Mitch Moreland hit two more home runs, and the Texas Rangers went deep four more times en route to an 8-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Each of Moreland’s homers was a two-run shot, and Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Chirinos added solo homers. Moreland is the eighth player in Rangers history with back-to-back two homer games, and the Rangers hit four homers in consecutive games for the first time since 2012.
Former Rangers first baseman Chris Davis also hit two two-run homers. He was traded away in 2011 after the Rangers determined that Moreland could handle duties at first base.
Colby Lewis benefited from the runs support and improved to 8-3. He allowed five runs (three earned) in six innings.
Pitching: Colby Lewis allowed five runs on three home runs, including two two-run shots to Chris Davis, in six innings. But he registered a quality start as the first two runs on Davis’ first homer were unearned because of a two-out error on second baseman Rougned Odor. … Lewis threw 95 pitches and had only one inning, his last, without a base runner. … Keone Kela pitched for the 36th time this season, working a 1-2-3 seventh on 11 pitches. … Tanner Scheppers worked a perfect eighth, and Shawn Tolleson allowed a run but collected his 11th save in the ninth.
Hitting: Mitch Moreland seems to like Camden Yards. He hit two two-run homers, giving him back-to-back two-homer games. The first knotted the game in the second, and the second gave the Rangers a three-run cushion in the eighth. … He is the eighth player in Rangers history with consecutive multi-homer games and the first sine Mike Napoli on Sept. 27-28, 2011. … Moreland leads the team with 14 homers. … Shin-Soo Choo homered for a second straight game, as did a Rangers catcher. This time it was Robinson Chirinos. … The Rangers scored eight runs for the second straight game and reached double-digits (12) in hits for the second straight game. … Josh Hamilton had two singles in his first game off the disabled list.
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