Orioles use combined 4-hitter, Schoop RBI to beat Rangers

BALTIMORE (AP) A huge crowd, a well-pitched game and the appearance of a local legend provided the Baltimore Orioles with a rare feel-good moment during a very unenjoyable season.

Rookie Yefry Ramirez and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Jonathan Schoop drove in a run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly and the Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 1-0 Saturday night in a matchup of last-place teams.

In part because of a promotional giveaway (Maryland script flag jerseys), a crowd of 38,328 came to support the club with the worst record in the big leagues. Also in attendance: Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson , the 81-year-old former Oriole was introduced as the team's new special adviser.

And so, on a perfect night for baseball, Baltimore fans were treated to a victory and a bit of nostalgia.

''It's been a tough season so far for our fans,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter conceded. ''Getting a chance to see Brooks, that's a highlight of any day or any season, really.''

So was the win. Making his fourth start and bidding for his first major league victory, Ramirez pitched five innings of two-hit ball before being pulled in a scoreless game.

Brad Brach (1-2), Donnie Hart and Mychal Givens followed before Zach Britton worked the ninth for his third save.

It was pretty special, especially for a team that came in with collective 4.92 ERA.

''Yeah, absolutely,'' Britton said. ''When I got out to the bullpen today, I was like, `Oh, I know it's a giveaway but we got a nice crowd on hand and they're into it.'''

Brach, Britton, shortstop Manny Machado and center fielder Adam Jones are among those likely to be dealt by the last-place Orioles before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

After languishing on the disabled list for 11 weeks, Rangers lefty Martin Perez (2-4) allowed one run and five hits over seven innings in his first start since April 29. It was the best of his six starts this season, but he didn't get a win to show for it.

''It was a good outing for me,'' Perez said. ''To come back after two months and a half and throw again like this, make me happy.''

Neither team got a runner to third base until the sixth inning, when the Orioles scored on a walk, an infield hit and a sacrifice fly by Schoop .

The Rangers used a single and an error to get two on with no outs in the eighth. But pinch-runner Isiah Kiner-Falefa was picked off second base, and the uprising fizzled from there.

''We stranded eight runners and made a base-running mistake that hurt us late,'' manager Jeff Bannister said.

Texas designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo went 1 for 2 with two walks, extending to 50 his team-record streak of games reaching base via a hit, walk or hit by pitch. He is the seventh player since 2001 to have a run of 50 games and the first since Kevin Millar in 2007.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, teammate Delino DeShields went 0 for 2 and is hitless in his last 25 at-bats since July 4.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: To make room for Perez, LHP Alex Claudio (left ankle sprain) was placed on the 10-day DL and OF Austin Jackson was released. ... Manager Jeff Banister said C Carlos Perez, who's been sidelined since mid-June with a right ankle sprain, will finish his rehab assignment on Tuesday. The team will then decide whether to bring him off the DL.

Orioles: RHP Jimmy Yacabonis is too sick to make his scheduled start Sunday, manager Buck Showalter said. Yacabonis was slated to start for injured Andrew Cashner (neck spasms). RHP Chris Tillman, who is slated to conclude his rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Norfolk, is an option.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP Mike Minor (6-5, 4.56 ERA) takes Texas into the All-Star break, pitching the series finale Sunday. The 30-year-old will seek to add a notch to his team-leading victory total.

Orioles: The All-Star break can't come soon enough for the Orioles (27-69), who last year lost their 69th game on Sept. 7.

