right forearm strain) is expected to begin a rehabilitation assignment next Thursday. He hasn't played this season.

UP NEXT

Rangers: RHP Yu Darvish (6-8, 3.45 ERA) starts Friday in the opener of a three-game series at Tampa Bay. He's 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA and 40 strikeouts in five career starts against the Rays.

Orioles: The Houston Astros, who own the best record in the AL, come to town for a three-game series. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (4-5, 7.01 ERA) starts the opener Friday night.

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TEX45-50
100130002790
BAL46-49
00013410X9141
  • W: M. Castro (2-1)L: C. Hamels (4-1)
  • HR: TEX - M. Napoli (21), BAL - A. Jones (17), M. Trumbo (16), C. Davis (17), J. Schoop (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. DeShields LF41000121.277.338.356.6940.0
S. Choo RF21120300.252.365.408.7739.0
E. Andrus SS51000014.282.325.442.7670.5
A. Beltre 3B41210000.281.371.510.8814.0
M. Napoli 1B41231010.209.283.473.7558.5
R. Odor 2B41100011.215.254.395.6501.5
J. Lucroy DH30000101.251.297.355.6531.0
C. Gomez CF40110001.247.331.460.7913.0
R. Chirinos C41200022.229.313.542.8554.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Jones CF52231003.267.310.446.75611.0
    M. Machado 3B40000102.237.308.439.7481.0
    J. Schoop 2B51231001.302.350.540.8909.0
    M. Trumbo DH41111121.250.314.422.7376.0
    C. Davis 1B41111021.218.309.469.7785.0
    T. Mancini LF30000010.305.351.530.8800.5
    W. Castillo C31300100.274.316.434.7505.0
    R. Tejada SS41300003.272.322.333.6555.0
    J. Rickard RF42210013.256.293.372.6654.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Gomez (13), R. Chirinos 2 (5)
      • HR - M. Napoli (21)
      • RBI - S. Choo 2 (46), A. Beltre (31), M. Napoli 3 (45), C. Gomez (33)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Choo 2 (19), A. Beltre (10), M. Napoli 3 (17), C. Gomez (16)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Jones (11), R. Tejada (5)
      • HR - A. Jones (17), J. Schoop (19), M. Trumbo (16), C. Davis (17)
      • RBI - A. Jones 3 (45), J. Schoop 3 (63), M. Trumbo (48), C. Davis (34), J. Rickard (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop 2 (24), M. Trumbo (29)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - S. Choo (9)
      • CS - D. DeShields (5)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - D. DeShields (5)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Rickard (4)
      • E - W. Castillo (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Hamels (L, 4-1)5.19772333.781.10-6.5
      J. Jeffress1.25220215.351.72-3.0
      J. Leclerc1.00001103.251.192.5
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Hamels (L, 4-1)5.1
      J. Jeffress1.2
      J. Leclerc1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Miley5.07554315.581.820.5
      M. Castro (W, 2-1)1.00000103.181.1510.5
      D. O'Day (H, 12)1.00000104.091.123.5
      B. Brach1.00000202.610.874.0
      Z. Britton1.02221002.811.81-2.0
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Miley5.0
      M. Castro (W, 2-1)1.0
      D. O'Day (H, 12)1.0
      B. Brach1.0
      Z. Britton1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Hamels (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 103-62, J. Jeffress 37-24, J. Leclerc 11-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 6-6, J. Jeffress 1-2, J. Leclerc 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 27, J. Jeffress 10, J. Leclerc 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - Z. Britton (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 91-49, M. Castro 8-6, D. O'Day 12-8, B. Brach 13-9, Z. Britton 23-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 8-2, M. Castro 2-0, D. O'Day 2-0, Z. Britton 2-1
      • Batters Faced - W. Miley 24, M. Castro 3, D. O'Day 3, B. Brach 3, Z. Britton 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TEX45-50
      100130002790
      BAL46-49
      00013410X9141
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. DeShields LF41000121.277.338.356.6940.0
      S. Choo RF21120300.252.365.408.7739.0
      E. Andrus SS51000014.282.325.442.7670.5
      A. Beltre 3B41210000.281.371.510.8814.0
      M. Napoli 1B41231010.209.283.473.7558.5
      R. Odor 2B41100011.215.254.395.6501.5
      J. Lucroy DH30000101.251.297.355.6531.0
      C. Gomez CF40110001.247.331.460.7913.0
      R. Chirinos C41200022.229.313.542.8554.0
      Total3479715710-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Jones CF52231003.267.310.446.75611.0
        M. Machado 3B40000102.237.308.439.7481.0
        J. Schoop 2B51231001.302.350.540.8909.0
        M. Trumbo DH41111121.250.314.422.7376.0
        C. Davis 1B41111021.218.309.469.7785.0
        T. Mancini LF30000010.305.351.530.8800.5
        W. Castillo C31300100.274.316.434.7505.0
        R. Tejada SS41300003.272.322.333.6555.0
        J. Rickard RF42210013.256.293.372.6654.5
        Total36914943614-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Gomez (13), R. Chirinos 2 (5)
          • HR - M. Napoli (21)
          • RBI - S. Choo 2 (46), A. Beltre (31), M. Napoli 3 (45), C. Gomez (33)
          • 2-Out RBI - S. Choo 2 (19), A. Beltre (10), M. Napoli 3 (17), C. Gomez (16)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Jones (11), R. Tejada (5)
          • HR - A. Jones (17), J. Schoop (19), M. Trumbo (16), C. Davis (17)
          • RBI - A. Jones 3 (45), J. Schoop 3 (63), M. Trumbo (48), C. Davis (34), J. Rickard (15)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop 2 (24), M. Trumbo (29)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - S. Choo (9)
          • CS - D. DeShields (5)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - D. DeShields (5)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Rickard (4)
          • E - W. Castillo (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Hamels (L, 4-1)5.19772333.781.10-6.5
          J. Jeffress1.25220215.351.72-3.0
          J. Leclerc1.00001103.251.192.5
          Total8.01499364---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Hamels (L, 4-1)5.1
          J. Jeffress1.2
          J. Leclerc1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          W. Miley5.07554315.581.820.5
          M. Castro (W, 2-1)1.00000103.181.1510.5
          D. O'Day (H, 12)1.00000104.091.123.5
          B. Brach1.00000202.610.874.0
          Z. Britton1.02221002.811.81-2.0
          Total9.0977571---
          PITCHERSIP
          W. Miley5.0
          M. Castro (W, 2-1)1.0
          D. O'Day (H, 12)1.0
          B. Brach1.0
          Z. Britton1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - C. Hamels (6)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 103-62, J. Jeffress 37-24, J. Leclerc 11-5
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 6-6, J. Jeffress 1-2, J. Leclerc 1-0
          • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 27, J. Jeffress 10, J. Leclerc 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - Z. Britton (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 91-49, M. Castro 8-6, D. O'Day 12-8, B. Brach 13-9, Z. Britton 23-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 8-2, M. Castro 2-0, D. O'Day 2-0, Z. Britton 2-1
          • Batters Faced - W. Miley 24, M. Castro 3, D. O'Day 3, B. Brach 3, Z. Britton 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Choo singled to shallow center, Chirinos and DeShields scored79
