ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -Baltimore's bloops were enough to the beat the Rangers' blasts, with the help of a big blunder.
Baltimore had seven RBI singles and held on for a 10-9 victory Monday night when Texas, which hit three home runs, failed
to capitalize on
's leadoff double in the ninth off closer
because of the All-Star second baseman's miscue running the bases.
followed Kinsler's hit with a flyball into the right-center gap.
made a running catch on the warning track, then slammed so hard into the wall that he knocked the bullpen gate open. But Kinsler
was already running and had to scramble back to second base.
''We got a lucky break Kinsler didn't try to tag up, or else we'd still be playing,''
''It stayed in the park and found its way into my glove,'' Markakis said.
Young, who had homered earlier in the game, said he knew he didn't ''catch it all'' but was hoping that it was over the right
followed with a fly to center that would have likely been deep enough to score Kinsler - if he had been on third.
''I need to be standing on third base,'' Kinsler said. ''It was a great play (by Markakis), but I need to be on third regardless
if he catches it or not.''
walked - and a successful double steal with Kinsler and pinch-runner
struck out to end the game and Sherrill had his third save in three chances.
Baltimore went ahead to stay and chased
(1-1) with five consecutive run-producing hits in the fourth inning that made it 7-4.
Young's two-run homer in the third - onto the grassy hill in center - put Texas up 4-2, but Padilla walked the leadoff hitter
in the fourth before
singled. After a popout,
' RBI single was the first of five consecutive hits.
' RBI double tied the game at 4, before Markakis,
followed with run-scoring singles.
Pie led off the fifth with a solo homer, and the Orioles were up 10-4 after Huff and Wigginton had consecutive RBI singles
for the second inning in a row.
Huff went 4-for-5 with three of Baltimore's RBI singles. He reached base the fifth time because of a wild pitch on a third
strike. The Orioles had 16 hits, three each by Roberts and Pie.
''We played very unselfish baseball at the plate,'' manager Dave Trembley said.
(2-0), Baltimore's first Japanese-born player, gave up seven runs while pitching into the sixth in his second start.
, Young and Jones all hit their first homers of the season for Texas, which has lost four consecutive games after its first
3-0 start since 1996.
Davis, inserted into the lineup about 20 minutes before the game because
had a stiff neck, snapped an 0-for-17 slump with his 423-foot solo homer into the second deck of seats in right field. Davis
finished 3-for-4 after one hit in 22 at-bats the first six games.
Uehara, who came to Baltimore after being an All-Star in Japan, left after loading the bases with no outs in the sixth. He
struck out three and walked four. The right-hander won his major league debut Wednesday against the
New York Yankees
when he allowed one run over five innings.
Texas pulled to 10-9 in the seventh on a two-run homer by Jones, his first homer in the American League and the 372nd of his
Jones, a five-time All-Star for Atlanta who hit only .158 with three home runs last season in his only year with the
Los Angeles Dodgers
, made the team after coming to spring training on a minor league deal. This was his second game, both as the DH.
Padilla, in the final year of his three-year deal with Texas, gave up 11 hits and seven runs over 3 1-3 innings.
''I thought it was going to be a good day for me,'' Padilla said. ''No excuses. I threw everything, but they hit everything.''