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  • b-grounded out for DeShields in the 7th
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J. Rickard RF00000000.214.280.388.6680.0
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T. Mancini LF30000011.216.292.363.655-0.5
J. Peterson LF00000000.197.318.348.6670.0
C. Joseph C21000100.205.239.326.5652.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Beckham (8)
    • SF - J. Schoop (2)
    • RBI - J. Schoop (25)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - E. Andrus (2)
    • Picked Off - I. Kiner-Falefa
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Machado (8)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 3 (Beltre-Profar-Guzman; Perez-Profar-Guzman; Guzman-Andrus)
    • E - A. Beltre (8), D. DeShields (5), J. Profar (16)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Beckham-Schoop-Davis)
    • E - J. Schoop (7)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Perez (L, 2-4)7.05112407.672.0513.0
    C. Gearrin1.01000103.861.442.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Perez (L, 2-4)7.0
    C. Gearrin1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Ramirez5.02003703.091.2013.5
    B. Brach (W, 1-2)1.01000204.461.7310.0
    D. Hart (H, 1)0.20001103.721.97-0.5
    M. Givens (H, 13)1.11000004.281.392.0
    Z. Britton (S, 3)1.00001203.951.3210.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Ramirez5.0
    B. Brach (W, 1-2)1.0
    D. Hart (H, 1)0.2
    M. Givens (H, 13)1.1
    Z. Britton (S, 3)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Perez 91-61, C. Gearrin 14-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Perez 8-7, C. Gearrin 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Perez 26, C. Gearrin 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - Z. Britton (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Ramirez 94-55, B. Brach 15-9, D. Hart 16-10, M. Givens 13-9, Z. Britton 15-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Ramirez 3-4, M. Givens 3-1, Z. Britton 1-0
    • Batters Faced - Y. Ramirez 19, B. Brach 4, D. Hart 3, M. Givens 5, Z. Britton 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    E. Andrus SS40000012.247.311.356.6671.5
    N. Mazara RF40100022.272.332.450.7830.0
    A. Beltre 3B40100013.287.346.396.7420.5
    J. Profar 2B-1B40000001.245.327.435.7610.0
    R. Guzman 1B20000110.250.324.426.7500.5
    C. Tocci CF0000-000.086.200.086.000-
    a- R. Rua PH10000010.188.220.357.577-0.5
    R. Chirinos C30100120.209.319.418.7371.0
    J. Gallo LF30000123.186.296.446.7420.0
    D. DeShields CF20000012.210.304.279.583-0.5
    b- R. Odor PH-2B10000001.238.316.379.6950.0
    Total30040051214-----
    HITTERSAB
    S. Choo DH2
    I. Kiner-Falefa PR-DH0
    E. Andrus SS4
    N. Mazara RF4
    A. Beltre 3B4
    J. Profar 2B-1B4
    R. Guzman 1B2
    C. Tocci CF0
    a- R. Rua PH1
    R. Chirinos C3
    J. Gallo LF3
    D. DeShields CF2
    b- R. Odor PH-2B1
    Total30
    • a-struck out for Tocci in the 9th
    • b-grounded out for DeShields in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    J. Schoop 2B30110011.228.263.391.6541.5
    M. Machado SS30100101.313.384.566.9504.0
    A. Jones CF30000004.273.297.420.7170.0
    M. Trumbo DH30000003.251.311.450.7610.0
    D. Valencia RF30200000.256.314.427.7402.0
    J. Rickard RF00000000.214.280.388.6680.0
    C. Davis 1B30000012.156.232.274.506-0.5
    T. Mancini LF30000011.216.292.363.655-0.5
    J. Peterson LF00000000.197.318.348.6670.0
    C. Joseph C21000100.205.239.326.5652.0
    Total2716102512-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Beckham (8)
      • SF - J. Schoop (2)
      • RBI - J. Schoop (25)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Andrus (2)
      • Picked Off - I. Kiner-Falefa
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Machado (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Beltre-Profar-Guzman; Perez-Profar-Guzman; Guzman-Andrus)
      • E - A. Beltre (8), D. DeShields (5), J. Profar (16)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Beckham-Schoop-Davis)
      • E - J. Schoop (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Perez (L, 2-4)7.05112407.672.0513.0
      C. Gearrin1.01000103.861.442.5
      Total8.0611250---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Perez (L, 2-4)7.0
      C. Gearrin1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Ramirez5.02003703.091.2013.5
      B. Brach (W, 1-2)1.01000204.461.7310.0
      D. Hart (H, 1)0.20001103.721.97-0.5
      M. Givens (H, 13)1.11000004.281.392.0
      Z. Britton (S, 3)1.00001203.951.3210.0
      Total9.04005120---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Ramirez5.0
      B. Brach (W, 1-2)1.0
      D. Hart (H, 1)0.2
      M. Givens (H, 13)1.1
      Z. Britton (S, 3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Perez 91-61, C. Gearrin 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Perez 8-7, C. Gearrin 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Perez 26, C. Gearrin 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - Z. Britton (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Ramirez 94-55, B. Brach 15-9, D. Hart 16-10, M. Givens 13-9, Z. Britton 15-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Ramirez 3-4, M. Givens 3-1, Z. Britton 1-0
      • Batters Faced - Y. Ramirez 19, B. Brach 4, D. Hart 3, M. Givens 5, Z. Britton 4
      • 6TH INNING
        Schoop hit sacrifice fly to center, Joseph scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Zach Britton relieved Mychal Givens
        • Ju. Profar: Strike looking, Profar grounded out to second