          • 7TH INNING
            Davis homered to left59
          • 6TH INNING
            Schoop singled to shallow center, Rickard and Jones scored58
            Jones doubled to shallow right, Tejada scored, Rickard to third56
            Rickard singled to shallow right center, Castillo scored, Tejada to second55
          • 5TH INNING
            Trumbo homered to center54
            Jones homered to right center, Rickard scored53
            Napoli homered to left center, Andrus and Beltre scored51
          • 4TH INNING
            Schoop homered to left center21
            Gomez doubled to shallow right, Odor scored, Lucroy to third20
          • 1ST INNING
            Beltre singled to deep right, Choo scored, Beltre out at second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Zach Britton relieved Brad Brach
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Lucroy grounded out to second
            • C. Gomez: Foul, Gomez grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Chirinos doubled to shallow left
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chirinos to third on wild pitch, Ball, DeShields walked
            • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, DeShields to second on fielder's indifference, Choo singled to shallow center, Chirinos and DeShields scored
            • El. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Andrus flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Brad Brach relieved Darren O'Day
            • A. Beltre: Beltre flied out to left
            • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Napoli struck out on foul tip
            • R. Odor: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Jeremy Jeffress
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Schoop grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Machado out at second
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Trumbo struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Darren O'Day relieved Miguel Castro
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, DeShields struck out looking
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to second
            • El. Andrus: Foul, Strike looking, Andrus grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Jeffress Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis homered to left
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Mancini popped out to shortstop
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Castillo singled to shallow center
            • R. Tejada: Strike looking, Tejada singled to center, Castillo to second
            • J. Rickard: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
            • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Jones lined out to right
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Miguel Castro relieved Wade Miley
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to second
            • C. Gomez: Gomez grounded out to pitcher
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Castillo singled to shallow left center
            • R. Tejada: Strike looking, Foul, Tejada singled to shallow right, Castillo to second
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rickard singled to shallow right center, Castillo scored, Tejada to second
            • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Cole Hamels
            • A. Jones: Ball, Jones doubled to shallow right, Tejada scored, Rickard to third
            • M. Machado: Ball, Machado grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Schoop singled to shallow center, Rickard and Jones scored
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
            • El. Andrus: Andrus reached on fielder's choice to second, Choo out at second
            • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Beltre singled to center, Andrus to second
            • M. Napoli: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Napoli homered to left center, Andrus and Beltre scored
            • R. Odor: Odor grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Rickard singled to left center
            • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Jones homered to right center, Rickard scored
            • M. Machado: Ball, Machado flied out to center
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Schoop lined out to center
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Trumbo homered to center
            • C. Davis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • A. Beltre: Beltre grounded out to second
            • M. Napoli: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Napoli singled to deep left
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Odor reached on fielder's choice to second, Napoli out at second
            • J. Lucroy: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lucroy walked, Odor to second
            • C. Gomez: Strike looking, Gomez doubled to shallow right, Odor scored, Lucroy to third
            • R. Chirinos: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • M. Machado: Ball, Machado flied out to left
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Schoop homered to left center
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Mancini hit by pitch, Trumbo to second
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castillo walked, Trumbo to third, Mancini to second
            • R. Tejada: Ball, Tejada grounded out to third
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Chirinos doubled to left
            • D. DeShields: DeShields reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Chirinos out at third
            • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt, DeShields picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
            • El. Andrus: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Foul, Castillo singled to left, Castillo out at second
            • R. Tejada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Tejada doubled to left
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike looking, Rickard grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • M. Napoli: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Napoli flied out to deep left
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Odor singled to shallow center
            • J. Lucroy: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to third, Odor to second
            • C. Gomez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gomez grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trumbo flied out to deep center
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis grounded out to pitcher
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Mancini popped out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • D. DeShields: DeShields grounded bunt out to pitcher
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
            • El. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choo to third on catcher Castillo fielding error, Choo to third on catcher Castillo fielding error, Ball, Andrus flied out to right
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Ball, Beltre singled to deep right, Choo scored, Beltre out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Machado lined out to right
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)