The Orioles and Rangers didn't engage in a slugfest; however, it was another close game as they defeated them, 7-5. Alfredo Simon didn't make it two innings, and valiant effort by the bullpen along with a late homer by Adam Jones led Baltimore to victory along with a third consecutive series win.
Is Jones on his way to superstardom or what? This man does not even remotely look like the same player he was in 2008 -- I've said it over and over, but has he ever come into this own in the first two weeks of the year or what?
As well, Brian Roberts had three hits, and Luke Scott drove in three with a home run. The Orioles took advantage of a Ranger bullpen that imploded in the tenth inning and got the win; however, Texas rallied and scored twice in the bottom of the tenth thanks to a shaky George Sherill who made things way too exciting, but he pulled it out. The final two outs looked like deep fly balls that could have gone out, but they stayed in the park.