        • Ryan Rua hit for Carlos Tocci
        • R. Rua: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rua struck out swinging
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Chirinos to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jace Peterson in left field
        • Joey Rickard in right field
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo singled to left
        • Isiah Kiner-Falefa ran for Shin-Soo Choo
        • El. Andrus: Andrus safe at first on 2nd baseman Schoop fielding error, Kiner-Falefa to second
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Kiner-Falefa picked off at second, pitcher to shortstop, Foul, Mazara reached on fielder's choice to third, Andrus out at second
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beltre fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Cory Gearrin relieved Martin Perez
        • Ca. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Joseph grounded out to third
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop singled to right
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Machado fouled out to catcher
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Donnie Hart relieved Brad Brach
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Guzman flied out to center
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gallo walked
        • Mychal Givens relieved Donnie Hart
        • Rougned Odor hit for Delino DeShields
        • R. Odor: Pickoff attempt, Odor grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Carlos Tocci in center field
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Valencia grounded out to third
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Davis lined out to center
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Brad Brach relieved Yefry Ramirez
        • El. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Beltre singled to center
        • Ju. Profar: Profar flied out to shallow left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Perez Pitching:
        • Ca. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Joseph walked
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Beckham reached on an infield single to third, Joseph to third on 3rd baseman Beltre fielding error
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Schoop hit sacrifice fly to center, Joseph scored
        • M. Machado: Pickoff attempt, Machado singled to center, Beckham to third on center fielder DeShields fielding error
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Machado stole second, Jones lined out to shortstop
        • M. Trumbo: Foul, Trumbo grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 2 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Gallo struck out on foul tip
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, DeShields grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Perez Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Valencia singled to left
        • C. Davis: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Davis grounded into double play first to shortstop, Valencia out at second
        • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • Ju. Profar: Strike swinging, Profar flied out to deep right
        • R. Guzman: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
        • R. Chirinos: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Perez Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado safe at first on 1st baseman Profar fielding error
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones popped out to shortstop
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Trumbo grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Machado out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Choo walked
        • El. Andrus: Foul, Andrus grounded into double play third to second to first, Choo out at second
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mazara singled to center
        • A. Beltre: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Beltre flied out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Perez Pitching:
        • Ca. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph grounded out to third
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • Ju. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Profar fouled out to third
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Guzman walked
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chirinos singled to center, Guzman to second
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Gallo fouled out to first
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Perez Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo lined out to center
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Valencia singled to left
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Mancini flied out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Y. Ramirez Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
        • El. Andrus: Ball, Foul, Ball, Andrus reached on fielder's choice to third, Choo out at second
        • N. Mazara: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Andrus stole second, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Perez Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Beckham doubled to deep right
        • J. Schoop: Schoop flied out to right
        • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • A. Jones: Jones grounded into double play third to second to first, Machado out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)