The Orioles started off well on Monday night in their final contest of a four game series; however, the bullpen could not hold onto to an early lead, and the Texas Rangers offense piled on Baltimore late. In the end, the Rangers defeated the Orioles, 6-4, last night at Camden Yards taking three out of four games during the weekend series.
Baltimore starter Jeremy Guthrie had to work hard to get five innings of work in, as he threw nearly forty pitches in the first frame, but he gave up three runs -- all earned -- and struck out four. Matt Albers could not hold onto the 4-3 slim lead the Orioles had against the prodigious Rangers offense. Texas made Baltimore pay in the sixth inning as Matt Albers was not on and he allowed Blalock to reach basse on a single, issue a free pass to Chris Davis, then young Taylor Teagarden plated Blalock; thereafter, Albers would walk Kinsler. Moments later, David Murphy drove in both Davis and Teagarden and Texas raised their elead 6-3.